BS PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM (4 YEARS)
Duration Who can apply? Entrance Test Courses Distribution NOTE. Courses offered in this Scheme of Studies are developed as proposed in HEC Revised 2013 Programme for BS-Psychology. HEC allows that the course contents for the General Education and Compulsory courses can be developed/ arranged by the respective university; hence, new courses are also added. Attendance Evaluation Practicum/Case Reports / Internship Reports) (1-3 Credit Hours) Research Thesis (6 Credit Hours) Grading Promotion and Probation Max Semesters Freezing of a Semester Award of Degree Re-entry in BS-Psychology (4 years)
In BS Psychology (4 years), student is required to study 134 credit hours in total that will be spread over the period of 8 semesters (4 years).
Students who have passed HSCC (or equivalent IBCC) with minimum 50% score are eligible to apply for this program.
Currently, no entry test is admissible to take admission in the Program, however, in future Institute reserve all rights to take entrance test to get enrolled in the Program.
Compulsory and General Courses will be offered in first four semesters only, while any course under domain of Foundation, Major, and Elective can be offered in any semester depending upon availability of respective faculty. Minimum 15-18 credit hours will be taught in a semester.
To be offered out of the list
Discipline Specific Foundation
To be offered out of the list
80% attendance is mandatory to appear in Terminal Exams.
Total 100 marks for each course
Sessional Exams: 50 Marks
(20-25% term paper, quizzes, class presentations, and lab work)
(30 Marks Mid semester exam after 8th week of a semester)
Terminal Exam: 50 marks
Students will develop written reports based upon their work and it will be evaluated by utilizing internal examination process.
Student will do research independently under supervision of a faulty member. Evaluation will be external under QAU rules on the thesis written by the student.
% Marks Range
*80 and above
In first semester, if student has CGPA less than 1.0, he/she will be dropped from University roll. Otherwise, having CGPA 2.0 is must to take BS degree. If a student has CGPA less than 2.0, he/she will be placed in Probation period. A student can avail maximum 3 probations. A student failing to achieve CGPA 2.0 on fourth probation, shall cease to be the student of the University. However, such a student can apply for BA Degree (2 years) if eligible as per rules.
It is a 4-year degree program to be completed in 8 semesters. In case, a student fails some courses he/she can avail Max 12 semesters (6 years) to pass courses to get BS-Psychology degree.
In case, student fails to register within 45 days of semester commencement, he/she can get only two frozen semesters. Total time period of BS would include frozen semester.
If a student does not want to continue his/her studies in BS-Psychology Program because of some unavoidable circumstances, he/she can seek option to obtain BA Pass degree only after successful completion of 62 credit hours course work.
Students who have obtained BA degree with minimum CGPA 2.0 can join BS-Psychology (4 years) in fifth semester if he/she meets eligibility criteria as defined by the university.
Who can apply?
NOTE. Courses offered in this Scheme of Studies are developed as proposed in HEC Revised 2013 Programme for BS-Psychology. HEC allows that the course contents for the General Education and Compulsory courses can be developed/ arranged by the respective university; hence, new courses are also added.
Practicum/Case Reports / Internship Reports) (1-3 Credit Hours)
Research Thesis (6 Credit Hours)
Promotion and Probation
Freezing of a Semester
Award of Degree
Re-entry in BS-Psychology (4 years)
|Compulsory Courses(CC)||General Courses (GC) to be Chosen from other Departments (Any Eight)||Discipline Specific Foundation Courses (F)||Major Courses (Maj) including Research Project / Internship (Compulsory Courses)||Elective Courses (EC) within the Major (Any Four Courses)|
|PY||Course Title||CH||PY||Course Title||CH||PY||Course Title||CH||PY||Course Title||CH||PY||Course Title||CH|
|1||101||Functional English (Eng I)||3||201||Introduction to Sociology||3||301||Introduction to Psychology||2||401||Research Methods-I||3||501||Clinical Psychology||3|
|2||102||Technical Writing and Presentation Skills (Eng II)||3||202||Introduction to Social Work||3||302||Practical / Lab Experiments in Psychology||1||402||Research Methods-II||3||502||Counseling Psychology||3|
