Conservation Law Enforcement

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About the Program

As a Conservation Law Enforcement student at UMFK, you’ll benefit from faculty who have worked in the field and with hands-on learning as you prepare for your career! Opportunities to find your passion in three different concentrations help you learn the necessary skills you’ll need to be career-ready.

You have the option of pairing your degree with a minor or with one of our three concentrations.

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Conservation Law Enforcement

Dive deeper into UMFK’s Bachelor of Science in conservation law program.

Conservation Law Enforcement, AA

Earn a Associate of Arts degree in Conservation Law Enforcement.

Concentrations

Customize your conservation law degree to match your career goals with one of these concentrations.

Law Enforcement

Protect your community or your nation with a concentration in Law Enforcement.

Natural Resources

This concentration prepares you for careers as a Forest Ranger, Park Ranger, and more!

Wildlife Conservation

Do you want to work outside? Consider becoming a wildlife biologist!

Employers who have hired our graduates include:

  • Maine Warden Service
  • Maine Forest Rangers
  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Maine Depart. of Conservation
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Depart. of Homeland Security
  • Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Bureau of Parks and Lands
  • Maine State Police
  • Local Police Departments

Potential employers include:

  • Maine Warden Service
  • Maine Forest Rangers
  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Maine Department of Conservation
  • Fish & Game
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Bureau of Parks and Lands
  • Maine State Police
  • Local Police Departments (various)

Graduates have careers as:

  • Game Warden
  • Forest Ranger
  • Conservation Law Officer
  • Marine Patrol
  • State Trooper
  • Sheriff Deputy
  • Police Officer
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Customs and Border Officer
  • Forester and Forestry Technician

Career Outlook and Earning Potential

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Potential Occupations and Employment Outlook

Program Requirements

  • BIO 204: Zoology
  • FOR 260: Silvics (Forest Ecology) OR
    BIO 352: Ecology
  • CRJ 215: Principles of Investigations
  • CRJ 242: Wildlife Forensics
  • ENV 302: Wildlife Conservation & Management
  • FOR 100: Introduction to Forestry
  • FOR 109: Dendrology
  • FOR 131: Spreadsheets for Natural Resource Professionals
  • FOR 132: Forest Protection I
  • FOR 242: Map and LiDAR Interpretation
  • GEO 103: Introduction To Global Positioning Systems
  • PSA 315: Public Policy  OR
    HTY 350 U.S. Environmental History
  • PSA 221: Ethics and Community OR
    BUS 260: Business Ethics
  • PSA 312: Grant Writing
  • PSA 398: Conservation Law Enforcement Internship   OR
    FOR 350: Forest Management Practicum
  • SSC 327: Interpersonal Skills for Supervisors
  • POS 310 Energy Law & Policy

Required Support Courses

  • GIS 300: GIS Applications I
  • MAT 128: College Algebra
  • MAT 351: Statistics I

Violette Wilderness Camp

Among the facilities students have access to

3.5 million acres

North Maine Woods

U.S. Fish and Wildlife

An example of where our graduates work today

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Nursing

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About the Program

As a Nursing student at UMFK, you’ll benefit from amazing faculty, hands-on learning, and high-tech simulation labs as you prepare for a career in helping others! A rigorous and competitive program, you will never have a dull moment with this program of study!

Program Details

With a focus on patient-centered care, UMFK’s nursing program gives you the tools and expertise to provide holistic, compassionate, comprehensive healthcare to your patients.

CCNE AccreditedThe nursing program at UMFK is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Program Tracks

Our nursing program offers several tracks to meet your educational and professional needs.

Coming Fall 2024! Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Our Doctorate of Nursing Practice represents the highest level of clinical nursing education. If you are ready to take your career to another level, we will prepare you with the advanced practice and leadership skills you need to get there.

Accelerated BSN

Already have a bachelor’s degree?  Looking to change careers? This is your pathway to getting a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at UMFK!

Online RN to BSN

Are you a Registered Nurse (RN) looking to advance your career? Get your Bachelor of Science in Nursing online with this pathway. Courses are offered every 7 weeks.

LPN to BSN

Are you a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) wanting to further your education? Our LPN to BSN track considers your prior learning, shortening the time needed to complete your degree!

