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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Social Sciences

Program Name : Bachelor of Psychology

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 40


Type : Under Graduate

No. of Semesters : 8

Description : There is no direct entry into this programme. Admission is at Level 300. For admission into the programme applicants a) must have enrolled in a Bachelor_s programme of any Faculty at Level 100 and Level 200. (b) taken and passed Level 100 and Level 200 Psychology Core Courses and met all other programme requirements. c) obtained an average of at least 60% in all Level 100 and Level 200 Psychology Core Courses. d) gone through a selection process after Level 200 at an Assessment Centre set up by the Department. Objectives of the Programme Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Psychology (B.Psych.) degree shall be qualified to work as semi-professionals in the field of psychology, more specifically as "psychological counsellors". In order to become full professional psychologists, graduates would, however, require post-graduate training in Psychology on either Masters or Doctorate level that provides coursework and internship. Entrance Requirements Subject to provisions of General Academic Regulations 20.2, a credit in Mathematics shall be required for applicants intending to enrol for a B.Psych. degree. General Provisions 1. The B.Psych. degree shall consist of an eightsemester programme. 2. A student who intends to pursue a B.Psych. degree shall take a minimum of 87 credits in psychology courses (consisting of 54 credits in core and 15 credits in optional psychology courses and 18 credits in the internship), 6 credits from core Mathematics and Statistics courses, and 20 credits from General Education Courses. Required credits from another subject taken during Level 100 and Level 200 shall be determined by this other subject. 2.1 The core and optional psychology courses shall consist of 6 credits at Level 100, 12 credits at Level 200, 24 credits at Level 300 and 33 credits at Level 400. 2.2 B.Psych. Students at any level of their university studies may be allowed to enroll in a psychology course at another level with the permission of the Head of Department. 2.3 A student who intends to pursue a B.Psych. degree shall enroll in a Bachelor's programme of any faculty at Level 100 and Level 200 and study psychology together with another major subject. 2.4 Students shall normally be selected for the B.Psych. programme after completing Level 200 to start the programme at Level 300 (fifth semester). 2.5 Students who are not selected for the B.Psych. programme may continue with psychology as a Combined Major. 2.6 The B.Psych. programme shall consist of core and optional psychology courses that include lectures, seminars, laboratory work and supervised practical work and a research project based on empirical data. 2.7 The B.Psych. programme shall include a supervised internship undertaken over six months with a minimum of 960 hours practical experience. Assessment 1. Assessment of psychology courses shall be based on any one or combinations of the following: tests, assignments, written examinations, oral examinations, practical examinations as approved by the Department. 2. Assessment of the performance on the internship shall consist of an evaluation of the intern according to criteria set by the Department. 2.1 A student who fails the internship shall be permitted to repeat the internship only once. 2.2 A student who, for a good reason, fails to complete the internship may be awarded an 'I' (incomplete) grade and may, with the consent of the Head of Department and the Dean of the Faculty, be allowed an additional period, not exceeding ten weeks, to complete the work. 3. A student who fails the B.Psych. requirements may be permitted to continue his/her psychology studies as a combined major. Special Departmental Regulation Subject to provisions of the General Examination Regulations, admission to an examination of a course that contains essential practical components (e.g. PSY305, PSY306, PSY403,PSY404 and PSY405) shall be subject to given if students have achieved a class attendance of at least 80% and a continuous assessment mark of at least 50%. Students who fail to achieve the required minimum class attendance or continuous assessment mark in courses with an essential practical component may be permitted to repeat the course only once. Progression from Semester to Semester 1. A student who intends to pursue a B.Psych. degree must achieve an average of at least 60%(Grade Point 3.0) in all core psychology courses at Level 100. 2. A student who intends to pursue a B.Psych. degree must achieve an average of at least 60%. (Grade Point 3.0) in all core psychology courses at Level 200. 3. A student who intends to pursue a B.Psych. degree may be permitted to register for the programme only at Level 300 but not before. 3.1 The intake into the B.Psych. programme at Level 300 shall be based on academic merit and restricted to a specified number of students per annum. The number of students selected into the B.Psych. programme shall be determined by the Department from time to time. 3.2 The criteria for selection into the B.Psych. programme shall take into consideration academic performance, performance in a selection interview and the number of spaces available for practical training. 3.3 A student who does not meet the requirements for the B.Psych. programme may be permitted to continue his/her studies with psychology as a combined major. Award of the Degree In order to be awarded the B.Psych. degree, a student must meet the requirements of the Academic General Regulations, Faculty and Departmental Special Regulations and obtain a minimum of Grade Point of 3.0 (60%) in the internship.

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY Credits : 3
  MATHEMATICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES I Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS Credits : 4

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF HUMAN BEHAVIOUR Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  THEORIES OF PERSONALITY Credits : 3
  SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  DEVELOPMENTAL PSY. OF CHILDHOOD & ADOLESCENCE Credits : 3
  HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY OF PSYCHOLOGY Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  STATISTICS FOR PSYCHOLOGY Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHO. OF ADULTHOOD & OLD AGE Credits : 3
  PSYCHOLOGY OF WORK & LABOUR RELATIONS Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Semester 5

Core Courses

  ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY I Credits : 3
  PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND PSYCHOMETRICS Credits : 3
  COGNITION AND LEARNING Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Credits : 3
  ORGANISATIONAL AND PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Semester 6

Core Courses

  COUNSELLING I Credits : 3
  PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT Credits : 3
  RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  HUMAN FACTORS IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT Credits : 3
  CONSUMER PSYCHOLOGY Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Semester 7

Core Courses

  RESEARCH PAPER Credits : 3
  ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY II Credits : 3
  COUNSELLING II Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  PSYCHOTHERAPY Credits : 3
  TRAINING AND HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  PSYCHOLOGICAL CHALLENGES OF HIV/AIDS Credits : 3
  SPECIAL TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Semester 8

Core Courses

  INTERNSHIP Credits : 18

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 8.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 8.
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