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.

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

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.

    • Educational Psychology

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 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 EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

  PEO-1Be leaders in industry or academia by demonstrating their knowledge and technical, managerial and human skills for the benefit of individual society’s built and natural environments.
  PEO-2Exhibit quest for learning and initiative by continuously broadening their abilities and enhancing their human and technical skills to maintain their relevance with technological/theoretical/therapeutic change.
  PEO-3Demonstrate commitment to ethical practices, community service and societal contribution.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs)

   PLO-1Psychological Knowledge

Apply knowledge of Psychological fundamentals and a psychological specialization to the solution of complex psychological problems.

  PLO-2Problem Analysis:

Identify, formulate, research literature and analyze complex psychological problems reaching substantiated conclusion using principles of psychology.

  PLO-3Formulate/Development of Solutions:

Design/research/apply therapeutic solutions for complex human, social, educational and industrial problems, components or processes that meet specified need with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal and environmental consideration.

  PLO-4Investigation

Investigate complex psychological problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and conduct of qualitative and quantitative analysis.

  PLO-5Modern Tool/therapy/solution Usage

Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern psychological and social science tools with an understanding of the limitations.

  PLO-6Psycholgy and Society

Apply reasoning information by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional psychological practice and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.

  PLO-7Environment and Sustainability:

Understand the impact of professional psychological solutions in individual, societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and for sustainable development.

  PLO-8Ethics:

Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of psychological practice.

  PLO-9Entrepreneurial and Professional Skills:

Work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and/or multidisciplinary settings.

  PLO-10Individual and Team Work:

Ability to transfer learned knowledge of psychology in novel contexts and diverse situations.

  PLO-11Communication

Communicate effectively, orally as well in writing, on complex psychological practices with the national and international psychological community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective report and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

  PLO-12Project Management/individual case management

Demonstrate management skills and apply psychological principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects/human/educational issues in a multidisciplinary environment

  PLO-13Lifelong Learning

Recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in broader context of innovation, therapeutic, solution based issues in education/clinical/industrial developments.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate or Equivalent securing at least 45% marks in aggregate, as per HEC requirement.
  • MAJU Admissions Test, Past Academic Performance and Interview

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

This is a four-year degree program comprising of 8 semesters. There will be a fall and a spring semester in each year. The summer session will be utilized for internships or deficiency courses. The candidate is required to complete 134 credit hours as per following details:

AreaCr. Hrs.
Compulsory Requirement30
General Courses to be chosen from other departments21
Discipline Specific Foundation Courses34
Major Courses including Research Project / Internship27
Electives22

Compulsory Requirement (30 Cr. Hrs.)

Course TitleCodeCr. Hrs.
Freshman EnglishSS11003
Computer Concepts and ApplicationMG15003
Pakistan StudiesSS24202
English GrammarSS11103
Islamic Studies/EthicsSS24002
Oral Communication SkillsSS21203
Business StatisticsMT15103
Educational PsychologyPH22203
Technical Report WritingSS31303
Foreign LanguageSS12003

General Requirements (21 Cr. Hrs.)

Course TitleCodeCr. Hrs.
MicroeconomicsEC10003
Management Elective 1MG1XX03
Business MathematicsMT15003
Management Elective 2MG3XX03
Management Elective 3MG2XX03
Computer Science Elective 1CS3XX03
Neurological Basis of BehaviorPH32203

Discipline Specific Foundation Courses (34 Cr. Hrs.)

Course TitleCodeCr. Hrs.
History and Schools of PsychologyPH11103
Principle of PsychologyPH11203
Human Interaction and Ethical PracticesPH11403
Social PsychologyPH11303
Abnormal PsychologyPH22103
Experimental PsychologyPH25103
Health PsychologyPH22203
Psychological Research MethodsPH26103
Psychology PracticumPH25202
Personality TheoriesPH21103
Cognitive PsychologyPH31203
Introduction to Clinical PsychologyPH32402

Major Courses (27 Cr. Hrs.)

Course TitleCodeCr. Hrs.
Mental Health and Psycho-pathology – IPH32103
Psychological Testing – IPH35103
Mental Health and Psycho-pathology – IIPH32303
Quantitative Research ToolsPH36203
Final Research Project 1PH45303
Testing labPH45203
Final Research Project 2PH45303
Testing labPH45403

Elective Courses (22 Cr. Hrs.)

Computer Science Elective

Course TitleCodeCr. Hrs.
CS Elective IICSXXX03

1. Clinical Psychology

Course TitleCodeCr. Hrs.
PsychophysiologyPH42103
Clinical PsychologyPH42203
Counseling and therapyPH42303
Pharmacology and NeurosciencesPH42403
Clinical Psychology -IIPH42503
Child counselingPH42603

2. Industrial Psychology

Course TitleCodeCr. Hrs.
Organizational PsychologyPH43103
Consumer BehaviourPH43203
Human Resource ManagementPH43303
Organizational Psychology IIPH43403
Psychology of LeadershipPH43503
Group Dynamic/counselingPH43603

3. Educational Psychology

Course TitleCodeCr. Hrs.
Educational PsychologyPH44103
Behaviour ModificationPH44203
CounselingPH44303
Educational Psychology IIPH44403
School managementPH44503
Children with special needsPH44603

SCHEME OF STUDIES

Semester-1

Course CodeCourse TitleLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
SS1100Freshman English303
MG1500Computer concepts and applications213
EC1000Microeconomics303
SS2420Pakistan Studies303
PH1110History and Schools of Psychology303
PH1120Principle of Psychology303

Semester-2

Course CodeCourse TitleLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
SS1110English Grammer303
SS2400Islamic Studies / Ethics202
PH1140Human interaction and ethical practices303
MG1XX0Management Elective 1303
MT1500Business Mathematics303
PH1130Social Psychology303

Semester-3

Course CodeCourse TitleLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
SS2120Oral Communication Skills303
SS2xx0Social Science Elective 1303
MG3XX0Management Elective 2303
PH2210Abnormal Psychology303
PH2510Experimental Psychology213
MT1510Business Statistics303

Semester-4

Course CodeCourse TitleLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
MG2xx0Management Elective 3303
CS3xx0Computer Science Elective 1303
PH2220Health Psychology303
PHB2410Educational Psychology303
PH2610Psychological research methods303
PH2520Psychology Practicum101

Semester-5

Course CodeCourse TitleLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
PH3210Mental Health and Psycho-pathology – I303
PH3220Neurological Basis of Behavior303
PH3510Psychological Testing – I303
CS3XX0CS Elective 2303
PH2110Personality Theories303
PH3120Cognitive Psychology303

Semester-6

Course CodeCourse TitleLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
PH3230Mental Health and Psycho-pathology – II303
PH3240Introduction to Clinical Psychology303
PH3520Psychological Testing – II303
PH3130Technical Report Writing303
PH3620Quantitative Research Tools303
SS1200Foreign Language303

Semester-7

Course CodeCourse TitleLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
PH4530Final Research Project 1303
PH4520Testing lab123
PHXXXXElective I303
PHXXXXElective II303
PHXXXXElective III303

Semester-8

Course CodeCourse TitleLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
PH4530Final Research Project 2303
PH4540Testing lab123
PHXXXXElective – IV303
PHXXXXElective – V303
PHXXXXElective – VI303