Faculty of Psychology and Education offers four bachelor's degree; Bachelor of Psychology with Honors, Bachelor of Social Work with Honors,Bachelor of Sports Science and Bachelor of Education with Honors.
BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGY WITH HONORS
INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
This program introduce student to the field of industrial and organizational psychology and problem related to organizational behavior. The focus will be on job stratification and stress, group dynamics, interpersonal communication, employee problems, leadership and power influence, prejudice and organizational discrimination as well as design and organization development.
YOUTH AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
This program traces youth development from cognitive, linguistic, social, affective, and moral aspect through various theoretical orientations. Research result will be utilized to show the implications of development process on youth problems in the context of community development. This program discusses planning, implementation, follow-up and monitoring of youth and community programs. Student will also receive practical training in community services at rehabilitation institutions to produce well-informed and experiences graduates in the field of community development. Training are conducted with the co-operation of government and non-government agencies such Department of Social Services, Department of National Unity, NGOs and other related agencies.
This program trains students to be knowledgeable and skilled in the field of counselling. Required courses are philosophy of guidance and counseling, ethics I helping professionals, theories in counselling and psychotherapy, counselling in organization, career development theories, abnormal psychology, group counselling and psychotherapy, pre-practicum class, family counseling or therapy and practicum/internship. The program 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, counseling 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.
CHILD AND FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY
The program in Child and Family Studies is designed to educate and to equip individual to be professional in dealing with children, parents and families in public and private settings. Children should be studied in the context of their family and community, thus the study of roles of families in the development of child’s emotional, social, cognitive, and personality is imperative. This program represents the efforts of the university and the faculty 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.
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK WITH HONORS
The program 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 services settings, population group and areas. Students have the opportunity to practice actual social work in 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 academics courses to actual social work situations. The Social Work Program 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. Student will have preventive and social work knowledge and expertise necessary for building and maintenance of a progressively equitable social environment favorable to all people regardless of race, gender, age, ethnic or national origin disability, political orientation, or sexual orientation.
BACHELOR OF EDUCATION WITH HONORS
EDUCATION WITH TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (TESL)
This program trains English Language pre-service/in-service teachers for secondary level education. Intake is open to STPM leavers, Matriculation or similar qualification and non-graduate teachers undergoing the Teachers’ Graduate Programmed or Program Pensiswazahan Guru (PPG).
SCIENCE WITH EDUCATION
This program trains Science and Mathematics pre-service/in-service teachers for secondary level education. Intake is open to STPM leavers, Matriculation or similar qualification and non-graduate teachers from teacher training colleges undergoing the Teachers’ Graduate Programme or Program Pensiswazahan Guru (PPG). The aim of the program is to develop professional teachers with a Degree in Education in the following courses:
Major: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
Minor: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics
SCIENCE SOCIAL WITH EDUCATION
This program trains Social Science pre-service/in-service teachers for secondary level education. Intake is open to STPM leavers, Matriculation or similar qualification and non-graduate college teachers. The aim of the program is to develop professional teachers with a Degree in Education in the following courses:
Major: History, Geography
Minor: Geography, History
ECONOMY WITH EDUCATION
This program trains Economy pre-service/in-service teachers for secondary level education. Intake is open to STPM leavers, Matriculation or similar qualification and non-graduate college teachers. The aim of the program is to develop professional teachers with a Degree in Education especially Economy. The courses offered are:
Minor: Accountancy, Business Studies
BACHELOR OF SPORT SCIENCE
This program aims to develop individuals trained in the field of Sport Science. The two specializations are:
- Sports Management
Intake is open to STPM leavers, Matriculation or similar qualification and non-graduate college teachers.