Department of Psychology

Introduction

Psychology is defined as the science of behavior and mental processes. The study of psychology is a demanding field in all over the world. Psychological studies are highly practical and research oriented. Various fields of psychology are flourishing in Pakistan like, clinical psychology, Industrial Psychology, Educational; Military, Criminology, Disaster Management and others. Psychometric is one of most demanding fields in Psychology which has vast implication into clinical and industrial framework. Psychological fields are; Cognitive, Comparative, Developmental, Educational and school, Evolutionary, Personality, Social and Positive psychology

Programs Offered

Degree Title Duration Entry Requirement
BS PS (Hons) Bachelor of Science in Psychology 4 Years Intermediate or equivalent with  at least 2nd division
 M. Sc Psychology Master of Science in Psychology 2 Years Graduation Or equivalent with at least 2nd division
 ADCP Advance Diploma in Clinical Psychology 1 Year 16 Years relevant education with at least 2nd division
MP PS M. Phil Psychology 2 Years 16 Years relevant education / level 6, from HEC recognize institute (Passed the previous degree with a cumulative GPA score of 2.5/4.0 (under a semester system) or a second class Master’s degree (earned under annual system)).
GAT General (Category B) with at least 50 % score

Aims & Objectives:

  • To provide psychological studies base on theory and major emphasis on practical implementations
  • To promote psychological research focusing our social-cultural norms like; psychological test adaptation, psychotherapy, psychological assessment, diagnostic testing, occupational therapy, rehabilitation and other related areas.
  • To focuses on a multidisciplinary approach in clinical/organizational/educational practices. Students will be trained to able to conduct psychological assessment, therapeutic sessions using different approaches like Psychoanalysis, CBT, REBT, Art therapy, Multimodal Approach, etc.
  • To contribute the coordination with other department/universities for  teaching and research establishments in social sciences
  • To conduct conferences, seminars, therapies courses and training sessions for research or Statistical implication into social sciences
  • To establish national and international linkage with NGOs, Psychological Associations, Research Centers & Assessments Centers.

Vision

The Department of Psychology aspires to be a great institute in the Southern Punjab for the education in psychology, and be at the cutting edge of scientific research, development, clinical practice and teaching in psychology.

Mission

  • To contribute to public understanding of psychology and its applications in education and beyond;
  • To promote human development, learning, health, and well-being through high quality education, research, and services;
  • To nurture students into becoming intellectually competent through scientific studies of human behavior, emotion, and thoughts;
  • To cultivate in students professional ethics, a sense of social responsibility, cultural sensitivity, and good citizenship in a globalized world;
  • To engage in high quality and high impact research both within and across disciplines;
  • To cultivate collegiality and support for the career development of staff.