The undergraduate program in Applied Psychology develops students’ skills to bridge psychological theory, research, and practice. Over the four years of this degree, they will gain an understanding of various psychology subfields, including developmental, social, community, and counseling, as well as have opportunities to engage in research and practice with the department’s renowned faculty and in field placements. Students will gain insights into the theory and practice of clinical psychology, engage with contemporary debates in the field and acquire professional skills necessary for further training.
Our program offers a range of modules bringing together diverse perspectives in psychology. It is aimed to foster a multidisciplinary approach with an emphasis on the intersection of Biological, Psychological and Sociological factors. The core degree modules provide students with the opportunity to build a firm foundation in theoretical perspectives on mental health and illness, diagnosis, assessment and therapeutic intervention.
BS APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY WITH MINOR IN BUSINESS STUDIES
This program combines the art and science of Psychology with useful and practical Business Applications to improve the work environment for employees and productivity for employers. After completing a BS Degree with a major in Psychology and minor in Business studies, students will be able to opt for a career in Business/Organizational Psychology, which is one of the highest paying field all over the world. They will be able to work in national as well as multinational organizations, banks and corporate sector, health sector, and education sector in the areas of Training and Organizational Development, Human Resource Management, Advertising and Marketing, Sales, Guidance and Counseling, coaching as well as opt for private practice.
WHY AT NIU
BS Applied Psychology program at NIU focuses on developing skills in mental health. Our students not only have the opportunity to study about common mental health problems, their diagnosis and treatment, but also get to see these situations in a clinical context. Our students get an opportunity to be trained under the supervision of Psychiatrists and Psychologists of Fatima Memorial hospital as it is an integral part of their degree.
BS Applied Psychology program prepares graduates for further training in the field of psychology or a related discipline. Upon completing a professional post-graduate degree, students will be eligible for jobs as Clinical Psychologists, Counseling Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Career Counselors, Trainers, Researchers, Special Education Teachers, School Psychologists and Lecturers.