Program Type
Undergraduate Major
Bachelor of Art (BA)
Modes of Study
Blended;In Person

Full-time tuition

In-state: $8,910;
Out-of-state: $26,250 (30 credit hours per year). See details and other costs

Financial aid

Average offer covers a large portion of tuition & fees.
In-state: nearly 100%;
Out-of-state: nearly 70%.
May include scholarships, grants, waiver, & work-study. Explore aid

Program duration

Typical completion time: 4 years. Flexible options may save time. Explore options


SAT & ACT scores optional. Early action & year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines

Program Highlights

  • Focus on the fundamental principles of psychology, psychological research, and how psychological knowledge is acquired.
  • Collaborate with faculty members as research assistants — and earn elective credit.
  • Gain hands-on experience in your specific field of interest by choosing an internship from among 3 dozen community partners in the greater Portland area.
  • Present research posters at state, regional, and national psychology conventions — and even co-author research published in psychology journals.
  • Participate in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), where you can apply for funding to launch your own research.
  • Spend a semester abroad at one of our exchange universities.
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Program requirements

Explore the principles of behavior through courses that focus on psychology of the lifespan, social and abnormal psychology, theories of personality, psychology of learning, cognitive processes, sensation and perception, physiological psychology, and the history and systems of psychology.

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Career opportunities

Our program will prepare you for a career in a wide range of business and non-profit organizations, as well as graduate school in the areas of psychology, counseling, social work, public health, medicine, and law.

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Diverse, accomplished faculty

Each of our full-time faculty members represent a unique specialization within the field of psychology, including health psychology, community and cultural psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, and biological psychology.

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Scholarship opportunities

Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.

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Considering transferring to USM?

We welcome students who are transferring from another four-year university or community college. Our knowledgeable Admissions Counselors will help you to navigate the admissions and credit-transfer process.

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Next steps

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