Unsure what to choose for a major? Not a problem. At Farmington, you have up to two full years to explore before needing to decide on a major. And to help you decide, we have a special program, Liberal Arts Undeclared, that’s designed to let you discover where your interests and passions lie — all to ultimately help you choose a major that’s right for you.

The Liberal Arts Undeclared program is designed to help you assess your interests and future goals and help you create a plan of action. A significant (and fun) part of that process consists of taking a wide range of classes.

This serves two functions:

  • It helps you explore or solidify your interests.
  • It helps fulfill your General Education requirements. (These are required course areas every UMF student must take, regardless of major.)

For example, you might take a Marine Biology course just because you’ve always wanted to know more about ocean life, or you may choose an Intro to Psychology class because you’re interested in discovering how the human mind works. Those courses also fulfill General Education requirements. Two birds — one stone.

Ready, Set, Explore!

Many General Education classes delve into ideas and subject areas you may never have considered. You might take courses such as:

  • #Success
  • TV and American Culture
  • Peace Studies
  • Building a Sustainable Future
  • Forensic Science
  • Gender, Race and Class in Media

Academic Advisors Ready to Help You Navigate

As an Undeclared student, you’ll work closely with a specially-selected Academic Advisor who will guide you toward a major that fits your individual talents and interests to a tee.

This Academic Advisor will help you select courses, encourage you to explore possible majors through experiences beyond the classroom (volunteerism, campus work, summer jobs, etc.), guide you through your academic decisions, help you to understand the University’s academic policies and more. They can also help you to create your own major, called a Self-Designed major. It’s an option that’s unusual at some colleges, but something UMF has offered for decades.

More about our Liberal Arts Undeclared program


Contact Us

Office of Admission
University of Maine at Farmington
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Farmington, Maine 04938-1994
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