UMPI BA History Degree Plan

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BA History Degree Plan[edit]

Here is a BA History Degree plan for the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) as of approximately July of 2022. Please make sure that the suggestions are still valid before beginning to follow this plan.

Credit to DegreeForum members ss20ts, ashkir, and others for making it possible to plan alt credits for degrees at UMPI.

The alternative credit courses were handpicked using experience from previous students as to what courses will be the easiest and quickest courses to take. In places with multiple courses listed, the first course is assumed to be the fastest/easiest course to take.

Requirements for UMPI[edit]

  • 30 credits worth of courses must be completed with UMPI
  • Students must take most of the UL concentration courses at UMPI.

Tips on Order in Which to Complete Courses[edit]

Start with Unfortunately, Sophia only allows 2 courses open at one time, so do only one course at a time that has touchstones (written assignments). Once done with Sophia, do Instantcert. Finally do

How Long Will It Take To Complete This Degree Once I Finish All the Alterative Credits?[edit]

How long to complete depends on various factors such as experience, time commitment, the efficiency of studying, etc. However, considering you spend at least 20 hours a week on your studies, completing this degree could take 2-3 sessions.

How the General Education Curriculum Works[edit]

The GEC of UMPI is one of the most complex and hardest to understand of any college.

Some key things to keep in mind

  • You need at least one course to meet each objective
  • One course can meet multiple objectives
  • You need 40 unique credit hours worth of courses

Source of Credit[edit]

This degree plan was made using these sources to map out all the alternative credits.

General Education Curriculum Requirements[edit]




Units Value



Course Name Transfer Credit
1A 3 Sophia or CLEP or or UMPI

English 104: College Composition I (UMPI recommended)
1B 3 UMPI or

English 105: College Composition II (UMPI recommended)

(Grading for English Comp II in Sophia takes 2 months which is why it is not recommended)

1C 3 Sophia Communication at Work (recommended)

or Conflict Resolution

1D English Composition I (Duplicate)
2A 3 Sophia Intro to Ethics 3
2B Intro to Ethics (Duplicate)
2C English Composition II (Duplicate)
2D 3 or


Humanities 201: Critical Thinking & Analysis or

HUM 103 - Creative Decision Making

2E 3 Sophia Art History I or

Art History II

3A 3 Sophia College Algebra 3
3B College Algebra (Duplicate)
3C 3 Sophia Human Biology

(Highly recommended you take at Sophia vs UMPI)

3D 3 Sophia Environmental Science 3
3E 1 Sophia Human Biology Lab
4A (Orientation course on YourPace's learning platform is taken for no credit)
4B English Composition II (Duplicate)
4C Intro to Ethics (Duplicate)
5A 3 Sophia Introduction to Sociology 3
5B 3 Sophia US History II (recommended) or

US History I

5C 3 Sophia or

Spanish I

Note: If you are already fluent in a foreign language, you could also take an ACTFL exam. CLEPS are not recommended for beginners unless you already have at least a year of school experience in a foreign language.

5D Intro to Ethics (Duplicate) or Ancient Greek Philosophers
5E 3 Political Science 102: American Government or

Political Science 101: Intro to Political Science

Totals 40 34

History Major[edit]

Course Competency

Units Value



Course Name UMPI Credit
POS 101: American Government 3 American Government (Duplicate)
POS 211: Introduction to Political Thought 3 Political Science 101: Intro to Political Science 3
SPA 101: Elementary Spanish 1

(or take French 1)

3 Spanish I (Duplicate)
SPA-102: Elementary Spanish 2

(or take French 2)

3 Spanish 102: Intermediate Spanish 3
HTY 301: Medieval Europe 3
HTY 454: Slavery in United States 3
HTY 315: Greece, Rome, and the Early Church 3
HTY 350: U.S. Environmental History 3
HTY 400: Discovering and Interpreting Local History 3
HTY 456: Films of the Cold War 3
HTY 401: Oral History 3
HTY 115: World Civilization 1 3 CLEP or SL Western Civilization I 3
HTY 116: World Civilization 2 3 CLEP or SL Western Civilization II 3
HTY 161: U.S. History 1 3 US History I (Duplicate)
HTY 162: U.S. History 2 3 Sophia US History II 3
HTY 439: The Vietnam Wars 3 UMPI or History 108: History of the Vietnam War or

History 308: Causes and Effects of the Vietnam War

Totals 48 15

General Electives[edit]

Course Competency

Units Value



Course Name UMPI Credit
Whatever you want 32 Sophia Whatever you want

** Due to duplicates in History major, you need more electives.

Note: You can take some Sophia 1cr courses to hit the required credits exactly

Total 32 41

Total Transfer Credit[edit]

Course Competency

Units Value



Course Name UMPI


General Education Requirements 40 34
History Major 48 15
General Electives 32 41
Total 120 90

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