University of Maine at Augusta

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University of Maine at Augusta
University of Maine at Augusta Logo.svg
TypePublic university
Established1965
PresidentRebecca Wyke
Students6,000
Location, ,
United States

44°20′18″N 69°47′50″W / 44.33833°N 69.79722°W / 44.33833; -69.79722Coordinates: 44°20′18″N 69°47′50″W / 44.33833°N 69.79722°W / 44.33833; -69.79722
CampusUrban
AffiliationsUSCAA Division II
Websitewww.uma.edu

The University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) is a public university in Augusta, Maine. It is part of the University of Maine System. UMA is a regional state university providing baccalaureate and select associate degrees for residents of Central Maine. The university has campuses in Augusta and Bangor, and courses offered online and across the state.

History[edit]

The University of Maine at Augusta was established in 1965 by an act of the 102nd Maine Legislature as a continuing education division of the University of Maine. In September, 1967, it was approved as a campus of the University of Maine and began offering day and evening classes. In 1971, it became a separate campus in the University of Maine system. In 1995, the University of Maine System Board of Trustees added University College of Bangor (UCB) to UMA.[1] The university now has nine locations besides the Augusta campus, in Bangor, Brunswick, East Millinocket, Ellsworth, Houlton, Lewiston, Rockland (University College at Rockland), Rumford and Saco.

Academics[edit]

The University of Maine at Augusta is divided into two primary academic colleges: College of Arts and Sciences and College of Professional Studies. Each college is an academic division of the university, which through its dean has administrative responsibilities. Colleges are organized into departments/programs, each representing an academic discipline (e.g. Architecture, Mathematics, and Nursing) or a related set of disciplines (e.g. Business, Humanities, and Natural Sciences). UMA offers 17 baccalaureate degrees, 15 associate degrees, and 13 non-degree cert programs.[2]

UMA is noted nationally for offering an online baccalaureate degree in information and library science.[3] In summer 2009, it began offering online courses to a Maine Army National Guard unit stationed in Kandahar, Afghanistan.[4]

Athletics[edit]

UMA is active in many sports, such as men's and women's basketball, bowling, golf, and cross-country skiing. UMA is an accredited member of the Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Brief History of UMA". University of Maine at Augusta. Retrieved 2015-09-30.
  2. ^ Degrees, UMA. Accessed 2009-03-07.
  3. ^ Distance Learning Options, UMA. Accessed 2009-03-07.
  4. ^ Stone, Matthew. "University extends classes to troops." Portland Press Herald, March 9, 2009, p. A3.
  5. ^ "UMA's Athletics page". UMA. Retrieved August 2, 2014.

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