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

Faculty Requirements

23

Major Requirements

42

Minor Requirements

18-19

Free Courses

15-16

Total

120

 

1. Major Psychology Program Requirements
Student must successfully complete a minimum of 42 credit hours of courses in Psychology distributed as follows:
a. Core courses ( 33 credit hours):

Course Number

Course Name

Previous Requirement

PSYC330 | INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

PSYC 231

PSYC331 | HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY

History and Systems of Psychology

PSYC 231

PSYC332 | DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Developmental Psychology

PSYC 231

PSYC333 | PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING

Psychology of Learning

PSYC 231

PSYC335 | PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY

Psychophysiology

PSYC 231

PSYC336 | RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY

Research Methods in Psychology

PSYC 231

PSYC337 | MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health

PSYC 231

PSYC338 | SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Social Psychology

PSYC 231

PSYC430 | GENERAL METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

General Methods in Psychological Services

PSYC 337

PSYC435 | PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING

Counseling Psychology

PSYC 337

PSYC438 | SEMINAR IN PSYCHOLOGY

Seminar in psychology

Forth year level in specialization or approval of the Sociology Program

 

      Elective courses: 9 credit hours from other courses in Psychology.

a. Student must successfully complete a minimum of 18-19 credit hours of courses in Sociology as follows:
a. Core courses: 12 credit hours

 

 

Course Number

Course Name

Previous Requirement

SOCI231 | CRITICAL READINGS IN SOCIOLOGICAL TEXTS

Critical Readings in Sociological Texts

SOCI231

SOCI232 | CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES

Classical Sociological Theory

SOCI231

SOCI234 | PALESTINIAN SOCIETY

Palestinian Society

 

SOCI238 | SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY

Sociology of the Family

SOCI231

 

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

Course Number

Course Name

Previous Requirement

One of The Courses follows

SOCI237 | METHODS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

Methods of Qualitative Research

SOCI231

SOCI341 | METHODS OF FIELD RESEARCH

Methods of Field Research

SOCI231, third year level in specialization

3 credit hours from Sociology

 

Student must successfully complete a minimum of 18-19 credit hours:
a. Core courses Core courses: 12 credit hours

Course Number

Course Name

Previous Requirement

SOCI231 | CRITICAL READINGS IN SOCIOLOGICAL TEXTS

Critical Readings in Sociological Texts

SOCI231

SOCI232 | CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES

Classical Sociological Theory

SOCI231

SOCI234 | PALESTINIAN SOCIETY

Palestinian Society

 

SOCI238 | SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY

Sociology of the Family

SOCI231

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

Course Number

Course Name

Previous Requirement

One of The Courses follows

SOCI237 | METHODS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

Methods of Qualitative Research

SOCI231

SOCI341 | METHODS OF FIELD RESEARCH

Methods of Field Research

SOCI231, third year level in specialization

3 credit hours from Sociology