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 biological science and marine science. CAS programs of study are on the Biddeford 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 Creative and Fine Arts
- 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 Mathematical Sciences
- Department of Political Science
- Department of Psychology
- Department of Society, Culture and Languages
- Interdisciplinary Studies Programs
- Liberal Studies Program
Westbrook College of Health Professions
The Westbrook College of Health Professions (WCHP) offers baccalaureate degrees in Applied Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Dental Hygiene, Health, Wellness and Occupational Studies, Nursing, Public Health, and Social Work; master's degrees in Nurse Anesthesia, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, and Social Work; and a doctorate of Physical Therapy.
Undergraduate education in WCHP occurs on the residential Biddeford campus. The exception are the majors of dental hygiene and nursing, where students spend the first two years on the Biddeford campus followed by the junior and senior years in Portland. All graduate programs of study are located on the Portland campus. The College additionally offers an online master's degree in Social Work, and is home to the School of Community and Population Health.
Mission Statement: Westbrook College of Health Professions
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 Health, Wellness, and Occupational Studies
- Department of Nursing
- Department of Nutrition
- School of Nurse Anesthesia
- Department of Occupational Therapy
- Department of Physician Assistant
- Department of Physical Therapy
- School of Social Work
- School of Community and Population Health
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
To provide an exemplary, learner centered pharmacy education and advance the practice of pharmacy through interprofessional collaboration, research, patient care and service.
Departments and Areas of Study
- Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Department of Pharmacy Practice
College of Osteopathic Medicine
The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) grants the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (D.O.) and holds the distinction of being Maine's only medical school.
Guided by the Tenets of Osteopathic Medicine, we prepare students to become skilled, caring and successful osteopathic physicians. Our integrated curriculum provides varied learning experiences to help students develop the knowledge and clinical skills necessary to become competent physicians. Approximately two-thirds of recent graduates of UNECOM are pursuing careers in primary care; however osteopathic physicians can be licensed to practice in any specialty or subspecialty of medicine. Our graduate consistently score at the top in national licensing exams, and are leaders throughout the United States in healthcare organizations at the local, state and national levels, and in all branches of military service.
At UNECOM, we recognize and support the role of research in all educational, clinical and biomedical science activities and provide fellowship opportunities to encourage student participation in research. Both undergraduate and graduate/medical students work with faculty, staff and peers to conduct exciting and innovative work in a number of areas, including cancer and metabolic disease, immunology and infectious disease, anatomy and osteopathic medicine, medical education, and our internationally renowned neuroscience and pain research.
The UNECOM Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) maintains dual accreditation with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Maine Medical Association; authorizing UNECOM's sponsorship of collaborative CME activities for osteopathic (D.O.) and allopathic (M.D.) physicians. UNECOM is one of a handful of providers in the country that holds this distinction.
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 medical and continuing medical education, to advance exceptional osteopathic healthcare locally and globally through practice, research, scholarship, education and community health.
Departments and Areas of Study
- Department of Primary Care Medicine
- Department of Specialty Care Medicine
- Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
- Department of Biomedical Sciences
College of Graduate and Professional Studies
The mission of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) 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.
Departments and Areas of Study
- Pre-Health Sciences (online post baccalaureate courses)
- Public Health (online certificate and master's degree)
- Education (online certificates, master's, and doctoral degrees)
- Medical Education Leadership (online master's degree)
- Health Informatics (online competency-based bachelor's degree completion, certificate, and master's degree)
- Applied Nutrition (online master's 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.
In addition, integrated throughout their four-year curriculum, students will gain clinical service experiences that cover the life span of individuals and a variety of uninsured and underserved populations. Such opportunities include prevention programs that focus on the prevention of early childhood caries; working with primary care offices that integrate oral health into their practices; school-based programs; oral assessments with the developmentally disabled; dental services at homeless shelters; and basic screenings and prevention services for the elderly at long-term care facilities. Communication skills that are culturally and age appropriate are stressed early on in the community-based experiences. These activities are specifically aimed to prepare new graduates with the skill sets needed to address access to dental care for out most vulnerable populations.
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 2016-2017 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of date of publication April 29, 2016.
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.