BS (Psychology)

BS Psychology Program:

The BS-Psychology program is designed to cater all necessary needs of students related to the field of Psychology. Its an essential area of learning, as it encompasses the many aspects of the human mind and subsequent behaviour. The accurate understanding of these promotes good health and establishes a society which is self-aware, resilient, and better able to maintain healthy relationships. The four-year program focuses on the intricacies of individual differences, and the cultural significance of psychological theories, practices and therapy. Since Psychology is a field that has struggled to be recognized as a science within Pakistan, the launching of this program will aid in furthering our society towards mental and emotional wellbeing.

The three specializations within the program, namely Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, and Industrial and Organizational Psychology, have been offered after careful consideration of the requirements of prospective students. Within Pakistan the importance of all three disciplines is now being recognized as the graduates of these three streams will provide a support to growing demand of psychologists in various domains like hospitals, academia, organizations, armed forces and public sector organizations.

Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology aims to understand and resolve complex human problems. Everything from assessing, identifying and treating mental, emotional and behavioural disorders is included within this domain of Psychology. Clinical psychologists are able to help individuals improve their mental health by practicing a wide range of therapeutic techniques, including but not limited to; cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), psychodynamic therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

A Bachelor’s with the specialization of Clinical Psychology will serve as a pre-requisite for a Masters in the same, leading to the fulfilment of the requirement of becoming a Clinical Psychologist in Pakistan.

Educational Psychology

The field of Educational Psychology focuses on understanding the social, cognitive and emotional processes involved in teaching and learning. Professionals within this field work to improve teaching methods and modes of instruction to achieve learning outcomes more effectively. Learning disorders form the core of Educational Psychology, as the challenges associated with these disorders are recognized and overcome. Educational psychologists use specific forms of therapy to manage disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia.

Students with this specialization can become school counsellors or use their specific skillset to enhance their teaching methods with the full understanding of individual students and the classroom. Another avenue that a major in Educational Psychology can peruse is Special Education, a field which is among the most neglected within Pakistan.

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Industrial and Organization Psychology are fields within Psychology which are dedicated to understanding and effectively managing employment and relationships between individuals working together. Within the Bachelor’s in Psychology program at MAJU, these two similar subfields are merged together to teach both the processes relating to employee abilities, performance management, job analysis and research, as well as, the interpersonal relationships at work, motivation, leadership and group dynamics.

The value of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists is growing in Pakistan and many multi-national companies, telecom companies, banks and businesses are now employing psychologists with this area of expertise to oversee human resource processes and employee interactions.


  • Higher Secondary School Certificate or Equivalent securing at least 45% marks in aggregate, as per HEC requirement.

Selection Criteria

  • MAJU Admissions Test
  • Past Academic Performance
  • Interview


This is a four-year degree program comprising of 8 semesters with minimum of 134 semester credit hours. There will be a fall and a spring semester in each year. The summer session will be utilized for internships or deficiency courses. The maximum duration to complete BS is 7 years.

Final Year Projects/ Research Requirement

  • A student may register for the final year project in the 7th semester of his/her degree program, or on the completion of 98 Credit Hrs.
  • Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the research and may be required to give a presentation.
  • Psychological research is a prerequisite for registering for the final year project.
  • Student’s CGPA must be 2.0 or above.

Internship Requirements

  • Every student has to register for a summer internship program following their 6th semester or after the completion of 66 credit hours.
  • A formal evaluation is carried out and pass/fail grade is awarded to the student.
  • Clinical Psychology specialization requirement: 50 hours of clinical work under the supervision of a psychologist, psychiatrist or therapist.
  • Educational Psychology specialization requirement: Minimum of 8-weeks of internship in any domain of education working with schools, institutes for special children, or centers for child behavior modification.
  • Industrial/organizational Psychology specialization requirement: Maximum of 6 weeks of internship in any institute or organization related to research, counselling or assessment.
  • A formal reference from the employer will be required for the acceptance of internship.

Specialization Completion Requirement

  • In order to successfully major in one of the three specialization streams offered within this degree, students must pass six mandatory courses of a major of their choice; Clinical, Educational or Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Degree Requirements

  • Passing all courses totaling at least 134 credit hours.
  • Obtaining at least 2.0 CGPA of 4.00.
  • Final Year Research.
  • Completion of Internship

Plan of Study:

Educational Objectives and Learning Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The BS (Psychology) program at Faculty of Social Science will fulfill the vision and mission of the University by producing graduates who will:

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 Individual and Team Work:

Ability to transfer learned knowledge of psychology in novel contexts and diverse situations.

PLO-10 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-11 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-12 Lifelong Learning

Recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in broader context of innovation, therapeutic, solution based issues in education/clinical/industrial developments.

Career Choices

After the successful completion of this degree many possible career paths would be available to students including, but not limited to the following:

Student Counselor, family counselor, marketing researcher, career counselor, therapist, HR specialist, trainer & developer, play therapist, psycho-analyst, behavior therapist, religious counselor, policy maker, marriage counselor, industrial/organizational psychologist, child psychologist, social activist, life skills counselor, occupational psychologist, HCI researcher (human computer interaction), neuro-psychologist, neuro-linguistic expert, hypnotherapist.

