Jul 22, 2024  
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Students entering college are often undecided about a major or have several areas of academic interests. These students can apply for admission to Explorations rather than to one of the baccalaureate degree colleges at UMaine. Explorations provides students the opportunity to assess their abilities, interests and goals while systematically investigating various academic programs.

Through a one-credit seminar and close contact with their advisor, Explorations students engage in structured activities, which enable them to make an informed choice of major and to consider potential careers. Under the guidance of their advisors, Explorations students select courses to investigate disciplines of interest as well as to fulfill general education requirements.

Generally, students continue in Explorations for up to one year. By the end of the second semester many Explorations students feel confident they have identified an academic program that matches their abilities and intellectual or career interests. At the time of declaration of major or transfer to a college, students must meet the eligibility requirements (e.g., GPA) of the program or college of interest. Explorations students may choose to major in any of the undergraduate programs at the University, provided they meet the eligibility standards and space is available. Further information may be obtained by calling the Assistant Dean at (207) 581-1952.

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