Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

A degree that opens up a world of exciting career opportunities in a market that is in dire need for specialists in the field of mental health and well-being.

Pending for the final approval by the UAE Ministry of Education

The B.S. in Psychology at RIT Dubai offers students a degree that opens up a world of exciting career opportunities in a market that is in dire need for specialists in the field of human behavior, as well as other related fields. Highly qualified scholars will ensure providing the highest level of education and delivering the guidance and knowledge to students using highly equipped classrooms and laboratories. Graduates should be able to apply the four main goals in Psychology to describe, explain, predict and change behavior.

Program Educational Objectives:

The program educational objectives of the B.S. in Psychology are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. These are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies. The Psychology faculty, in conjunction with its constituents, have established the following program educational objectives:

  • Demonstrate ability to apply areas of psychology to benefit organizations, institutions, and society at large.

  • Succeed in advancing the field or related fields through research and innovation either professionally or through graduate studies.

  • Advance their career by successfully demonstrating strong presentation skills and ability to gain new knowledge.

Program Learning Outcomes:

What students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program. All Course Learning Outcomes of all BS in Psychology courses map directly into these Program Learning Outcomes.

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of key historical material, central theories, and empirical practice, with sensitivity to ethical concerns.

  2. Examine and contrast ideas from different topics in Psychology.

  3. Develop a hypothesis driven research project including a thorough review of relevant literature.

  4. Formulate both short papers and longer research reports.

  5. Explain topics in Psychology through oral presentations.

  6. Compare and contrast individual behavior and identify how group or organization membership can affect behavior.

  7. Identify basic quantitative methods to measure group and individual differences, and be able to describe a sample.

  8. Construct the results of their research succinctly in verbal/signed, visual, and written form to a general audience.

  9. Apply knowledge obtained to real-world applications in a psychology-related field.

Typical Course Sequence

Year One

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

PSYC - 101 Introduction to Psychology

3

STAT - 145 Introduction to Statistics 1

3

 

General Education Elective 1

3

 

LAS Perspective 1 (artistic)

3

 

Free Elective 1

3

 

YOPS-010 RIT 365: RIT Connections

0

PSYC - 221 Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYC - 236 Personality Psychology

3

 

General Education - First Year Writing (WI)

3

 

LAS Perspective 2 (ethical)

3

STAT - 146

Introduction to Statistics II

4

Year Two

     
PSYC - 250 Research Methods I

3

PSYC - 241 Health Psychology

3

PSYC - 225 Social Psychology

3

 

LAS Perspective 3 (global)

3

BIOL - 101 with lab BIOL - 103

LAS Perspective 5 (natural science inquiry)

4

PSYC - 251 Research Methods II

3

PSYC - 222 Biopsychology

3

 

LAS Perspective 4 (social)

3

BIOL -102 with lab BIOL -104 LAS Perspective 6 (scientific principles)

4

 

General Education Elective 2

3

Year Three

     
PSYC - 234/235 Industrial and Organizational Psychology/Learning and Behavior

3

PSYC 411 Psychopharmacology

3

 

LAS Immersion, 1

3

 

General Education Elective 3 and 4

6

PSYC - 301

Junior Seminar in Psychology

1

PSYC - 412 Biological Basis of Mental Disorders

3

PSYC - 420 Clinical Psychology

3

 

LAS Immersion 2 and 3

6

 

General Education Elective 5

3

PSYC - 498/499/550

Psychology CO-OP

0

Year Four

     

PSYC - (501(WI),502, 510 (WI))

Psychology Capstone

3

PSYC - 422

Psychotherapy

3

 

LAS Elective 6

3

 

Free Elective 2 and 3

6

PSYC - (501(WI),502, 510 (WI)) Psychology Capstone

3

 

LAS Elective 7

3

 

LAS Elective 8

3

 

Free Elective 4

3

 

Free Elective 5

3

Total Semester Credit Hours - 124

Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information. (WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

Tracks

Students at RIT Dubai will study in explore the following interdisciplinary tracks:

  • Clinical Psychology

  • Biopsychology

These tracks represent popular fields of research and practice in, as well as application of Psychology, to create a career-focused program. Students thus receive an education that provides a strong foundation for employment in related fields or pursuing further education through graduate school.