Lewiston-Auburn College (LAC) at the University of Southern Maine, is a leader in interdisciplinary education, integrating the liberal arts with workplace and community. Our mission is to engage and graduate students through a transformational educational experience—preparing them to be creative critical thinkers, strong and effective communicators, and informed stewards of the world.
Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students in a transformative process in which self-awareness, content knowledge, relevant skills, and career development are merged in such a way that lifelong success and learning are intentional and expected.
The curriculum is marked by integration not only among the various disciplines within the liberal arts, but also between the liberal arts and the professional concentrations, between professional concentrations and the workplace, and between the College and the community. The faculty is dedicated to learning as a shared experience between students and faculty. The interdisciplinary focus combines communication, teamwork, writing, fieldwork, critical thinking, civic engagement, and leadership; and uses service learning, career seminars, and internships to help students apply, synthesize, and integrate their learning.