May 22, 2024  
2021-22 UMM Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-22 UMM Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology & Community Studies


Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: BEH 450

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Service Learning and Writing Intensive in Major: SSC 420

Residency requirement:  Must complete at least 30 credits through UMM, at least 12 of which must be in their major and 9 of these 12 must be upper level (300 level or above). 

The Psychology & Community Studies major is an interdisciplinary, community-engaged program, drawing from anthropology, psychology, sociology, community studies, economics, natural sciences, the arts, and humanities.  In exploring the cultural heritage and issues affecting the human communities of Downeast Maine, students obtain a place-based, service-oriented education where they learn how to understand, manage, and promote change - change in their lives, change in society, and global change. 

Career Options

The Psychology & Community Studies major can prepare the student for a career in human services, research, social work, health sciences, advertising, marketing, personnel and business management, public administration, case management, advocacy, conflict mediation, alcohol and substance use counseling, social work and a variety of entry-level positions in service agencies. Career prospects for graduates in Psychology & Community Studies are further enhanced because the human and social service field continues to be a growing one.

Students can enter some positions with a bachelor’s degree, whereas other positions require graduate or professional training. The Psychology & Community Studies faculty is committed to assisting students in planning a program of study that meets their career objectives.

General Requirements

To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 120 credits and achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00.  Students must meet all University Core Requirements  in addition to program and concentration requirements.  The University Core requirements may be met in part by certain Psychology & Community Studies program requirements. For example, the Global Perspectives core requirement is completed in this manner.