INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
This programme introduces students to the field of industrial and organizational psychology and problems related to organizational behaviour. The focus of study will be on job satisfaction and stress, group dynamics, interpersonal communication, employee problems, leadership and power influence, prejudice and organizational discrimination as well as design and organization development.
To broaden their exposure students will have job-training placement to complement the academic study. The programme produces graduates who are resilient and skilled in the field of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Graduates of this programme will serve the public and private sector as personnel or welfare officers in industry, research assistants or tutor in higher educational institutions, facilitators and helpers in voluntary organizations.
YOUTH AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
This programme traces youth development from the cognitive,linguistic, social, affective, and moral aspects through various theoretical orientations. Research results will be utilized to show the implications of development processes on youth problems in the context of community development. This programme discusses planning, implementation, follow-up and monitoring of youth and community programmes. Students will also receive practical training in community services at rehabilitation institutions to produce well-informed and experienced graduates in the field of community development. Trainings are conducted with the co-operation of government and non-government agencies such as Department of Social Services, Department of National Unity, NGOs and other related agencies.
Graduates of this programme will serve the public and private sectors as community development officers, rehabilitation officers, consultants, research assistants or tutors in educational institutions, facilitators and helpers in voluntary organizations.
The programme is designed to prepare students for generic social work practice. In keeping with the generic focus, students are provided with a common body of social work knowledge and skills that is transferable among human service settings, population group and areas. Students have the opportunity to practice actual social work in an agency setting through practical training. The aim is to expose them to their practice interests and develop skills in integrating and applying knowledge and theory acquired in academic courses to actual social work situations. The Social Work Programme will empower students with strong social work ethics and values, relevant theoretical foundation, and strong practice skills to promote the optimal social functioning of individuals, families, groups, and communities. Students will have preventive and social work knowledge and expertise necessary for he building and maintenance of a progressively equitable social environment favourable to all people regardless of race, gender, age, ethnic or national origin disability, political orientation, or sexual orientation. Graduates of this programme can practice social work in a wide variety of settings such as child welfare agencies, Counselling agencies, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, psychiatric hospital and clinics, home health agencies, correctional institutions, employee assistance programs, and various levels of government involving political and organizational processes of policy development and change.
This programme trains students to be knowledgeable and skilledin the field of counselling. Required courses are philosophy of guidance and counselling, ethics in the helping professions, theories in counselling and psychotherapy, counselling in organization, career development theories, abnormal psychology, group counselling and psychotherapy, pre-practicum class, family counselling or therapy and practicum / internship. The programme is generic in nature and does not confined to any particular theory and approach. Students will also learn case management skills, client assessment, report writing, counselling skills, procedures and strategies in handling client’s career, personal and social matters.
This program is a professional preparation for counsellor registration as required in Counsellor Act 1998 (Act 580). Graduates of this program are eligible for registration as registered counsellors, and normally employed as counsellors, guidance teachers, human resource personnel, managers, and mental health personnel.
CHILD AND FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY
The programme in Child and Family Studies is designed to educate and to equip individual to be professionals in dealing with children, parents and families in public and private settings. The School of Psychology and Social Work believes that children should be studied in the context of their family and community, thus th study of roles of families in the development of child’s emotional, social, cognitive, and personality is imperative. This programme represents the efforts of the university and the School to enhance collaboration with the community and to respond to the needs of society for professionals to work with children and their family within the community. Depending on their career goal students will have a choice to go through a practical training or opted for thesis writing. Practical training is important to complement the theoretical aspects of their study and thesis writing helps them to be researchers in the field of Child and family studies. Graduates of this programme will serve in the public and private sectors as supervisors in childcare centres, psychologicalconsultation officers, lecturers in the institution of higher learning, research assistants or tutor in the institution of higher learning, managers or principal of childcare centre, and volunteers or facilitators.
EDUCATION WITH TESL (TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE)
The aim of this programme is to train English language teachers who are from primary and secondary school. The course aims to develop professionally based knowledge in the theory and practice of education, together with the ability to assist pupils to reach their full intellectual and social potential by understanding their abilities and potentialities and the social contexts within which they live and learn. Entry requirements are STPM holders, Matriculation or equivalent. Applicants are also required to pass MUET and MEdSI Examinations to qualify.
1. Completing teaching tasks, involving in research, publication, conference, consultation and other tasks which are related to the wellbengs of all individuals across the disciplines in the faculty.
2. Maintaining excellence and making UMS as the main institution of education, training and research in the areas of psychology, education and social work, apart from social development.
EDUCATION WITH SCIENCE
The objective of this programme is to train Mathematics and Science teachers who are from primary and secondary school. Entry requirements are STPM holders, Matriculation or equivalent. This programme will produce teachers that are ethical and qualified in the Bachelor of Education with Mathematics and Science. Areas of specialization consist of the following:
Major: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
EDUCATION WITH SOCIAL SCIENCE
The aim of this programme is to train Social Science teachers who are from primary and secondary school. Entry requirements are STPM holders, Matriculation or equivalent. This programme will produce teachers that are ethical and qualified in the Bachelor of Education with Social Science. Areas of specialization consist of the following:
Major: History, Geography
Minor: Geography, History
EDUCATION WITH ECONOMY
The aim of this programme is to train Economy teachers who are from primary and secondary school. Entry requirements are STPM holders, Matriculation or equivalent. This programme will produce teachers that are ethical and qualified in the Bachelor of Education with Economy. Areas of specialization consist of the following: Major: Economy
Major: Economics, Accounting, Business Administration
The programme offered by the School aims at training individuals in the field of Sports Science. There are two areas
of specialization consist of the following:
• Sports Management
Entry requirement are STPM holders, Matriculation or equivalent.