Bachelor of Arts: Interdisciplinary Studies, concentration in geology/geography
The interdisciplinary Geology / Geography program at the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) combines the physical study of geology with a geographic emphasis on how space and place affect our lives.
Hands-on experience is an important part of the interdisciplinary Geology / Geography program at UMF. You'll work closely with your professors: in the classroom, in the lab, and in the field. Here, you'll work with state-of-the-art instrumentation. Our GIS laboratory features the latest Arc-Info and IDRISI software, as well as basic drawing programs, a thin-section machine, rock cutting and polishing equipment, polarizing microscopes and sedimentation analysis equipment.
The interdisciplinary Geology / Geography program at UMF will help you to develop a better understanding of geology as well as its geographic context. Here, you'll develop essential scientific skills: geologic and geographic field methods; lab procedures; computer techniques for data acquisition, manipulation, and display; and you'll learn how to design and present your original scientific research.
Our location in the foothills of the Longfellow Mountains of western Maine gives you easy access to some of the finest geological formations in the region. In fact, geologists from across the globe come here to study and explore.
Summer field study opportunities provide an even wider range of possibilities. Our students have participated in study trips to the Grand Canyon, Mount St. Helens, Yellowstone National Park, Newfoundland, even Ireland and Scotland.
UMF Geology / Geography students have done internships with the Maine Geological Survey, the Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection, the Maine Dept. of Transportation and other public and private agencies.
"Right now, I'm taking Petrology and Petrography, and Mineralogy. But I'd have to say Regional Geography was my favorite class so far. It focused a lot on cultural geography after the Asian Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. That class definitely made me look at the world a lot differently than when I first came in here."
-- Terri Groulx
From Rochester, NH
Because UMF is a liberal arts college, every student - regardless of their major - will take courses in the Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. In addition, you will also get to choose interesting classes specifically tailored to Geology / Geography such as:
|• Environmental Regulations|
|• Economic Geography|
|• Global Transformations|
|• Introduction to Petrology|
|• Cultural Geography|
|• Geospatial Information|
|• Analysis of Rural Landscapes|
|• Earth History|
|• Land Use|
|• Peoples and Environments|
For additional information about Geology / Geography at the University of Maine at Farmington, just contact the Office of Admission:
Office of Admission
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938-1994
US tel 207-778-7050
Intl. tel 00-1-207-778-7050