Courses & Programs

Courses and Programs in your Mid-Coast Community

Students in classroomWhy travel to a campus, when Maine’s public universities use the internet, interactive television (ITV), videoconferencing, face to face instruction plus other delivery methods to bring classes conveniently to you in the mid-coast community?

What is General Education?

General Education
Required of all degree students, courses in the general education curriculum are those carefully selected by faculty to develop students into fully educated persons with critical thinking skills in a broad range of academic disciplines.  Core courses are taught in mathematics, writing, speaking, social sciences, humanities, physical and/or biological sciences, foreign languages, and the arts.  While the selection of specific courses may be unique to each campus and often to each degree program, all university students must complete the general education requirements as part of their associate or bachelor degree programs.

The courses usually include a significant amount of theoretical elements and some applications of the theories to explain them.  This is in contrast to vocational post-secondary training, which focuses primarily on practical applications with very little theoretical understanding required.  For students looking ahead to advanced degrees at the master and doctorate levels, these general education courses provide a rick background of knowledge and skills important to further education.