BS (Educational Psychology)

Description of the Program

BS in Educational Psychology

Department of Education at SZABIST offers BS in educational psychology as a non- teaching program.  This program has been designed to meet the international standards in the field of educational psychology which opens multiple doors to facilitate aspired students with diversity and compatibility. The emphasis of the program is not limited to the theoretical aspects but it will abridge practical approach with the educational industry to foster the integration of psychology in education. The outcome of this course would be useful for the graduates to seek master and doctoral programs providing them diversified options in the domains of psychology, education, mental health counselling, school counselling and psychology, and clinical psychology.

Program Mission

The program will seek to develop a holistic program to produce professionals who can understand, interpret and analyze parameters of educational psychology and apply their knowledge for the betterment of education in society. 

Program Structure

BS Educational Psychology is a 4 year degree program, consists of 144 credit hours/48 courses including 15 general courses, 19 core courses, 12 major courses, 6 credit hour research project.

Admission Requirements

For admission in the BS program, the candidate must have completed O-Levels (minimum 8 subjects including 5 compulsory subjects; English, Urdu, Math’s, Islamiat & Pakistan Studies) and A-levels (minimum 3 Subjects)/ 12th Grade/ Intermediate with minimum second division or equivalent from a recognized institution

First Year

Fall Semester

Computer and web skills
English for general purpose
Islamiat/Ethics and Pak.Studies
Introduction to Psychology
Community Services
Introduction to Social Sciences

Spring Semester

Mathematics and Statistics
Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to Educational Leadership and Management
International Relations
English for Academic Purposes

Second year

Fall Semester

Foundation of Education
Foreign Language-I
Introduction to Social Psychology Major-I
School Community and Teacher
Educational Policy and Practice

Spring Semester

Culture, Art and Society
Statistical Inferences Major-II
Testing and Evaluation
Classroom Management
Foreign Language-II

Third year

Fall Semester

Ethical Issues in Psychology
Education for Sustainable Development
Critical Thinking and Reflective Practices

Spring Semester

Research Methods
Ethics and Professional Practices in Education
Children’s Rights: A Global Approach

Fourth year

Fall Semester

Environmental Psychology
Major IX
Research Project-I
Intervention, Organization and Practice Sociology of Education

Spring Semester

Human Resource Management
Research Project-II
Major XI
Major XII
Children and Technology: A Global Perspective
Social Psychology

List of Major Courses

Diversity and Inclusive Education
Human Growth and Learning
Promoting Pro-Social Behavior
Cognitive Psychology
Introduction to Organizational Psychology
Child Psychology
Personality Theories
Guidance and Counselling
Educational Psychology
History of Psychology
Counseling and Psychotherapy
Community Psychology
Families School and Community
Positive Psychology
Development psychology
Abnormal Psychology