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It’s the perfect dilemma. So many choices — and so many ways to combine them.

At the University of Maine, you’ll find nearly 100 majors, minors and academic programs, and interdisciplinary studies are encouraged.

Don’t see something you’re interested in on the list? Just ask. Chances are, we have it.

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Knowledge of accounting principles and their applications is fundamental to a career in business. Data from accountants is essential for planning, decision-making, and control. The practicing accountant is involved in supervising the preparation, interpretation, and reporting of economic data for management operations and the general public. Our accounting graduates are sought by accounting firms, public and private companies, nonprofits, and government entities for financial reporting, taxation, auditing, and business consulting.

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Animal and veterinary sciences is recommended for students who wish to pursue careers in animal agriculture, including the dairy, livestock, or equine industries or other aspects of animal related research. It provides a solid understanding of biological sciences along with specific expertise in the diseases, breeding, nutrition, and physiology of domestic and laboratory animals. The pre-veterinary concentration prepares students to apply to colleges of veterinary medicine.

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Anthropology promotes understanding and appreciation of social complexity and diversity, actively improving the human condition. Anthropology faculty at the University of Maine are nationally and internationally known for their interdisciplinary research, which instills in students a broad understanding of human complexity through time and across the globe. Anthropology provides a well-rounded, generalist education that provides students with the ability to critically evaluate theories, options and actions that affect humankind.

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The art education program at the University of Maine is the largest and most comprehensive in Maine. It offers students an integrated liberal arts program that places both theory and practice at the center of their learning experiences. As a result, students are not only prepared as “highly qualified” art teachers, they are also well educated in the complexity and diversity of art and our visual and material culture.

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UMaine’s art history major prepares students for the media-filled and symbolic world that we live in today. Art history faculty teach diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to interdisciplinary inquiry about art, aesthetics, and visual culture. By encouraging intellectual curiosity and emphasizing the importance of comprehensive research and critical writing the major prepares students for graduate studies and professional success in a number of fields.

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Biochemistry is concerned with the study of all living systems at the cellular and molecular levels and is, therefore, fundamental to all life sciences. The field is broad in its disciplinary subjects and applications. It emphasizes the use of chemistry and other physical sciences to understand basic life processes and the products of such processes.

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Are you curious about life and its processes? Biology majors study how living organisms such as plants, microorganisms, fungi and animals function at the cellular, tissue, organismal, and ecological levels. Our students engage in research critical to understanding and solving problems in agriculture, biodiversity, evolution, public health, medicine and more.

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Biomedical engineering encompasses a broad range of topics, all of which focus on the interface between biology and engineering. The goal of the program is to prepare students for employment or graduate education in fields associated with clinical, therapeutic, and diagnostic applications of biomedical engineering.

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Botany majors study all aspects of plant biology from microscopic levels to plant populations. Our students engage in undergraduate research, helping to solve critical problems in plant and fungal diseases, biodiversity, evolution, and plant ecology.

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With the business information systems and security management (BISSM) major, students are prepared to assist businesses in their use of technology to enhance processes, facilitate better management decision making and protect information assets.  Students will learn how to apply systems and analytical thinking to solve problems using technology strategically for competitive advantage and how to secure computer networks and information systems.