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The College of Business, Public Policy and Health offers nationally
recognized programs in business administration, nursing, public
management and social work. Each of these professional programs
provides students with an education based on a strong liberal arts
foundation. This broad education is designed to prepare students for
successful careers in a rapidly changing global environment while
providing them with the skills needed for lifelong learning.
Bachelor of Arts in:
Bachelor of Science in:
In order to graduate from the College of Business, Public Policy and
Health students must be in good academic standing (accumulative
average at least 2.0) and the following requirements must be
The School of Business requires a minimum 2.0 accumulative
grade point average in all BUA and ECO courses.
The School of Nursing requires 126 credits with a minimum 2.0
accumulative grade point average in the major.
The Department of Public Administration requires a 2.5 average
in all PAA courses.
The School of Social Work requires a 2.5 overall grade point
Entrance requirements for the degree programs in the College of
Business, Public Policy and Health are noted in the Admission section
of this catalog. Please note that admission requirements differ for
the business, nursing, public management and social work majors.
Faculty in the College of Business, Public Policy and Health are
committed to ensuring that students receive thoughtful guidance
throughout their academic careers. Each student will be assigned a
faculty advisor in his/her intended major. Students may request a
change in advisor at any time.
Declaring the Major:
Students applying for admission to the College of Business,
Public Policy and Health must designate a major on the application
form. The four majors within the College are: Business Administration,
Nursing, Public Management and Social Work. Please read the
appropriate section in this catalog for more information about the
Students currently enrolled in another baccalaureate program at
the University of Maine may change their enrollment to the College of
Business, Public Policy and Health provided they have the required
grade point average and are in good academic standing on the effective
date of change. For students changing colleges, the Business School,
the Department of Public Administration, the School of Nursing and the
School of Social Work require a 2.0 accumulative grade point average.
Students who wish to change Colleges should contact the associate dean
of their current college for procedures.
Students from other Universities generally are accepted as
transfer students if they have completed a minimum of 12 semester
credits with the required grade point average. For students
transferring to the Business School and the Department of Public
Administration, the required grade point average is 2.0. For students
with junior standing or higher (54 degree hours earned) transferring
to the School of Social Work and the School of Nursing, the required
grade point average is 2.5 for Social Work and 2.6 for Nursing. Students applying for transfer will
receive an evaluation of their transcripts indicating course
equivalencies for any courses taken at other institutions.
The Maine Business School adheres to University-wide transfer
policies. In addition, as an institution accredited by AACSB
International-the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of
Business, the Maine Business School evaluates transfer credit
consistent with AACSB accreditation policies. These policies emphasize
the need for business courses to be built upon a foundation of general
education courses taken in the first and second years. Based on this
philosophy, the following transfer policies apply:
Transfer credit is granted for business courses taken at
institutions accredited by AACSB.
For courses taken at institutions not accredited by AACSB, transfer
credit is not granted automatically for business courses taken
during the first and second years, with the exception of Principles
of Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting, the Legal
Environment of Business, and Introduction to Business. However, a
transfer student from an institution not AACSB-accredited, but
designated as regionally accredited (including other campuses of
the University of Maine System), who has taken a business course at
the lower division level which is offered at the upper division
level at the University of Maine may receive credit for the course
by successfully completing a proficiency examination.
Business courses taken at the upper-division level at an
institution not accredited by AACSB, but regionally accredited, may
be accepted for credit if all prerequisite requirements (including
junior standing) have been met. If prerequisite and junior standing
requirements have not been met, the student may earn credit by
successfully completing a proficiency examination once requirements
have been met.
Proficiency examinations must be successfully completed prior to
enrolling in any advanced courses for which the course in question is
Students currently enrolled at the University of Maine who wish to
take courses at another institution must obtain written approval from
the Associate Dean’s office prior to registration. Students may not take
courses at two-year institutions after completing the sophomore
The Office of Student Records and the Associate Dean’s office
all courses for which transfer credit is requested.
Prospective CPA students:
Students who intend to sit for the CPA (Certified Public Accounting)
examination must have completed 150 credits including a baccalaureate
degree and a minimum of 15 credits in accounting. One option
recommended for University of Maine students is to complete the
baccalaureate degree in business with a concentration in accounting
and then complete the UMaine MBA or MS in Accounting. Students should
strongly consider an internship in accounting sometime during their
program. Please contact the Maine Business School for other options.
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