Geography-Anthropology/Social Studies Major — Secondary Teacher Education Track (6-12)

Program Type
Undergraduate Major
Bachelor of Art (BA)
Modes of Study
Blended;In Person

Full-time tuition

In-state: $8,640;
Out-of-state: $24,300 (per year). See details and other costs

Financial aid

Average award,
in-state: $7,300;
out-of-state: $14,500.
May include scholarships, grants, & work-study. Explore aid

Program duration

Typical completion time: 4 years. Flexible options may save time. Explore options


No fee to apply. SAT & ACT scores optional. Early action & year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines

Program Highlights

  • Benefit from our unique approach: We combine teacher preparation courses and student-teaching experience with courses in geography, anthropology, archaeology, mapping, and the environment.
  • Develop expertise in geography, anthropology, and social studies and prepare to be an engaging and resourceful social studies teacher.
  • Gain more student-teaching experience than any other Maine-based teacher preparation program.
  • Excel with academic advising and professional development — from course selection to the student-teaching internship.
  • Tailor the major to your interests: Choose to specialize in Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geospatial Analysis; Cultural and Natural Heritage Management; or Sustainable Cultures and Communities.
  • Study in state-of-the-art facilities, including three archaeology laboratories and three Geographic Information Systems (GIS) laboratories.
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Program requirements

Share your enthusiasm for social studies and education — prepare to teach middle or high school. We provide a rigorous, authentic learning experience, ensuring you graduate with a solid knowledge base in the classes you’ll teach.

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