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University Catalog

Bachelor Degrees

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree is offered in subjects or fields of study which relate to cultural, social, and scientific achievements, supplying knowledge of human and individual potential. The BA is the traditional liberal arts degree, which emphasizes a broad and intensive background in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Students who wish to prepare themselves for advanced study, particularly in traditional liberal arts areas, should consider matriculating in the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours of credit.
  2. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  3. Completion of at least 45 semester hours of upper-level credits (course numbers of 300 or greater) in each of which a minimum grade of “C” shall be earned.
  4. Completion of the General Education Requirements
  5. Completion of a major and minor.  Although majors and minors are offered in the same discipline, selection of a major and minor in the same discipline is not allowed in meeting degree requirements. Students may select a major and minor in similar disciplines provided that no more than two courses (6 credits) overlap between the major and the minor. A major that requires in excess of 48 credits, including required support courses, does not require the completion of a minor.
  6. Completion of thirty (30) semester hours of degree credit through UMFK programs.

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science degree provides students with a background in the arts and sciences and potential for entry into a variety of professions or for advanced study. The degree primarily is designed for those students who seek to gain specific knowledge and skills required for careers in one of many disciplines.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours of credit. Students in the business management major must complete a minimum of 128 hours of credit.
  2. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  3. Completion of at least 45 semester hours of upper level credits (course numbers of 300 or greater) in each of which a minimum grade of “C” shall be earned.
  4. Completion of General Education Requirements.
  5. Completion of a major and minor. Although majors and minors are offered in the same discipline, selection of a major and minor in the same discipline is not allowed in meeting degree requirements. Students may select a major and minor in similar disciplines provided that no more than two courses (6 credits) overlap between the major and the minor. A major that requires in excess of 48 credits, including required support courses, does not require the completion of a minor.
  6. Completion of thirty (30) semester hours of degree credit through UMFK programs.

Majors and Minors

Majors and Minors provide opportunities for students to specialize in areas of interest. Students may further specialize with concentrations associated with the major. Some majors and minors are specific to degree programs. Although majors and minors are offered in the same discipline, selection of a major and minor in the same discipline is not allowed in meeting degree requirements. Students may select a major and minor in similar disciplines provided that no more than two courses (6 credits) overlap between the major and the minor. A major that requires in excess of 48 credits, including required support courses, do not require the completion of a minor.

The following definitions provide an overall view of UMFK’s academic structure:

  1. A Degree program requires a minimum of 120 credit hours.
  2. A Major consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours.
  3. A Minor consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours.
  4. A Concentration consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours beyond the major and must fall with a specific major.

The University of Maine at Fort Kent offers the bachelor degrees in the following majors and minors.

MAJORS

MINORS