BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY


Business Administration & Management and Psychology are the first and second most popular undergraduate majors in the U.S., and for good reasons. By studying business, you will gain the administrative and management skills that can be applied in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Studying psychology teaches you the intellectual and personal skills necessary to understand human behavior and the human mind.  It also helps you learn how to see the world and people from different perspectives. Business Psychology majors receive the best of both disciplines and learn how to effect change in individuals, groups and organizations—as a result, enhancing human and organizational performance. For a full description, visit the UMF catalog.


How do I explore Business Psychology at UMF?

There are many ways to explore a major. You could:

  • Review the webpage for this major.
  • Talk to faculty members in the major. Ask about their career path.
  • Sit in on a class in this major. Choose a class of interest and contact the faculty member to find out which day might be best to drop in on. If you have access to myCampus, click here to go to Schedule Planner to view classes.
  • Talk with upperclass students in the major. They can give you insights into the courses you will take and professors who will instruct you. Just remember, their reasons for liking a major may be different from your own. Ask your advisor, your CA or other UMF staff to help you find someone in the major.
  • Enroll in one of the following courses:
    • ECO 101S Principles of Macroeconomics
    • ECO 102S Principles of Microeconomics
    • PSY 101S General Psychology
    • MAT 120M  Introductory Statistics
  • Get involved with a Club & Organization related to the major (for example, Rotaract or Psychological Wednesday Society).
  • Volunteer or intern with an organization that is aligned with this major. Contact Joe Austin at The Partnership for Civic Advancement, or Career Counselors Stephen Davis or Cyndi McShane to discuss opportunities.
  • Try a Job Shadow or Informational Interview. Contact Stephen Davis or Cyndi McShane for more information.
  • Make an appointment to talk to a Career Counselor (Steve or Cyndi) or Academic Advisor (Lori Soucie) about the major.

What can I do with this major?

Learn more about the major using this resource maintained by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington: http://www.uncw.edu/career/WhatCanIDoWithaMajorIn.html

Can I minor in Business, Psychology or Economics? Are there related majors at UMF?

Yes! UMF has a minor in Business, Psychology, Economics, and many other choices.  Click here for more information. Majors related to Business Psychology include Business Economics and Psychology.

What kind of jobs have UMF graduates obtained with this major?

Marketing Assistant, Fundraising and Marketing Manager, Real Estate Appraiser, Operations Administrator, Higher Education Admissions Counselor, Research Technician, Customer Satisfaction Representative, Enrollment Analyst, Mobile Marketing Manager, Executive Recruiter, LL Bean Bootmobile Marketing Specialist, Employee Relations Specialist, and others.

What other career paths can I pursue?

Other career paths include Industrial Psychologist, Human Resource Manager, Business Intelligence Analyst, Career Counselor, Health & Safety Engineer, Business Owner, and many more. Talking to faculty in the major or a career counselor can provide you with more information about a variety of career paths associated with this major.

How Do I declare this major?

The first step is to communicate with one of the contact people for this major: Dr. Waleck Dalpour, Roberts Learning Center, dalpour@maine.edu, 207-778-7441 or Dr. John Messier, Roberts Learning Center, john.messier@maine.edu, 207-778-8172.

To apply to the major, complete a change of major form (available in Merrill Center or any academic office). A C- or higher is required in all BUS and ECO courses.


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