Business Administration and Psychology are the first and second most popular undergraduate majors in the U.S., and for good reasons. By studying business, you will gain the administrative and management skills that can be applied in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Studying psychology teaches you the intellectual and personal skills necessary to understand human behavior and the human mind.  It also helps you learn how to see the world and people from different perspectives. Business Psychology majors receive the best of both disciplines and learn how to effect change in individuals, groups and organizations—as a result, enhancing human and organizational performance. For a full description, visit the UMF catalog (2023-2024).

How do I explore Business Psychology at UMF?

There are many ways to explore a major. You could:

  • Review the webpage for this major.
  • Talk to faculty members in the major. Ask about their career path.
  • Choose a class of interest and contact the faculty member to ask about going to one of the classes.
  • Talk with students in the major for insights into the courses you will take and professors who will instruct you.
  • Enroll in one of the following courses: PSY 101 General Psychology or BUS 211 Management and Organizational Behavior.
  • Get involved by joining a club or volunteer with an organization.
  • Volunteer or intern with an organization that is aligned with this major.
  • Talk with a Career Counselor.

What careers can I get with this major?

Data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and other sources. Median Salaries for positions in Maine typically fall below those of other New England states.

What jobs have UMF graduates acquired?

Marketing Assistant, Fundraising and Marketing Manager, Real Estate Appraiser, Operations Administrator, Higher Education Admissions Counselor, Research Technician, Customer Satisfaction Representative, Enrollment Analyst, Mobile Marketing Manager, Executive Recruiter, LL Bean Bootmobile Marketing Specialist, Employee Relations Specialist, and others.

Can I minor in Business, Psychology or Economics? Are there related majors at UMF?

Yes, UMF has a minor in Business, Psychology, Economics, Business Communication, and many other choices.  Majors related to Business Psychology include Business Administration, Actuarial Science, and Psychology.  Read more about majors and minors.

How do I declare this major?

Contact Dr. Wendy Harper, Roberts Learning Center, to discuss your interests. To apply to the major, complete a change of major form (available in Merrill Center or any academic office).

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