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B.Sc (Hons) in Applied Psychology

Program Overview

Duration: 4 years, 8 semesters

Credits: 130

Career Paths: Psychological research units and organizations, hospitals, private clinics, educational institutions, armed forces (educational and medical core), counseling and guidance centers, selection boards, research organizations, civil services, business enterprises, advertising and marketing agencies, industries, social welfare agencies, reformatories, NGOs and institutions for individuals with special needs.

  • Program Description

    The eight-semester (four-year) B.Sc. (Hons.) in Applied Psychology is a large and popular program within the Institute of Psychology. It is designed to be equated with the curriculum being taught at leading international universities. The program includes in-depth supervised training in Applied Psychology, Research and Practice. The degree aims to provide a thorough grounding in the theories, methods and debates in Psychology. It further aims to develop the ability to analyze and evaluate psychological concepts and theories using both quantitative and qualitative data.

    Students can specialize in the areas of Clinical, Organizational, Counseling, Developmental and School Psychology. The collaboration of psychiatric units at teaching hospitals and other educational and business organizations in the private and public sectors is utilized to achieve this goal.

  • Admission Requirement

    To be eligible for admission in the undergraduate programs, a candidate must have an intermediate certificate [FA/F.Sc.] from a recognized institute of higher education in Pakistan with a minimum placement in the 2nd division [50% marks] or three A-Levels with an average grade of C from either a foreign or local recognized educational system. In addition to this, a written test followed by an interview will be taken in order to qualify for admission.

  • Courses

    • Year I Semester I

      Course Code Course Credit Hrs
      PSY 101 Introduction to Perspectives in Psychology 3
      PSY 110 Psychosocial Influences on Behavior 3
      PSY 115 Cognition: Sensation, Perception and Emotion 3
      PSY 135 Exercises in Psychological Investigation 2
      ELU 101 Communication Skills I 3
      PSY 100 Introduction to Computers Mandatory 2
      SLA 102 Pakistan Studies Mandatory 1.5
        *One Elective Course  
        Total 17.5
    • Year I Semester II

      Course Code Course Credit Hrs
      PSY 105 Biological Basis of Behavior 3
      PSY 120 Statistics in Psychology 4 (3-1)**
      PSY 125 Cognition: Learning, Memory and Intelligence 3
      PSYM 102 Islamic Studies Mandatory 1.5
        *One Elective Course 3
        Total 14.5
    • Year II Semester III

      Course Code Course Credit Hrs
      PSY 411-A Gender Psychology 3
      PSY 205 Child Psychopathology 3
      PSY 263 Developmental Psychology 3
      ELU 102 Communication Skills II 3
        *One Elective Course 3
        *One Elective Course 3
        Total 18
    • Year II Semester IV

      Course Code Course Credit Hrs
      PSY 220 Psychometrics 4 (3-1)**
      PSY 225 Adult Psychopathology 3
      PSY 230 Applied Statistics 4 (3-1)**
      PSY 235 Social Cognition 3
        *One Elective Course 3
        Total 17
    • Year III Semester V

      Course Code Course Credit Hrs
      PSY 356 Forensic Psychology 3
      PSY 315 Therapeutic Interventions in Clinical Psychology 4 (3-1)**
      PSY 405 Human Resource Management 3
      PSY 201 Research Methodologies and Application 3
        *One Elective Course 3
        Total 16
    • Year III Semester VI

      Course Code Course Credit Hrs
      PSY 320 Counseling Psychology 3
      PSY 302 Health Psychology 3
      PSY 345 Personality 3
      PSY 460 Environmental Psychology 3
      *One Elective Course 3
        Total 15
    • Year IV Semester VII

      Course Code Course Credit Hrs
      PSY 340 Summer Project Internship and Case Reports 4 (3-1)**
      PSY 403 Current Issues in Psychology 4 (3-1)**
      PSY 470 Research Project I 4 (3-1)**
      PSY 415 Psychological Report Writing/Case Studies 3
      PSY 455 Ethical and Professional Issues 3
        Total 18
    • Year IV Semester VIII

      Course Code Course Credit Hrs
      PSY 404 Seminars on Indigenous and Cross Cultural developments in Psychology 4 (3-1)**
      PSY 471 Research Project II 4 (3-1)**
      PSY 465 Organizational Behavior 3
      PSY 310 School Psychology 3
        Total 14

     

    *Students are required to take the above mentioned courses plus 18 credit hours in elective subjects of their choice.
    **According to HEC, 3 Credits mean three credit hours of theory, while 4 (3-1) means a total of four credit hours, of which three are of theory while one credit hour is for laboratory or practical work.

    • List of Electives

      Subjects offered as electives to students by the Institute of Psychology are the following.

      Course Code Course Credit Hrs
      PSY 103 Introduction to Perspectives in Psychology 3
      PSY 105 Biological Basis of Behavior 3
      PSY 110 Psychosocial Influences on Behavior 3
      PSY 115 Cognition: Sensation, Perception and Emotion 3
      PSY 125 Cognition: Learning, Memory and Intelligence 3
      PSY 130 Introduction to Cultural Studies 3
      PSY 210 Child Development 3
      PSY 235 Social Cognition 3
      PSY 240 Pakistan Literature 3
      PSY 245 Introduction to Social & Cultural Anthropology 3
      PSY 305 Stress and Well-Being 3
      PSY 330 Career Counseling 3
      PSY 345 Personality 3
      PSY 350 Gender and Media 3
      PSY 355 Peace Psychology 3
      PSY 405 Human Resource Management 3
      PSY 425 Introduction to Sociology 3
      PSY 460 Environmental Psychology 3
      PSY 465 Organizational Behavior 3

       

      * Optional courses will be offered according to the availability of the teacher.

  • Degree Requirement

    Completion of credit hours and research project