Six Colleges - One University

The College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) offers preparation for the undergraduate degrees of bachelor of arts and bachelor of science. CAS also offers master of science degrees in education and marine science, and post-master's Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership. CAS offers programs of study at both the Biddeford Campus and Portland Campus

College of Arts and Sciences Mission

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of New England is a coeducational college committed to academic excellence. We seek to help students find and fulfill their own unique potential. Through study and research in the arts and sciences, the faculty of the college challenge students to set and reach for higher intellectual and professional goals and to develop powers of critical assessment, analysis, expression, aesthetic sensibility, and independent thought. The faculty and administration of the college also endeavor to help students participate in shaping the culturally diverse and interdependent world in which they live. Curricular offerings give students the tools to face life challenges by enhancing their awareness of environmental, social, and global issues, and by fostering values that sustain healthy communities. Students are urged to pursue these objectives not only in their course work, but also through attendance at cultural events, participation in campus organizations and activities, and services to others.

Departments and Areas of Study

  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Business
  • Department of Arts and Communications
  • Department of Chemistry and Physics
  • Department of Education
  • Department of English
  • Department of Environmental Studies
  • Department of Exercise and Sport Performance
  • Department of History and Philosophy
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Studies Programs
  • Department of Liberal Studies
  • Department of Marine Sciences 
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Society, Culture and Languages

The Westbrook College of Health Professions

The Westbrook College of Health Professions (CHP) offers associate and bachelor degrees through the Dental Hygiene, Nursing & Health Service Management and Occupational Therapy programs, master degrees through the Nurse Anesthesia, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, and Social Work programs, a doctor of physical therapy and certification in fields of addictions and gerontology. The Westbrook College of Health Professions offers programs of study primarily on the Portland Campus.

Westbrook College of Health Professions Mission

The Westbrook College of Health Professions provides students with dynamic educational experiences that emphasize an integrated and interdisciplinary perspective on health and healing, based on a comprehensive definition of health and well-being that incorporates biological, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions aimed at enhancing the quality of life for all members of society.

Departments and Areas of Study

  • Department of Dental Hygiene
  • Department of Health Sciences
  • Department of Nursing and Health Services Management
  • Department of Occupational Therapy
  • Department of Nurse Anesthesia
  • Department of Physician Assistant
  • Department of Physical Therapy
  • School of Social Work

The College of Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy is located on the Portland Campus and grants the Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.).  The College will enroll the first class in the Fall of 2009 and grant the first doctoral degrees in the Spring of 2013.  The College of Pharmacy strives to be a nationally recognized program in pharmacy education and pharmaceutical research.

College of Pharmacy Mission

The mission of the College is to provide a suitable environment for the teaching-learning process to effectively deliver a contemporary pharmacy curriculum designed to graduate competent practitioners for the state of Maine and the nation.  Additionally, the College will establish and maintain an active and productive research enterprise for the discovery of new knowledge in the laboratory and in the patient care setting.  The College will cultivate and nurture in its students the value and need for a commitment to life-long learning.

Departments and Areas of Study

  • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Department of Pharmacy Practice
  • Department of Social & Administrative Sciences

The College of Osteopathic Medicine

The medical college of the University, known as the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM), prepares students to become osteopathic physicians. About two-thirds of recent graduates pursue careers in primary care. Graduates receive the doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree. The office of Continuing Medical Education is also a part of UNECOM.

College of Osteopathic Medicine Mission

The mission of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine is to provide for the education of osteopathic physicians and other health professionals. The college is dedicated to the improvement of life through education, research, and service, emphasizing health, healing, and primary care for the people of New England and the nation.

Departments and Areas of Study

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry and Nutrition
  • Family Medicine
  • Alzheimer's Geriatric Evaluation Service (AGES)
  • Division on Aging
  • Division of Community Health/Preventive Med.
  • Division of Medical Humanities
  • Internal Medicine
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Radiology
  • Surgery

College of Graduate Studies

The College of Graduate Studies (CGS) offers a masters degree in public health (MPH) and a Graduate Certificate in Public Health.  Both the MPH degree program and the certificate program are offered fully online.  The MPH is also offered as a concurrent MPH/D.O. degree with the College of Osteopathic Medicine, and dual degree programs are currently under development with other colleges.  CGS develops policies and procedures for research-based graduate programs.  The major focus of the College is to develop PhD programs in select areas of excellence at UNE, initially in marine and coastal sciences, biochemical sciences with tracks in neuroscience and pharmacy, and in public health.

College of Graduate Studies Mission

The College of Graduate Studies at UNE provides an academic structure for graduate students in research-focused and select interdisciplinary professional programs.  The college provides programmatic, financial, and logistical support to graduate students, while ensuring excellence in graduate education and consistency in maintaining the highest academic standards.  The college works in partnership with each of the other academic colleges.

Departments and Areas of Study

  • Biochemical Sciences
  • Marine and Coastal Sciences
  • Public Health

College of Dental Medicine

The College of Dental Medicine is located on the Portland Campus and grants the Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. 
The educational experience at the College includes recruitment of compassionate students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership, social responsibility and professionalism. Students are treated as professional colleagues, and supported in a learner-centered environment grounded in trust, collegiality and high ethical standards.  They will benefit from a comprehensive education in the basic and behavioral sciences, and will understand and appreciate the many connections between oral health and overall health.  They will enjoy extensive practical experience, from providing care to a simulated patient in the first year; to providing direct patient care in patient-centered general practice teams in our oral health center through the second and third years; to extending their clinical experience into community-based clinics during their fourth year.

Our students will know how to access and evaluate information, including the very latest scientific research, and how to intelligently use that information to provide the very finest care to their patients.  They will be exposed to the latest innovations in dental practice, including the appropriate use of modern technology.  They will take advantage of opportunities to learn and work with other health professions students in an inter-professional environment, and will appreciate the role that each profession can play in delivering high-quality, comprehensive care to their patients.  They will learn communication and leadership skills, and will be exposed to the business side of health care practice. Our students will also become knowledgeable about the many issues related to access to care, health policy and public health.

Ultimately, our graduates will be ethical, caring, competent oral health care providers and will continue to learn and develop new skills throughout their professional careers. They will also appreciate the importance of balance in their lives, and will serve as leaders in their families, their communities, and beyond.

College of Dental Medicine Mission

The mission of the UNE College of Dental Medicine is to improve the health of Northern New England and to help shape the future of dentistry through excellence in education, discovery and service.

Departments and Areas of Study

  • Anesthesiology
  • Clinical Service Learning
  • Dentistry
  • Goss Anatomy
  • Immunology
  • Oral Anatomy
  • Pathology
  • Patient Care

Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

This Catalog documents the academic programs, policies, and activities of the University of New England for the 2013-2014 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of date of publication August 12, 2013.

The University of New England reserves the right in its sole judgment to make changes of any nature in its programs, calendar, or academic schedule whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable, including changes in course content, the rescheduling of classes with or without extending the academic term, canceling of scheduled classes or other academic activities, in any such case giving such notice thereof as is reasonably practicable under the circumstances.

While each student may work closely with an academic advisor, he or she must retain individual responsibility for meeting requirements in this catalog and for being aware of any changes in provisions or requirements.