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College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is located on UNE's scenic Biddeford Campus, where the waters of the Saco River flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Over the years, this confluence of natural resources has inspired students and faculty from around the world.

The liberal arts and sciences require an exploration of both the natural world and the social world, thus we believe in a broad-based mode of inquiry that fosters empathy and understanding. This pursuit of knowledge and caring for the world is at the center of the mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and is reflected in our Core Curriculum

We are committed to preparing our students for meaningful and rewarding careers as well as life-long learning through an education incorporating scholarship, engagement, and service.

Our students discover an array of collaborative and interdisciplinary academic experiences built upon a solid foundation in the humanities, arts, and natural and social sciences. Each of our majors provides a vital balance between the breadth of a foundational education and the depth necessary for advanced knowledge in a chosen field. 

We also believe deeply in undergraduate research, creative expression, internships, and study abroad as these experiences embody the ideal of a college education. All students in the College of Arts and Sciences will have access to such opportunities at the University of New England. 


Anouar Majid, Ph.D., vice president for Global Affairs and director of the Center for Global Humanities
Anouar Majid, Ph.D., vice president for Global Affairs and director of the Center for Global Humanities, has been highlighted in the winter issue of Incomer Magazine.

UNE’s Anouar Majid featured in Incomer Magazine

Anouar Majid, Ph.D., vice president for Global Affairs and founding director of the Center for Global Humanities , has been highlighted in the winter issue...

Ali Ahmida
Ali Ahmida, Ph.D., recently returned from Oxford, England and Tunis, Tunisia, where on both occasions he offered his expertise on Libyan state relations.

Ali Ahmida offers expertise on Libya on two international occasions

Ali Ahmida, Ph.D., professor in and founding chair of the Department of Political Science , recently returned from two international trips where his expertise on...


6:00 PM

Lecture Center for Global Humanities Lecture/Seminar Series

What Is Mental Illness?

Richard McNally

Portland Forum in Innovation Hall

Portland Campus


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