New Arctic Studies Program: University of Maine at Fort Kent

Date: 
14 January 2022

New Arctic Studies Program
University of Maine at Fort Kent

Fort Kent, Maine

For more information, go to:
https://www.umfk.edu/news/new-arctic-studies-minor/

For questions, contact:
Kaisa Holloway Cripps
Email: kaisa.holloway [at] maine.edu


The University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) announces the creation of a new Arctic Studies Minor within the Arts and Sciences degree programs. University of Maine at Fort Kent is located in Fort Kent, Maine.

The primary goal of the Arctic Studies minor is to make a positive and enduring difference in the world through education, research, and outreach. The minor connects undergraduate students with research and learning experiences in the University of Maine System where they can study the people, cultures, environment, governance, and contemporary issues of the Arctic and circumpolar regions in an interdisciplinary program.

There are several degree pathways that will now utilize this minor to assist students in finding their desired career. For example, a student may opt to pursue a business degree with the Arctic Studies minor to better understand how climate change is impacting trade routes in the Arctic region. Other students might wish to pursue an Environmental Studies degree with an Arctic Studies minor to examine the flora and fauna of a region. UMFK students can also benefit from a partnership with MaineLaw which provides a degree pathway toward a law degree.

For more information, go to:
https://www.umfk.edu/news/new-arctic-studies-minor/

For questions, contact:
Kaisa Holloway Cripps
Email: kaisa.holloway [at] maine.edu