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Bachelor of Psychology KPT/JPA(FA 4735)07/27

The Bachelor of Psychology program provides a basic knowledge and skills required to understand the behavior of both individual and groups, which is necessary to influence the way educators, policy makers and the community surveyor work about mental health and the workings of the human mind. Students incorporate and integrate comprehensive education in basic areas, including development of understanding of social, cognitive, biological and abnormal psychology among individuals. The program teaches the associations between the brain and behavior, the processes that determine speech, create and keep memories or respond to stress. The Bachelor of Psychology programme curriculum focuses on developing an understanding of key theoretical concepts and on practicing skills associated with the areas of assessment and counseling. Practical application of the knowledge and skills will be demonstrated in projects reflected at both the personal and professional level.

The primary aim of The Bachelor of Psychology program is to equip student with contemporary integrative approach towards psychology and its application regarding the psychology as appropriate at undergraduate level. The programme furnishes the students the experience necessary to learn about current practices in the fields of counseling, psychology and its relevance in the current context and the basic principles of scientific research and clinical psychology.

Aims of Bachelor of Psychology are:

  • To offer students a solid foundation of core psychological principles and expose them to a broad cross-section of topics within basic and applied psychology

  • To help students develop research and communication skills, and attain strong background in psychology as a science.

  • To foster critical thinking amongst the students to address evolving issues related to education, work, health-care, and everyday life.

  • To provide a solid foundation in modern psychology and diversity of skills to prepare the student for a wide range of careers concerning human behavior and experiences

To provide an understanding and capability to work independently for the management of human resource and personal development for other services

Psychology is concerned with the scientific understanding of human behaviour. It is both an academic discipline and a professional one. After successful completion of this course graduate can take further steps to practice as a professional psychologist or can continue postgraduate studies by working as a researcher by participating in the revolutionary work. They can also work on psychology related to molecular genetics, developmental cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology and brain imaging.
After completion of this course professionals are expected to emerge as,
· Social policy researchers
· Human resources professionals
· Teachers
· Immigration and correctional officers
· Social workers
· Market researchers
· Counsellors
· Career development practitioners
· Health promotion officers

Full Time : 40 Months.
Part Time : 72 Months.

Sl.No. MQA Subject Code Subject Name Credits
1 BEL 1003 English I 3
2 BPSY 1123 Introduction to Psychology 3
3 BPSY 1133 Community & Mental Health 3
4 BPSY 1143 Biological Basis of Behavior 3
Elective (Choose any one module from the following):
5 MPU 3113 Islamic Civilization and Asian Civilization 3
6 MPU 3163 Malay Communication 3 3
Elective (Choose any one module from the following):
7 MPU 3123 Ethnic Relations 3
8 MPU 3173 Malaysian Studies 3 3
9 BEL 2003 English 2 3
10 BPSY 1223 Educational Psychology 3
11 BPSY 1233 Environmental Psychology 3
12 BPSY 1243 Personality and Psychopathology 3
13 BPSY 1253 Psychological Statistics 3
14 BPSY 1263 History of Psychology 3
15 BTC 243 Introduction to Computer 3
16 BPSY 1323 Study Skills 3
17 BPSY 1333 Motivation & Emotion 3
18 BPSY 2113 Developmental Psychology 3
19 MPU 3232 Leadership Skills and Human Relation 2
20 BPSY 2133 Child and Adolescent Psychology 3
21 BPSY 2143 Research Methods in Psychology 3
22 BPSY 2153 Abnormal Psychology 3
23 BPSY 2213 Social Psychology 3
24 BPSY 2223 Theories of Psychology 3
25 BPSY 2233 Health & Psychology 3
26 MPU 3342 Malaysian Government and Public Policy 2
27 BPSY 2253 Psychological Sensation & Perception 3
28 BPSY 2313 Psychological Assessment 3
29 BPSY 2323 Behavioral Psychology 3
30 BPSY 2333 Communication Skill 3
31 BPSY 3113 Guidance & Counseling I 3
32 BPSY 3123 Basic Psychological Processes I 3
33 BPSY 3133 Industrial-Organizational Psychology 3
34 MPU 3452 Community Service 2
35 BPSY 3153 Learning Disabilities 3
36 BPSY 3213 Behavioral Organization 3
37 BPSY 3223 Group Therapy and Family Counseling 3
38 BPSY 3233 Guidance and Counseling II 3
39 BPSY 3243 Public Speaking 3
40 BPSY 3253 Basic Psychological Process II 6
41 BPSY 3326 Research Project 6
42 BPSY 3336 Industrial Training 6

Intake :

  1. January
  2. May
  3. September

Entry Requirements :

  1. Pass in the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) examination with at least in 2 subjects (NGMP 2.0) and obtain at least credit in Mathematics and Science and pass in English at the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia SPM level); or
  2. Pass in Matriculation/ Foundation with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and obtain at least credit in Mathematics and Science and pass in English at the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia SPM level); or
  3. Pass in Diploma (Level 4, MQF) in psychology with at least CGPA 2.00; or
  4. Pass in Diploma (Level 4, MQF) in any field or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and obtain at least credit in Mathematics and Science as well as pass in English at SPM level; or
  5. Other qualifications recognized as equivalent by the Government of Malaysia.

Duration : 40 Months.

University : Lincoln University College

Level : Bachelor