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

Full-time tuition

In-state: $8,910;
Out-of-state: $26,250 (30 credit hours per year). See details and other costs

Financial aid

Average offer covers a large portion of tuition & fees.
In-state: nearly 100%;
Out-of-state: nearly 70%.
May include scholarships, grants, waiver, & work-study. Explore aid

Program duration

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


SAT & ACT scores optional. Early action & year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines

Program Highlights

  • Gain work experience and earn credits by participating in an internship with a museum, historical society, or archive.
  • Choose your focus area from topics such as American History, Women’s History, Ancient and Modern European history, and more.
  • Learn from accomplished faculty, including Fullbright recipients and distinguished professional historians.
  • Benefit from our partnerships with organizations including the Maine State Museum, Maine Historical Society, Maine Humanities Council, Greater Portland Landmarks, and Maine Women Writers Collection.
  • Study abroad for either a semester or a full year and explore history worldwide.
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Program requirements

Historical education broadens students’ perspectives because it covers people and places far removed from their own experiences. Courses explore world history, United States history, African American history, Native American history, Indigenous Peoples in the Atlantic World, the Islamic Near East, and East Asia.

A versatile degree

Become a more engaged citizen by applying historical knowledge to contemporary social issues. You’ll learn to create meaningful explanations and narratives that support a well-rounded understanding of past human activity and its impact on the world of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

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Diverse, accomplished faculty

Our faculty, comprised of professional historians and a Fullbright scholar, regularly present their work at national and international conferences and publish in journals and books.

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Looking ahead to graduate school?

Our Accelerated Graduate Pathways to the University of Maine School of Law and the UMaine History Master’s program can save you time and money in earning your graduate degree.

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Scholarship opportunities

Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.

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Next steps

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