2016-17 Catalogs

LAC Overview

Dean: Joyce T. Gibson; Director of Finance and Administration: Pam Roy; Internship Coordinator: Sandi Croft; Administrative Specialists: Danielle Letourneau, Jodi Redmun

Professors: Roxie Black, Ike Levine, Carol Nemeroff, Steve Romanoff
Associate Professors: Paul Caron, Rose Cleary, Tara Coste, Christy Hammer, Josie LaPlante, Liz Turesky, Michelle Vazquez-Jacobus, Blake Whitaker
Assistant Professors: Dan Jenkins, Susan Noyes, Mary Anne Peabody, Mark Silber
Lecturers: Mary Anderson, Tammy Bickmore, Sarah Grinder, Gabby Petruccelli

 

Lewiston-Auburn College (LAC) has several distinguishing characteristics: interdisciplinary majors in Leadership and Organizational Studies, Natural & Applied Sciences, and Social & Behavioral Sciences; student-centered learning; a community atmosphere; and a deep commitment to meeting regional needs. 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.

Lewiston-Auburn College's interdisciplinary majors include:

  • B.A. degree in Natural and Applied Sciences
  • B.A. degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • B.S. degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies

In addition, the College offers:

  • B.A. degrees which lead to secondary teacher certification in English, Social Studies, English, and Social Studies, and Life Sciences.
  • B.S. degree in Nursing extended from USM's Portland-based School of Nursing and offered in its entirety at the Lewiston campus*

The College also offers master's degrees in:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Leadership Studies

Please visit the Office of Admissions for undergraduate and graduate application information.

*Graduation requirements for extended degree programs can be found under their respective academic colleges.

Transfer Policies

USM's Lewiston-Auburn College works with all University of Maine System campuses and Maine Community Colleges, and CMMC's Maine College of Health Professionals (MCHP) to enable students who have received associate's degrees from these institutions to continue their education toward a baccalaureate degree from the University of Southern Maine. In most cases, credits transfer directly into the baccalaureate programs.

Students matriculated into USM's baccalaureate programs will receive transfer credit for all undergraduate courses successfully completed with a grade of C- or better at another University of Maine System institution. Transfer credits also may be awarded for courses completed at other regionally accredited institutions.

It is important for students to be aware of the transfer policy that applies to their particular situations.

Undergraduate Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for graduation with a baccalaureate degree and major, students must successfully complete all of the following:

  • 120 credit hours including all Core and major requirements
  • At least 30 credit hours in 300- to 400-level USM courses offered by Lewiston-Auburn College, and have obtained a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 Per USM's residency requirement: the last 30 credits taken must be completed at USM

B.S. in Nursing

The entry-level baccalaureate program in nursing is offered at Lewiston-Auburn College through the USM School of Nursing. Students admitted to this program at LAC will be able to complete all their coursework in Lewiston. The program is open to traditional first-year students and to adult learners. Full- and part-time options are available. For more information about this program, contact (207) 753-6624. Refer also to the School of Nursing section of this catalog for specific program information.

RN to B.S. Option

In recognition of the need for many registered nurses to earn a baccalaureate degree, the School of Nursing and offers the RN to B.S. option at LAC. All courses required in this program are offered at LAC, and most classes meet once a week. Most students are part-time. For more information about this program, contact (207) 753-6624. Refer also to the School of Nursing section of this catalog for specific program information.

Graduation requirements for extended degree programs can be found under their respective academic colleges.

MOT 4+1 Option

Students may complete their undergraduate and graduate education in five (5) years by selecting this option. Students (WHO IDENTIFY AS MOT 4+1 AND) who are matriculated into LAC's Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural and Applied Sciences, or Gorham's Health Science undergraduate programs must apply to the MOT program in the fall of their junior year. They must complete the following by August of the year they plan to enter the program:

  • USM Core curriculum requirements;
  • Academic major requirements; and
  • MOT prerequisite requirements.

Please refer to the graduate catalog for more information.