Core Curriculum

Advanced Electives: Thematic Cluster, Minor, Second Major, or Certificate

The Core Curriculum provides all students with the opportunity for exploration outside their major subject area.  Students complete 9 credits of advanced Core Electives to satisfy this requirement. 

Students completing Core Electives must select courses at the 200-level or above and from subject areas outside the primary subject area of the student's major.  Overlaps are not allowed between advanced electives and courses that satisfy lower division Core requirements in CE, CI, SCA, SE or QR. Courses carrying those designations are excluded from Core Electives.

Students may complete a second major, a minor, an academic certificate or a thematic cluster to satisfy their Core Electives.

Transfer courses from all disciplines at the 200-level and above are applied to this requirement.

Thematic Cluster descriptions, courses and prerequisites

USM Minors and Majors