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.
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 apply what they have learned in their psychology coursework to an understanding of this community concern.
Students must complete 44 credit hours of psychology coursework, including four required "core" psychology courses (16 credits total) and various electives (28 credits total). Specifically:
Psychology Core (16 credits)
Psychology electives: 28
At least two courses (8 cr) must be at the 300 or 400 level
Total Credits for the Major: 44
All Psychology majors are also required to take a statistics course (MAT 120M or PSY 275).
*NOTE: 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. The required courses are PSY 209, PSY 226, PSY 235, PSY 237, PSY 329 or PSY 435; and PSY 455, with a grade of B- or higher. Upon graduation from the program, the transcript will reflect MHRT/C eligible.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
One year of one foreign language at the college level or two years of one foreign language at the high school level.
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.
MINIMUM TOTAL CREDITS FOR THE DEGREE: 128