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, biological science and marine science, post-master's Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership, and Doctor of Education. CAS offers programs of study on the Biddeford Campus and online.

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 History and Philosophy
  • Department of Marine Sciences 
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Society, Culture and Languages
  • Interdisciplinary Studies Programs
  • Liberal Studies Program

The Westbrook College of Health Professions

The Westbrook College of Health Professions (WCHP) offers bachelor degrees in Applied Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Dental Hygiene, Health, Wellness and Occupational Studies and Nursing; master degrees in Nurse Anesthesia, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Public Health; and a doctor of physical therapy.

The Westbrook College of Health Professions’ graduate programs of study are located on the Portland Campus with the University campus in Biddeford being home to its five undergraduate programs; however, Dental Hygiene and Nursing undergraduate students come to the Portland campus for years three and four of their programs.  WCHP also offers online master’s degree programs in Social Work and Public Health.

Westbrook College of Health Professions Mission

The College of Health Professions improves the health of communities by graduating students who are passionate and well-equipped to lead, excel, and act as agents of change in a complex health care system by developing and disseminating new knowledge, and through the delivery of the highest quality relationship-centered clinical and community care.

Departments and Areas of Study

  • Department of Exercise and Sport Performance
  • Department of Dental Hygiene
  • 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
  • School of Community and Population Health

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 enrolled the first class in the Fall of 2009 and granted the first doctoral degrees in the Spring of 2013. It received full accreditation 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

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 University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine fosters health care leaders across the continuum, including undergraduate, predoctoral, graduate and continuing medical education participants, to advance exceptional osteopathic healthcare locally and globally through practice, scholarship, education and community health.

Departments and Areas of Study

  • Primary Care
  • Specialty Medicine
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Biomedical Science

College of Graduate Studies

The mission of the College of Graduate Studies (CGS) is to enhance, expand, and enrich student learning opportunities through innovative educational and online experiences.  The college’s structure is student-centered and efficacy driven, integrating cutting-edge learning technology within learning communities.  The college provides programmatic, financial, and logistical support to graduate students, while ensuring excellence in professional and 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 (online post baccalaureate courses)
  • Public Health (online masters degree)
  • Education (online masters, certificate and doctoral degrees)
  • Social Work (online masters degree)
  • Medical Education Leadership (online masters degree)
  • Physical Therapy (online doctoral degree)

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 they will understand and appreciate the many connections between oral health and overall health. What’s more, students will enjoy extensive practical experience, from providing care to a simulated patient in their first year; to providing direct patient care in patient-centered general practice teams in our Oral Health Center during their second and third years; to extending their clinical experience into community-based clinics during their fourth year.

Our students will learn how to access and evaluate information, including the very latest scientific research, as well as how to intelligently use that information to provide the finest care to their patients. Classroom and clinical experiences will expose students to the latest innovations in dental practice, including the appropriate use of modern technology. The college will provide ample opportunities for the dental students to learn and work with students of other health professions at UNE in an interprofessional environment. Through this collaboration, our students will grow to appreciate the role that each profession can play in delivering high-quality, comprehensive care to their patients. Students will also learn communication and leadership skills, and our curriculum will expose them to the business side of health care practice. In addition, students will become knowledgeable about the many issues related to access to care, health policy, and public health while in the program.

Ultimately, our graduates will be ethical, caring, competent oral health care providers who 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.


Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

This Catalog documents the academic programs, policies, and activities of the University of New England for the 2014-2015 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of date of publication May 30, 2014.

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.