B.Sc. in Psychology (BSc.PSY)

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Vision Statement

The Department of Psychology seeks to be an international front-runner in the provision of undergraduate and postgraduate education in psychological sciences. Our aspiration is to strengthen the theory and practice of psychological sciences at international levels through our innovative curriculum, scholarly contributions, and our rigorous preparation of reflective and critical thinkers, and practitioners.

Mission Statement

In accordance with the mission of the University, the Department of Psychology provides an enriched learning environment with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and post-graduate psychological studies. The graduates of the University are expected to have the necessary knowledge, competence and ethical values committed to psychology and its application to real-world situations. Our educational programme provides a foundation for the scientific understanding of behaviour and human experiences by collaborative learning and scholarship among its undergraduates and guided by the core values of the University. Our psychology programme provides students with the education needed to enter a variety of careers or to pursue post graduate studies in psychology or related fields.

Department Values

We aim to promote intellectual excellence by maintaining high academic standards for undergraduate and post-graduate students. We expect the Department to be dedicated to exceptional helping, teaching, coaching and mentoring and support the dissemination of research. We aim to promote diversity of viewpoints and experiences and treat all individuals with dignity and respect. We aim to maintain an enriched and collaborative learning environment designed to enhance an individual’s personal and professional development.

Helping others is very much encouraged in Islam and the work of therapist or counsellor is very beneficial to the whole society.

“…and he who relieved a Muslim from hardship Allah would relieve him from the hardships to which he would be put on the Day of Resurrection…” (Sahih Muslim, 32/6250)

In order for the therapist or counsellor to be successful with Muslim clients, it is crucial that he has an authentic knowledge and understanding of Islamic teachings, because this is what he will further pass on to the client in order to modify his way of thinking and help him out of difficult situation. IOU’s BSc in Psychology is a wonderful combination of Islamic teachings and contemporary therapies that will make a student one day a very effective therapist. In sha Allah.

“Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer – We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to do.” (Qur’an, 16:97)

Aims of the Degree Program

The B.Sc. degree program aims to educate students in a systematic, scientific study about human behaviours and experiences, and develop their ability to evaluate critical theories and evidence in the psychological and human sciences. In addition, the program aims to develop the students’ practical skills to enable them for further training in academic psychology and research or pursue careers in a number of areas of employment.


Program Objective

 is to strengthen the theory and practice of psychological sciences at international levels through our innovative curriculum, scholarly contributions, and our rigorous preparation of reflective and critical thinkers, and practitioners.

Admission Eligibility Criteria

HSC (10+ 2) or equivalent


Teaching, Academic Counselling, Islamic Counselling, Counsellor.



Course Overview

PSY 101Islamic Psychology
PSY 104Perspectives on Psychology
PSY 201Lifespan Developmental Psychology
PSY 103Child Psychology
ETH 101Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge 101
PSY 206Health Psychology
PSY 302Abnormal Psychology
PSY 301Social Psychology and Human Relations
PSY 702History & Philosophy of Islamic Psychology
CVN 101Islamic Civilization 101
PSY 102Islamic Counselling I
PSY 202Psychology of Personality
PSY 105Psychology of Adolescence
PSY 207Psychology of Human Communication
AQD 101Ibaadah
PSY 501Biological Bases of Behaviour
EDU 201Psychology of Education
PSY 405Research Methodology and Statistics
PSY 205Stress & Coping
FQH 101Math’habs
PSY 204Psychology of Addictive Behaviours
PSY 601Work and Organisational Psychology
PSY 403Psychological Testing & Assessment
PSY 404Models & Approaches to Disability
SER 101Prophetic Biography
PSY 503Islamic Counselling II
PSY 401Family Dynamics and Therapy
PSY 402Client-Centred Therapy
PSY 504Understanding Sexual Health
HAD 101Hadith Terminology
PSY 701Clinical Placement
PSY 701Clinical Placement
PSY 406Cognitive Psychology
EDU 206Guidance and counseling
TAF 101Uloom al-Quraan
PSY 502Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to Mood Disorders
EDU 105Professional Development
THS 402BSc.Psy Thesis
THS 402BSc.Psy Thesis
SER 102Prophetic Biography

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