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Department of Psychology

The field of psychology is a broad subject, ranging from the study of brain to the study of communication; extending from the study of abnormal behavior to the study of child development. To find professional psychologists in a wide variety of settings; administering tests or doing therapy with patients and industry. It is also proved vital in doing career counseling, team development, personnel selection, or contributing to human factor engineering, nevertheless in all kinds of schools and educational institutions, both in teaching and counseling positions. Working with preschool youngsters or doing basic research in university laboratories and therefore owing to the inevitable need & demand of this discipline, BUITEMS has started four years BS Psychology program.

The undergraduate program of the Department of Psychology in BUITEMS, has been established in 2017 which aims to give students a well-rounded education with a solid grounding in the basic theories, methods and techniques of modern psychology and a broad acquaintance with the various substantive areas of the field. It is designed in a way to equip students with a general background in psychology as well as basic skills in research as to enable them to apply it in a wide variety of contexts. It will also enable them to pursue study at the graduate level for further specialization.

In harmony with the contemporary trends in academia, we adopt a worldwide accepted and proven semester scheme to impart practical knowledge to the students. It will also train them to play an effective role in different organization and to explore the fascinating landscape of the human mind. Moreover, to make students learn to respect the complexities of human behavior and help them to reduce psychological distress and dysfunction.

The curriculum of BS-Psychology is designed around the foundation of psychological theories and application. The program covers the application of psychological concepts and principles to individual cognitive and emotional functioning.

We intend to establish a smooth & supportive research-oriented environment which will help our students acquire knowledge based on current methods, content areas, theory & research. By combing excellent research & projects with internship and thesis, the majority of the graduates will seamlessly be interested into targeted professional research oriented fields.. 

Career Prospects for the Graduates of Psychology


 Education
 Public Affairs
 Business Organizations
 Sports
 Advertising & Marketing Industry
 Hospitals
 Mental Health Services and
 Counseling (School counseling/family counseling/Sport counseling/Army counseling)

Mission


The mission of the Department of Psychology is to produce professionals who can play important role in the development of society by applying acquired expertise.

Objectives

  • Teaching students major theoretical paradigms followed in psychology to date
     
  • Building a critical insight in students on the real life implications of various psychological theories and models.
     
  • Making students capable of understanding the logic and need of various behavioral research methods.
     
  • Familiarizing students with the professions that they can adopt as graduates in psychology and helping them develop skill and creativity to introduce new professional roles as psychology graduates.
     
  • Enabling students to develop insight regarding how cultural contexts shape various forms of behavior. destabilize
     
  • Cultivating a comprehensive civic sense in students embedded in consciousness of rights and responsibilities toward fellow beings.
     

Admission Policy


The candidate seeking admission to BS (Psychology) must meet the following eligibility criteria;
  • Intermediate or equivalent with at least 45% marks in aggregate
     
  • Qualifying admission test and/or interview with at least desirable percentage as decided by the Admission Committee.
     
  • The entire duration of BS (Psychology) shall be of four years, equally divided into eight semesters.
     
  • Each semester will be of 16 weeks

Contacts


Zafarullah

Chairperson (Sociology)
Room No: SSA-06,
Sir Syed block
Takatu campus.

UAN: 081-111-717-111, Ext: 787
zafar.ullah@buitms.edu.pk
zafarullah.buitms@gmail.com

HEC Template for BS (Psychology)

S.No. Catagories No. of courses
Min - Max
Credit hours
Min - Max
1 Compulsory Requirement (No Choice) 9 - 9 25 - 25
2 General Courses to be chosen from other departments 7 - 8 21 - 24
3 Discipline-specific Foundation Courses 9 - 10 30 - 33
4 Major Courses including research project/Internship 11 - 13 36 - 42
5 Electives within the major 4 - 4 12 - 12
Total 40 - 4 124 - 136


