The UMF Psychology Program embraces a vision of psychology as a humanistic enterprise that facilitates personal development as well as responsible citizenship in a global community. A diverse curriculum and an eclectic faculty offer opportunities to explore a broad range of issues in the field of psychology. The UMF Psychology Program provides an educational environment in which students develop an appreciation of basic and applied psychology as a collective endeavor and can explore issues of personal interest. For a full description, visit the UMF catalog (2023-2024).

How do I explore 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 PSY 225 Child & Adolescent Development
  • 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?

Case Manager, Counselor (LCPC), Clinical Psychologist, School Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor, Psychological Researcher, Nurse Practitioner, Lawyer/Guardian ad Litem, Juvenile Prosecutor,  Associate Professor of Psychology, Planning Specialist for Head Start, Guidance Counselor, Director of Residence Life and Student Involvement at SMCC, Social Media Coach, Career Counselor, Academic Advisor, Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Behavior Analyst, Consumer Products Strategies Analyst, Behavioral Health Professional, Children’s Case Manager, Technical Recruiter, Family Service Advocate, Life Skills Coach, Social Worker, Crisis Worker, Medical Social Worker for Hospice Program, Residential Support Worker, Movement Therapist, Assistant Director of Operations at St. Joseph’s College, Aging and Disability Resource Center Manager at SeniorsPlus, and others.

Which minors are recommended with this major? 

UMF has minors in Rehabilitation, Health & Medicine, Pre-Professional Health, and many other choices. Majors related to Psychology include Health Promotion & Wellness and Rehabilitation Services. Read more about majors and minors.

Three accelerated 3 plus 2 programs are available – a Psychology Counseling program, a Rehabilitation Services Counseling program, and a Social Work program. Students complete a Bachelor’s Degree at UMF in 3 years followed by a Master’s Degree at USM in 2 years. A different application process is required. For more information on these programs, please contact Dr. Karol Maybury.

How do I declare this major?

Contact Dr. Karol Maybury or the Chairperson, Dr. Chris Magri 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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