The Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Statement of Purpose: In the contemporary world psychology is playing an ever greater role. The program proposed here provides students with three essential fields of concentration:
    Clinical Psychology
    Educational Psychology
    Industrial Psychology

The program at NDU is specifically developed to promote the ability to deliver service skills within the community. At the BA level, students will not be qualified to function independently as a private psychologist; however, they will be able to cope with work in a community setting.

The program will train a student to be aware of problems that exist and the possible approaches to resolve them. Using psychological assessment, strategies and methods of intervention, the student will work within the community continuously evaluating the ways to create better adjustment within it in relation to psychological, physical, social, political and religious domains.

Admission Requirements
For a student to be admitted to the program, a grade of "C" or above is required in the following courses: PSL 201, STA 202, ENL 213, ENL 223

Graduation Requirements
In order to graduate, a student must meet the General Education Requirements, and successfully complete a total of 97credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0, and a minimum average of 2.3/4.0 in the major and concentration requirements. Electives may be chosen from other concentration courses within the major of Psychology or from the different majors offered by the University:

General Education Requirements (30 cr.)

Major Requirements (36 cr.)

PSL 201, MAT 202, PSL 211, PSL 217, PSL 317, PSL 319, PSL 321, PSL 411, PSL 413, PSL 415, PSL 417, PSL 481, PSL 321, PSL 415, PSL 411, PSL 417

Free Electives (1 cr.)

Concentration - Clinical (30 cr.)

PSL 310, PSL 315, PSL 213, PSL 230, PSL 382, PSL 484, PSL 215, PSL 345, PSL 320, PSL 323

Concentration - Industrial (30 cr.)

PSL 322, BAD 201, PSL 362, PSL 323, PSL 332, BAD 317, PSL 386, PSL 215, BAD 427, PSL 424

Concentration - Educational (30 cr.)

PSL 313, PSL 315, PSL 213, PSL 324, EDU 422, EDU 350, EDU 330, (EDU 331, EDU 332 or EDU 333), PSL 385, EDU 355, PSL 345

A student is expected to graduate with 106 credit hours divided over a minimum of three years of instruction. Minimum overall GPA is 2.0/4.0. Minimum average GPA is 2.3/4.0, in major psychology and concentration requirements.

Suggested Program | Clinical Psychology Emphasis

Fall Semester I (15 cr.)
ENL 213 Sophomore Rhetoric (GER) 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
MAT 202 Mathematics for Arts 3 cr.
PSL 201 Introduction to Psychology 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester I (15 cr.)
ENL 230 English in the Workplace (GER) 3 cr.
PSL 211 Psychology of the Young Child 3 cr.
PSL 217 Psychology of Personality 3 cr.
PSL 413 History and Systems of Psychology 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Summer Semester I (6 cr.)
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Fall Semester II (15 cr.)
PSL 315 Sensation and Perception 3 cr.
PSL 317 Cognitive Psychology 3 cr.
PSL 319 Abnormal Psychology 3 cr.
PSL 310 Psychology of the Family 3 cr.
___ ___ General Education Requirement 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester II (12 cr.)
PSL 213 Psychology of Learning 3 cr.
PSL 321 Experimental Psychology 3 cr.
PSL 230 Theories of Psychotherapy 3 cr.
PSL 415 Intelligence Testing 3 cr.
       
Summer Semester II (9 cr.)
PSL 382 Practicum I: Clinical 3 cr.
___ ___ General Education Requirement 3 cr.
___ ___ General Education Requirement 3 cr.
       
Fall Semester III (15 cr.)
PSL 411 Stress: Causes, Consequences and Management 3 cr.
PSL 484 Practicum II: Clinical 3 cr.
PSL 215 Social Psychology 3 cr.
PSL 481 Undergraduate Seminar in Psychology 3 cr.
PSL 323 Deviance 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester III (10 cr.)
PSL 417 Personality Assessment 3 cr.
PSL 345 Counseling Psychology 3 cr.
PSL 320 Psychopathology 3 cr.
___ ___ Free Elective 1 cr.