• Total numbers of Credit hours 130 - 136
• Duration 04 years
• Semester duration 16 - 18 weeks
• Semesters 8
• Course Load per Semester 5 - 18 credit hour
• Number of Courses per semester 5 - 6

Courses for BS (Psychology)


S.No. Subject Area Course Code Course Category Course Title Credit Hours Pre- requisites
Semester-I
1 PSY PSY-101 DSFC Introduction to Psychology 3  
2 ENG Hum-163 CC Functional English 3  
3 HUM Hum-102 CC Pakistan Studies 3  
4 SOC Hum-104 GC Introduction to Sociology 3  
5 CS CS-103L CC Introduction to Computer 3  
Total 15  
S.No. Subject Area Course Code Course Category Course Title Credit Hours Pre- requisites
Semester-II
6 PSY PSY-202 DSFC Schools & Perspectives in Psychology 3  
7 ENG HUM-268 CC Communication Skills 3 Hum-163
8 HUM HUM-101/112 CC Islamic Studies 3  
9 MATH MATHa-119 CC Mathematics 3  
10 MC MC-112 GC Introduction to Mass Communication 3  
Total 15  
S.No. Subject Area Course Code Course Category Course Title Credit Hours Pre- requisites
Semester-III
11 PSY PSY-203 DSFC Social Psychology 3  
12 PSY PSY-303 DSFC Theories of personality 2  
13 PSY PSY DSFC Practical in Psychology 1  
14 POLS POLS-101 GC Introduction to Political Science 3  
15 ECON ECON-204 GC Introduction to Economics 3  
16 SS   GC Philosophy 3  
Total 15  
S.No. Subject Area Course Code Course Category Course Title Credit Hours Pre- requisites
Semester-IV
17 PSY PSY-204 DSFC Biological Psychology 3  
18 PSY PSY-404 MC Cognitive Psychology 2  
19 HUM   GC Introduction to Arts and Crafts 3  
20 MGMT MGMT-104 GC Introduction to Management 3  
21 SS SOC-447 GC Social Work 3  
22 LAW CMS GC Law 3  
Total 15  
S.No. Subject Area Course Code Course Category Course Title Credit Hours Pre- requisites
Semester-V
23 PSY PSY-221 DSFC Applied Areas of Psychology 2  
24 PSY PSY-309 MC Positive Psychology 3  
25 PSY PSY-305 MC Research Methods I 3  
26 PSY PSY-306 MC Statistics 3 MATHa-119
27 PSY PSY-401 DSFC Psychological Assessment 3+1  
28 PSY PSY-304 DSF Psychopathology 3  
Total 18  
S.No. Subject Area Course Code Course Category Course Title Credit Hours Pre- requisites
Semester-VI
29 PSY PSY-402 MC Research Methods II 3+1 PSY-305
30 PSY PSY-424 MC Data Analyses in SPSS 3  
31 PSY PSY-423 DSFC Experimental Psychology 3  
32 PSY CMS DSFC Lab Experiments 2  
33 PSY PSY-307 MC Developmental Psychology 3  
34 PSY PSY-308 MC Gender Issues in Psychology 3  
Total 18  
S.No. Subject Area Course Code Course Category Course Title Credit Hours Pre- requisites
Semester-VII
35 PSY PSY- MC Health Psychology 3  
36 PSY PSY-321 DSFC Active Citizenship/Voluntary Work/Community Work 3  
37 PSY PSY-310 DSFC Cross Cultural Psychology 3  
38 PSY CMS MC Peace Psychology 3  
39   CMS MC Elective I 3  
Total 15  
S.No. Subject Area Course Code Course Category Course Title Credit Hours Pre- requisites
Semester-VIII
40 PSY CMS MC Research Project(Thesis) 4 PSY-305
41 PSY CMS EC Elective II 3  
42 PSY CMS EC Elective III 3  
43 PSY CMS EC Elective IV 3  
44       Internship    
Total 13  
Program Credit Hours 132 Total