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-1 Be 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-2 Exhibit 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-3 Demonstrate commitment to ethical practices, community service and societal contribution.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs)

   PLO-1 Psychological Knowledge

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

  PLO-2 Problem Analysis:

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

  PLO-3 Formulate/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-4 Investigation

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

  PLO-5 Modern 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-6 Psycholgy 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-7 Environment and Sustainability:

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

  PLO-8 Ethics:

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

  PLO-9 Entrepreneurial and Professional Skills:

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

  PLO-10 Individual and Team Work:

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

  PLO-11 Communication

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-12 Project 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-13 Lifelong 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:

Area Cr. Hrs.
Compulsory Requirement 30
General Courses to be chosen from other departments 21
Discipline Specific Foundation Courses 34
Major Courses including Research Project / Internship 27
Electives 22

Compulsory Requirement (30 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Freshman English SS1100 3
Computer Concepts and Application MG1500 3
Pakistan Studies SS2420 2
English Grammar SS1110 3
Islamic Studies/Ethics SS2400 2
Oral Communication Skills SS2120 3
Business Statistics MT1510 3
Educational Psychology PH2220 3
Technical Report Writing SS3130 3
Foreign Language SS1200 3

General Requirements (21 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Microeconomics EC1000 3
Management Elective 1 MG1XX0 3
Business Mathematics MT1500 3
Management Elective 2 MG3XX0 3
Management Elective 3 MG2XX0 3
Computer Science Elective 1 CS3XX0 3
Neurological Basis of Behavior PH3220 3

Discipline Specific Foundation Courses (34 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
History and Schools of Psychology PH1110 3
Principle of Psychology PH1120 3
Human Interaction and Ethical Practices PH1140 3
Social Psychology PH1130 3
Abnormal Psychology PH2210 3
Experimental Psychology PH2510 3
Health Psychology PH2220 3
Psychological Research Methods PH2610 3
Psychology Practicum PH2520 2
Personality Theories PH2110 3
Cognitive Psychology PH3120 3
Introduction to Clinical Psychology PH3240 2

Major Courses (27 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Mental Health and Psycho-pathology – I PH3210 3
Psychological Testing – I PH3510 3
Mental Health and Psycho-pathology – II PH3230 3
Quantitative Research Tools PH3620 3
Final Research Project 1 PH4530 3
Testing lab PH4520 3
Final Research Project 2 PH4530 3
Testing lab PH4540 3

Elective Courses (22 Cr. Hrs.)

Computer Science Elective

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
CS Elective II CSXXX0 3

1. Clinical Psychology

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Psychophysiology PH4210 3
Clinical Psychology PH4220 3
Counseling and therapy PH4230 3
Pharmacology and Neurosciences PH4240 3
Clinical Psychology -II PH4250 3
Child counseling PH4260 3

2. Industrial Psychology

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Organizational Psychology PH4310 3
Consumer Behaviour PH4320 3
Human Resource Management PH4330 3
Organizational Psychology II PH4340 3
Psychology of Leadership PH4350 3
Group Dynamic/counseling PH4360 3

3. Educational Psychology

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Educational Psychology PH4410 3
Behaviour Modification PH4420 3
Counseling PH4430 3
Educational Psychology II PH4440 3
School management PH4450 3
Children with special needs PH4460 3

SCHEME OF STUDIES

Semester-1

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
SS 1100 Freshman English 3 0 3
MG 1500 Computer concepts and applications 2 1 3
EC 1000 Microeconomics 3 0 3
SS 2420 Pakistan Studies 3 0 3
PH 1110 History and Schools of Psychology 3 0 3
PH 1120 Principle of Psychology 3 0 3

Semester-2

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
SS 1110 English Grammer 3 0 3
SS 2400 Islamic Studies / Ethics 2 0 2
PH 1140 Human interaction and ethical practices 3 0 3
MG 1XX0 Management Elective 1 3 0 3
MT 1500 Business Mathematics 3 0 3
PH 1130 Social Psychology 3 0 3

Semester-3

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
SS 2120 Oral Communication Skills 3 0 3
SS 2xx0 Social Science Elective 1 3 0 3
MG 3XX0 Management Elective 2 3 0 3
PH 2210 Abnormal Psychology 3 0 3
PH 2510 Experimental Psychology 2 1 3
MT 1510 Business Statistics 3 0 3

Semester-4

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
MG 2xx0 Management Elective 3 3 0 3
CS 3xx0 Computer Science Elective 1 3 0 3
PH 2220 Health Psychology 3 0 3
PHB 2410 Educational Psychology 3 0 3
PH 2610 Psychological research methods 3 0 3
PH 2520 Psychology Practicum 1 0 1

Semester-5

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
PH 3210 Mental Health and Psycho-pathology – I 3 0 3
PH 3220 Neurological Basis of Behavior 3 0 3
PH 3510 Psychological Testing – I 3 0 3
CS 3XX0 CS Elective 2 3 0 3
PH 2110 Personality Theories 3 0 3
PH 3120 Cognitive Psychology 3 0 3

Semester-6

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
PH 3230 Mental Health and Psycho-pathology – II 3 0 3
PH 3240 Introduction to Clinical Psychology 3 0 3
PH 3520 Psychological Testing – II 3 0 3
PH 3130 Technical Report Writing 3 0 3
PH 3620 Quantitative Research Tools 3 0 3
SS 1200 Foreign Language 3 0 3

Semester-7

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
PH 4530 Final Research Project 1 3 0 3
PH 4520 Testing lab 1 2 3
PH XXXX Elective I 3 0 3
PH XXXX Elective II 3 0 3
PH XXXX Elective III 3 0 3

Semester-8

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
PH 4530 Final Research Project 2 3 0 3
PH 4540 Testing lab 1 2 3
PH XXXX Elective – IV 3 0 3
PH XXXX Elective – V 3 0 3
PH XXXX Elective – VI 3 0 3
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