Department of Psychology




DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

 Academic Staff

Chairperson                       Prof. Mayssah Ahmed El-Nayal

Full-Time Lecturer              Ms. Helga Alaa El Dein

Part-time Lecturer               Ms. Olfat Mahmoud  

Associate Professors           Dr. Mohammad Zobeidi                                                   

Assistant Professor             Dr. Noura Yassine, Dr. Boshra Kobaisi3

Mission

The Psychology Department seeks to advance the discipline of psychology as an area of scholarly, professional, and scientific endeavour. The primary focus of the Department is to promote and maintain high quality education, research and community services in the fields of psychology. The Department offers comprehensive educational programs through a variety of teaching/learning methodologies, a laboratory, and field training which are culturally and ethically sensitive. Our programs seek to prepare students for lifelong self-education and participation in an increasingly diverse society. Graduates of the Department are able to function effectively in specific careers within psychology including teaching, research as well as clinical, industrial and social services. Our mission is to develop educated individuals who are competitive in both top quality graduate programs and the job market.

 Objectives

  • Prepare graduates equipped with the latest knowledge and skills and necessary techniques needed to work as a psychologist in various community facilities and to disseminate the concept of mental health in the community.
  • Prepare graduates equipped with good training to support patients and people with different psychological problems or disorders, or drug abuse.
  • Prepare graduates to play an important role in vocational organizations, i.e. to help workers raise their morale and to understand how to cope with stress.
  • Prepare graduates to understand the psychology of crime and to identify the main factors that lead to the committing of crimes.
  • Graduates are aware of the code of ethics in psychology.
  • Graduates learn methods of research in psychology and are encouraged to conduct research and studies.
  • Providing students with state-of-the-art workshops, training courses and knowledge.
  • Encourage students to think critically and analytically.
  • Encourage students to participate in recreational and cultural activities.

 Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of various major perspectives and theories of Psychology.
  • Demonstrate the use of scientific method to examine psychological questions.
  • Articulate or recognize the importance of values, ethical standards and diversity in Psychology.
  • Analyse psychological problems and draw correct inferences using qualitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Develop programs and interventions for target groups.
  • Apply psychological knowledge to real world situations.

 Degree Requirements

To obtain a Bachelor Degree in Psychology, students must successfully complete a total of 99 Credits + ICDL. The standard duration for the completion of the requirements for a bachelor degree is 6 semesters.

 Career Opportunities

A graduate of Psychology can work in laboratories, hospitals, courtrooms, schools and universities, community health centres, prisons and corporate offices. Graduates may work as family and school counsellors, child development specialists and special education psychologists.



 Program Overview

I. University Requirements

II. Program Requirements