There are diversified emerging study fields gaining popularity these days. One of them is Psychology. Studying psychology is interesting as you are exposed to the diversity of the human mind and behavior. You become able to read human behavior from different angles like social, cognitive, developmental, and neurological.
An understanding of human psychology is critical in pursuing a career successfully especially when you are dealing with people. A company’s CEOs or human resource officer can handle most of the organizational issues by getting grip on the mind of his employees. Studying psychology enhances communication skills via critical analysis and research work.
Taking Psychology as an elective course with other major or minor will help you a lot in your studies.
The following degrees in psychology are offered in various universities and institutions of Pakistan both public and private.
BS & Honors
Some institutes also conduct MPhil and PhD. Courses in this genre.
The bachelor’s degree program is a 4-year program while candidates can have their master’s degree after 2 years of the completion of a bachelor’s degree.
For undergraduate or bachelor’s program:
Candidate should have completed Intermediate Arts/ Science/ Commerce/ Home Economics/ Computer Science/ A-Level (with First division) from a recognized board
DAE (with First Division)
The student should pass an entrance exam and gain passing marks for seeking admission.
For Master’s program:
Candidate should possess B.A/ B.Sc. / B.Com./ B.Sc. (Home Economics) / BBA/BPA/BS (Computer Science) degree with 1st division
MBBS/B.E. (with 1st Division)
The degree programs in public university charges around PRs. 10 thousand per semester in morning program and around PRs.25000 in evening programs, while private institution’s fees are high and that could be in millions for the program. The fee structure is subjected to change every year according to the institution’s policies, therefore, it is better to access the institution’s website to check the current amount or visit their admission office personally.
Psychology is not a single category; in fact, it has many branches in which you can pursue your studies like clinical, industrial, educational and investigative. A psychologist can get a job in the following setups like private and public organizations, clinics, educational institutes and law enforcement agencies, Armed forces, rehabilitation centers and Non-Profit Organizations. Distinct Psychology institutes or patient counselling centers have also started running in the town.