Traditional BSN

Passionate about helping others? The traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program will prepare you for a valuable career you can take anywhere!

Online MSN

This option is ideal for those who already have a bachelor’s degree in nursing and wish to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

RN to MSN Bridge Program

Are you a Registered Nurse (RN) with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree? Our RN to MSN bridge program allows you to receive your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) without needing a BSN!

Employers who have hired our graduates include:

  • Northern Maine Medical Center
  • Cary Medical Center
  • Northern Light Health
  • Aroostook Home Health
  • Acadia Hospital
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Maine Health
  • Maine General Medical Center
  • Massachusetts General
  • Visiting Nurses

Potential employers include:

  • Hospitals
  • Long term care facilities
  • K-12 schools
  • Home health care
  • Insurance companies

Graduates have careers as:

  • Adult Health
  • Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Nursing Administration
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Maternal/Obstetrical Nursing

Career Outlook and Earning Potential

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Potential Occupations and Employment Outlook

Job CodeJob Title
29-1141.00Registered Nurses

Program Requirements (Traditional)

  • NUR 101: Foundations of Professional Nursing
  • NUR 102: Foundations of Professional Nursing II
  • NUR 201L: Fundamentals of Nursing Lab I
  • NUR 202L: Fundamentals of Nursing Lab II  OR  NUR 212L: Fundamentals of Nursing Skills Lab
  • NUR 205L: Clinical Preparation Lab
  • NUR 245: Clinical Judgment and Reasoning
  • NUR 301: Promoting Healthy Communities
  • NUR 302: Pharmacology
  • NUR 309: Total Health Assessment
  • NUR 309L: Holistic Health Assessment Lab
    NUR 330: Adult Health I: Caring for Individuals/Families with Acute Alterations in Health
  • NUR 330L: Adult Health I Lab
  • NUR 335: Family Health I – Maternal/Infant
  • NUR 360: Adult Health II: Caring for Individuals/Families with Chronic Alterations in Health
  • NUR 360L: Adult Health II: Caring For Individuals/Families With Chronic Alterations In Health Lab
  • NUR 365: Family Health II: Pediatrics
  • NUR 380: Transcultural Care In Nursing  OR
    NUR 384: Global Health & Humanitarianism
  • NUR 386: Health Care Policy
  • NUR 401: Health Related Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • NUR 407: Leadership and Management in Healthcare
  • NUR 425: Adult Health III: Caring For Individuals/Families With Complex Alterations In Health
  • NUR 425L: Adult Health III: Caring For Individuals/Families With Complex Alterations In Health Lab
  • NUR 452: Mental Health Nursing
  • NUR 497C: Senior Preceptorship Practicum

Required Support Courses

  • BIO 220: Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIO 221: Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIO 353: General Microbiology
  • BIO 353L: General Microbiology Lab
  • BIO 401: Pathophysiology
  • CHY 100: Chemistry I
  • MAT 251: Statistics I
  • PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 308: Life Span Human Development

Nursing Simulations Labs

Among the facilities students have access to

Quality

Accredited by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); Approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing

Maine General Hospital

An example of where our graduates work today

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Associate of Arts

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About the Program

The Associate of Arts (AA) degrees are two-year programs emphasizing the development of general knowledge for students preparing for a variety of careers.

You have the option of pairing your degree with a minor.

Program Details

The Associate of Arts degree programs are career-oriented moving you right into a job or allowing you to easily move on to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Associate Degree Options

UMFK offers a variety of programs to match your career goals.

Behavioral Science

Prepare for a career in helping others.

Business

Acquire a broad base from learning from which to leap!

Computer Science

Dabble in computer science to diversify yourself to employers.

Conservation Law Enforcement

Protect your community!

Criminal Justice

Protect justice and equality.

General Studies

Pursue specific interests.

Human Services

Prepare for a career in caring for others.

Diverse Experience

27 countries represented on campus

7

Career Focused Concentrations

Acadia Federal Credit Union

An example of where our graduates work today

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Environmental Studies

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About the Program

As an Environmental Studies student at UMFK, you’ll benefit from hands-on learning, supportive and knowledgeable faculty as you prepare for careers to address local, regional, and global environmental issues. Opportunities to participate in research with faculty or on your own abound in our Living Labs!

