Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology (BSc PSY)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

B.Sc. PSY is a four-year degree program (8 semesters - 5 courses per semester) which may be completed in a minimum of 3 years (6 semesters - if students take more than full course load, 6 to 7 courses per semester) and a maximum of 12 years (24 semesters). Students can take between one to seven courses per semester, but the entire program has to be completed within a maximum of twelve years.

The International Open University is an online educational institution. The entire program is taught online via internet. Anyone from any part of the world can join easily and benefit from it, Insha’Allah.

The International Open University offers two terms each year.

Spring semester - March to July

Fall semester - September to January

The exact dates for the enrollment during the regular period, which is at the beginning of the semester, are announced on the site news before the semester begins. The early Enrollment for those who want to enroll during the non-regular period can be accessed via this link.

In order to make the process easy for the students, IOU has translators available who will translate your documents (for some languages). Please check with us to see if we have a translator for the language your certificate is in. If we do not have translation services available for your language, your non-English high school transcripts and certificate must be fully translated into English and notarized by a notary. You must submit the original transcript along with the translated copy. A copy of the translated notarized copy should be uploaded during the online registration process.

To apply for the B.Sc. Psy program, the candidate must have at least a high school diploma. The high school diploma must be scanned and uploaded along with a recent color passport size photograph. If the diploma and photo are not uploaded, your admission will not be confirmed.

The requirements to enter a bachelor's degree program in any country is completion of 12 years of study. To accommodate students who do not have a high school diploma but want to study in an organized Islamic Pschology program and obtain a certificate, IOU has started the Advanced Diploma program, which offers the same courses as the B.Sc. Psy program. Students from both the B.Sc. Psy program and the Open Education Program are taught in a similar manner and given the same course materials. Students can access the same supplementary sessions conducted by the same tutorial assistants. The only difference is the certificate given. For more information, click here. http://www.islamiconlineuniversity.com/psy/streams.php The semester registration fees is the same for any stream you choose.

The semester registration fees is the same for any stream you choose as the manner we conduct the study for all our students is the same.

To enable the students who do not wish to take exams but acquire the knowledge of Islamic psychology taught in an organized structure, we have introduced the Audit courses stream. The Audit courses stream gives all the above possibilities to a students but they are exempted from taking tests and exams and submitting assignments. If they wish, they can take tests and research and submit assignments, but they will not fail if they do not do so.

 

Audit courses stream is for those people who want to complete the B.Sc. Psy courses without having to prepare for exams. The duration of the semester is the same as for B.Sc. Psy and so is the fee structure. After the semester completes, the students graded for auditing the courses. And at the end of their study they are given a certificate of auditing the courses from IOU, Insha Allaah.

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Yes, you may take courses from other IOU degree, diploma or certificate programs. This includes courses that are outside the integral part of their program.
These extra courses will appear on a student's permanent academic record with the final course mark and noted as "EXT". However, they are not included in calculating the student's Grade Point Average.

No. English language certification is not a requirement for any of the IOU programs. However, you should be aware that English is the medium of instruction for the entire program and you need to have a good command over the language to enroll into the program. You must display the ability to communicate effectively in terms of reading, writing and speaking fluently in English. This is vital for your success as a university student.

Yes, these uncommon courses will appear on the student's permanent academic record with the final course mark and noted as "Additional Courses". However, they are not included in calculating the student's Grade Point Average and do not count towards the degree, diploma or certificate credit.

While it is quite difficult to keep track of this, we have been notified of some of our graduates pursuing postgraduate studies in Indonesia and Gambia.

The onus lies with the applicant seeking credit transfer externally to apply using the standard IOU-issued documents. In the motivation of the application, the student may naturally refer to an MoU in place.
The other university will follow their procedures to determine the validity and scope of the MoU. If the MoU explicitly cites credit transfer/recognition, then the applicant should not face challenges.

However, there are instances where admissions departments of partner universities might not grant credit transfer of some/all courses because the MoU might not have been intended for the purpose of credit transfer, or there could have been changes to syllabi that prevents credit transfer, as courses between IOU and partner university are no longer aligned. It would be best to check the conditions of the MoU in place with the specific partner university to explore its scope.

It is recommended that the IOU students try to have a high speed internet connection to make the best use of all the services. However, if a student is unable to obtain a high speed connection, we have audio and video lectures available which can be downloaded and saved to listen or watch later. However, as exams are required to be attempted online as well, you must arrange a high speed internet connection to submit exams successfully.

While it is quite difficult to keep track of this, we have been notified of some of our graduates pursuing postgraduate studies in Indonesia and Gambia.

