- + Introduction
BS Psychology Program
The program is drafted to cater all necessary needs of students related to the field of Psychology. Students, with the help of our expert trainers, will excel in learned skills. They will be taught to think out of the box and will be molded to be creative. Today’s world requires an interdisciplinary approach which makes students able to solve complex problems; MAJU incorporates these skills in all its teaching and courses. Core courses of Psychology are designed in a way that they help students get grip and knowledge of all component of Psychology.
Students are exposed to new technologies and methods of research which creates passion for Psychology and improves their ability to grasp and solve human issues.
The BS Psychology program is designed to develop and evaluate psychological concepts using a curriculum which develops specialist knowledge in a range of subject areas (e.g. clinical, organizational, counseling and educational psychology etc.). These graduates will provide a support to growing demand of psychologists in various domains like hospitals, academia, organizations, armed forces and public sector organizations. The state of the art campus facilities with best faculty makes our program best choice for young psychologists of the future.
BS Psychology- Need Analysis
A Bachelor’s in Psychology program is an essential area of learning, as it encompasses the many aspects of the human mind and subsequent behaviour. The accurate understanding of these promotes good health and establishes a society which is self-aware, resilient, and better able to maintain healthy relationships. The four-year program focuses on the intricacies of individual differences, and the cultural significance of psychological theories, practices and therapy. Since Psychology is a field that has struggled to be recognized as a science within Pakistan, the launching of this program will aid in furthering our society towards mental and emotional wellbeing.
The three specializations within the program, namely Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, and Industrial and Organizational Psychology, have been offered after careful consideration of the requirements of prospective students. Within Pakistan the importance of all three disciplines is now being recognized.
Clinical Psychology aims to understand and resolve complex human problems. Everything from assessing, identifying and treating mental, emotional and behavioural disorders is included within this domain of Psychology. Clinical psychologists are able to help individuals improve their mental health by practicing a wide range of therapeutic techniques, including but not limited to; cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), psychodynamic therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
A Bachelor’s with the specialization of Clinical Psychology will serve as a pre-requisite for a Masters in the same, leading to the fulfilment of the requirement of becoming a Clinical Psychologist in Pakistan.
The field of Educational Psychology focuses on understanding the social, cognitive and emotional processes involved in teaching and learning. Professionals within this field work to improve teaching methods and modes of instruction to achieve learning outcomes more effectively. Learning disorders form the core of Educational Psychology, as the challenges associated with these disorders are recognized and overcome. Educational psychologists use specific forms of therapy to manage disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia.
Students with this specialization can become school counsellors or use their specific skillset to enhance their teaching methods with the full understanding of individual students and the classroom. Another avenue that a major in Educational Psychology can peruse is Special Education, a field which is among the most neglected within Pakistan.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Industrial and Organization Psychology are fields within Psychology which are dedicated to understanding and effectively managing employment and relationships between individuals working together. Within the Bachelor’s in Psychology program at MAJU, these two similar subfields are merged together to teach both the processes relating to employee abilities, performance management, job analysis and research, as well as, the interpersonal relationships at work, motivation, leadership and group dynamics.
The value of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists is slowing growing in Pakistan and many multi-national companies, telecom companies, banks and businesses are now employing psychologists with this area of expertise to oversee human resource processes and employee interactions.
- + Program Summary
- Higher Secondary School Certificate or Equivalent securing at least 45% marks in aggregate, as per HEC requirement.
MAJU Admission Test
This is a four-year degree program comprising of 8 semesters with minimum of 130 semester credit hours. There will be a Fall and a Spring semester in each year. The summer session will be utilized for internships or deficiency courses. The maximum duration to complete BS is 7 years.
Final Year Projects/ Research
- A student may register final year project in the 7th semester of his/her degree program, or on the completion of 98 Credit Hrs.
- Every student has to register in an 8-week summer internship program following their 6th semester or after the completion of 66 credit hours. A formal Evaluation is carried out and Pass/Fail grade is awarded to the student.
- Students are required to complete Teaching Practices/Project/Teaching Internship of 4 credit hours during this program.
- The choice of the project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory.
- Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the research and may be required to give a presentation.
- Passing all courses totaling at least 132 credit hours and completing an Internship.
- Obtaining at least 2.0 CGPA of 4.00.
- Final Year Research.
This program would be focused on producing high quality graduates that are able to reason their way through life and profession. Higher intellectual goals and skills would be needed and the main point for running this program and would prove to be its key strength.
- + Plan Of Study
Semester - I
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Freshman English 3 Computer concepts and applications 3 Microeconomics 3 Pakistan Studies 2 History and Schools of Psychology 3 Principles of Psychology 3 Total Semester Credit Hours 17
Semester - II
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours English Grammar 3 Islamic Studies / Ethics 2 Macroeconomics 3 Principles of Management 3 Business Mathematics 3 Social Psychology 3 Total Semester Credit Hours 17
Semester - III
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Oral Communication Skills 3 Principles of Sociology 3 Organizational Behaviour 3 Abnormal Psychology 3 Experimental Psychology – Lab 3 Personality Theories 3 Total Semester Credit Hours 18
Semester - IV
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Principles of Marketing 3 Positive Psychology 3 Health Psychology 3 Educational Psychology 3 Psychological research methods 3 Psychology Practicum 3 Total Semester Credit Hours 18
Semester - V
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Mental Health and Psycho-pathology – I 3 Neurological Basis of Behavior 3 Psychological Testing – I 3 Corporate Social Responsibility 3 Statistics 3 Cognitive Psychology 3 Total Semester Credit Hours 18
Semester - VI
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Mental Health and Psycho-pathology – II 3 Introduction to Clinical Psychology 3 Psychological Testing – II 1 Technical Report Writing 3 Quantitative Research Tools 3 Total Semester Credit Hours 14
Semester - VII
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Internship 3 Testing lab 3 Choose one Domain 9(3 each) Clinical: 1. Psychophysiology 2. Clinical Psychology 3. Counseling and therapy Industrial/Organizational 1. Organizational Psychology 2. Consumer Behaviour 3. Human Resource Management Educational 1. Educational Psychology 2. Behaviour Modification 3. Counseling Total Semester Credit Hours 15
Semester - VIII
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Research Project/Thesis 3 Testing lab 3 Choose one Domain 9(3 each) Clinical: 1. Pharmacology and Neurosciences 2. Clinical Psychology -II 3. Child counseling Industrial/Organizational 1. Organizational Psychology -II 2. Psychology of Leadership 3. Group Dynamic/counseling Educational 1. Educational Psychology -II 2. School management 3. Children with special needs Total Semester Credit Hours 15