Description of Program

Our BS in Psychology undergraduate program is a rigorous and well-rounded educational journey designed to lay a strong foundation for aspiring professionals in the field of Psychology. At IM Sciences, we uphold the highest standards of academic excellence, ensuring that our students receive up to date evidence-based education that combines theoretical knowledge with practical application.

Scope of Program

The scope of BS (Psychology) in terms of employability and market demand in Pakistan is promising, with a range of opportunities in healthcare, education, corporate settings, research, and private practice. Graduates who stay updated with the latest trends and continue to enhance their skills can find rewarding career prospects in the field of psychology.

Program Objectives

The BS Psychology program is committed to fostering ethical and culturally informed practices, recognizing the significance of diversity and inclusion in the study of psychology. By exploring diverse theories, cutting-edge research, and contemporary practices in psychology, we aim to equip our students with the tools necessary to develop a deeper understanding of the human experience, navigate complex human interactions, and employ necessary analytical skills to critically evaluate and apply scientific findings, and contribute positively to society. And with hands-on experiences in research, internships, and practical training, our students will gain invaluable insights into the real-world applications of psychological principles.

Program Specifications

Degree Level

(as per National Qualifications Framework of Pakistan)

Level 6
Exact title of the Degree Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Abbreviation of the Degree Title BS (Psychology)
Total Credit Hours 130
Minimum Duration for degree completion

(in terms of semesters and years)

4 Years (8 Semesters)
Maximum Duration for degree completion

(in terms of semesters and years)

7 Years

Eligibility Criteria for Admission

Students with FA, FSc, or equivalent qualifications and having at least second division, securing 45% marks in aggregate are eligible to apply. Qualifying the admission test and interview is compulsory. A candidate scoring less than 40% marks each in the test and interview will stand disqualified for admission. Candidates who have secured at least 40% in the NAT are also eligible to apply.

Degree Requirements

The BS Psychology program is of a 4 year duration, spread over 8 regular semesters, and consists of 130-136 credit hours of studies. The normal duration for completion of BS Psychology Degree is 8 semesters over a period of 4 years. The maximum duration for obtaining BS Psychology degree shall be 7 years.

Program Scheme of Studies

Semester 1
Code Course Title

Credit Hours

Category

PSY 301

Introduction to Psychology – I

3

Major or Disciplinary

PSY 302

History of Psychology

3

Major or Disciplinary

HSS 305

Fundamentals of Islamic Studies

2

GE-Islamic Studies

ENG 301

English (General)

3

GE-Expository Writing
MTH 301 Mathematics

3

GE-Quantitative Reasoning

 ICT 301

Office Management Tools

3

GE-Applications of Information and Communication Technologies

HSS 304

Introduction to Sociology

2

Interdisciplinary

Semester 2

Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Category

PSY 311

Introduction to Psychology – II

3

Major or Disciplinary

PSY 312

Neurological Basis of Behavior

3

Major or Disciplinary

HSS 303

Ideology and Constitution of Pakistan

2

GE-Ideology and Constitution of Pakistan

ENG 302

English (Functional)

3

GE-Functional English

NSC 302

Science of climate change and its implications for development

3

GE-Natural Sciences

PSY 304

Muslim Contributions in Psychology

3

Major or Disciplinary

Semester 3

Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Category

PSY 401

Developmental Psychology

3

Major or Disciplinary

PSY 402

Theories of Personality

3

Major or Disciplinary

STA 402

Descriptive Statistics

3

GE-Quantitative Reasoning

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Foreign Language (XXXX)

2

GE-Arts and Humanities

ENI 301

Entrepreneurship

3

GE-Entrepreneurship

HSS 401

Civics and Community Engagement

2

GE-Civics and Community Engagement

Semester 4

Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Category

PSY 411

Mental Health & Psychopathology – I

3

Major or Disciplinary

PSY 412

Social Psychology

3

Major or Disciplinary

PSY 413

Ethics in Psychology

3

Major or Disciplinary

HSS 505

Logic and Critical Thinking

3

GE-Social Sciences

MGT 301

Principles of Management

3

Interdisciplinary

STA 411

Inferential Statistics

3

GE-Quantitative Reasoning

Semester 5

Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Category

HSS 411

Introduction to Philosophy

3

Interdisciplinary

PSY 421

Mental Health & Psychopathology – II

3

Major or Disciplinary

PSY 501

Counseling and Mental Health

3

Major or Disciplinary

PSY 502

Psychological Testing & Assessment – I

3

Major or Disciplinary

PSY 503

Environmental Psychology

3

Major or Disciplinary

DEV 615

Gender Studies

3

Interdisciplinary

Semester 6

Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Category

PSY 511

Clinical Psychology

3

Major or Disciplinary

PSY 513

Community Mental Health

3

Interdisciplinary

PSY 512

Psychological Testing & Assessment – II

3

Major or Disciplinary

PSY 514

Positive Psychology

3

Major or Disciplinary

PSY 515

Research Methods in Psychology

3

Interdisciplinary

ECO 301

Principles of Economics

3

Interdisciplinary

Semester 7

Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Category

PSY 601

Health Psychology

3

Major or Disciplinary

PSY 602

Cross-Cultural Psychology

3

Major or Disciplinary

PSY 603

Consumer Psychology

3

Major or Disciplinary

PSY 604

Industrial/ Organizational Psychology

3

Major or Disciplinary

RES 693

Bachelor’s Iternship/Fieldwork

3

Field Experience/Internship

Semester 8

Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Category

PSY 612

Forensic Psychology

3

Major or Disciplinary

PSY 612

Educational Psychology

3

Major or Disciplinary

PSY 613

Sports Psychology

3

Major or Disciplinary

RES 694

Bachelor’s Capstone Project

3

Capstone Project

LIN 610

Forensic Linguistics

3

Interdisciplinary