Core Curriculum

For Students

For Students

Information for Students who entered USM Prior to Fall 2011

Information for Students matriculated in Lewiston Auburn College

USM Core Requirements Fall 2011 and beyond

USM’s nationally recognized Core Curriculum offers distinctively integrative, practical, and active learning experiences that will prepare you for successful citizenship in a complex and dynamic world.  The USM Core provides opportunities for you to connect your major with your Core education and build knowledge and skills throughout your academic career.  Whether you’re honing your analytical skills in your Entry Year Experience  course, exploring important questions in your Ethical Inquiry, Social Responsibility and Citizenship course, or demonstrating your accomplishments in your major Capstone course, the USM Core provides you with a world class education which will serve you well on the job, in your community, and beyond.

USM Core Diagram

USM Core Requirements and Credit Hours

USM Core Sequencing and Pre-requisites

To find the most up-to-date information on courses that satisfy USM's Core curriculum requirements, use the general education drop-down menu at the bottom of the page in Course Search in Maine Street.  All old and new Core requirements are listed in this menu. Instructions below.

How to Find a Core Course in Maine Street

USM Course Descriptions-- Catalog

When you meet with an advisor, you will fill out a tracking sheet like this one: USM Core Tracking Sheet

Transfer Students and the USM Core

For complete information on transfer credits and the Core see the Transfer quick link.

Waivers and Petitions:

In extenuating circumstances, students may petition for a waiver of a Core requirement.  See the link below for instructions.

Instructions on petitioning for a waiver or a substitution.