You have the option of pairing your degree with a minor or with a Self-Designed concentration.

Program Details

Dive deeper into UMFK’s Bachelor of Science in environmental science program.

Environmental Studies Minor

Examine current environmental issues and prepare to craft sustainable solutions.

Concentrations

Customize your environmental studies degree to match your career goals with the self-designed concentration.

Self-Designed

Design your program around individual interests in the natural or social science aspects of environmental studies.

Employers who have hired our graduates include:

  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Mt. Desert Island Bio Labs
  • Natural Heritage program
  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • National Park Service

Potential employers include:

  • State agencies
  • Federal agencies
  • Public research labs
  • Universities or non-profit labs

Graduates have careers as:

  • Lab technicians
  • Forest rangers
  • GIS technicians
  • Fisheries technicians
  • Environmental Consultants

Career Outlook and Earning Potential

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Potential Occupations and Employment Outlook

Program Requirements

  • HUM 102: First Year Experience
  • BIO 121: General Biology II
  • BIO 202: Botany
  • BIO 204: Zoology
  • BIO 339: Research Methods & Techniques
  • BIO 352: Ecology
  • CHY 100: Chemistry I
  • CHY 101: Chemistry II
  • ENV 105: Wilderness Survival Concepts I
  • ENV 114: Reimagining Environmentalism
  • ENV 200: Principles of Environmental Science
  • ENV 341: Modern Humanity and the Environment
  • ENV 404: The Dynamics of Water and Air
  • BIO 498: Senior Project   OR
    ENV 300: Environmental Practicum   OR 
    Completion of Registered Maine Guides
  • Select one of the following four courses:
    ENG 318: American Nature Writing
    ENV 125: Wildlife Photography
    GEO 103: Introduction to Global Positioning Systems
    PSA 230: Wilderness First Aid

Required Support Courses

  • BIO 100: General Biology I
  • ECO 210: Environmental Economics
  • GIS 300: GIS Applications I
  • MAT 351: Statistics I

Violette Wilderness Camp

Among the facilities students have access to

99%

Students who complete a research project before graduating

Department of Environmental Quality/Protection

An example of where our graduates work today

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Behavioral Science

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About the Program

As a Behavioral Science student at UMFK, you’ll benefit from faculty who are work in the field, enjoy small classes, and have hands-on learning that prepares you for the career you want. Many of our graduates enter the field in jobs doing social work, counseling and other roles, often times receiving jobs offers from your internship site. There is also an active Behavioral Science Club that does service-learning trips with opportunities to network with professionals in the field.

You have the option of pairing your degree with a minor or with one of our two concentrations that lead to much needed licenses and credentials in the field.

Behavioral Science Program

The Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science program is designed for students interested in careers in the Behavioral Health field and for advanced study in fields such as Psychology, Social Work and Counseling.  Hands-on experience, job shadowing, participation in service and experiential learning projects, and internships are core elements that set our program apart.

Concentrations

Customize your Behavioral Science degree to match your career goals with one of these concentrations.

MHRT/C Certificate Concentration

Prepare for a career in mental health rehabilitation with a Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Certification, a State of Maine certification.

Substance Abuse Counseling

Help those who struggle by pursuing a concentration in substance abuse counseling.

Behavioral Science, AA

The Associate of Arts in Behavioral Science will provide you with a sound liberal arts foundation with the fundamentals of anthropology, psychology, and sociology.

Human Services, AA

The Associate of Arts in Human Services will prepare you for work in the behavioral health field, meeting the requirements for certification as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician – Community (MHRT/C).

Behavioral Science, Minor

The Behavioral Science minor will provide you with a foundation in behavioral health science that enables you to increase your understanding of individual and group behavior.

Online Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Community (MHRT/C) Certificate

The MHRT/C certification prepares students to provide services to adults with serious mental illness. Many careers within the behavioral health field require the MHRT/C certification. The content and skills covered in the MHRT/C curriculum also transfer to other roles/populations in the behavioral health field.

