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Psychology
Key Fact
  • Program name
    Psychology
  • Program code
    PSY
  • Dept. chair
    Dr. Wejdan Felmban
  • Program length
    4 Years
  • Credit hours
    127

 About the Program

Our Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Psychology is a beacon for those seeking an alternative to traditional psychology. As part of a bi-dimensional degree that’s research and community work-based, we incorporate a range of transferable skills to help you with future employment prospects, as well as curricular and extracurricular activities, teaching approaches and methodologies that will emphasize your personal, academic and professional growth.​
Concentration Areas
You’ll have the opportunity to focus on two applied areas: Clinical Psychology and Organizational Behavior Psychology.​

Organizational Behavior Psychology

  • In-depth knowledge of how psychology is relevant to the performance of professional organizations.
  • Classic and current theoretical and research findings in topics related to Organizational Behavior Psychology, such as Business Psychology, Human Resource Management, Psychology of Leadership and Management, Media Relations and Human Performance.
  • Practical training in work settings (e.g. companies and business sectors and other work environments) performed under the joint supervision of an on-site supervisor from the placement site and one of our Psychology faculty members.​

 

Clinical Psychology

  • How clinical practice aims to promote the wellbeing and personal development of individuals diagnosed with mentally-based distress or dysfunction.
  • The classic and recent research findings in a range of essential topics, such as Abnormal Behavior, Psychological Assessment and Psychotherapy.
  • A variety of therapeutic treatments and techniques used by Clinical Psychologists to promote the healthy personal and interpersonal functioning of mentally distressed people.
  • Practical training by way of an internship in an applied clinical setting (e.g. hospital and clinical practices) performed under the joint supervision of a site supervisor from the placement site and one of our Psychology faculty members.
  • The Clinical Psychology Internship – involving practical training in an applied clinical setting (e.g. hospital and clinical practices).

 

 Learning Outcomes

 
 
  • ​​​Knowledge
    • Display scientifically derived knowledge of a variety of topics and major psychological concepts, theories and research findings, underpinning Clinical Psychology and Organizational Behavior Psychology.
    • Differentiate between the roles of psychiatrists, psychologists and counsellors in the field of Clinical Psychology, as well as identify the various symptoms of a range of psychological and mental disorders diagnosed in clinical settings.
    • Display in-depth understanding of assessment and interventions in psychopathology, including diagnostic and classification systems used for psychiatric disorders.
    • Identify the contribution of psychology as a science of the human mind and behavior to people’s behaviors and experience in work environments. As well, demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of psychology applications in business and corporate settings.
    Cognitive skills
    • Critically evaluate theories and concepts underpinning the field of Clinical Psychology and Organizational Behavior Psychology.
    • Critically evaluate, synthesize and describe the different research findings and research methods used in Clinical Psychology and Organizational Behavior Psychology.
    • Critically evaluate a range of topics addressed in the fields of Clinical Psychology and Organizational Behavior Psychology.
    • Demonstrate critical and creative thinking in applying psychological concepts to better understand the causes, underlying mechanisms and consequences of personal, interpersonal and social problems.
    Interpersonal Skills & Responsibility
    • Develop the essential interpersonal, intrapersonal as well as professional communication skills needed for clinical practice and work environments through physical or virtual presence.
    • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of clinical assessment and intervention skills, along with ethical principles used by professionals in the fields of Clinical Psychology.
    • Demonstrate a deep understanding of, and respect for, issues relating to cultural sensitivity and individual differences when working with people of diverse ethnic and/or cultural backgrounds. And with people who have different organizational roles, social affiliations and personalities.
    • Effectively lead a team and facilitate collaborative behaviors 

    Communication skills and Numerical Skills

    • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in various formats.
    • Exhibit quantitative literacy and articulate clear and appropriate rationales for choice of information conveyed in charts, tables, figures and graphs.
    • Apply basic mathematical concepts and operations to support measurement strategies, as well as use appropriate and relevant probability and statistical analyzes to facilitate interpretation of measurements.
    • Interpret quantitative visual aids accurately, including showing vigilance about misuse or misrepresentation of quantitative information.
    • Attend to nonverbal behavior and evaluate its meaning in the communication contexts.
    • Exhibit the ability to collaborate effectively and work with groups to complete projects within reasonable time frames, as well as develop relevant workplace skills: mentoring, interviewing and crisis management.
    • Manage conflicts appropriately and ethically through soliciting and integrating diverse viewpoints.​

