May 22, 2024  
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

President’s Message


The University of Maine is unique in the state, offering the widest selection of high quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs, along with research and community engagement activities that improve Maine’s quality of life and its economy.

Since its beginnings in 1865, UMaine has grown to become an indispensable statewide resource, proudly serving in its unique role as Maine’s flagship university.

As a member of the University of Maine community, you have access to the broadest array of academic programs the state has to offer. Whether you are studying science, engineering, arts, humanities, social sciences or professional studies disciplines, you can expect to be challenged to achieve at a high level. UMaine offers stimulating classes, the opportunity for close interaction with outstanding professors, hands-on experiential learning and research opportunities, cutting-edge technology and opportunities to work in collaborative situations.

The Undergraduate Catalog is a tool that can open up a world of learning opportunity. Used in conjunction with regular advising, it will lead you to the kinds of learning options that make American higher education unique in the world. Thoroughly understanding the requirements for your degree and your major can save you time, lead you to the best courses for your academic needs, and help you focus your studies. If you have questions about your course of study, talk to your advisor, your professors, or your department chair. They are all ready and able to help you create a course of study that will help you achieve your academic and personal goals.

While your major is an important part of your degree program, it is also important to select other courses that complement and reinforce your major. Take advantage of elective courses to fill out a complete program of study, and discover the unexpected joy of studying a subject you never thought would interest you. Most people today can expect to change their career plans several times over the course of a lifetime, and everyone will spend more time involved in family activities, civic responsibilities, and leisure pursuits than they will in their workplace. A complete, well-rounded course of study that helps prepare you for the unexpected turns of the future, while leading you to a lifetime of learning.

I hope that you will enjoy your time at the University of Maine and find, like those who have come before you, that your years here are among the best of your life. We are glad you are here and we are ready to serve your needs in any way we can.


Robert A. Kennedy