Department of Psychology

Grace Hachey and Greg Mills, 2016 Psychology Outstanding Senior - Academic Achievement Award Co-Recipients at CSTH Departmental Awards Ceremont reception.
2016 Psychology Academic Achievement Award Recipients
Maria Popescu presents research poster at Association for Psychological Science, May 2013, Washington D.C.
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Welcome to the Department of Psychology at USM!   

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior, a broad field that encompasses a variety of sub-disciplines: neurophysiology (brain sciences), cognition (information processing), perceptual processes, learning, social psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology, clinical psychology, as well as key cultural aspects of psychology. Psychology majors also master foundations of research methods and statistical analysis.

The Department of Psychology at USM offers a BA degree within the College of Science Technology and Health that can be accomplished in 4 years with full-time study.  We also offer a minor in psychology for students in other majors.  Our focus is on educating students on the fundamentals of scientific theories and research methods within the field, and preparing them for graduate level studies and professions where they can utilize the wide array of skills and knowledge that the degree confers: the ability to systematically analyze problems, use critical thinking to evaluate information, and understand human social dynamics and the ways we learn and process information.  

What jobs are available for Psychology graduates?

A recent analysis of where psychology graduates get jobs and start careers has identified over 225 different career paths that do not require further graduate studies.  Another 55 are common career directions that do require further studies after you graduate with your BA in psychology.

Visit the website below for a comprehensive description of the career opportunities for Psychology graduates and an extensive list of links to key career areas:

http://www.teachpsych.org/Resources/Documents/otrp/resources/appleby15students.docx

News & Events

UROP Poster 2016.
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Poster Symposium and Reception is coming up--February 22 - 26 in the Woodbury Campus Center Auditorium. UROP fellows will be available on Wednesday February 24th from 11:30 - 1 pm.
The Psychology Department is now offering a 21 credit minor in psychology. A minimum of 15 credits must be completed at USM.
Bruce Thompson present award by outgoing USM President Flanagan
Bruce Thompson, Associate Professor of Psychology, was presented with the Faculty Award for Undergraduate Research recently at the President's Metropolitan University Leadership Awards. He was recognized for a demonstrated commitment to fostering intellectual curiosity and discovery through collaborative undergraduate research projects that engage the students both inside and outside the classroom.