Finish Strong

Adult Degree Program

At a Glance

100% Online
Course Format

Affordable
Tuition Rate

Flexible Start-Times
Enroll year-round

Get your first two courses for the price of one + generous scholarships for Maine residents with financial need.

Finish Strong

The University of Maine is ready to help you cross “Earn my bachelor’s degree” off your list.

No matter how long it’s been since you attended college, our staff and faculty will be with you on the journey from application to graduation. Let’s get this done!

Built for Working Adults

You don’t need to disrupt your life or stop working to finish your degree. This 100% online program is purpose-built for working adults. 

The part-time bachelor’s degree-completion program is flexible and even offers a self-designed option. The majority of adult students take only one or two classes at a time.

We value what you have accomplished in your professional life and offer credit for prior learning to move you forward to complete your UMaine bachelor’s degree.

How it Works

UMaine provides a unique self-directed approach giving you the ability to choose an academic path that matches your interests and professional goals.

Our degree completion students graduate with a Bachelor of University Studies (BUS). Students select from one of the following four online program tracks:

Self-Designated Track

Labor Studies Track

Leadership Studies Track

Maine Studies Track

You Are Not Alone

The University of Maine has seen students from all backgrounds and circumstances take their degrees across the finish line.

Students like Becca Babb-Brott have been where you are right now and taken the leap to return and complete their bachelor’s degrees even after 30 years—you can do it, too!

Confirm Costs and Time Commitment

Want to find out how many credits you still need to graduate? Looking to find out how much it would cost to complete your degree? Our team can review your current transcript to help answer these questions.

Contact Us

Have questions about earning your Bachelor of University Studies with UMaine?

Contact 207.581.3143 or um.adultlearnerresources@maine.edu.

Have questions about earning your Bachelor of College Studies with UMaine Machias?

Contact 207.255.1345 or william.otto@maine.edu.

Maine’s Flagship University

Earning your degree from the University of Maine means joining the ranks of tens-of-thousands of peers who are challenging the status quo and making a difference in Maine and beyond.

UMaine is the state’s flagship university and holds an R1 research designation, meaning you would graduate from one of the top 3.7% of research universities in the country.