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). New England residents may qualify for tuition breaks. 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

  • Tailor the major to your interests and career goals: Choose to specialize in Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geospatial Analysis; Cultural and Natural Heritage Management; or Sustainable Cultures and Communities.
  • Gain hands-on experience through assistantships and fellowships funded by organizations like the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the Maine Space Grant Consortium.
  • Prepare for a wide range of careers in archaeology, cultural resource management, ecology, emergency management, environmental and urban planning, geology, policy, and more.
  • Study in state-of-the-art facilities, including three archaeology laboratories and three Geographic Information Systems (GIS) laboratories.
  • Present research projects at esteemed conferences — and even co-author research published in industry journals.
  • Build community and grow professionally by joining the Geography-Anthropology Student Association (GASA).
Choose from three specialization options

Applied GIS & Geospatial Analysis

This track is for students interested in developing skills in GIS, remote sensing and geospatial analysis. You’ll be prepared for roles in construction, engineering, energy, environmental & land use planning, real estate development, and surveying.

Cultural & Natural Heritage Management

This track is for students seeking roles involving the conservation, management, and sustainable development of archaeological, cultural, urban, rural and environmental resources. Graduates are prepared for consulting, planning and policy, archival work, and more.

Sustainable Cultures & Communities

This track is for students interested in developing skills for roles involving community and sustainable development, non-profit work, inter-cultural development work, and city and regional planning. You’ll graduate ready to make an immediate impact on your community.

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