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The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is a regular 2-year degree program which has been designed to equip the students with requisite knowledge and skills which would help them taking an early start of their professional career so that they can earn their livings and support their families too.

Note: Candidates holding 2-year Bachelor’s Degree will only be allowed to continue seamlessly towards their respective 4-year BS Degree Program at a later stage in life.

Program Objectives

Following are the main objectives of the Program:

  • To provide a strong theoretical basis about the principles, history, and research approaches in Psychology;
  • To equip students with conceptual tools and scientific knowledge about human existence in general;
  • To articulate how psychological principles can be used to explain and understand the dynamics of social and psychological 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. (
  • Candidates having less than 45% marks will be eligible for admission after the successful completion of “Zero  Semester”.

Course Exemption

Course exemption is not allowed.


It is a two-year full time study program spread over four semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations etc.
Degree Completion Duration

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 Discussion Board (GDB), mid-term and final term exams. The mid-term and final term exams are conducted at VUP’s designated centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.

Award of Degree

To be eligible for the award of BA in Psychology Degree, a student is required to earn prescribed number of credit hours with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 out of 4.

Fee Structure

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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.