Academics - Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
It’s one thing to learn about the natural world in a classroom. It’s another thing entirely to learn about it in this classroom. At the University of Maine, woods, lakes, rivers and streams surround our campus. The Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Trail are in our back yard. But at UMaine, the great indoors is equally impressive. The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture offers a wide variety of lab-intensive majors and state-of-the-art teaching facilities. The region’s largest hospital and leading research institutes are also nearby. Because of UMaine’s location, reputation and facilities, some of the world’s top scientists, scholars and researchers — people who could go anywhere — choose to come here.
- Animal & Veterinary Sciences
- Biology & Ecology
- Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Earth and Climate Sciences
- Ecology & Environmental Sciences
- Food Science & Human Nutrition
- Forest Resources
- Marine Sciences
- Molecular & Biomedical Sciences
- Plant, Soil & Environmental Sciences
- Social Work
- Wildlife Ecology
Alumni Success Stories
Her trusty Dog Hudson at her side, University of Maine graduate student Leigh Stearns has spent the last two years exploring the jagged spires of ice and huge, yawning crevasses that make up the glacial ice fields of Greenland. Aimed primarily at tracking glacier speed and movement with the goal of understanding how ice sheets contribute to sea level, Stearns' research has led her to some of the most inaccessible and inhospitable places on the planet — and she has done most of it in a tee shirt and sandals.
Student Success Stories
Keri Feehan is a native of Lunenburg, Mass., who will graduate from UMaine in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in marine sciences, with a concentration in marine biology. She also has been active with the University of Maine Hip Hop Dance and the Darling Marine Center Scuba clubs.