2018-2019 Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree and Certificate Programs

The University of Maine at Fort Kent is chartered by the University of Maine Board of Trustees to offer the following degree programs at the bachelors and associates levels, and the following certificates:


Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a liberal arts program that enables students to choose among several major and minor areas of concentrated study leading to careers in the humanities. The program also is designed to prepare students for advanced studies.

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science (BS) provides students with a background in arts and sciences for entry into a variety of professions. The B.S. degree is also recommended for students seeking elementary and secondary school teacher certification.

Bachelor of Science of Nursing

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BAS) permits students to assume the responsibility for designing individualized programs to meet their particular academic needs as they prepare for future careers.

Associate of Arts in General Studies

The Associate of Arts in General Studies (AA) is a two-year program emphasizing the development of general knowledge for students preparing for a variety of careers. The Associate of Arts degree program also provides career-oriented concentrations in

Associate of Science

The Associate of Science (AS) is a two-year degree providing career options in:



The University of Maine at Fort Kent offers certificates that lead to certification or licensure in a variety of areas. The purpose of these certificate programs is to serve the needs of both matriculated and non-degree students interested in developing specific skills and knowledge for personal and professional development. These certificates may be taken by themselves, or as part of a degree program. Application for the certificates is done through the Admissions Office. Each certificate requires a minimum of 18 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA. One-half of the credits required for each certificate must be completed by courses offered by UMFK.

The certificates are intended to give evidence for employment purposes that a student has satisfied programmatic requirements for entry level positions in specific fields. They are designed for retraining or demonstrating supplemental career qualifications.

The structure of each certificate is to provide educational opportunities that are greater than simple introductory courses and introductions to specific areas; students will develop higher-order thinking skills and analytical skills without the need to complete an entire program that would have more broad-based student learning outcomes.

Some of the courses in the certificates are advanced, upper-level classes, and students need to have satisfied course prerequisites. This may be accomplished by having previously completed courses, or by experiential learning experiences. To assure proper preparation for each class, the student is encouraged to meet with an advisor to determine the student’s appropriate background preparation for specific courses.

The following certificates are offered:

Other Programs