    Research skills 

    • Know and understand the different research methods in psychology, research design (strength and limitations), data analysis and interpretation.
    • Design and conduct basic research to address various researchable psychological questions using appropriate research methodologies and approaches.
    • Conduct basic literature reviews using relevant databases, research and theory.
    • Formulate testable research questions and hypotheses.
    • Select and apply appropriate research methods, collect, analyze, interpret and report data utilizing appropriate statistical packages that address different types of research questions and hypotheses.
    • Interpret basic and inferential statistical results, such as normal distribution, skewed results, effect size, correlation, confidence intervals, statistical significance and practical significance.
    • Apply International Psychological Association standards such as the APA Code of Ethics, in research, design, data collection, analysis. ​​​

 Career Opportunities

 

Clinical Psychology Stream:

  • Academic adviser
  • Adolescent care technician
  • Arbitrator
  • Behavior analyst
  • Career counsellor
  • Caseworker
  • Childcare worker
  • Child protection worker
  • Clinical interviewer
  • Community support worker

Organizational Psychology Stream:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Advertising agent
  • Advertising trainee
  • Bank management
  • Claims specialist
  • Consultant
  • Consumer affairs
  • Customer relations
  • Customer service representative
  • Educational coordinator

 

 Graduation Requirements

​Students must successfully complete a total of 127 credit hours to be able to graduate from the Psychology Program, divided as follows:​

General Education Requirements:​ 42
Major Core Requirements: 52
Track Technical Core Requirements: 9
Minor Elective Requirements: 9
Internship Requirements: 6
Free Electives: 9​
Total =​ 127​​​

 Program Plan (Organizational Behavior Psychology)

Foundation Year
Semester 1 – Foundation 1 Semester 2 – Foundation 2
Course
Code
 Course Title
Credit
Hours
Course
Code
 Course Title
Credit
Hours
LANG 011 Reading & Critical Thinking-I 3 LANG 012 Reading & Critical Thinking-II 3
LANG 013 Academic Writing - I 3 LANG 014 Academic Writing - II 3
LANG 015 Listening  and Speaking - I 3 LANG 016 Listening  and Speaking - II 3
SSKL 021 Independent Learning & Research Skills - I 2 SSKL 022 Independent Learning & Research Skills - II 2
HSS 051 Introduction to HSS - I 3 HSS 054 Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills for HSS - II 3
HSS 055 Cases and Projects in Psychology & Language - I 2 HSS 056 Cases and Projects in Psychology & Language - II 2
MATH 041 Basic Math - I 3 MATH 042  Basic Math - II 3
CL 031 Computer Literacy 0 IL 032 Information Literacy 0
Total Credit Hours 19 Total Credit Hours 19
Freshman Year
Year 1 – Semester 1 Year 1 – Semester 2
Information, Media, and Technology 3 GPSY 121 Cultural Literacy 3
GMTH 141H Mathematics for Humanities 3 Global Awareness 3
GBIO 110 Scientific Literacy 3 Quantitative Reasoning 3
GENG 161 Project Based Language Learning & Critical Thinking 2 Linguistic Communication (English) 2
GISL 171 Social and Moral Values in Islam 2 Islamic Thought and Ethics Requirement II 2
Linguistic Communication (Arabic) 3   Physical and Environmental Wellbeing 2
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 15
Sophomore Year
Year 2 - Semester 3 Year 2 - Semester 4
PSYC 211 History and Systems of Psychology 3 GSEM 200 Interdisciplinary Seminar and Research 3
PSYC 212 Development across the Life Span 3 PSYC 214 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 213 Cognitive Psychology 3 PSYC 215 Corporate Psychology 3
Islamic Thought and Ethics Req. III 2 PSYC 216 Social Psychology 3
Free Elective I 3  PSYC 217 Psychology of Personality 3
Civic Engagement 2   Linguistic Communication (Foreign Languages I) 2
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 17
Summer Session
PSYC 471 Summer Field Experience in PSY I 3  
Junior Year
Year 3 - Semester 5 Year 3 - Semester 6
PSYC 218 Group Dynamic 3 PSYC 313 Gender Psychology 3
PSYC 311 Cross-Cultural Psychology 3 PSYC 314 Counseling Psychology 3
PSYC 312 Media Psychology 3
 
