"UNE offers a lot of hands-on experience. Professors want you to do more than one internship if you can because they want you to have the hands-on experience while you’re in school to figure out exactly what you’re interested in. For my first internship, I worked at Runs With Wolves Sanctuary in Maine. UNE has a great relationship with them and sends students each semester to work hands-on with rescue wolves. That was really fun for me because I knew that I wanted to work with dogs, but it was also in a rescue-setting, which taught me a lot." — Bailey Sullivan '17
"I got really involved with Outing Club my second semester of my first year. I started our first annual spring break trip, which was really exciting, and it was super successful. We went out to Utah to Zion National Park. We got camped right outside of the park. There were two days that we hiked Angels Landing, which was incredible. Then we did Observation Point, which is an 8-mile roundtrip hike that’s really unexplainably pretty. It was a really good bonding experience. Those are the people who are still involved in Outing Club now and who are some of my closest friends." — Megan DeMorris '20
"It's a very good choice to come to UNE. I would probably advise someone to take their time here because four years passes by so quickly. Each year just went quicker and quicker. Because of that, I recommend not waiting to start anything. Once you get here, join clubs immediately. I thought I would just do it later on, but time moves so fast. I could have done more with clubs and met more people if I had been involved from the beginning." — Mackenzie Deveau ‘19
Clubs and Organizations
As a student in any major in our Department of Psychology, you have the opportunity to participate in different student organizations specifically geared toward people with a passion similar to your own including the Undergraduate Neuroscience Club, Psychology Club, and Animal Behavior Club. Your time at UNE also includes valuable experiences outside the academic setting, with more than 90 student clubs — ranging from outdoor recreation to our student newspaper to a student theater company — allow you to interact with other students and faculty members in the ways that matter most to you.
Founded in 1929, PSI CHI is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and an affiliate of both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS).
With the stated mission of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship in the science of psychology, PSI CHI has grown to become one of the largest and most successful honor societies in the world with more than 1,100 chapters and 537,000 members. UNE's chapter was formed in 2010.
To be eligible for membership in PSI CHI, you must:
- Be a major or minor in UNE's Department of Psychology
- Be at least a second-semester sophomore
- Have completed 9 semester hours of psychology and/or neuroscience courses
- Rank in the top 35 percent of your class in general scholarship
- Possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in both psychology and neuroscience classes and cumulatively
- Maintain a high standard of personal behavior
APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowship
The intent of the Junior Scientist Fellowship is two-fold: to provide funding for a first-year or second-year graduate-level project and to provide constructive feedback to select applicants to increase their chances of achieving success on future National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship applications.
The primary intent is to recognize outstanding research-oriented students who are entering their first year (or the first semester of their second year) of graduate study and to help them get their research off the ground. Graduate students from research-based psychology and neuroscience programs are eligible to apply.
The second intent of this fellowship is to provide written feedback to select applicants. Many students apply for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship without ever having applied for a research fellowship. By providing feedback to select applicants, this program encourages them to strengthen their NSF graduate fellowship applications.
Funds for this $1,000 fellowship must be used to support direct research costs. These funds can be used to pay participants, purchase essential equipment or software, acquire books or instructional manuals critical to one's line of research, pay fees to publish in open-access journals, or for any other direct research cost. The funds cannot be used for indirect costs such as travel, personal computers, or class textbooks. The funds can be used for any direct research costs in a student's first year (or in the second year, if submitting in the summer prior to one's second year) of graduate school and do not need to be limited to the research discussed in the Research Essay.
Special APS Membership Offer for PSI CHI Student Members
The Association for Psychological Science is offering a reduced APS Students Membership rate for PSI CHI student members. Membership includes subscriptions to four APS journals, discount rates for the APS annual convention, and other benefits. This offer is good for new memberships only. To take advantage of this offer, use the PSI CHI promotional code PSCH at www.psychologicalscience.org/join.
The Human Nature Project
The Human Nature Project is a UNE initiative to foster research and education into the interdisciplinary nexus of cognitive science and evolutionary studies. Cognitive science studies the mind and its processes. Evolutionary psychology aims to understand the human mind and behavior in the context of its biological origins. The Human Nature Project provides a platform for sustained dialog between these disciplines.
The mission of the Intramural Sports program is to provide fun and safe activities for the UNE community for the purpose of promoting growth and development, positive interpersonal relationships, and healthy lifestyles. The UNE Intramural Sports program offers all undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, faculty, and professional staff 22+ opportunities to engage in a wide variety of recreational activities. These activities are open to men and women and include both team and individual sport activities.
Research experience is as critical a component of a well-rounded degree and provides you with skills that benefit you long after graduation. No matter what your major is within the Department of Psychology, you can participate in undergraduate research projects that engage you in the process of creating new knowledge in your field. This exposure to the hands-on creation and application of knowledge prepares you for success in careers and graduate study and as responsible citizens.
of our undergraduates participate in clinical rotation, fieldwork, or internships
of our undergraduates participate in faculty research