The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHS) is the public liberal arts college of Maine’s cultural and professional center. We offer our diverse community of learners a high quality, affordable education with opportunities for engaged research, scholarship, and creative activity under the mentorship of a distinguished faculty. Our strong liberal and fine arts programs provide the heart and soul of the undergraduate experience at the University of Southern Maine. 

News & Events

USM Scaling Up To Local conference
Mayor of Portland Michael Brennan delivered a keynote address about his Initiative for a Healthy and Sustainable Food System, which is asking that Portland’s public schools, universities, and hospitals, source up to 50% of their food locally.
I Learn America
The documentary follows five immigrant teenagers for one year as they attend public high school in Brooklyn, N.Y.
See what the visual and performing arts at USM have going on in the month of February!

Portland Children's Film Festival: I Learn America

I Learn America

USM will host internationally award-winning filmmaker Jean-Michel Dissard for a screening of his most recent film, I Learn America, on Wednesday, March 25.

550 Portland public school students will see the film and participate in a Q & A session with Dissard and one of the immigrant students featured in the film.

The film screening is part of the 4th annual Portland Children's Film Festival.

USM Scholarships

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USM offers scholarships to in-state and out-of-state first year students, continuing undergraduates, transfer students, graduate students and adults completing their degrees.