Core Curriculum

USM’s nationally recognized Core Curriculum--preparing you for successful citizenship in a complex and dynamic world.
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Overview of USM Core Requirements

You understand why you need to select and complete a major, but do you also know why your Core education matters?  See below for answers to questions like

Why Do I Have to Take This Course?

     Read the excerpt here.  Call 780-4755 if you'd like a copy of the full brochure

Why Does a Liberal Education Matter?

      How a Liberal Arts Degree Pays Off (Bangor Daily News editorial)

      Who Will Defend Academic Values? (Free Press editorial)

What Do Employers Say?

     The Top 10