|2||103||Communication Skills (Eng. III)||3||203||Introduction to Economics||3||303||Applied areas of Psychology||2||403||Group Research||1||503||Organizational Psychology||3|
|4||104||Pakistan Studies||2||204||Introduction to Mass Communication||3||304||Schools &Perspectives in Psychology||2||404||Statistics in Psychology||3||504||Educational Psychology||3|
|5||105||Islamic Studies/Ethics||2||205||Introduction to Law||3||305||Theories of Personality||2||405||Data Analysis Through Softwares||3||505||Forensic Psychology||3|
|6||106||Mathematics||3||206||Political Science||3||306||Experimental Psychology||3+2||406||Developmental Psychology||3||506||Neuropsychology||3|
|7||107||Biology||3||207||Introduction to Management||3||307||Social Psychology||3||407||Gender Issues in Psychology||3||507||Psychology of Aging||3|
|8||108||Introduction to Computers||3||208||Fine Arts||3||308||Psychopathology||3||408||Positive Psychology||3||508||Human Resource Management||3|
|9||109||One Language (UN) Language)||3||209||Food and Nutrition||3||309||Biological Basis of Behaviour||3||409||Peace Psychology||3||509||Sports Psychology||3|
|10||210||Urdu Literature||310||Psychological Assessment||3+1||410||Cross Cultural Psychology||3||510||Military Psychology||3|
|11||211||Education||3||311||Ethical Issues in Psychology||3||411||Health Psychology||3||511||Disaster and Trauma Management||3|
|12||212||Introduction to International Relations||3||312||Active Citizenship, Volunteerism/ Community work||Mandatory||412||Cognitive Psychology||3||512||Family Psychology||3|
|13||213||Defense Strategic Studies||3||413||Environmental Psychology||3||513||Psychology of Children with Special Needs||3|
|14||214||Introduction to Gender Studies||3||414||Research Thesis||6||514||Consumer Behaviour and Marketing||3|
|15||215||Introduction to Anthropology||3||515||Assessment and Interventions in Education||3|
|16||216||Introduction to Statistics||3||516||Developmental Psychopathology and Its Prevention||3|
|17||217||Introduction to Geography||3||517||Practicum/Case Reports/Internship Reports||3|
Note. “PY” will appear with each course code; this represents offering course under BS Programme in Psychology. CH = Credit hours.
|Semester||Name of Subject||Credits|
|PY-101||English-I: Functional English||3|
|PY-2…||General Education Course-I||3|
|PY-2…||General Education Course-II||3|
|PY-301||Introduction to Psychology (F)||2|
|PY-102||English-II: Technical Writing and Presentation||3|
|PY-105||Islamic Studies / Ethics||2|
|PY-108||Introduction to Computers||3|
|PY-303||Applied Areas of Psychology (F)||2|
|PY-302||Practical/Lab Experiments in Psychology (F)||1|
|PY-2…||General Education Course-III||3|
|PY-2…||General Education Course-IV||3|
|PY-103||English III: Communication Skills||3|
|PY-412||Cognitive Psychology (Maj)||3|
|PY-2…||General Education Course-V||3|
|PY-2…||General Education Course -VI||3|
|PY-413||Environmental Psychology (Maj)||3|
|PY-109||Language (any UN language)||3|
|PY-||General Education Course -VII||3|
|PY-||General Education Course -VIII||3|
|PY-410||Cross Cultural Psychology (Maj)||3|
|PY-311||Ethical Issues in Psychology (F)||3|
|PY-407||Gender Issues in Psychology (Maj)||3|
|PY-304||Schools and Perspectives in Psychology(F)||2|
|PY-406||Developmental Psychology (Maj)||3|
|PY-310||Psychological Assessment (F)||3|
|//||Psychological Assessment Practical (F)||1|
|PY-401||Research Methods - I (Maj)||3|
|PY-404||Statistics in Psychology (Maj)||3|
|PY-402||Research Methods-II (Maj)||3|
|PY-403||Group Research (Maj)||1|
|PY-305||Theories of Personality (F)||2|
|PY-309||Biological Basis of Behavior (F)||3|
|PY-405||Data Analysis Through Software (Maj)||3|
|PY-307||Social Psychology (F)||3|
|PY-411||Health Psychology (Maj)||3|
|PY-306||Experimental Psychology (F)||3|
|//||Lab Experiments (F)||2|
|PY-312||Active Citizenship/Voluntary work/ Community work (F)||Mandatory|
|*Research Thesis (Maj)||6|
|PY-408||Positive Psychology (Maj)||3|
|PY-409||Peace Psychology (Maj)||3|
|PY-517||Elective-IV (Practicum / Case Reports/Internship)||3|
|PY-414||Research Thesis (Maj)||6*|
|Total Credit Hours: 134|
*Research Thesis is to be carried over from Semester 7 and therefore will be deducted from credit hours for eights semester. It is made 6 credit hour (as compared to proposed in HEC Revised 2013Programme for BS-Psychology), as it will involve viva voce examination fully evaluated by external examiner as per Quaid-i-Azam University’s policy.