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Encyclopedia > University of Maine at Augusta
University of Maine at Augusta
Image:University maine augusta.JPG
Established 1965
Type Public
President Richard Randall (interim)
Students 6,000
Location Augusta, ME USA
Campus Urban
Website http://www.uma.edu/index.html

The University of Maine at Augusta, established in 1965 as a member of the University of Maine system, is the largest university in the system of eight Maine colleges. UMA, as it is often called, offers Baccalaureate degrees in many fields, including Applied Sciences, Architecture, English, and Liberal Arts. There are also Associate Degree, Minor Degree, and Certificate Programs offered, in fields varying from Art to Dentistry, and even Psychiatry and Business. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... The term public school has different (and in some cases contradictory) meanings due to regional differences. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: www. ... Official language(s) None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 39th 33,414 sq mi  86,542 km² 190 miles  305 km 320 miles  515 km 13. ... An urban area is a term used to define an area where there is an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... Website - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The University of Maine, established in 1865, is the flagship university of the University of Maine System. ... Official language(s) None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 39th 33,414 sq mi  86,542 km² 190 miles  305 km 320 miles  515 km 13. ... The term college (Latin collegium) is most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course that generally lasts three or four years. ... The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece Architecture (from Latin, architectura and ultimately from Greek, αρχιτεκτων, a master builder, from αρχι- chief, leader and τεκτων, builder, carpenter) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ... Wiktionary has related dictionary definitions, such as: English, english The language of English started in Europe and came to the US with the British immigrants. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... An associates degree is the degree awarded by community colleges in Canada and the United States upon completion of a course of study equivalent to the first two years in a four-year college or university. ... Venus de Milo exhibited in the Louvre museum, France. ... Radiographs (X-rays) can reveal if a person has cavities, bone disease or other abnormalities Dentistry is the art and science of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions, diseases, and disorders of the oral cavity, the maxillofacial region, and its associated structures as it relates to human beings. ... Psychiatry is a medical speciality whose primary goal is the treatment of mental illness. ... Wall Street, Manhattan is the location of the New York Stock Exchange and is often used as a symbol for the world of business. ...

Augusta is located in Kennebec County, Maine and is the State Capital. The city is small enough to house a great outdoors environment and at the same time be a capital city with State Legislature and the Blaine Mansion. // Augusta as a place name Augusta, derived from Augustus the emperor, is also part of the original Latin names of many ancient places. ... Kennebec County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... State legislatures are the lawmaking bodies of the 50 states in the United States of America. ... Blaine Mansion is the residence of the Governor of Maine and his/her family. ...



Under the able leadership of Lloyd J. Jewett, the University of Maine at Augusta was established in 1965 as a continuing education division of the University of Maine. Under his stewardship, the institution grew from one room for administration at Cony High School offering classes at night to 364 students to the 167-acre campus it occupies today.

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Even in the early years, enrollments rose rapidly and in September, 1967, it was approved as a campus of the University of Maine and began offering day and evening classes with 12 full time faculty and two degree programs in rented facilities at 99 Western Avenue. The enrollment then was over a thousand students in 100 courses. These facilities, too, were soon outgrown and the permanent campus was established at University Heights in 1970. In 1971 the Board of Trustees established it as a separate institution of the University of Maine System and Lloyd Jewett was chosen as its first President.

In 1989 UMA was the lead campus of the University System in establishing a niche in distance education by constructing a statewide interactive television network from Kittery to Fort Kent. All universities in the UMS offered courses to over 100 receive sites throughout the State of Maine. This statewide network provided access to education for some of its most remote locations such as Jackman, North Haven and Vinalhaven. For many of the residents of these areas the network offered a chance to pursue their goal of higher education for the first time.

Today UMA offers courses in Augusta, at its campus in Bangor and at the Lewiston College of the University of Southern Maine in Lewiston. It also continues to offer courses statewide at University College centers and via the interactive television network. Enrollments have grown to over 5,500 and 38 associate and baccalaureate degree programs are now available.


UMA's list of degrees is, to say the least, unmatched as far as quantity and quality of the degrees offered.

The University of Maine at Augusta is divided into three primary academic units or colleges: Arts & Humanities, Mathematics & Professional Studies, and Natural & Social Sciences. 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).

Below is a partial list of the degrees offered:

Bachelor of Applied Sciences

  • B.A. Architecture
  • B.A. Art
  • B.S. Business Administration
  • B.S. Dental Hygiene
  • B.A. English
  • B.S. Financial Services
  • B.M. Jazz and Contemporary Music
  • B.S. Justice Studies
  • B.A. Liberal Studies
  • B.S. Mental Health and Human Services
  • B.A. Social Science

Associate Degree Programs

  • A.A. Architectural Studies
  • A.A. Art
  • A.S. Dental Hygiene
  • A.S. Human Services
  • A.S. Jazz and Contemporary Music
  • A.A. Liberal Arts
  • A.S. Nursing
  • A.S. Veterinary Technology


  • Accounting
  • Addiction Studies
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Women's Studies

Certificate Programs

  • Certificate in Management (Job Corps Culinary Arts Program)
  • Child & Youth Care Practitioner
  • Forensic Science -- Investigation Focus
  • Forensic Science -- Scientific Focus
  • Government Management
  • Human Services
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Technician


UMA is active in many sports, such as men's and women's basketball, hockey, baseball, softball, swimming / diving, and soccer. UMA is an accredited member of both the United States College Athletic Association and the Yankee Small College Athletic Association. Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball or hard round disc, called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, past the goaltender or goalkeeper (often abbreviated goalie), using a hockey stick. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... Softball is a team sport in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (28 to 30. ... A breaststroke swimmer Swimming is a technique that humans, and other animals, use to move through water using only movements of the body. ... Diving refers to the sport of acrobatically jumping or falling into water. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ...

External Links

  • http://www.uma.edu/index.html

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University of Maine at Augusta was established in 1965 as a regional centre for the University of Maine's Continuing Education Division.
Trustees as the community college of the University of Maine System in 1985, the University of Maine at Augusta is one of seven campuses in the system; each campus complements and collaborates with the other six institutions in the System to fulfil the needs of public higher education in the State of Maine.
UMA is particularly committed both to recent high school graduates and to Maine's adult population, many of whom attend college on a part-time basis.
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