The Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology at NUR International University (NIU) aims to provide students with an experience of undergraduate psychology at par with degree programs worldwide. Over the four years of this degree, students will gain insights into the theory and practice of clinical psychology, engage with contemporary debates in the field and acquire professional skills necessary for further training. Our program offers a range of modules bringing together diverse perspectives in psychology. We aim to foster a multidisciplinary approach with an emphasis on the intersection of biological, psychological and sociological factors. Our core degree modules will provide students with the opportunity to build a firm foundation in theoretical perspectives on mental health and illness, diagnosis, assessment and provide psychological treatments. Our research methods course will ensure that students are equipped with skills in both quantitative and qualitative research, which will benefit them professionally as scientific practitioners of psychology and will be used to develop their final year thesis/research project.


Our psychology course focuses on developing skills in mental health. With a view to giving our students a complete experience of studying psychology. Our course offers unique training in psychology. Students will have the opportunity to study about common mental health problems, their diagnosis and treatment, as well as to see these situations in a clinical context. Our aim is to develop compassionate, ethical and knowledgeable psychologists.


The BS Applied Psychology course provides a strong grounding in the principles of psychology and training in mental health. Our course prepares graduates for further training in the field of psychology or a related discipline. Upon completing a professional post-graduate degree, students will be eligible for jobs as clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, teachers in the field of psychology, teacher-trainers, researchers, student counselors, guidance counselors and lecturers, among others. The skills taught through our course such as research methods, analytical and critical thinking, evidence-based practices, ethics and insights to human behavior can also be applied in other fields such as marketing, human resource management, and organizational psychology.


Psychology undergraduates at NUR International University (NIU) will be provided with continuous work experience and clinical exposure during their degree. The Psychology department at NIU is associated with the psychology and psychiatry department at Fatima Memorial Hospital, where students will gain supervised clinical experience. Psychology students will also visit other related departments in the hospital. Additionally, through this course, students will have the chance to network, which will aid them in future employment, and to carry out research which will aid them for further study or training. The field of psychology is developing rapidly in Pakistan and abroad and new career opportunities are available.

Semester 1 Semester 2
ENGL 101 Functional English 3 (3-0) ENGL 102 Communication Skills 3 (3-0)
UNIV 100 Foundation of University Education 3 (3-0) PSY 105 Brain & Behaviour 3 (3-0)
MATH 101 Mathematics 3 (3-0) CSCS101 Introduction to Computer 3 (2-1)
PSY 101 Historical Context of Psychology & Psychiatry 3 (3-0) ISLM 101 Islamic Studies 2 (2-0)
General Elective 1 3 (3-0) General Elective 3 3 (3-0)
General Elective 2 3 (3-0) General Elective 4 3 (3-0)
Semester 3 Semester 4
PSY 201 Psychosocial Aspects of Behaviour 3 (3-0) PSY 215 Psychopathology 3 (2-1)
PSY 205 Theories of Personality 3 (3-0) PSY 220 Child & Adolescent Mental Health      3(2-1)
PSY 210 Cognitive Psychology 3 (3-0) PSY 225 Attachment & Social Relationships 3(3-0)
PKST 101 Pakistan Studies 2 (2-0) ECON 100 Fundamentals of Economics 3(3-0)
ENGL103 Technical Writing & Presentation Skills 3 (3-0) General Elective 6 3 (3-0)
General Elective 5 3 (3-0) General Elective 7 3 (3-0)
Semester 5 Semester 6
PSY 301 Research Methods & Statistics -I 4(3-1) PSY 315 Introduction to Counseling & Psychotherapy 4 (3-1)
PSY 305 Basic Mental Health & Assessments 4(3-1) PSY 320 Research Methods & Statistics – II 4 (3-1)
PSY 310 Principles of Clinical Psychology 3 (3-0) PSY 330 Pharmacotherapy 4(3-1)
PSY 325 Adult Mental Health 4(3-1) PSY 335 Gender Issues in Mental Health 3(2-1)
PSY 345 Culture & Mental Health 3 (3-0) PSY 340 School Psychology 3(3-0)
Semester 7 Semester 8
PSY 499-A Dissertation – I 3 (0-3) PSY 499-B Dissertation – II 3 (0-3)
PSY 410 Debates in Mental Health 3 (3-0) PSY 440 Clinical Psychology & the Humanities 3 (3-0)
PSY 415 Psychology & Law 3 (2-1) PSY 445 Health Psychology 3 (3-0)
PSY 430 Neuropsychiatry 3 (2-1) PSY 450 Tutorial Groups: Personal & Professional growth Reflection 3 (3-0)
Faculty Applied Sciences
Study Level Undergraduate
Program Duration 4 Years
Program Type Regular
Total Credit Hours 130
Intake Fall Semester

12 years of education