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Psychology
Key Fact
  • Program name
    Psychology
  • Program code
    PSYC
  • Chair of the Department
    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.​

Vision

To aspire achieving Saudi Arabia 2030 vision and become one of the best psychology programs in Saudi Arabia and the world by preparing learners with high quality education, the needed skills, and the positive attitudes that will allow students to examine social and psychological issues in their country and thus promote well-being and serve the community.

Mission

To prepare students to be critical thinkers, ethical researchers, compassionate workers, responsible and ambitious people who will contribute to the society's development. Building on the scientific approach in conducting psychological research, students engage in projects that help illuminate the unique Saudi and Muslim cultures in comparison to other cultures. Students are empowered to construct knowledge collaboratively with their culturally diverse mentors and peers in an interactive learning environment.

Goals

  1. Enrich the department's national and international recognition by strengthening its presence in the community and enhancing its active contribution to the fulfillment of the nation's 2030 vision.
  2. Cultivate a dynamic and collaborative work environment through an effective and inspiring leadership that promotes integrity in managing all the department activities.
  3. Position the Psychology Department to be recognized among top ranked programs nationally and regionally through rigorous and effective quality processes and procedures that meet the national and international standards.
  4. Uphold academic excellence in our current bachelors and graduate programs by providing innovative education, and work towards implementing further distinctive and reputable graduate programs.
  5. Continue to attract high quality students, to cultivate excellence in student development, and to graduate true representatives of Queen Effat's Legacy, who will be effective instruments of change and social and economic wellbeing.
  6. Promote comprehensive, wide-ranging learning and research activities amongst students, faculty, and admin staff by providing sufficient up-to-date and easily accessible learning resources.
  7. Equip the Department with appropriate and current facilities, including labs, to fulfill the requirements of academic and personal growth of students, faculty, and staff.
  8. Contribute to the financial strength and sustainability of the University through diverse fund-generating efforts especially in the fields of research and community projects.
  9. Enhance efforts to recruit, nurture, and retain a diverse body of faculty and staff in order to make the Effat community a place of choice.
  10. Cultivate a research environment that supports faculty and students in their efforts to engage in high quality and effective research activities aligned with the Kingdom's research priorities.
  11. Strengthen the College's relations and interactions with the national and international community through joint endeavors with nationwide and global partners and worthwhile student internships.

 Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

  • Display scientifically derived knowledge of a variety of topics and major psychological concepts, theories, applications, and research findings underpinning the different fields of Psychology.
  • Differentiate between the different roles played by psychologists in a variety of settings.

Cognitive skills

  • Critically evaluate and synthesize theories, concepts, research methods, and research findings that underpin the different fields of Psychology.
  • Demonstrate critical and creative thinking in applying psychological and statistical concepts to better understand the causes, underlying mechanisms, and consequences of personal, interpersonal, and social problems.

Interpersonal Skills & Responsibility

  • Develop essential interpersonal, intrapersonal, and professional communication skills needed for the different fields in psychology, and demonstrate respect for issues related to cultural sensitivity and individual differences.
  • Demonstrate respect for issues related to cultural sensitivity and individual differences.

Communication skills and Numerical Skills

  • Collaborate effectively and work with individuals and groups to complete projects within reasonable time frames. 
  • Demonstrate effective oral and writing communication skills in various formats (e.g., group discussion, debate, lecture, report writing, research paper), and interpret quantitative visual aids accurately.

 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
Frshman 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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