Dean's Welcome

We are the core of UNE’s undergraduate programs and liberal arts offerings. In CAS you will find programs in fine arts, social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, education and business.

Our Core Curriculum ensures that each individual who earns a bachelor’s degree at UNE enters the workforce with the skills and competencies essential for success in the modern marketplace.

Dr. Jeanne Hey, Dean of the U N E College of Arts and Sciences Each day for a CAS student at UNE presents abundant learning opportunities—in the classroom, in the residential learning communities, in clubs and sports, and in our dining hall, which overlooks the magnificence of the Atlantic Ocean and Saco Bay.

I invite you to visit our campus in Biddeford, Maine. Stroll through our state-of-the-art Marine Science Center, which houses a marine animal rehabilitation facility and is home to cutting-edge research on aquatic ecosystems and health. 

Stop by the History Department, whose faculty and undergraduate students designed and installed the Saco Museum’s “Age of Sail” exhibit. Join the Environmental Studies faculty’s frequent trips through the Saco estuary to examine how the flora and fauna of one of Maine’s major rivers interact with those of the Atlantic Ocean.

Chat with our political scientists, whose pre-law program competes with the best in the nation. Or spend some time in one of our Psychology Department’s neuroscience laboratories, where our faculty join with undergraduates to conduct research on how the human brain perceives pain. Join the Creative and Fine Arts Department in creating artwork along the Maine coast, which inspires thousands of artists each year.

These are just a few examples of the widespread and fascinating activities going on in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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