Core Curriculum

Advising and Registration

Advising Announcements:

Effective spring 2015, new USM Core transfer policy for the Associate of Arts Degree

 With the exception of the capstone, and any other particular USM Core courses specifically required by the student’s major, USM Core requirements are waived for students with a completed Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Studies/Liberal Arts from a regionally accredited community or other college.  This policy does not apply to any other associate degrees.   This policy is effective beginning spring 2015.

Thematic Cluster Requirement:

The USM Core Curriculum Committee is in the process of a comprehensive review of the Thematic Cluster requirement.  To insure maximum flexibility for students during this review, students now have 3 options for completing the Cluster requirement.  Use the Thematic Cluster quick link on the right for more information.

General information about Core advising and registration:

If you have questions about USM Core advising and registration please contact your academic advisor or Student Success at 207-780-4040 or 207-780-4555.  Students matriculated in a Lewiston Auburn College major may contact LAC Student Success at 207-753-6536

For information about Core requirements prior to fall 2011, consult the appropriate catalog year in the undergraduate catalog.  See the pre fall 2011 check list and course list.

Core Advising Information

How to Find Core Courses in Maine Street (schedule)

Overview of Requirements

Advising Check List

Thematic Clusters

Department Capstones

Note regarding College Writing:

The following courses are considered equivalents meeting the same outcomes as College Writing and will not be allowed for additional credit, but instead will follow the USM Repeat Policy and count as a repeat of the previous grade: ENG 100, ENG 101, ENG 104, ESL 100, HON 100, LCC 110, LCC 111, RSP 100 and RSP 104.