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. Additionally, we offer unique modules currently not available in other psychology courses in Pakistan. These include: Clinical Psychology, History of Psychology & Psychiatry, Psychology & Law and Debates in Mental Health.

Along with a strong academic focus, our course offers a unique opportunity for practical training to learn about family counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness methods, relaxation techniques, assertiveness skills and stress and anger management. Each year students will attend field visits relevant to their modules of study and training will be provided through the Psychiatry & Psychology Department at Fatima Memorial Hospital. Students will be actively mentored and supervised during training and will have a chance to interact with patients in their capacity as trainees.

The course will be taught by experienced psychologists and psychiatrists, all of whom have received their training and qualifications from UK and USA.

Semester 1 Semester 2
ENGL 101 Functional English 3 (3-0) ENGL 102 Writing & Communication Skills 3 (3-0)
MATH 101 Mathematics 3 (3-0) PSY 105 Brain & Behavior 3 (3-0)
PSY 101 Historical Context of Psychology & Psychiatry 4 (3-1) PSY 110 Principles of Clinical Psychology 3 (3-0)
UNIV 100 Foundations of University Education 3 (3-0) SOCL 101 Essentials of Sociology 3 (3-0)
Free Elective 3 (3-0) CSCS 101 Introduction to Computing 3 (2-1)
Semester 3 Semester 4
PSY 201 Psychosocial Aspects of Behavior 3 (3-0) PSY 215 Psychopathology 3 (2-1)
PSY 205 Persuasion & Influence 3 (3-0) PSY 220 Culture & Mental Health 3 (3-0)
PSY 210 Non-verbal Psychology 3 (3-0) PSY 225 Attachment & Social Relationships 3 (3-0)
ENGL 103 Advance Writing and Communication Skills 3 (3-0) PSY 230 Social Work & Community Development 3 (3-0)
ISLM 101 Islamic Studies 2 (2-0) SOCL 102 Pakistan Studies 2 (2-0)
Free Elective 3 (3-0) PKST 101 Free Elective 2 (2-0)
Semester 5 Semester 6
PSY 301 Research Methods & Statistics – I 3 (3-0) PSY 320 Research Methods & Statistics – II 3 (2-1)
PSY 305 Basic Mental Health & Assessments 4 (3-1) PSY 325 Adult Mental Health 3 (3-0)
PSY 310 Child & Adolescent Mental Health 4 (3-1) PSY 330 Pharmacotherapy 4 (3-1)
PSY 315 Intro to Counselling & Psychotherapy 4 (3-1) PSY 335 Women’s Mental Health 3 (3-0)
Free Elective 3 (3-0) Free Elective 3 (3-0)
Semester 7 Semester 8
PSY 499A Dissertation – I 3 (0-3) PSY 499B 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 (3-0) PSY 445 Health Psychology 3 (3-0)
PSY 430 Neuropsychiatry 3 (3-0) PSY 450 Tutorial Groups: Personal & Professional growth Reflection 3 (3-0)
Free Elective 3 (3-0) Free Elective 3 (3-0)
Faculty Social Sciences and Humanities
Study Level Undergraduate
Degree Length 4 Years
Attendance Type Full Time
Total Credit Hours 130
Entry Fall Semester

12 years of education