Employers who have hired our graduates include:

  • Maine Department of Health and Human Services
  • Northern Maine Medical Center
  • Life by Design
  • Aroostook Mental Health Center
  • Melmark
  • Northern Maine General
  • Northern Light Acadia Hospital
  • Aroostook County Action Program
  • Community Care
  • Madawaska School Department
  • Spurwink

Potential employers include:

  • Northern Lighthouse
  • Wings for Children and Families
  • Catholic Charities Maine
  • Maine Family Planning
  • Maine Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Child Development Services
  • Community Health and Counseling
  • Hope and Justice Project
  • Sweetser
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • TRIO Programs
  • University of Maine System

License and certification opportunities include:

  • Conditional Social Work License (LSWX)
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Community Certification (MHRT/C)

Graduates have careers as:

  • Adult & Child Case Manager
  • Community Integration Specialist
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Clinical Therapist/Counselor (Advanced Study)
  • Family Support Counselor
  • Crisis Counselor
  • TRIO Counselor
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Social Worker Academic Counselor/Advisor
  • Foster Care
  • Program Administration/Coordinator Advocate

Career Outlook and Earning Potential

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Potential Occupations and Employment Outlook

Program Requirements

  • PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology
  • SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 110: Introduction to Human Services & Community Mental Health
  • PSY 232: Trauma and Resiliency
  • PSY 270: Case Management
  • PSY 308: Life Span Human Development
  • PSY 332: Substance Abuse Counseling
  • SSC 340: Research Methods
  • PSY 360: Social Psychology
  • PSY 362: Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 497: Community Behavioral Health Internship OR
  • SSC 440: Research Methods and Theory Seminar (Capstone I) AND
    SSC 441: Senior Research in Social Sciences (Capstone II)

Required Support Courses and Additional Credits

  • SSC 241: Writing and Critical Analysis in the Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • MAT 251: Statistics I

18 Additional credits required through one of the following 3 options:

  1. Complete Behavioral Health MHRT-C Concentration
  2. Complete Substance Abuse Counseling Concentration
  3. Complete a Minor (other than Behavioral Science)

Maine Department of Health and Human Services

An example of where our graduates work today

100%

Students who complete internships before graduating

1:16

Faculty to Student Ratio

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Arts and Sciences

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About the Program

As an Arts & Sciences student at UMFK, you’ll benefit from small classes, supportive faculty, and hands-on learning as you prepare for the career you want! Opportunities to create your own minor and experience classes that you prefer make this degree program perfect for the self-starter!

You have the option of pairing your degree with a minor or with one of our three concentrations.

Arts and Science Program

Dive deeper into UMFK’s Bachelor of Arts and Science program.

Arctic Studies Certificate

Earn a certificate in Arctic Studies.

Concentrations

Customize your arts and sciences degree to match your career goals with one of these concentrations.

Allied Health

Prepare for a career in healthcare administration and more.

General Studies

Broaden your horizons with a concentration in general studies!

Self-Designed

Customize your studies to what you are passionate about.

Minors

Pursue a minor to gain additional specialized skills to attract an employer or pursue an area of interest.

Arctic Studies

Learn about the economics, business, governance, environment, culture, and sustainability of the Arctic.

English

Develop communication and analytical skills; broaden you knowledge of literature, writing, or editing as a complement to your major.

Self-Design

Create you own minor by selecting courses around a broad theme or question. You will work on original research or a creative work.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion 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 300 and above) and in each of which the student shall have earned the grade of “C” or better.
  4. Completion of General Education Requirements
  5. At least 30 semester hours must be completed at the University of Maine at Fort Kent or through UMFK programs.

First Mile

Mile Marker for US ROUTE 1. US Route 1 is 2,369 miles long. The northern terminus begins in Fort Kent, Maine and ends in Key West, Florida

1:16

Faculty to student ratio

French and English

UMFK is a bilingual campus.

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Allied Health

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About the Program

Do you have an interest in working with patients and/or providing vital support to other healthcare professionals? If so, our Associate of Science in Allied Health with a concentration in Healthcare Technician may be just what you are looking for.

As an Allied Health student at UMFK, you’ll benefit from small classes, supportive faculty, and hands-on learning as you prepare for a career or supporting and helping others!

