2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2023-2024 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 degree programs at the graduate, bachelor, and associate degree levels, and the certificates listed below. All programs are on-campus unless otherwise indicated.

Master of Science

The Master of Science (MS) is a graduate-level degree providing students the opportunity for advanced study.

Graduate Certificate

A Graduate Certificate is an opportunity for those with a graduate-level qualification to add an area of specialization.

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is the traditional liberal arts degree, which emphasizes a broad and intensive background in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Students who wish to prepare themselves for advanced study, particularly in traditional liberal arts areas, should consider matriculating in the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree provides students with a background in the arts and sciences and potential for entry into a variety of professions or for advanced study. The degree primarily is designed for those students who seek to gain specific knowledge and skills required for careers in one of many disciplines.

Bachelor of Science of Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) provides a rigorous education founded upon the liberal arts, preparing professional nurse graduates who holistically serve individuals, families, and communities, in a caring capacity in a complex global society.

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.

Bachelor-Graduate, Accelerated Pathway

Accelerated Pathways are opportunities for students to get a head-start on a graduate degree while still completing their undergraduate degree. A portion of the graduate studies apply towards the undergraduate degree, thus shortening the time required to earn both degrees.

Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts (AA) is a two-year program requiring at least 60 credits. The AA emphasizes the development of general knowledge for students preparing for a variety of careers.

Associate of Science

The Associate of Science (AS) is a two-year to two and a half-year degree requiring the completion of at least 60 credits. The AS degree provides foundational knowledge in a specific field as well as General Education courses.


Undergraduates may use Minors to complement their Major or explore a different discipline.  A Minor is a secondary area of specialization beyond the major requiring at least 18 credits. No more than two courses can overlap between a Minor and a Major.


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: