In the absence of restrictive course requirements, but in close concert with a faculty advisor, our Liberal Studies program allows you to explore a multidisciplinary connection that draws from a thoughtful combination of courses in history, philosophy, literature, political science, art history, religion, and the modern languages. The program culminates with a capstone project. Past projects have examined the history of women and blacksmithing in New England, the history and significance of tattoos, the music of social change, and representations of culture and identity in Argentine films. But there are a limitless number of connections you might make between disciplines.
We offer qualified students the option of participating in our Honors Program and graduating with Honors. This includes significant research, scholarship or creative activity under the direction of a faculty member.
If you are considering law school after you graduate, you should consult with faculty in the Department of History and Philosophy to design an appropriate course of study. The Pre-Law Emphasis ensures that you develop a foundation in the liberal arts that will prepare you for law school and success in the legal profession.
The social and cultural experience of studying overseas can contribute immensely to your education in Liberal Studies. UNE's Global Education Program provides semester-long study abroad experiences in Tangier, Morocco and Seville, Spain that offer humanities courses that broaden your worldview and fulfill your College of Arts and Sciences core requirements.
Along with the semester programs, faculty-led short term immersion experiences are also available to you, including trips that allow you to complete your Citizenship credit in countries such as Brazil or the Dominican Republic. You are encouraged to apply for a Global Education scholarship when applying to these courses.
Elizabeth De Wolfe, Ph.D., professor of history, director of the Liberal Studies Program, appeared in a Wiscasset Newspaper article regarding the lecture she gave at...
Elizabeth De Wolfe, Ph.D., professor of history, director of the Liberal Studies Program, was featured in a Penobscot Bay Pilot article for her interest and...
The University of New England is included among the "Best Universities" in the North that offer a full range of undergraduate and master's programs according...
Lecture Annual David Hume Lecture on Human Nature
Lecture Bernard and Sandra Featherman Distinguished Lecture on Humanities
Jeanne Hey, Ph.D.