BSc Psychology | Bachelor of Science in Psychology Degree Program
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Psychology

Key Fact
  • Program name
    Psychology
  • Program code
    PSY
  • Chair of the Program
    Dr. Tamer Desouky
  • Program length
    4 Years
  • Credit hours
    126

 About the Program

Overview

Our Bachelor of Science Degree 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.​​​​

This psychology degree program is recognized globally, and we have a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University​.

The Carnegie Mellon University​​ is the academic partner of the Psychology program, like every other partnership at the university. I wonder how much other programs say about their partnerships. We usually develop curricula in conjunction with the CMU, benchmark some of our practices against those of this institution, and undertake collaborative research with them, among other things.  ​

The Curriculum

The BSc Psychology degree program covers a variety of major psychological concepts, theories, applications, topics, and research findings that underpin the different fields of Psychology. You will learn how to interpret quantitative visual aids accurately, understand statistics and develop research skills, working to 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.

You will work with individuals and groups to complete projects to develop collaboration skills, and will demonstrate oral and writing communication skills in various formats such as group discussion, debate, lectures, report writing and completing research papers.

In this Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology Program you will be able to specialize in one of two concentrations; Clinical Psychology or Social Psychology. In the Clinical Psychology concentration, specialist topics covered include Abnormal Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Child Clinical Psychology and Psychopharmacology. For the Social Psychology concentration, specialist topics covered include Social Factors, Research Methods, Psychology of Social Media, Stress, Coping and Mental Health and Attitudes and Persuasions.

Skills Developed

By studying a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology at Effat University you will be prepared with high quality education, the needed skills, and the positive attitudes that will allow you to examine social and psychological issues in their country and thus promote well-being and serve the community.​​ You will develop into critical thinkers, ethical researchers, compassionate workers, responsible and ambitious people who will contribute to the society's development.​

 Vision, Mission, and Goals

​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.​

 Concentrations

​The Psychology Department offers three areas of concentration:​

  1. ​​​​Clinical Psychology 
  2. Social Psychology​​

 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

Career Path

The ​​​​Clinical Psychology track will prepare you for a career in areas such as a behavior​ analyst, career counsellor, child protection worker or community support worker. Following the Organizational Psychology track will prepare you for a career in areas such as customer relations, advertising trainee, bank management and claims specialists.​ ​​​

Clinical Psychology Track:

  • Academic adviser
  • Adolescent care technician
  • Arbitrator
  • Behavior analyst
  • Career counsellor
  • Caseworker
  • Childcare worker
  • Child protection worker
  • Clinical interviewer
  • Community support worker
  • Assistant to clinical psychologists in clinical settings (consultant, specialist and assistant, depending on educational level and licencing)
  • Mental health wroker
  • Assistant to child psychologist
  • Researcher
  • Trainer (mental health field)
  • Assistant to substance abuse counsellor

Social Psychology Track:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Advertising agent
  • Advertising trainee
  • Bank management
  • Claims specialist
  • Consultant
  • Consumer affairs
  • Customer relations
  • Customer service representative
  • Educational coordinator
  • Research assistant in business and consulting firms
  • Research assistants in the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Social Development
  • Assessment specialist in National Family Safety Programs
  • Market and social media researcher
  • Employee in social welfare organizations, correctional facilities, and governmental and non-profit organizations (NGOs)
  • Teaching and research assistants at colleges and universities

 Graduation Requirements

​Students must successfully complete a total of 126 credit hours to be able to graduate from the Psychology Program, divided as follows:​

General Education Requirements:​ 42
Major Core Requirements: 63
Departmental Elective Requirements: 6
Internship Requirements: 9
Free Electives: 6​
Total =​ 126​​​​​

 Program Plan (Social Psychology​​)

Foundation
Semester 1​
19 Credits Semester 2 19 Credits
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 & Projects in sychology & Language - I 2
HSS 056 Cases and Projects in Psychology & Language - II 2
 
Freshmen
Year 1—Fall Semester 1 16 Credits Year 1—Spring Semester 2 16 Credits
  Information, Media & Technology 3
  Global Awareness 3​
GMTH 141H Mathematics for Humanities 3
GSTA 140 or GSTA 141 Quantitative Reasoning 3

