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Professional Studies Division

The Professional Studies Division is home to programs in Business and Entrepreneurial Studies, College Studies, Conservation Law, Education and Outdoor Recreation and Leadership. The Division also oversees a number of Minors and Certificates in subjects like Entrepreneurship and Wilderness Therapy  (co-offered by the Arts and Letters Division).

Contact Information

Karen Beeftink, Ph.D., Chair
Email: karen.beeftink@maine.edu
Phone: 207.255.1249

Four-year Programs

Two-year programs



The Professional Studies Division at the University of Maine at Machias offers three certificate programs, one of which is a post-baccalaureate certificate.

Certificate Programs:

Post-Baccalaureate Certificates:

Early College Career Pathways

Early College Career Pathways are a way for high school students to explore career paths while earning college credit. Pathways housed under the Professional Studies Division include:

  • Becoming a Business Professional
  • Becoming a Teacher
  • Conservation Law
  • Inclusive Early Childhood Education
  • Outdoor Leadership
  • Supporting Diverse Learners

Learn more about Early College at the University of Maine at Machias.