Program Details

Dive deeper into UMFK’s allied health program.

Potential employers include:

  • Healthcare centers
  • Longterm care facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Laboratories

Graduates have careers as:

  • Healthcare Technician
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • Monitor Technician

Career Outlook and Earning Potential

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Potential Occupations and Employment Outlook

Program Requirements

Allied Health Core Courses

  • HLT 160: Medical Terminology
  • NUR 386: Health Care Policy
  • NUR 407: Leadership and Management in Healthcare

Healthcare Technician (HCT) Core Courses

  • BIO 220: Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIO 221: Anatomy & Physiology II
  • CHY 100: Chemistry I
  • PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 308: Life Span Human Development
  • NUR 101: Foundations of Professional Nursing
  • NUR 102: Foundations of Professional Nursing II
  • NUR 201L: Fundamentals of Nursing Lab I
  • NUR 202L: Fundamentals of Nursing Lab II
  • NUR 205L: Clinical Preparation Lab
  • NUR 245: Clinical Judgment and Reasoning
  • NUR 309: Total Health Assessment

 

French and English

UMFK is a Bilingual Campus

1:16

Faculty to Student Ratio

1 mile

Distance from UMFK to the Canadian border

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Criminal Justice

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About the Program

In UMFK’s criminal justice program, you’ll prepare for entry-level positions in local, state, and federal law enforcement and criminal justice. With a focus on ethical and critical thinking, courses are taught by professionals with decades of experience in the field. Much of what you learn will be put to the test in real-world learning environments, including a required internship.

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Criminal Justice – Bachelor of Science

Gain the knowledge and skills you need for employment and advancement in a multitude of public safety professions including police officers, state troopers, sheriff’s deputies, game wardens, customs and border protection, corrections, emergency management and many others with the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

Criminal Justice – Associate of Arts

Earn an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice online or on campus for employment or advancement in the criminal justice system and with various law enforcement agencies at the federal, state, regional, and local levels. This degree may be used as a gateway to the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

Program Requirements

  • CRJ 100: Criminology
  • CRJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Law
  • CRJ 105: Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJ 108: Constitutional Law
  • CRJ 215: Principles of Investigations
  • CRJ 326: Introduction to Forensic Science
  • PSA 100: Introduction to Public Safety Administration
  • PSA 221: Ethics And Community
  • PSA 310: Introduction to Public Management
  • PSA 311: Homeland Security & Emergency Management
  • PSA 315: Public Policy
  • PSA 319: Interviewing Concepts in Modern Policing
  • PSA 322: Terrorism
  • PSA 333: National Incident Management Systems
  • PSA 397: Public Safety Internship
  • PSA 419: Case Preparation & Resolution
  • PSY 334: Crisis Identification & Intervention
  • PSY 362: Abnormal Psychology

Forensic Science Minor

Students take at least three forensic science courses, with the option of earning a minor in forensics. In addition, you’ll benefit from real-world learning in the form of mock trial prep, interviews, and crime scene investigations.

Criminal Justice Minor

The Criminology Minor allows the student to explore the legal, social, and practical aspects of the criminal justice field.

Career Opportunities in Criminal Justice

Graduates have careers as:

  • Game Warden
  • Conservation Law Officer
  • Marine Patrol
  • State Trooper
  • Sheriff Deputy
  • Police Officer
  • Chief of Police
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Customs and Border Officer

Employers who have hired our graduates in recent years include:

  • Maine Warden Service
  • Maine Forest Rangers
  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Maine Department of Conservation
  • Fish & Game
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Bureau of Parks and Lands
  • Maine State Police
  • Local Police Departments (various)

Career outlook and earning potential

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Potential Occupations and Employment Outlook

7 Career Oriented Outcomes

Professionalism, Safety, Practitioner, Critical Thinker, Communicator, Leader, Teamwork, Advocacy

Federal Bureau of Prisons

An example of where our graduates work

Bureau of Parks and Land

One of our many internship opportunities

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Business Management

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About the Program

Study business at UMFK and prepare for a career in management, entrepreneurship, finance, and more. We offer an associate’s and bachelor’s degree with a with a self-design concentration. There’s also an online degree completion option for students with at least 60 credits from another college or university.

