Constellation LVC, LVC's general education program, prepares students for success

Connections & Immersion

Through Constellation LVC, you'll develop the skills necessary for success in the 21st century: writing, speaking, critical reading and analysis, information literacy, quantitative reasoning, intercultural competence, problem solving, and integration.

Our core curriculum features six components that provide opportunities for you to develop these skills at multiple points in the curriculum.


All freshmen at LVC participate in two First-Year Experience courses

The First-Year Experience

Participate in small, seminar-style classes on special topics and gain a foundation in the core skills essential to your success. Bond with your classmates and mentors. Participate in one course each of your first two semesters.

LVC students complete formative experiences to develop the necessary skills for success

Formative Experiences

Develop the specific skills necessary for success in the 21st century intercultural competence, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, analytical writing, and a second language.

The Connective Experience at LVC allows students to view information from a variety of perspectives

Connective Experiences

Choose a topic reflecting your interest and explore that topic from three disciplinary perspectives in the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences. You can pursue your own interests within Constellation LVC and integrate information from a variety of perspectives.

LVC students apply their skills in real life situations during immersive experiences

Immersive Experiences

Apply your learning in a real-world context, whether through an internship, directing a play, leading a service trip, writing a book, or conducting research alongside a faculty member.

LVC students create an e-portfolio that showcases their work to employers


Throughout your time at LVC, you'll collect samples of work in an ePortfolio that you'll be able to share with employers and graduate programs.