Apr 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology, B.A.

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An intentionally supportive community of engaged learners, the UMF Psychology Program provides an educational environment rooted in the Humanistic tradition. Students develop an appreciation of basic and applied psychology and explore issues of personal interest.

We are committed to students’ personal growth and their development as social scientists, scholars, and practitioners. Through teaching excellence, community engagement, and individual mentoring, we strive to provide the next generation of psychology professionals with a worldview that emphasizes respect for human diversity and ethical practices in psychology. A flexible program and exposure to faculty members with a range of perspectives provide students with a solid grounding in psychological theories, preparing them to engage in a changing world with empathy and skill.


Total Major Requirements 42 Credits

Psychology Electives: 27 Credits

27 credits of psychology electives, at least three classes (9 credits) at the 300-level or above

Additional Requirements:

All Psychology majors are also required to take a statistics course (MAT 120  or PSY 275 ).


Students majoring in Psychology may elect to include coursework to become eligible for Maine state certification as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician (MHRT/C).  Eligibility is based on specific coursework and completion of the BS in Psychology. 

Required Courses

Other Requirements

General Education Requirements

For specific information about general education requirements and expectations, see the General Education Requirements  in the Academic Programs section of this catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Completion of at least 120 credits and all requirements for this specific program, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.000.

Minimum Total Credits for The Degree: 120

Learning Goals and Assessment Criteria

Learning Goals:

  • Facilitating an understanding of psychological theory and research.
  • Fostering students’ personal and professional development.
  • Preparing students to serve as responsible citizens in a global community.

Learning Outcomes:

Theory and Research

  • Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Students will be able to discuss the relevance of at least three major theoretical paradigms to an issue of significant concern to individuals or communities.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the application of both quantitative and qualitative methods to an issue of significant concern to individuals or communities.

Personal and Professional Development

  • Students will be able to articulate a vision of psychology that represents a personal synthesis of material that they have explored.
  • Students will be able to articulate a clear and plausible career narrative that illuminates the potential relevance of their experiences in the psychology program to post-graduate professional development.

Responsible Citizenship in a Global Community

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of at least one issue of significant community concern.
  • Students will be able to generate intervention strategies regarding this community concern.

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