Why travel to campus, when Maine’s public universities use the Web, interactive television (ITV) and other delivery methods to bring classes to your community? ITV classes are broadcast live by faculty to our center. Courses also are offered on-site each semester. You can participate in online courses from home or from our computer lab.
What is General Education?
Required of all degree students, courses in the general education curriculum are those selected by faculty to develop degree-seeking students into educated persons with critical thinking skills in a broad range of academic disciplines, including those 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 requirement as part of their associate or bachelor degree.
For students looking ahead to degrees at the master and doctorate levels, these general education courses provide a background of knowledge that prepares for advanced study.