Social and Behavioral Sciences — Integrative Professional Studies | Online

Program Type
Undergraduate Degree Completion
Bachelor of Art (BA)
Mode of Study

Complete your bachelor’s degree online

Our online degree completion program is designed for students who have finished several years of college and earned at least 75 undergraduate credits, including:

  • Students transferring to USM
  • Former USM students who have been away for at least 2 years
  • Those with an associate degree in an allied human services or social/behavioral health field
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E-tuition & fees

Costs include tuition, fees, & other costs such as books.
All students receive our
e-tuition rate.
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Financial aid

On average, 92% of enrolled students who file a FAFSA receive an offer. 91% of offers include scholarships, grants, waiver, and/or work-study. Explore aid

Program duration

Study at a pace that works for your schedule. Save time with our flexible options. Explore options


Degree completion track. SAT & ACT scores optional. Year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines

Program highlights

  • Balance your schedule while completing your degree: Our fully online program allows you to complete coursework from wherever you are.
  • Save money with affordable tuition: Online students receive our e-tuition rate.
  • Accelerate your degree progress by transferring in at least 75 prior college credits
  • Gain academic credit for skills and knowledge you’ve already acquired through work, community service, or life experience.
  • Prepare for a career in the human services field, in industries such as behavioral health, mental health, social services, law and public policy, child and youth services, and education.
  • Build your professional network through our longstanding community partnerships.
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Meaningful career options

Prepare for a career in advocating for social change. Our program provides an excellent foundation for roles shaping individual lives and social structures, in industries such as behavioral health, mental health, law, public policy, public health, education, and leadership.

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Networking opportunities

You’ll establish connections and gain hands-on experience through an internship that aligns with your career goals. Our partner organizations value their relationship with the University and many students are later hired by their internship sites.

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Versatile, accomplished faculty

Each of our full-time faculty members brings diverse individual experiences, socio-cultural backgrounds, and intellectual traditions within the fields of anthropology, psychology, social work, and related fields

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Looking ahead to graduate school?

Save you time and money in earning your graduate degree. We offer Accelerated Graduate Pathways to our master’s programs in Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Special Education, and Social Work; and the University of Maine School of Law. Pathways require graduate-level courses, which may be held in person.

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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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Get credit for what you've learned

Gain academic credit for skills and knowledge you've acquired. We offer qualified students exams, reviews of professional credentials, and an academic portfolio process, all of which can save you time and money as you earn your degree.

How does it work?
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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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Online student support

Maintain a flexible schedule while earning your degree. Our online students receive the same superior support as those who study on campus, including one-on-one career advising, video meetings with tutors and writing assistants, and technology assistance.

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Welcoming adult learners

We understand the demands of completing your degree while maintaining your work schedule and life responsibilities. Here, you'll find flexibility and personal support to achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Next steps

Our helpful admissions counselors are here to answer your questions about the admissions process, our academic programs, and student support services. We also invite you to explore the many ways to visit campus or to engage with us through online experiences.

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