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Programs Offered

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.

SOCIAL WORK

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.

COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY

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.

AIMS

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

SPORTS SCIENCE

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

• Coaching

Entry requirement   are STPM  holders,  Matriculation  or equivalent.

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