Aug 15, 2022  
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog

Minor: Maine Studies

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Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18

GPA requirements to earn minor: Students graduating with a minor in a CLAS field must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the courses in the minor field that are credited toward completion of the minor.

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: A grade of “C” or better is required in all Maine-related courses counting towards minor.

Other requirements:  A minimum of 12 credit hours must be completed at the University of Maine.

Contact Information: Kreg Ettenger, Maine Studies Program Director, 112B South Stevens Hall, 207-581-1849,

The minor in Maine Studies explores Maine’s cultural, historical, and physical landscapes. While of value to anyone interested in Maine, the minor is especially useful for those planning to work in fields such as education, tourism, social work, health care, business, and public policy. To complete the minor, students take a minimum of 18 credits in Maine-related courses, including MES 101, Introduction to Maine Studies, and MES 201, The Maine Coast. A minimum of 12 credits hours must be University of Maine courses. Courses can be on campus, online, or a combination.

Students interested in the Maine Studies minor should contact the Maine Studies office 207-581-1840 or at email:

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