USM REGULATORY ETHICS MINOR
The Regulatory Ethics minor and certificate program can be pursued in conjunction with a bachelor's degree program at USM or independently. These educational opportunities present an interdisciplinary approach to understanding regulation, an enterprise that cuts across a wide array of domains ranging from health and social services, to education, business, energy, environment, and more.
The minor and certificate programs provide an understanding of the sociocultural bases of the need to regulate and the relationship between regulation and ethics, as well as the psychological processes that impact policy-making and drive reactions to regulation. Students will gain an overview of the social underpinnings and structure of regulation; become; become familiar with where to find relevant information and how to navigate through it; and understand when to call in legal expertise.
They will select a specific regulatory domain to learn about in depth, and complete a supervised internship experience. Navigating regulations is a highly desirable skill in our complex society.
Mentoring can be an important element of creating an ethical and compliant organizational culture. We provided mentorship training opportunities designed to help:
MeRTEC offers experiential learning experiences through the University of Southern Maine, University of Maine Law, and University of Maine. These experiences are designed to connect and engage students with local business, government agencies and international partners who are navigating regulatory compliance.
Through these learning experiences, MeRTEC's goal is to inspire a new generation to join our region's regulatory compliance workforce. University of Maine students will directly impact the community by working in health and social services, education, business, energy, and environmental organizations.