GBIO 111 Scientific Literacy 3
  Linguistic Communication (English) 2​
GENG 161 Project Based Language Learning & Critical Thinking 2
  Islamic Thought and Ethics Requirement II 2
GISL 171 Social and Moral Values in Islam 2
PSY 102 Biological Bases of Behavior 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 111 Developmental Psychology 3
Sophomore
Year 2—Fall Semester 3 16 Credits Year 2—Spring Semester 4 17 Credits
PSY 203 Cognitive Psychology 3
GSEM 200 Interdisciplinary Seminar and Research 3
  Islamic Thought and Ethics Req. III 2
PSY 251 Abnormal Psychology I 3
  Free Elective I 3
PSY 241 Social Psychology 3
  Civic Engagement 2
PSY 242 Psychology of Personality 3
PSY 261 Islamic Perspectives of Psychology 3
  Linguistic Communication (Foreign Languages I) 2
PSY 271 Statistics in Psychology 3
PSY 291 Ethics for Research and Practice 3
Junior
Year 3— Fall Semester 5 17 Credits Year 3—Spring Semester 6 17 Credits
  Linguistic Communication (Foreign Languages II) 2
PSY 331 Counselling Psychology 3
PSY 343 Social Factors and Well-being 3
PSY 373 Psychological  Assessment and Measurements II 3
PSY 372 Psychological Assessment and Measurements I 3
  Linguistic Communication (Arabic) 3
PSY 392 Research Methods in Psychology 3
PSY 344 Research Methods in Social Psychology 3
  Free Elective II 3
  Departmental Elective I 3
  Cultural literacy 3
  Physical and Environmental Wellbeing 2
Senior
Year 4—Fall Semester 7 12 Credits
(+summer)
Year 4- Spring Semester 8 12 Credits
  Departmental Elective II 3
PSY 496 Senior Research in Psychology-II 3
PSY 445 Psychology of Social Media 3
PSY 481 Field Experience in Psychology 9
PSY 446 Stress, Coping and mental Health 3

     
PSY 447 Attitudes and Persuasion 3
     
PSY 495 Senior Research in Psychology-I 3
     
Total credit hours required for Psychology Program (Social Psychology Concentration) 126 Credits​



 Program Plan (Clinical Psychology)

Foundation
Semester 1 19 Credits Semester 2 19 Credits
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 & Projects in Psychology & Language - I 2
HSS 056 Cases and Projects in Psychology & Language - II 2
Freshmen
Year 1—Fall Semester 1 16 Credits Year 1—Spring Semester 2 16 Credits
  Information, Media & Technology 3
  Global Awareness 3

GMTH 141H Mathematics for Humanities 3
GSTA 140 Quantitative Reasoning 3
  Scientific Literacy 3
  Linguistic Communication (English) 2
GENG 161 Project Based Language Learning & Critical Thinking 2
  Islamic Thought and Ethics Requirement II 2
GISL 171 Social and Moral Values in Islam 2
PSY 102 Biological Bases of Behavior 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology ​3 PSY 111 Developmental Psychology 3
Sophomore
Year 2—Fall Semester 3 16 Credits Year 2—Spring Semester 4 17 Credits
PSY 203 Cognitive Psychology 3
GSEM 200 Interdisciplinary Seminar and Research 3
  Islamic Thought and Ethics Req. III 2
PSY 251 Abnormal Psychology I 3
  Free Elective I 3
PSY 241 Social Psychology 3
  Civic Engagement 2
PSY 242 Psychology of Personality 3
PSY 261 Islamic Perspectives of Psychology 3
  Linguistic Communication (Foreign Languages I) 2
PSY 271 Statistics in Psychology 3
PSY 291 Ethics for Research and Practice 3
Junior
Year 3— Fall Semester 5 17 Credits Year 3—Spring Semester 6 17 Credits
  Linguistic Communication (Foreign Languages II) 2
PSY 331 Counselling Psychology 3

PSY 352 Abnormal Psychology II 3
PSY 373 Psychological  Assessment and Measurements II 3
PSY 372 Psychological Assessment and Measurements I 3
  Linguistic Communication (Arabic) 3
PSY 392 Research Methods in Psychology 3
PSY 353 Clinical Psychology 3
  Free Elective II 3
  Departmental Elective I 3
  Cultural literacy 3​

  Physical and Environmental Wellbeing 2
Senior
Year 4—Fall Semester 7 12 Credits
(+summer)
Year 4- Spring Semester 8 12 Credits
  Departmental Elective II 3
PSY 496 Senior Research in Psychology-II 3

PSY 454 Psychological Interventions 3
PSY 481 Field Experience in Psychology 9​
PSY 455 Child Clinical Psychology 3
     
PSY 456 Psychopharmacology 3
     
PSY 495 Senior Research in Psychology-I 3​
 
Total credit hours required for Psychology Program (Clinical Psychology Concentration) 126 Credits

 Fact Sheet

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Admissions
High-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
Program Chair
Tel.+966 122137790
Assistants
 
Tel.+966 122137803 

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