PSYC 315
Assessment and Measurements 3
 PSYC 361 Statistics in Psychology 3 PSYC 362 Research Methods in Psychology 4
 PSYC 331 Psychology of Leadership & Management 3  PSYC 332 Public Relations 3
  Linguistic Communication (Foreign Languages II) 2      
Total Credit Hours 17 Total Credit Hours 16
Summer Session
PSYC 472 Field Experience in PSY II 3  
Senior Year
Year 4 - Semester 7 Year 4 - Semester 8
PSYC 463 Experimental Psychology 3   Technical Elective III 3
  Technical Elective I 3 PSYC 473 Final Project 3
  Technical Elective II 3 PSYC 433 Organizational Development 3
  Free Elective II 3   Free Elective III 3
Total Credit Hours 12 Total Credit Hours 12

 Program Plan (Clinical Psychology)

Foundation Year
Semester 1 – Foundation 1 Semester 2 – Foundation 2
Course
Code
 Course Title

Credit
Hours
Course
Code
 Course Title
Credit
Hours
LANG 011 Reading & Critical Thinking-I 3 LANG 012
Reading & Critical
Thinking-II
3
LANG 013 Academic Writing - I 3 LANG 014 Academic Writing - II 3
LANG 015 Listening  and Speaking - I 3 LANG 016 Listening  and Speaking - II 3
SSKL 021 Independent Learning & Research Skills - I 2 SSKL 022 Independent Learning & Research Skills - II 2
HSS 051 Introduction to HSS - I 3 HSS 054 Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills for HSS - II 3
HSS 055 Cases and Projects in Psychology & Language - I 2 HSS 056 Cases and Projects in Psychology & Language - II 2
MATH 041 Basic Math - I 3 MATH 042  Basic Math - II 3
CL 031 Computer Literacy 0 IL 032 Information Literacy 0
Total Credit Hours 19 Total Credit Hours 19
Freshman Year
Year 1 – Semester 1 Year 1 – Semester 2
Information, Media, and Technology 3 GPSY 121 Cultural Literacy 3
GMTH 141H Mathematics for Humanities 3 Global Awareness 3
GBIO 110 Scientific Literacy 3 Quantitative Reasoning 3
GENG 161 Project Based Language Learning & Critical Thinking 2 Linguistic Communication (English) 2
GISL 171 Social and Moral Values in Islam 2 Islamic Thought and Ethics Requirement II 2
Linguistic Communication (Arabic) 3   Physical and Environmental Wellbeing 2
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 15
Sophomore Year
Year 2 - Semester 3 Year 2 - Semester 4
PSYC 211 History and Systems of Psychology 3 GSEM 200 Interdisciplinary Seminar and Research 3
PSYC 212 Development across the Life Span 3 PSYC 214 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 213 Cognitive Psychology 3 PSYC 215 Corporate Psychology 3
Islamic Thought and Ethics Req. III 2 PSYC 216 Social Psychology 3
Free Elective I 3  PSYC 217 Psychology of Personality 3
Civic Engagement 2   Linguistic Communication (Foreign Languages I) 2
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 17
Summer Session
PSYC 471 Summer Field Experience in PSY I 3  
Junior Year
Year 3 - Semester 5 Year 3 - Semester 6
PSYC 218 Group Dynamic 3 PSYC 313 Gender Psychology 3
PSYC 311 Cross-Cultural Psychology 3 PSYC 314 Counseling Psychology 3
PSYC 312 Media Psychology 3
 
PSYC 315
Assessment and Measurements 3
 PSYC 361 Statistics in Psychology 3 PSYC 362 Research Methods in Psychology 4
 PSYC 321 Clinical Psychology 3  PSYC 322 Child Clinical Psychology 3
  Linguistic Communication (Foreign Languages II) 2      
Total Credit Hours 17 Total Credit Hours 16
Summer Session
PSYC 472 Field Experience in PSY II 3  
Senior Year
Year 4 - Semester 7 Year 4 - Semester 8
PSYC 463 Experimental Psychology 3   Technical Elective III 3
  Technical Elective I 3 PSYC 473 Final Project 3
  Technical Elective II 3 PSYC 423 Marriage & Family Therapy 3
  Free Elective II 3   Free Elective III 3
Total Credit Hours 12 Total Credit Hours 12​​
Admissions
Hi-School Percentage
Science Section
80%
Art Section
80%
Qudurat *(SAT)
65%
Math Level *DTMS
Part
Part 1 - Part 2
Cut-Score
512 - 612
Effat Placement Tests
*TOEFL+ *TWE
TOEFL (525) - TWE (5)
**IELTS
5.5
Additional Department Requirement
Interview
Required
Recommendation
Letter
3
Personal Statement
Required
Contact Information
Dept. Chair
Tel.+966 122137794
Assistants
Tel.+966 122137803 

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