WHAT IS BS AP

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 therapeutic intervention. 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.

 

WHY AT NIU

BS Applied Psychology course at NIU focuses on developing skills in mental health. Our students not only have the opportunity to study about common mental health problems, their diagnosis and treatment, but also get to see these situations in a clinical context. The Psychology department at NIU is associated with the Psychiatry Department at Fatima Memorial Hospital, where students gain supervised clinical experience. Our aim is to develop compassionate, ethical and knowledgeable psychologists who can provide evidence-based services for children, adults, and families in a variety of healthcare and educational settings.

 

SCOPE/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The BS Applied Psychology course provides 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, counseling psychologists, psychotherapists, career counselors, trainers, researchers, special education teachers, school psychologists and lecturers, among others. The skills taught through our course can also be applied in other fields such as marketing, human resource management, and organizational psychology.

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 & Behavior 3 (3-0)
MATH 101 Mathematics 3 (3-0) CSCS101 Introduction to Computer 3 (2-1)
PSY 101 History and Systems of Psychology 3 (3-0) ISLM 101 Islamic Studies 2 (2-0)
Minor Course 1 3 (3-0) Minor Course 3 3 (3-0)
Minor Course 2 3 (3-0) Minor Course 4 3 (3-0)
Semester 3 Semester 4
PSY 201 Psychosocial Aspects of Behaviour 3 (3-0) PSY 215 Developmental Psychology 3(3-0)
PSY 205 Theories of Personality 3 (3-0) PSY 220 Child & Adolescent Psychopathology 4(3-1)
PSY 210 Cognitive Psychology 3 (3-0) PSY 225 Applied Social Psychology 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) Minor Course 6 3 (3-0)
Minor Course 5 3 (3-0) Minor Course 7 3 (3-0)
Semester 5 Semester 6
PSY 301 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences 4(3-1) PSY 315 Counseling & Psychotherapeutic Interventions 4 (3-1)
PSY 305 Psychological Assessment 4(3-1) PSY 320 Applied Statistics for Behavioral Sciences 4 (3-1)
PSY 310 Principles of Clinical Psychology 3 (3-0) PSY 330 Psychopharmacology 3(3-0)
PSY 325 Adult Psychopathology 4(3-1) PSY 335 Psychology of Gender 3(3-0)
PSY 345 Research Methods 3 (3-0) PSY 340 School Psychology 3(3-0)
Summer Semester
PSY 498 Internship/Clinical Placement (Child, Adult & Special Education) 4 (0-4)
Semester 7 Semester 8
PSY 499-A Dissertation – I 3 (0-3) PSY 499-B Dissertation – II 3 (0-3)
PSY 410 Positive Psychology 3 (3-0) PSY 440 Ethics in Psychology 3 (3-0)
PSY 415 Forensic Psychology 3 (3-0) PSY 445 Health Psychology 3 (3-0)
PSY 430 Organizational Psychology 3 (3-0) PSY 450 Personal & Professional Growth Seminars 3 (3-0)
Faculty Applied Sciences
Study Level Undergraduate
Degree Length 4 Years
Attendance Type Full Time
Total Credit Hours 134
Entry Fall Semester/Spring Semester

12 years or equivalent education with at least 50% marks