Tackling Societal Challenges With Science
Take on the world’s most urgent challenges with the tools of science. From the rapid deployment of COVID vaccines to grappling with pressing issues like climate change, science is increasingly on the front lines — and in the headlines. UNE’s institutional history is deeply entwined with the sciences — from the biosciences and chemistry courses that provide the foundation for our graduate health professions programs to our groundbreaking neuroscience and marine science research centers, to newer majors related to data science, health informatics, and more.
Unparalleled Hands-On Student Research Opportunities
At UNE, we take pride in offering unprecedented opportunities for students to engage in faculty-led research, even as undergraduates. Our labs conduct ground-breaking research in areas like neuroscience and pharmaceutical development, and do exhilarating fieldwork from the hills of Vermont to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
UNE has an “R2” Carnegie classification (“High Research Activity”) and is home to nine centers and institutes that promote research in a wide range of fascinating areas (including neuroscience, the North Atlantic, public health, aging, and collaborative education).
There’s no better way to gain hands-on experience and to enrich your education.
number of undergraduate students who have given presentations at regional and national conferences during the last six years
percentage of UNE seniors who have worked with faculty on research projects, compared with 23% at all colleges surveyed by the NSSE
Fighting Climate Change
Improving Health through Science
Combating Antibiotic Resistance
Imagine yourself working on research that supports the health of people and communities. In programs spanning from Chemistry to Neuroscience, UNE students have immersive learning experiences that prepare them to find solutions for real-world challenges. Our leading degree programs in biological, physical, and health sciences position you for a rewarding career in research, education, entrepreneurship, and beyond.
A Campus By the Sea
Our marine science programs attract a lot of attention, and with good reason: our shoreline location — where the mouth of the Saco River meets the Gulf of Maine (the fastest warming body of ocean water in the world) — makes UNE an ideal spot for studying a variety of marine environments and species.
As an environmental science major, you can examine the ecology of the tidal marshes in our own backyard. Biddeford Pool is the largest tidal pool in Maine and is great for observing coastal wildlife.
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Undergraduate Science Programs
- Animal Behavior
- Applied Mathematics
- Aquaculture, Aquarium Sciences, and Aquaponics
- Biological Sciences
- Data Science
- Environmental Science
- Laboratory Science
- Marine Affairs
- Marine Sciences (Marine Biology Track)
- Marine Sciences (Oceanography Track)
- Political Science