The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the heart of the University of Maine, contributing to the education of every undergraduate student on the Orono campus. Courses in our college provide the foundation in critical reasoning, communication skills and core knowledge needed to thrive in an ever changing, globalized world. With the diversity of a large institution and the friendly atmosphere of a small liberal arts college, UMaine’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a broad range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary majors and minors in the humanities, fine and performing arts, social sciences and sciences. Scholars and creative artists work closely with undergraduate and graduate students in first rate facilities to advance understanding and appreciation of the human experience, the natural world, and the arts. Our goal is to ignite intellectual curiosity, to develop skills needed to pursue answers, and to cultivate creativity to pose the next generation of questions. It’s learning that lasts a lifetime.
Having earned my doctorate in psychology from this institution in 1986, I am extremely proud to serve as Dean of the University’s largest college. Welcome to an extraordinary place of research, creative activity, community outreach, and learning. I hope you will explore our website and learn more about the fascinating things our faculty and students are doing and discover the opportunities the College has to offer.
Jeffrey E. Hecker