Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Department of Psychology

The mission of the Psychology Department is to produce professionals who can systematically study human behavior to devise means for improvement of quality of life both for individual and for society.

The undergraduate program of the Department of Psychology in BUITEMS was established in 2017. It aims to give students 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. The BS program is designed to equip students with knowledge of theoretical underpinnings of psychology, therapeutic techniques as well as basic skills in research. 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. The curriculum is designed keeping in view the classic theories and methods as well as the latest developments in the field.

The BS Psychology program intends to build critical insight in students on the real-life implications of various psychological theories and models & in future making students capable of understanding the logic and need of various behavioural research methods. It will familiarize 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.

Admission Requirement

  • 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.

Degree Requirement

  • Total Credit Hours: 133
  • Total Courses: 44
  • Minimum CGPA ≥ 2.0
  • Academic rules

* For details Program Schema

Program Schema

The BS Psychology is a 4-years (8-semesters) programme in which students are required to complete a specified number of courses:

First Semester
S.No. Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
1 PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology   3
2 ENG-161 English I- Reading and Writing Skills   3
3 HUM-102 Pakistan Studies   02
4 SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology   3
5 CS-101 Introduction to Computer   2+1
Second Semester    
S.No. Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
6 PSY-202 Schools & Perspectives in Psychology   3
7 ENG-261 English II - Academic Reading and Writing   3
8 HUM-101/112 Islamic Studies/ Ethics   2+0
9 MATHA-119 Mathematics   3
10 MC-112 Introduction to Mass Communication   3
11 BIOL-103 Introduction to Biology   3
Third Semester
S.No. Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
12 PSY-201 Experimental Psychology   3+1
13 PSY-305 Theories of Personality   3
14 POLS-101 Introduction to Political Science   3
15 ECON-110 Introduction to Economics   3
16 ENG-361 English III - Communication and Presentation Skills   3
Fourth Semester
S.No. Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
17 PSY-307 Cognitive Psychology   3+1
18 PSY-304 Social Psychology   3
19 FA-112 Introduction to Arts and Crafts   3
20 PSY-131 Applied areas of psychology   2
21 HUM-107 Introduction to Philosophy   3
22 LAW-204 Introduction to Law                                                                     3
Fifth Semester
S.No. Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
23   Peace psychology   3
24 PSY-301 Biological Basis of behavior   3
25 PSY-303 Research Methods in Psychology- I   3
26 PSY-306 Statistics in Psychology- I   3
27 PSY-309 Psychological Assessment- I   3+1
28 PSY-332 Psychopathology    3
Sixth Semester
S.No. Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
29 PSY-308 Research Methods in Psychology- II PSY-303 3+1
30 PSY-311 Statistics in Psychology- II PSY-306 3+1
31 PSY-364   Positive Psychology   3
32 PSY-302 Developmental Psychology   3
33 PSY-310 Psychological Assessment- II PSY-309 2+1
Seventh Semester
S.No. Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
34 PSY- 363 Health Psychology   3
35 PSY-331 Community Work   3
36 RES-403 Research Project-  I   2
37 PSY-362 Gender ─░ssues in Psychology   3
38   Elective l   3
39   Elective Il   3
Eighth Semester
S.No. Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
40 RES-405 Research Project- Il   4
41   Internship    
42   Elective III   3
43   Elective IV   3
44 PSY-361 Cross Cultural Psychology   3
Elective Courses
S.No. Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
1 PSY-433  Clinical Psychology     3
2 PSY-434 Counseling Psychology     3
3 PSY-439  Organizational Psychology     3
4 PSY-431  Educational Psychology     3