University of Southern Maine, Portland (USM)

Portland, ME

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Art/Art Studies
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Music
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Music Performance
Music Theory and Composition
Other Music


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Accounting and Finance
Business Administration and Management
Marketing/Marketing Management
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Other Business/Managerial Operations
Tourism, Travel, and Hotel Services Management

Communication & Media

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/ Media Studies


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
Mathematics Teacher Education
Multicultural Education
Music Teacher Education
Other Educational Administration and Supervision
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education

Health & Medical Services

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Environmental Health
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Medical Office Management/Administration
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions
Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions
Public Health (MPH, DPH)
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Legal Professions

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Other Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies

Life Science

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Exercise Physiology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Associates Bachelors Masters

Natural Sciences

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science
Physical Sciences

Social Sciences

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Educational Psychology
Other Geography
Other Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)
School Psychology
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Other Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Computer Science

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USM Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave University of Southern Maine, Portland 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Academics Rating

Right now I am only taking one class, but the professor is great and so are my classmates! I enjoy going to class very much and I am learning a lot! Plus even though this is not the age population I want to work with, I am leraning a lot from what has happend in the class!

USM Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Retention Rate 64%
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June, July, August, and January.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Weekend College

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Domestic Exchange Schools
  • Sea Semester
  • Other: Internship programs. Service learning.

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technology
  • Vocational Arts

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Dentistry

Faculty at University of Southern Maine, Portland

Total Faculty 673
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 15
Full-Time Professors 379
Male Faculty 324
Part-Time Professors 294
Women Faculty 349

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