BS PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM (4 YEARS)

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Terms and Conditions
Layout
Scheme of Study

Terms and Conditions

Duration
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).

Who can apply?
Students who have passed HSCC (or equivalent IBCC) with minimum 50% score are eligible to apply for this program.

Entrance Test
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.

Courses Distribution
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.

Course Type Number Credit Hours Semester Status
Compulsory 10 25 1-4 Mandatory
General 8 24 1-4 To be offered out of the list
Discipline Specific Foundation 12 30 All Mandatory
Major* 13 43 All Mandatory
Elective 4 12 6-8 To be offered out of the list
*This includes 6 credit hours Research Thesis. Enrollment will be in 7th semester that will move on to 8th semester too.

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
80% attendance is mandatory to appear in Terminal Exams.

Evaluation
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

Practicum/Case Reports / Internship Reports) (1-3 Credit Hours)
Students will develop written reports based upon their work and it will be evaluated by utilizing internal examination process.

Research Thesis (6 Credit Hours)
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.

Grading

% Marks Range GPA Grade Qualitative
*80 and above 4.0 A Outstanding, Excellent
76-79 3.8 A- Very Good
72-75 3.5 B+ Very Good
68-71 3.0 B Good
64-67 2.8 B- Good
60-63 2.5 C+ Satisfactory
55-59 2.0 C Satisfactory
50-54 1.0 D Weak
0-49 0 F Fail
*More than 85% = Outstanding; 80-85% = Excellent.

Promotion and Probation
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.

Max Semesters
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.

Freezing of a Semester
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.

Award of Degree
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.

Re-entry in BS-Psychology (4 years)
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.

LAYOUT

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
18 218 Persian 3

Note. “PY” will appear with each course code; this represents offering course under BS Programme in Psychology. CH = Credit hours.




SCHEME OF STUDIES

Semester Name of Subject Credits
First
PY-101 English-I: Functional English 3
PY-104 Pakistan Studies 2
PY-106 Mathematics 3
PY-2… General Education Course-I 3
PY-2… General Education Course-II 3
PY-301 Introduction to Psychology (F) 2
16
Second
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
17
Third
PY-103 English III: Communication Skills 3
PY-412 Cognitive Psychology (Maj) 3
PY-107 Biology 3
PY-2… General Education Course-V 3
PY-2… General Education Course -VI 3
PY-413 Environmental Psychology (Maj) 3
18
Fourth
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
18
Fifth
PY-308 Psychopathology (F) 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
18
Sixth
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
18
Seventh
PY-306 Experimental Psychology (F) 3
// Lab Experiments (F) 2
PY-5… Elective-I 3
PY-5… Elective-II 3
PY-312 Active Citizenship/Voluntary work/ Community work (F) Mandatory
*Research Thesis (Maj) 6
17
Eighth
PY-408 Positive Psychology (Maj) 3
PY-409 Peace Psychology (Maj) 3
PY-5… Elective-III 3
PY-517 Elective-IV (Practicum / Case Reports/Internship) 3
PY-414 Research Thesis (Maj) 6*
16
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.