Online Minor in Maine Studies

Online Minor in Maine Studies

The online Minor in Maine Studies program offers students the opportunity to study Maine’s cultural, historical, and physical landscapes. The program is useful for those who plan to work in Maine – especially teachers, social workers, policymakers, and government employees.

To learn more about the minor, visit the Maine Studies website.


Courses Courses

The following courses are required (6 credits):

  • MES 101: Introduction to Maine Studies (3 Credits)
  • MES 201: The Maine Coast (3 Credits)



Select 12 credits from the following list:

  • ANT 426: Native American Folklore (3 credits)
  • FAS 101 – Introduction to Franco-American Studies (3 credits)
  • HTY 210 – Maine History (3 credits)
  • HTY 211 – Maine and the Sea (3 credits)
  • HTY 213 – History of the Maine Woods (3 credits)
  • MES 102 – My Maine Experience (1 credit)
  • MES 298 – Topics in Maine Studies [various topics] (3 credits)
  • MES 301 – Rachel Carson, Maine, and the Environment (3 credits)
  • MES 398 – Intermediate Topics in Maine Studies [various topics] (3 credits)
  • MES 498 – Advanced Topics in Maine Studies [various topics] (3 credits)
  • MES 350: Maine Women (3 credits)
  • NAS 401: Advanced Topics in Native American Studies: Teaching Maine Indian History and Culture (3 credits)
  • POS 203: American State and Local Government (3 credits)

Declaring a Minor

Minors are available to current degree-seeking undergraduate students at the University of Maine. Minors cannot be pursued by students enrolled in a certificate program. A minor cannot be awarded unless a degree is earned.

Contact Us

Have questions about earning your degree online with UMaine? Contact Tiffany Peterson, Adult Learner Recruitment and Enrollment Specialist, at 207.581.3151 or

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Students who plan to find a job in Maine in such fields as business, government, or social services will benefit from a multidisciplinary understanding of Maine. Education majors who expect to teach in Maine’s public schools will find the Maine Studies programs useful in preparing them to teach Maine Studies, a course mandated by the State of Maine through LD291.

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