CNHS

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The College of Natural and Health Sciences offers the B.S. in Psychology. This degree develops the skills necessary for entry-level human service jobs needed by various sectors in the United Arab Emirates. This degree also provides the foundations necessary for graduate work in psychology, counseling, or a related field. The degree program has been developed in such a way that it makes available a rigorous joint curriculum that prepares the students to enter the workforce or proceed to graduate school. This degree program includes practical experiences related to courses that support development of skills in case study, resource access, assessment, use of intervention strategies, and service learning.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Theoretical & Conceptual Knowledge:

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the major terms, concepts, and theories in psychology and its cognate

2. Critical & Analytical Thinking:

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will effectively use psychological concepts and theories to assess information, generate questions, and analyze critical perspectives relevant to psychology at the theoretical and applied level.

3. Research Capacity:

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will independently evaluate quantitative and qualitative research in psychology and will design, plan, and produce solid empirical research studies.

4. Communication Skills:

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will accurately express information and ideas on a range of complex topics related to psychology in written and oral forms and will interact sensitively with people of diverse abilities, cultures and backgrounds.

5. Contextual Application of Knowledge:

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will understand how social and individual differences affect the applicability and generalizability of psychological theories and concepts and will use knowledge effectively to understand human behavior in various cultural contexts.

6. Knowledge & Practice of Ethics:

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will exhibit clear understanding of the major principles that govern professional ethics in psychology and will identify and evaluate dimensions of ethical dilemmas in professional and interpersonal settings.

7. Professional Development:

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will demonstrate professional behavior when engaging with others, will work responsibly in groups and individually, and will pursue and respond appropriately to feedback to improve performance.