Suggested Program - Educational Psychology Emphasis
Fall Semester I (15 cr.)
ENL 213 Sophomore Rhetoric (GER) 3 cr.
MAT 202 Mathematics for Arts 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
PSL 201 Intro. to Psychology 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester I (15 cr.)
ENL 230 English in the Workplace (GER) 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
PSL 211 Psychology of the Young Child 3 cr.
PSL 217 Psychology of Personality 3 cr.
PSL 413 History and Systems of Psychology 3 cr.
       
Summer Semester I (6 cr.)
___ ___ General Education Requirement 3 cr.
___ ___ General Education Requirement 3 cr.
       
Fall Semester II (15 cr.)
PSL 313 Psychology of Adolescence 3 cr.
PSL 315 Sensation and Perception 3 cr.
PSL 317 Cognitive Psychology 3 cr.
PSL 213 Psychology of Learning 3 cr.
PSL 324 Educational Psychology 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester II (15 cr.)
PSL 321 Experimental Psychology 3 cr.
PSL 319 Abnormal Psychology 3 cr.
EDU 422 Test, Measurement and Evaluation 3 cr.
EDU 350 Methods of Teaching: Elementary 3 cr.
EDU 330 Curriculum Development and Evaluation: Elementary OR/ 3 cr.
EDU ___ EDU 331, EDU 332, EDU 333 3 cr.
       
Summer Semester II (6 cr.)
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Fall Semester III (15 cr.)
PSL 411 Stress: Causes, Consequences and Management 3 cr.
PSL 385 Practicum I: Educational 3 cr.
PSL 415 Intelligence Testing 3 cr.
PHL 311 Ethics and the Modern World (GER) 3 cr.
PSL 481 Undergraduate Seminar in Psychology 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester III (10 cr.)
PSL 417 Personality Assessment 3 cr.
PSL 345 Counseling Psychology 3 cr.
EDU 355 Education and the Lebanese Law 3 cr.
___ ___ Elective 1 cr.



Suggested Program - Industrial Psychology Emphasis
Fall Semester I (15 cr.)
ENL 213 Sophomore Rhetoric (GER) 3 cr.
MAT 202 Mathematics for Arts. 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
PSL 201 Intro. to Psychology 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester I (12 cr.)
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
PSL 211 Psychology of the Young Child 3 cr.
PSL 217 Psychology of Personality 3 cr.
PSL 413 History and Systems of Psychology 3 cr.
       
Summer Semester I (6 cr.)
___ ___ General Education Requirement 3 cr.
___ ___ General Education Requirement 3 cr.
       
Fall Semester II (15 cr.)
PSL 317 Cognitive Psychology 3 cr.
PSL 319 Abnormal Psychology 3 cr.
PSL 322 Industrial Psychology 3 cr.
PSL 362 Psychology Work and Law 3 cr.
BAD 201 Fundamentals of Management 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester II (15 cr.)
PSL 321 Experimental Psychology 3 cr.
PSL 323 Deviance 3 cr.
PSL 332 Personnel and Human Factors in the Work Community 3 cr.
BAD 317 Organizational Behaviour 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Summer Semester II (9 cr.)
PSL 386 Practicum I: Industrial 3 cr.
___ ___ General Education Requirement 3 cr.
___ ___ General Education Requirement 3 cr.
       
Fall Semester III (15 cr.)
PSL 411 Stress: Causes, Consequences and Management 3 cr.
PSL 215 Social Psychology 3 cr.
PSL 415 Intelligence Testing 3 cr.
PSL 481 Undergraduate Seminar in Psychology 3 cr.
___ ___ General Education Requirement 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester III (10 cr.)
PSL 417 Personality Assessment 3 cr.
BAD 427 Human Resource Management 3 cr.
PSL 424 Community Psychology 3 cr.
___ ___ Free Elective 1 cr.