The University emphasizes professional programs and a balanced curriculum that promotes a strong foundation in the arts and sciences. Undergraduate study includes a variety of majors leading to baccalaureate degrees in teacher education, career and professional fields, health and human services, arts and sciences, and the natural environment. Other opportunities include associate degrees, articulated transfer arrangements with campuses of the University of Maine System, non-degree certificates, and continuing education for practicing professionals.
The University affirms, as central to its mission, commitment to the following ideals:
- close student, faculty, and staff interaction in support of intellectual growth and personal development
- diversities of culture, age, and nationality among both students & staff
- public service which promotes the well-being of the State's citizenry
- a global consciousness