Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with Psychology as Combined Major

1.0 Entrance Requirement

Subject to provisions of General Academic Regulations 20.2, a credit in Mathematics shall be required for applicants intending to enroll for Psychology as a Combined Major.

2.0 General Provisions

2.1 Psychology as a Combined Major shall consist of an eight semester programme and with core and optional psychology courses.

2.2 Subject to special regulations of programmes in other departments, students may pursue a combined major in psychology and any other major of their choice.

2.3 Students who enrol for psychology as part of a combined degree (major/major) shall be expected to combine courses from psychology and the second subject in the ratio of 50:50 (major/major).

2.4 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.

3.0 Programme Structure

Level 100

Semester 1

Core Courses

STA101*) Mathematics for Social Sciences I (3)
STA116*) Introduction to Statistics (4)
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology (3)

*) or equivalent course

Semester 2

Core Courses

PSY102 Biological Basis of Human Behaviour (3)

Level 200

Combined Major students are expected to enrol in at least two psychology courses per Semester.

Semester 3

Core Courses

PSY201 Theories of Personality (3)
PSY209 Research in Psychology: Methods and Designs (3)

Optional Courses

PSY202 Social Psychology (3)
PSY203 Developmental Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence (3)
PSY204 History and Philosophy of Psychology (3)

Semester 4

Core Courses

PSY208 Statistics for Psychology I (3)

Optional Courses

PSY206 Developmental Psychology of Adulthood and Old Age (3)
PSY207 Psychology of Work and Labour Relations (3)

Level 300

For the Combined Major, all but one Level 300 pschology courses are optional in order to enable the student flexibility in his/her choice of courses. Level 300 Combined Major students are expected to enrol in at
least two psychology courses per Semester.

Semester 5

Optional Courses

PSY302 Psychological Testing and Psychometrics (3)
PSY303 Cognition and Learning (3)
PSY305 Organisational and Personnel Psychology (3)

Semester 6

Optional Courses

PSY309 Human Factors in the Work Environment (3)
PSY310 Consumer Psychology (3)
PSY304 Health Psychology (3)
PSY312 Research Proposal in Psychology (3)

Level 400

For the Combined Major, all Level 400 psychology courses are optional in order to enable the student flexibility in his/her choice of courses. Level 400 Combined Major students are expected to enrol in at least two psychology courses per Semester.

Semester 7

Optional Courses

PSY406 Psychological Challenges of HIV/AIDS (3)
PSY407 Special Topics in Psychology (3)
PSY409 Sensation and Perception (3)
PSY405) Training and Human Resource Development (3)

Semester 8

Optional Courses

PSY410 Applied Psychology (3)
PSY411 Psychopathology (3)
PSY412 Research Project (3)

4.0 Assessment

Assessment of psychology courses shall be based on any one or combinations of the following: tests, assignments, written examinations, oral examinations as approved by the Department.