BS (Psychology)

BS PSYCHOLOGY at MAJU follows the guidelines of HEC, consisting of a quality four-year program for better industry acceptance. We aim to fulfil all the fundamental needs to build a strong base for the future psychologist in Pakistan.

Our BS in Psychology strives to generate leaders in industry or academia by demonstrating their knowledge and skills—psychology carters the technical, human and managerial skills to benefit individuals and society.

Human intellect is as complex as human emotions are. Psychology is all about reading the psyche- Life and Logos- explanation. The course fulfils the duties in the field and industry requirements to deal with the nerve-breaking challenges that a psychologist may face working.

At MAJU, the BS- Psychology is an in-depth academic course, covering subject fundamentals and offering three advanced variations to choose from for their students.

The deviations are available after the successful completion of the base course with further choices in clinical psychology, industrial psychology and education psychology. Furthermore, the faculty of psychology consists of a well-blended combination of industry expertise and the latest knowledge with a knack for research.

Psychologists work in hospitals and clinics. They work as counsellors or therapists in schools and universities. Or in the areas of marriage, religion, crime, and other disciplines.

Clinical Psychology

The specialisation in clinical psychology will empower our students in Clinical Psychology, Psychophysiology, Neuro Sciences, and child and adult counselling.

In the long term, this will empower our students to understand and resolve the complex human problems that affect society. Undertaking clinical psychology as an academic discipline will enable our students to help individuals improvise their mental health. We teach students by applying practical techniques.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), psychodynamic therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) are some of such techniques.

A Bachelor’s with a specialisation in Clinical Psychology will serve as a pre-requisite for a master’s in the same, fulfilling the requirement of becoming a Clinical Psychologist in Pakistan.

Industrial Psychology

With the industrial revolution, the significance of industry arises to a recognisable extent. Moreover, the advancement of technology increased the complexity of human relations, efficiency and effectiveness.

Hence, MAJU has opened the gateway to the most important branch of psychology, focusing on industry and organisation and its associations.

You will learn human resource management, consumer behaviour, leadership and counselling in this specialisation option. With this study plan, a student can join multiple industries and organisations in Pakistan. It could be any one of Banking, Telecom, IT or Education sector.

Education Psychology

As the name suggests, education psychology links with education and training. The main focus is the behaviour, cognitive approach, and social and emotional processes. This branch of Psychology addresses the teaching and training method to increase and enhance the positive outcomes and efficiency of training methods.

The learning disorders like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia are the focus of solutions in education psychology.

You can go for a school counsellor job, or you may also use these skills to enhance your teaching methods if you choose academia.

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

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

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