The Native American Program exemplifies the University of Maine’s commitment to a multicultural and pluralistic educational community that encourages the full participation of its members. It is dedicated to increasing the cultural understanding and appreciation of Native people with special emphasis on creating awareness about the indigenous nations of the Northeast. The Program serves as a resource to the entire University community through its participation in campus-wide efforts to promote cultural diversity, and through its significant contributions to the development of University curricula and programs. The objectives of the program are accomplished through two components – Native American Studies and the Wabanaki Center. Both components share responsibility in areas of community outreach, research and public education about Native peoples through teaching, research and service to students and the public.
NEW STUDENT PROGRAMS – See http://www.umaine.edu/orientation/
Through the Division of Lifelong Learning the University from time to time offers courses for the community which does not carry academic credit and do not count in determining a student’s eligibility for student financial aid. The University also offers a small number of remedial courses, numbered below the 100 level which are designed to make up for material normally taught in high school. These do not carry degree credit but they are counted in determining a student’s class load and eligibility for student financial aid. Also, Music Performance Ensembles may be taken for 0 Credits.
Anyone pursuing course work at the University of Maine not admitted to a specific degree program is a non- degree student. These students contact the Division of Lifelong Learning in Chadbourne Hall to become registered on a space-available basis.
NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM – See http://www.umaine.edu/cntsp/