The National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority (NAQAA) has granted the International Open University a three year Provisional License to operate as a higher education institution in The Gambia effective 29 April, 2019. This license also serves as an institutional accreditation of International Open University, the Gambia, by National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority.
Moreover, the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology has granted to the International Open University a license to operate an online university in The Gambia with effect from May 13, 2014. For more information about accreditation click on the given link https://iou.edu.gm/stream/accreditation/

There is no fee charged for course materials, which consists of a PDF file. Flash videos and mp3 audios are available for online streaming as well as for download. We also provide an E-Library for students free of charge. If a student wishes to purchase hard copies of the required texts, they may do so from external sources.

Bachelor's Degree can be completed in four years period.
Full-time registration*
Minimum period: 4 years
Maximum duration: 6 years
Part-time registration
Minimum period: 6 years
Maximum duration: 9 years

In order to join IOU’s Bachelor’s program, the students must have concluded their high school qualification in the medium of English.

The course content is explained very clearly with the help of lectures recorded by the instructors and recorded supplementary sessions conducted by the teachers. You can contact the teacher if you have any questions about course content. Although the courses are simplified as much as possible, it is preferable that you first register for a General Diploma in Islamic studies course https://diploma.iou.edu.gm/opencampus/ and try to complete at least one course. If you are able to understand the lectures and texts of the course, then you should be able to study in the program with no difficulty inshAllah.

Please note that If you realize later that you are not able to understand course content and need to withdraw from the program, there will be no refund. We, therefore, request that you pay only after careful consideration.

No, students cannot join this program if they do not meet the admission requirements.

In order to join IOU’s Bachelor’s program, the students must have concluded their high school qualification in the medium of English.

In order to be admitted to our accredited online Bachelor degree, the candidate must have completed high school. The high school certificate/diploma is the credential awarded to a secondary school student who successfully completes high school level (approximately 12 years of study) . Those who have completed further studies and have degrees beyond high school may submit those certificates if they no longer have their high school certificate with them.

The high school diploma must be scanned and uploaded along with a recent color passport size photograph and photo ID. If the diploma and photo are not uploaded, your admission will not be processed. Additionally, the attested copy of these documents are required to be sent to IOU Head Office before the completion of the program.

Registration is open all year round though we advise you to register right away. You will be able to register in the current semester if the deadline has not passed. If the deadline has passed, you will be registered for the following semester and you may enroll into courses via the early enrollment system.

Spring Semester
Early Registration Period: 1st Oct - 28th Feb
Semester commencement: 1st March
Regular Registration/Enrollment Period: 1st March - 29th March

Fall Semester:
Early Registration Period:: 1st April - 31st August
Semester commencement: 1st September
Regular Registration/Enrollment Period: 1st September - 28th Sept

The International Open University is an online educational institution. The entire program is taught online via the internet. Anyone from any part of the world can join easily and benefit from it, In sha Allaah.

Admission is open throughout the year. If a student is admitted and enrollment is closed, he/she will begin his/her studies the following semester.

Please visit this link to know the complete admission process https://iou.edu.gm/stream/process/

In order to make the process easy for the students, IOU has translators available who will translate your documents (for some languages, e.g Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Bangali, Bahasa, Russian, Malay). If we do not have translation services available for your language, your non-English high school transcripts and certificates must be fully translated into English and notarized by a notary. You must submit the original transcript along with the translated copy. A copy of the translated notarized copy should be uploaded during the online registration process.

While it is possible to study using smartphones, it might not be an efficient way to do so. This is because certain coursework like Assignments are required to be written and lots of research needs to be done to write the assignments. Hence, it is better that you use Laptop/computer to do the assignments.

Click and select your county of residence to see the semester registration fee: https://iou.edu.gm/tuition-fees/
These are the only fees we charge per semester. The course material is provided free of cost online Additionally, there is an E-Library provided as a study aid for the students. For new students: No matter when the semester is scheduled to start, once you complete the payment, you will be given access to course material through the Early Enrollment system.

No, this option is not available for the BSc PSY program.
The program can only be studied under a part-time or full-time study plan and can be completed in 4 years minimum.

The International Open University is an online educational institution. The entire program is taught online via the internet. Anyone from any part of the world can join easily and benefit from it, Insha'Allah.

This option is not available for the BScPSY Program.

The B.Sc. degree aims to train students through a systematic and scientific study of human behaviours and experiences, and to develop their ability to evaluate critical theories and evidence in the psychological and human sciences. In addition, the programme 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, from social to clinical, from learning to workplace

This program is accredited by NAQAA, the accreditation authority in the Gambia. Students originating from other countries may have to complete additional studies and/or training, or fulfill additional requirements to be recognized in their own countries. Such applicants and students are encouraged to validate the recognition they may receive in their countries with the registered and accredited IOU Bachelors degree prior to registration and graduation.

No, Course waivers are not applicable for the BScPSY Program.
Credit transfer will only be processed for the courses studied and completed with a passing grade at an accredited university or college. Credit transfers will

No, a student cannot take additional courses under this program.

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