University of Maine at Augusta
A Member of the University of Maine System
Bachelor of Arts - LIBERAL STUDIES
( 121-122 credit hours)
Name: ________________________ Soc Sec #: ________________________ Date: ________________________
This sheet is intended to be informational only.
Students must consult with an academic advisor prior to registration
In effect for students admitted to Fall 2008

All required placement examinations and/or academic assessments must be completed prior to any course registration. To ensure that students have the best possible opportunity to succeed in their major, students testing into developmental coursework are advised to complete the recommended courses within the first semesters of attendance.
Please check the following boxes to determine if basic requirements have been met at the following levels. OXX stands for the course number. Please fill this in if course(s) are completed or required.
Recommended Course(s)


Not Required  

 ENGLISH  OXX  _______  _______  _______  _______
 READING OXX _______  _______  _______  _______
 MATH  OXX     _______  _______  _______  _______

Minor: ______________________________________________________________

Students pursuing a BA in Liberal Studies must complete an area of specialization consisting of at least 18 credits.  Students may complete a pre-existing minor or create their own minor in consultation with a Liberal Studies advisor.

You must complete the following as requirements for your degree: All UMA students are required to take at least one writing intensive course. Writing intensive courses are marked with a W. Additional courses may also meet this requirement. Check with your academic advisor. 

  COMMUNICATION (3 credit hours)  Choose one of the following:
       _______________  COM 101: Public Speaking
       _______________  COM 102: Interpersonal Communications
       _______________  COM 104: Communication in Groups and Organizations
       _______________  COM 106: Oral Communication of Literature
  ENGLISH (6 credit hours)
       _______________  ENG 101: College Writing
       _______________  ENG 102W: Introduction to Literature
  DIVERSE TIMES AND CULTURES (6-8 credit hours) 
Choose a two semesters sequence of the American Sign Language or a foreign language
       _______________    _______________
Complete one sequence in:
       _______________  HTY  103: United States History I
       _______________  HTY  104: United States History II
       _______________  HTY  105: History of World Civilization I
       _______________  HTY  106: History of World Civilization II
  FINE ARTS (6 credit hours)
       _______________  XXX xxx: any studio art, music, theater or dance performance course
and choose one of the following:
       _______________  ARH 105: History of Art and Architecture I
       _______________  ARH 106: History of Art and Architecture II
       _______________  ART 211: Art Theory
       _______________  INT  129: Understanding the Arts
       _______________  MUS 123: Understanding Music
       _______________  MUS 333: History and Literature of Music I
       _______________  MUS 334: History and Literature of Music II
  HUMANITIES (3 credit hours) Choose one of the following:
       _______________  ARH xxx: any art history course
       _______________  ART 211: Art Theory
       _______________  DRA 101: Introduction to Theatre
       _______________  DRA 265: The American Movie
       _______________  DRA 280: Introduction to Films
       _______________  ENG xxx: any literature course above ENG 102W
       _______________  HTY xxx: any history course
       _______________  HUM xxx: any humanities course
       _______________  MUS 110: Popular Music
       _______________  MUS 117: The Dream Machine: A History of Rock and Roll
       _______________  MUS 123: Understanding Music
       _______________  MUS 124: Music of the Twentieth Century
       _______________  MUS 131: Survey of Jazz and Contemporary Music
       _______________  MUS 160: World Music
       _______________  MUS 180: Women and Music
       _______________  MUS 223: Music of the United States
       _______________  MUS 333: History and Literature of Music I
       _______________  MUS 334: History and Literature of Music II
       _______________  PHI xxx: any philosophy course
       _______________  POS 390: Survey of Political Theory
       _______________  WST 101W: Introduction to Women's Studies
  MATHEMATICS AND RESEARCH (6 credit hours) 
       _______________  MAT 1XX: any 100 level mathematics course or higher
      _______________  SSC 320: Research Methods in Social Science (prerequisite MAT 100)
  SCIENCE/COMPUTER SCIENCE (7-8 credit hours) 
       _______________  XXX xxx: any laboratory science, descriptive science, or computer science course
       _______________  XXX xxx: any laboratory science course
  SOCIAL SCIENCE (6 credit hours) Choose two of the following from two different disciplines:
       _______________  ANT 101: Introduction to Anthropology
       _______________  ANT 102: Cultural Anthropology
       _______________  ECO 100: Introduction to Economics
       _______________  ECO 201: Principles of Economics I (Macroeconomics)
       _______________  ECO 202: Principles of Economics II (Microeconomics)
       _______________  GEO 101: Introduction to Geography
       _______________  POS 101: American Government
       _______________  POS 102: Introduction to Politics in Government
       _______________  PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology
       _______________  SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology 
       _______________  SOC 201: Social Problems
  MINOR - Each student must complete a minor of 18-21 credit hours*
  UPPER LEVEL REQUIREMENTS (42 credit hours) Must be 300 or 400 level
       _______________       _______________      _______________        _______________
       _______________       _______________      _______________        _______________
       _______________       _______________      _______________        _______________
     _______________     _______________    
  GENERAL ELECTIVES (33-36 credit hours)
     Number of elective credits needed for the B.A. in Liberal Studies will vary by individual student. The credits will help fulfill the 121 credit hour total.
       _______________       _______________      _______________        _______________
       _______________       _______________      _______________        _______________
       _______________       _______________      _______________        _______________


  • Students should meet with their faculty advisor to verify readiness for graduation prior to submitting a graduation card.

  • General Core and upper level major requirements may also fulfill requirements in minor, certificate, or concentration. Please select courses accordingly.

  • A cumulative average of at least 2.0

  • Students are required to declare a minor.

  • Students must satisfy UMA's residency requirement for the degree, or be given a waiver from the appropriate dean(s).

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

*Minors at UMA

Liberal Studies students must complete a minor consisting of at least 18.  Checksheets for UMA minors can be found in Admissions, Advising, and the appropriate college offices.


                                            Accounting                                                                       Information & Library Services
                                            Addiction Studies                                                             Justice Studies
                                            Art                                                                                   Mathematics
                                            Behavioral Science                                                           Photography
                                            Business Administration                                                  Political Science
                                            Early Childhood Services                                                 Public Administration
                                            English                                                                            Small Business Management
                                            Financial Services                                                           Women's Studies
                                            Geriatric Human Services

 Students majoring in the BA in Liberal Studies who wish to create their own minor must meet with an advisor to approve their program and sign a self-designed minor form. A minor consists of an area of specialization of at least 18 credits and must have a minimum of 6 upper-level credits.