Psychology is the science of behavior and the mind. In the BS Program, the study of Psychology provides an understanding of the basic processes of sensation, perception, learning, cognition, development, and personality along with the principles of Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Behavioral Neuroscience. The knowledge of psychological principles and scientific methods for evaluating theories and research in the Social Sciences is essential in our rapidly changing society.
The basic goal of the B.S. Program is to integrate the scientific foundation of Psychology with the strong background of Humanities along with basic science to better prepare students for the advanced training in Psychology, Medicine, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, and other related disciplines. The B.S. Degree Program is explicitly aimed at preparing the students for advanced graduate study in the sciences and science-based professions.
Following are the main objectives of the Program:
To equip students with conceptual tools, scientific knowledge and practical skills so that they can gain a deeper understanding of themselves, others and human existence in general ;
To articulate how psychological principles can be used to explain and understand the dynamics of social and psychological issues;
To develop insights among students about how psychological principles can be used to understand and improve lifelong learning, social skills and environment related issues;
Admission Eligibility Criteria
Intermediate (equivalent to 12 years of education) with at least 45% marks.
Candidates having ‘A’ levels are required to provide equivalence certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad. (http://www.ibcc.edu.pk/
Candidates having less than 45% marks will be eligible for admission after the successful completion of “Zero Semester
Course exemption is allowed.
It is a four-year study program spread over eight semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations etc.
Courses of Study
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Assessment of Study Progress
The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Moderated Discussion Boards (GDB), mid-term and final-term exams. The mid and final term exams are conducted at VUP’s designated exam centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.
Students are required to complete a Project/Internship Report in the final semester of the Program. The choice of the Final Project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the Project and may be required to give a presentation.
Students taking Internship course are required to complete 6 to 8 weeks internship in the organization and shall get an Internship Letter from the concerned organization. The students who are already in service will be exempted from internship but required to submit the Project.
Award of Degree
To be eligible for the award of BS (Psychology) Degree, the students are required to complete prescribed number of credit hours with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 out of 4.
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The courses may be revised from time to time to keep pace with the latest developments in the domain of psychology. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.