The state capital of Maine, Augusta, is also home to the third-largest campus in the University of Maine system. The University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) began in 1965 as a center for continuing education. A few years later, the campus earned designation as a member of the UM system and quickly expanded its course offerings. Today, UMA offers bachelor’s and associate’s degrees as well as some certificate programs. The university is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The curriculum at the University of Maine at Augusta is divided into two colleges, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Professional Studies. Each of these colleges offers a wide variety of certificate, bachelor’s and associate’s degree programs.
The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Business Administration is one of the most popular choices among students at UMA. Students pursuing this degree must complete at least 121 credit hours, including a senior seminar. Degree candidates must hold a minimum 2.0 GPA, both cumulatively and within the major field. Students can select from accounting and management as the focus of their degree program. The general education requirements allow a great deal of flexibility, with students able to tailor their coursework to augment some aspect of the business degree. Students often take their future careers into consideration as they choose elective coursework.
The University of Maine at Augusta is one of relatively few schools to offer a Bachelor of Science in Library and Information Services. Out of the 120 credit hour program requirement, 46 must be within the major. Twenty-five credit hours are entirely elective, permitting the student to build subject knowledge in a specific field. The library science degree from UMA can facilitate entry into a graduate level program in library and information science.