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

Plan of Studies/Road Map

Semester - 1

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs Category Pre-Requisite
SS 1100 Freshman English 3 0 3 Compulsory None
MG 1500 Computer concepts and applications 2 1 3 Compulsory None
EC 1000 Microeconomics 3 0 3 General None
SS 2420 Pakistan Studies 2 0 2 Compulsory None
PH 1110 History and Schools of Psychology 3 0 3 DSF None
PH 1120 Principle of Psychology 3 0 3 DSF None
Total 16 1 17

Semester - 2

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs Category Pre-Requisite
SS 1100  English Grammer 3 0 3 Compulsory SS1100
SS 2400 Islamic Studies / Ethics 2 0 3 Compulsory None
PH 1140 Human interaction and ethical practices 3 0 3 DSF PH1120
MG 1XX0 Management Elective 1 2 0 2 General None
MT 1500 Business Mathematics 3 0 3 General None
PH 1130 Social Psychology 3 0 3 DSF PH1110
Total 17 0 17

Semester - 3

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs Category Pre-Requisite
SS 2120 Oral Communication Skills 3 0 3 Compulsory SS1100
SS 2XX0 Social Science Elective 1 2 0 3 Compulsory None
MG 3XX0 Management Elective 2 3 0 3 General
PH 2210 Abnormal Psychology 3 0 3 DSF PH1120
PH 2510 Experimental Psychology 3 0 3 DSF None
MT 1510 Business Statistics 3 0 3 Compulsory PH1140
Total 18 0 18

Semester - 4

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs Category Pre-Requisite
MG 2XX0 Management Elective 3 3 0 3 General None
CS 3XX0 Computer Science Elective 1 2 0 3 General None
PH 2220 Health Psychology 3 0 3 DSF PH2210
PH 2410 Educational Psychology 3 0 3 Compulsory PH1130
PH 2610 Psychological research methods 3 0 3 DSF PH2510
PH 2520 Psychology Practicum 2 0 3 DSF PH2510
Total 17 0 17

Semester - 5

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs. Category Pre-Requisite
PH 3210 Mental Health and Psycho-pathology – I 3 0 3 Major PH2220
PH 3220 Neurological Basis of Behavior 3 0 3 General PH2220
PH 3510 Psychological Testing – I 3 0 3 Major PH2610
CS 3XX0 CS Elective 2 3 0 3 Elective
PH 2110 Personality Theories 3 0 3 DSF PH1130
PH 3120 Cognitive Psychology 3 0 3 DSF PH2210
Total 18 0 18

Semester - 6

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs. Category Pre-Requisite
PH 3230 Mental Health and Psycho-pathology – II 3 0 3 Major PH3210
PH 3240 Introduction to Clinical Psychology 3 0 3 DSF PH3220
PH 3520 Psychological Testing – II 3 0 3 Major PH3510
PH 3130 Technical Report Writing 3 0 3 Compulsory SS2120
PH 3620 Quantitative Research Tools 3 0 3 Major MT1510
SS 1200 Foreign Language 3 0 3 Compulsory
Total 17 0 17

Semester - 7

Course Code Course Title Theory Lab Cr. Hrs. Category Pre-Requisite
PH 4530 Final Research Project 1 3 0 3 Major
PH 4520 Testing lab 3 0 3 Major PH3520
Choose one Domain 9 (3 each) Electives

  1. Psychophysiology
  2. Clinical Psychology
  3. Counseling and therapy

  1. Organizational Psychology
  2. Consumer Behaviour
  3. Human Resource Management

  1. Educational
  2. PsychologyBehavior
  3. ModificationCounseling
Total 15

Semester - 8

Course Code Course Title Theory Lab Cr. Hrs. Category Pre-Requisite
PH 4550 Final Research Project 2 3 0 3 Major
PH 4520 Testing lab 3 0 3 Major PH4520
Choose one Domain 9 (3 each) Electives

  1. Pharmacology and Neurosciences
  2. Clinical Psychology- II
  3. Child counseling

  1. Assessment and counseling in organization
  2.  Psychology of Leadership
  3. Group Dynamics

  1. Educational Psychology -II
  2. School Management
  3. Children with special needs
Total 15

Floating Electives

The following courses can be offered to students from other degree programs:
• Principles of Psychology
• Social Psychology
• Organizational Behavior
• Positive Psychology

Elective/Specialization Courses:

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs. Pre-Requisite Course Type
SS 2310 Principles of Sociology 3 Humanities Elective
SS 3320 Introduction to Logic Humanities Elective
MG 4340 Organizational Behavior 3 MG1100 MG Elective
MG 2200 Principles of Marketing 3 MG Elective
MG 1100 Principles of Management 3 MG Elective
CS 3310 Artificial Intelligence 3 CS Elective
CS 4110 Human Computer Interaction 3 CS Elective
CS 3390 Computational Psychology 3 CS Elective