Major Psychology/ Minor Sociology

Training of students to have the necessary qualifications and expertise to understand and deal with psychological issues and phenomena. The program also seeks to develop students’ skills and abilities of to understand psychology in critical manner and applied it creatively. In addition, the program pays special attention to develop students’ research skills, their professional qualifications, and well as their personal and life skills. 

The program seeks to prepare and train students who are specialized in psychology and are able to work in a professional manner in different fields of psychology and psychological support and are able to contribute to the development of their society.  

pon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Understand psychological theories and concepts. 
  • Understand qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as principles of statistics.
  • Analyze and to think critically and scientifically especially when dealing with psychological issues.
  • Have the proper research and scientific writing skills.
  • Deal with people with special needs.
  • Use databases and e-sources as well as and hard-copy sources.
  • Use and apply psychological approaches in providing counseling and psychological support.

Graduates of the program in Palestine can work at:

  • Institutions that work in the sector of psychological health.
  • Institutions that work at projects that provide psychological support.
  • Educational institutions that need to provide psychological counseling such as schools.
  • Research centers.

Study Plan consists of 120 credit hours distributed as follows:

Requirements

Credit hours

University Requirements

21-22

Faculty Requirements

22

Major Requirements

45

Minor Requirements

18-19

Free Courses

12-14

Total

120

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Major Psychology Program Requirements

Student must successfully complete a minimum of 45 credit hours of courses in Psychology distributed as follows:

  1.  Compulsory courses ( 39 credit hours):

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

PSYC330

Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

PSYC231

PSYC331

History and Systems of Psychology

PSYC231

PSYC332

Developmental Psychology

PSYC231

PSYC335

Psychophysiology

PSYC231

PSYC336

Research Methods in Psychology

PSYC231

PSYC337

Mental Health

PSYC231

PSYC338

Social Psychology

PSYC231

PSYC430

General Methods in Psychological Services

PSYC337

PSYC431

Psychology Of Personality

PSYC332

PSYC435

Counseling Psychology

PSYC337

PSYC437

Community Psychology

PSYC337

PSYC438

Seminar in psychology

Forth year level in specialization or department approval

PSYC439

Practicum In Mental Health Skills 1

PSYC337, Forth year level

b.            Elective courses: 6 credit hours from other courses in Psychology.

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Minor Sociology Requirements

Student must successfully complete a minimum of 18-19 credit hours of courses in Sociology as follows:

  1. Compulsory courses: 12 credit hours

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

SOCI231

Critical Readings in Sociological Texts

SOCI231

SOCI232

Classical Sociological Theory

SOCI231

SOCI234

Palestinian Society

 

SOCI2361

Sociology of Colonialism

SOCI131

  1. Elective course (6-7 credit hours) from courses follows:

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

One of the Courses follows

SOCI237

Methods of Qualitative Research

SOCI231

SOCI341

Methods of Field Research

SOCI231, third year level in specialization

3 credit hours from Sociology