UNE Revitalizes Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Programs
The University of New England, a Council member, has transformed its 13 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences to become six interdisciplinary schools.
The interdisciplinary nature of the programs will allow students to take control of their course of study and create more opportunities for healthcare students. UNE plans to integrate professional medical experiences into its medical school curriculum. A new Student Advising Center will also become a hub for all student support systems and services, such as career advising and internship offices.
“As a highly innovative and nimble institution, we are always seeking to adapt to meet the needs of our students and society both now and into the future,” said UNE President James Herbert. “UNE prides itself in being student-focused, and these changes will provide students the flexibility to craft their own plans of study so they can learn the fundamental skills and habits of mind that are at the core of a college education, while pursuing their unique passions and career aspirations. The changes will also create administrative efficiencies to ensure that we can provide these high-quality student programs while minimizing costs to students and their families.”
NEC applauds UNE’s new interdisciplinary programs and efforts to best serve their students educational needs. MaineBiz reports.