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 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.

WHY AT NIU?

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.

SCOPE

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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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 (18) Semester 2 (17)
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)
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 (17) Semester 4 (19)
 

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) General Elective 6 3 (3-0)
 

General Elective 5

3 (3-0) General Elective 7 3 (3-0)
Semester 5 (18) Semester 6 (18)
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 (12) Semester 8 (12)
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)

 

 

Category Courses Credit Hours
Major 10 33
Discipline Specific Foundation courses 10 33
Research work/Dissertation 2

 

6
Electives within the major 4 12
Compulsory 09 25
Electives 07 21
Internship/Clinical Placement 1 4
Total 43 134
Faculty Applied Sciences
Study Level Undergraduate
Program Duration 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Program Type Full Time
Total Credit Hours 134
Entry Fall /Spring Semester

12 years of education