Unsure what to choose for a major? Fantastic! The University of Maine at Farmington has a program specifically tailored to meet the needs of adventurous students looking to explore a range of options — our Undeclared program.
Our 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 marine life, or you may choose Intro to Psychology to see if you enjoy discovering how the human mind works. Those courses also fulfill General Education requirements (two birds — one stone).
Ready, Set, Explore!
Many Gen Ed classes delve into ideas and subject areas you may never have considered:
- Writers on Writing
- Gender, Race and Class in Media
- Music in Film
- Digital Citizenship
- Myth and the Modern Imagination
Academic Advisors Ready to Help You Navigate
As an Undeclared student, you’ll work closely specially-selected Academic Advisors who will guide you toward a major that fits your talents and interests to a tee.
Your Academic Advisor will help you select courses, guide you through academic decisions, help you to understand policies and more.
They can also help you to create your own major, called a Self-Designed major. This is notion that’s unusual elsewhere, but something UMF has offered for decades.