Business Management

The Bachelor of Science in Business Management program prepares students for careers in business. The objectives of the program are that the graduate will be a knowledgeable, proficient, well-rounded, professional person who is literate, numerate, and analytical; this person will be appreciative of the arts and sciences as well as possess skills in interpersonal communication and leadership.

Concentrations

You can design your own concentration.

Students will design an independent concentration based on their career interests and goals in collaboration with and approved by their faculty advisor or mentor in the business program.

Program Requirements (Traditional)

  • ECO 100: Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • ECO 101: Introduction to Microeconomics
  • COS 221: Advanced Excel
  • COS 390: Data Analysis
  • BUS 100: Principles of Financial Accounting
  • BUS 211: Introduction of Business
  • BUS 222: Introduction to Marketing
  • BUS 260: Business Ethics
  • BUS 300: Principles of Corporate Finance I
  • BUS 336: Business Law I
  • BUS 344: Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 396: Business Career Research Seminar OR
    BUS 397: Business Internship
  • BUS 411: Business Capstone

Online Degree Completion

The online Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree program at UMFK provides you the opportunity to finish your degree faster than in a traditional classroom setting. Each class runs for 7  weeks, and you can begin the program at the beginning of any 7 week session. The courses are strategically designed to maximize the applicable skills a working business professional will need in the field.

Business, AA

The Associate of Arts in Business aims to develop students as responsible, educated global citizens, life-long learners, and engaged business managers and entrepreneurs.

Business Minor

Students completing the business minor will develop an understanding of the principles of managing businesses, market forces, principles of accounting, and advanced topics in the business field.

Graduates have careers as:

  • Operations Managers
  • Sales Managers
  • Small Business Owners
  • Budget Analysts
  • Buyers and Purchasers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Loan Officers
  • Property Managers

Career outlook and earning potential

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Potential Occupations and Employment Outlook

52.0101 Business/Commerce, General

BUS 211: Introduction of Business (RLE)

Designated Research Learning Experience (RLE) Course

7 weeks

Length of business courses

60+ credits

Eligible to enroll in the online degree completion program.

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Computer Systems Administration

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About the Program

Prepare for an in-demand career in software engineering, database administration, and systems management in UMFK’s Computer Systems Administration program. You will develop competencies with programming, user support, and computer hardware to establish yourself as a qualified systems administrator. You will then apply effective techniques and leverage current technologies to resolve complex computing problems. Some core courses lead to professional industry certification.

Computer System Administration

Dive deeper into UMFK’s Bachelor of Science in computer systems administration program.

Computer Science, AA

Earn an Associates of Arts degree in Computer Science.

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Join the UMFK Bengals eSports team and get hands-on experience in Computer Systems Administration in a fun and exciting way!

Program Requirements

  • COS 111: Introduction to Computer Science
  • COS 205: Command Line Interfaces
  • COS 206: Introduction to Information Security
  • COS 211: Computer Hardware
  • COS 221: Advanced Excel
  • COS 234: Computer Operating Systems
  • COS 235: SQL
  • COS 260: Introduction to Programming
  • COS 311: Foundations of Programming II
  • COS 333: Systems Analysis & Design
  • COS 338: Introduction to Networking
  • COS 342: Cyber-Computer Ethics & Social Responsibilities
  • COS 346: Databases
  • COS 360: Computer Organization/Assembly Language
  • COS 415: Computer User Support
  • COS 450: Cloud Computing
  • COS 397: Computer Internship

Self Design Concentration

Customize your degree to match your career goals with a self-designed concentration.

  • Each student will select an area of interest around which a specialization known as the Specialized Area of Study will be developed with the approval of their faculty academic advisor and recorded on the student’s transcript.
  • The Specialized Area of Study consists of a minimum of 18 credits.

Graduates have careers as:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • GIS/GPS Technician
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Administrator
  • Computer Scientist

Career outlook and earning potential

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Potential Occupations and Employment Outlook

1 mile

Distance from the Canadian border

COS 211: Computer Hardware (RLE)

Designated Research Learning Experience (RLE) Course

7%

growth in this industry over the past year

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