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 SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
Psychology and Speech and Language Pathology are natural allies since both Psychologist and Speech and Language Pathologist work side by side in treating children with intellectual disability, Autism and for other neurodevelopmental disorders. Majority of developmental pathologies and neurological conditions that Clinical Psychologists treat have accompanying language and communication difficulties for which knowledge of speech and language pathology is an added advantage. The combination of Psychology and Speech and Language Pathology will give our students competitive edge over other psychology graduates. After completing this degree students can work in a variety of fields such as Hospitals, Clinics, Special Education Institutes, Schools/College/Universities, Rehabilitation Centers, Trauma Centers, Social Welfare Agencies, NGOs etc.
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.