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2023-2024 UMA Catalog 
2023-2024 UMA Catalog

Social Science, BA

Delivery Area: Online

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements:

  • Minimum 120 Credit Hours
  • Writing Intensive Course
  • Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.00
  • 30 Credit Hours of Residency Courses
  • 9 Credits of Upper-Level Major Residency Courses
  • Minimum G.P.A. in the Major: 2.00

Complete one of the following communications courses (3):

Select One of the Following Pathways/Concentrations:

Other Program Requirements (9-11 Credit Hours):

  • 3 CR
  • Complete a two-semester sequence of the same Foreign or American Sign language or a two-semester 100-level history sequence 6-8 CR

Remaining General Education Requirements (22 credits)

This section is waived for those who hold a prior bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Complete one of the following Computer Information Systems courses (3):

Complete one of the following Fine Arts electives (3):

Complete two of the following Humanities electives (6):

General Electives (33-35 Credit Hours):

  • Complete 6 credits of upper-level electives outside of the major (outside of ANT, COM, ECO, GEO, HTY, POS, PSY, SOC or SSC) 6 CR
  • Complete 9 credits of upper-level electives 9 CR
  • Complete additional general elective to reach the required 120 total credits 18-20 CR

General Education:

It is the intention of the University of Maine at Augusta that every degree graduate will be prepared to function in our society as an effective and informed citizen.  To this end, the faculty has designed a set of minimum expectations that students are expected to satisfy.  The aspirations are defined by core skills, competencies, and abilities as well as knowledge based learning experiences that are the grounds for the General Education Requirements.  To learn more, visit

Advising Note:

Students are encouraged to contact their faculty advisor and the Advising Center for academic advising and support services throughout their stay at UMA.