The Maine Studies Program is designed for students who wish to explore the places, people, culture, history and stories of Maine, a place of tremendous natural beauty and surprising diversity. Courses cover a wide range of topics, providing students with an array of subjects taught by respected faculty. Most courses are available online, meaning that students from throughout Maine and beyond can explore the richness of the Pine Tree State and the surrounding region.

The Program offers both undergraduate and graduate courses and degrees, including the Bachelor of University Studies and the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (both with Maine Studies tracks), as well as a Maine Studies Minor and Certificate. These degrees are made possible through a collaboration between the Division of Lifelong Learning, which oversees online learning at UMaine, along with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School.

Please explore this site to learn more about these degrees, the various courses offered, and our faculty and students. Also feel free to contact us for more information. Then we hope you consider becoming a Maine Studies student at UMaine, the state’s flagship university!