Dean's Welcome

Dr. Jeanne Hey, Dean of the U N E College of Arts and SciencesWelcome to the home of the liberal arts at UNE! In the College of Arts and Sciences, we are transforming passions into professions on the beautiful coast of Maine. Sometimes missed in UNE's stellar reputation in the health sciences is the fact that our roots are founded in the liberal arts education provided by St. Francis College here on the shores of the Saco Estuary in Biddeford, Maine. Today, UNE offers more than 40 major programs in the arts, social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, business and education. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is home to all of these, and also delivers the University's undergraduate core curriculum to all bachelor's degree-seeking students.

I invite you to browse the department websites for the many fascinating opportunities you'll find. Whether you're interested in chemical laboratory research, studying ocean politics, preparing for a career in medicine, learning about national and world politics, or anything in between, UNE's College of Arts and Sciences has a place for you. At UNE, we are all focused on innovation for a healthier planet. The College of Arts and Sciences can be your first step towards becoming part of this exciting mission.

Jeanne A.K. Hey, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences