2023-2024 Catalog 
    
    Jun 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

General Studies (AA, On campus or online)


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The Associate of Arts (AA) in General Studies degree is awarded upon the completion of the prescribed curriculum of 60 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. At least 30 semester hours must be completed at the University of Maine at Fort Kent or through UMFK programs.

The General Studies Associate of Arts degree is designed for those students who have not decided on their educational goals but wish to follow the structure of a degree. The program requires the completion of a series of general education courses, designed for exposure to a variety of disciplines. The elective portion of the degree can be used to pursue specific interests or to select courses toward a baccalaureate degree.

The AA in General Studies is available on campus or online, though not all course options are accessible online. Please note, international students enrolled in distance education (online) programs are not eligible for F-1 student status at UMFK.

Course Requirements


  • General Education Requirements 29 credits
  • Electives 31 credits

Graduation Requirements


To be awarded the Associate of Art degree in General Studies, graduates must:

  1. Complete the 60 credit hours of the prescribed program
  2. Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0
  3. Complete the General Education Requirements (All Associate Degree Programs)   
  4. Fulfill the UMFK Residency Requirements
  5. Complete the Graduation Application

Required: HUM 102/103


  • First-time students will be enrolled in HUM 102.  Based on the number of credits transferred into UMFK, a transfer student will enroll in either Hum 102 and Hum 103.  Your advisor will assist you in determining which course to be enrolled in.
  • A minimum of a C grade is required to be considered a passing grade.
  • Transfer or readmittance students with 60 or more credits are exempt from completing this course.

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