2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Dec 04, 2021  
2020-2021 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 Degrees

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree is offered in subjects or fields of study which relate to cultural, social, and scientific achievements, supplying knowledge of human and individual potential. The 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.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours of credit.
  2. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  3. Completion of at least 45 semester hours of upper-level credits (course numbers of 300 or greater) in each of which a minimum grade of “C” shall be earned.
  4. Completion of the General Education Requirements
  5. Completion of a major and minor. Although majors and minors are offered in the same discipline, selection of a major and minor in the same discipline is not allowed in meeting degree requirements. Students may select a major and minor in similar disciplines provided that no more than two courses (6 credits) overlap between the major and the minor. The total credits for a major and minor count towards the minimum total credits of 120.  A major that requires in excess of 48 credits, including required support courses, does not require the completion of a minor.
  6. Completion of thirty (30) semester hours of degree credit through UMFK programs.

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science 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.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours of credit.
  2. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  3. Completion of at least 45 semester hours of upper level credits (course numbers of 300 or greater) in each of which a minimum grade of “C” shall be earned.
  4. Completion of General Education Requirements.
  5. Completion of a major and minor. Although majors and minors are offered in the same discipline, selection of a major and minor in the same discipline is not allowed in meeting degree requirements. Students may select a major and minor in similar disciplines provided that no more than two courses (6 credits) overlap between the major and the minor. The total credits for a major and minor count towards the minimum total credits of 120.  A major that requires in excess of 48 credits, including required support courses, does not require the completion of a minor.
  6. Completion of thirty (30) semester hours of degree credit through UMFK programs.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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

Graduation Requirements

To be awarded a BSN degree, graduates must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of credit (RN to BSN); 126 credits (traditional)
  2. Maintain a minimum, cumulative grade point average of 2.5;
  3. Complete General Education Requirements with a grade of C or better;
  4. Complete the support courses for the Nursing Major with a grade of C or better; and
  5. Complete the nursing core courses (NUR/HLT) for the selected track with a grade of C+ or better.

Majors and Minors

Majors and Minors provide opportunities for students to specialize in areas of interest. Students may further specialize with concentrations associated with the major. Some majors and minors are specific to degree programs. Although majors and minors are offered in the same discipline, selection of a major and minor in the same discipline is not allowed in meeting degree requirements. Students may select a major and minor in similar disciplines provided that no more than two courses (6 credits) overlap between the major and the minor. The total credits for a major and minor count towards the minimum total credits of 120.  A major that requires in excess of 48 credits, including required support courses, do not require the completion of a minor.

The following definitions provide an overall view of UMFK’s academic structure:

  1. A Degree program requires a minimum of 120 credit hours.
  2. A Major consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours.
  3. A Minor consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours.
  4. A Concentration consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours beyond the major and must fall with a specific major.

Associate Degrees

The University of Maine at Fort Kent offers the following associates degrees with career options.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit.
  2. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  3. Completion of the General Education Requirements
  4. Completion of thirty (30) semester hours of degree credit through UMFK programs.

The University of Maine at Fort Kent offers the following bachelor degrees, associate degrees, minors, and 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:

Minor

Certificate

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: