Psychology

BACHELOR PROGRAM IN PSYCHOLOGY

Overview

Psychology is a fascinating science concerned with the study of the mind and behavior. Psychology pushes us towards greater self-knowledge by making us more aware of our actions and personalities. Psychologists, with their interest in understanding a range of human behaviors, can be found in almost every job area. They work in business and industry, health centers, education, research and development and the community.

Who should enroll?

  1. Students who love working with others and enjoy helping people
  2. Students who enjoy experimenting with different theoretical ideas,
  3. Students who want to learn how and why they and others think and behave the way they do
  4. Students who want a theoretical and practical background to further their studies

Minimum Eligibility

  1. Those who have the Secondary High School Omani Certificate or its equivalent approved by the Ministry of Higher Education.

Job Opportunities

The program prepares students for professional careers in both government and private sectors.

 The Bachelors program in Psychology is also a necessary stepping stone for pursuing a Masters degree in Psychology and related programs

Courses and Credit hours’ Distribution

Psychology- 4 Year Degree Program (124 Credit Hours)

   1st Year                 Fall Semester (15 hrs)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
English 20 Exposition and Argumentation 3  
Psychology 50 General Psychology 3  
Math 3 Pre- Calculus 3  
IST 50 Introduction to Management & Information Systems 3  
SPMS 85 Introduction to Speech 3  
 

1st  Year               Spring Semester (15 hrs)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
Hist111/112 Western Civilization           3  
Stat 115 Statistics for Business I           3  
SS Elective             3  
Elective Psych Elective 1           3  
Phil 35 Business Ethics           3  
 

2nd Year             Fall Semester (15 hrs)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
Eng 60 Writing & Research 3 Eng 20, SpMs 85
Elective SS Elective 3  
 Elective Psychology Elective 2 3  
Pol 90 American Government 3  
Bus Elective Bus110 Management & Organizational Behavior 3  
 

2nd Year             Spring Semester (15 hrs)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
Psych 270 Social Psychology 3  
  Human Elective 3  
Eco 75 Economic Development in the Gulf States 3  
 Elective Psych  Elective  3 3  
Psych 155 Educational Psychology 3  
 

3rd Year                     Fall Semester (18 hrs)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
Psych 262 Abnormal  Psychology 3 Psych 50
Psych 212 Industrial Psychology 3 Psych 50
Phil 212 Ethics for Computer Usage 3  
Eng 65 Humanities Elective Technical Writing 3  
CS 53 Introduction to Programming 3  
Elective Psych Elective 4 3  
 

3rd Year               Spring Semester (15 hrs)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
IST211 Web Design 3  
Psych 330 Neuroscience 3 Psych 50,Psych 262
Psych 363 Clinical Psychology 3 Psych 50, Psych262
 Elective Psychology Elective 5 3  
 Stat116 Statistics 2 3  
 

4th Year                 Fall Semester (16 hrs)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
Psych 140 Research Methods 4 Psych 50
 Elective S.S.  Elective 3  
Elec  Humanities Eng 205 Business English 3 Eng 60
Elective Psych Electives 6 & 7 6  
 

4th Year                 Spring Semester (15 hrs)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
Psych 390 Undergraduate Research 3  
 Elective Psychology Elective 8 3  
Elective Free Elective 3  
Elective Free Elective 3  
Elective Free Elective 3  
 

                                                   

Psychology Electives: A Minimum of 18 CR must be selected from the following list.

 Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
Psych 374 Organizational Psychology 3 Psych 50
Psych 372 Group Dynamics 3 Psych 50
Psych 370 Counseling Psychology 3 Psych 50
Psych 290 History of Psychology 3 Psych 50
Psych 380 Cross Cultural Psychology 3 Psych 50
Psych 211 Human Computer Interaction 3 Psych 50
Psych 208 Psychological & Edu Dev of the Adolescent 3 Psych 50
Psych 350 Psychology of Women 3 Psych 50
Psych 375 Health Psychology 3 Psych 50
Psych 240 Theories of Learning 3 Psych 50
Psych 305 Cognitive Psychology 3 Psych 50
Psych 240 Psychometrics 3 Psych 50
Psych360 Personality Theory 3 Psych 50
 

Total Credits: 124