BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY – 3 YEARS
The BA Psychology degree (accredited currently as a NQF Level 6 qualification; envisaged HEQF Level 7)
provides a quality general education in the psychological sciences at the undergraduate level. The curriculum is structured to reflect current trends in the field of psychology presented from a Christian worldview. In order to ensure depth of knowledge, the programme is structured to allow students to choose a concentration in Counselling or Industrial Psychology.
The purpose of the Psychology programme is:
- To acquire a keen academic knowledge and understanding of the various schools of psychology and synthesize a personal eclectic view on a range of key psychological subjects.
- To develop skills such as research methodology and critical thinking that will stand the student in good stead in any field s/he may choose to work in.
- To gain and cultivate the following additional skills and values: intra- and interpersonal growth, problem solving, critical/analytical thinking, organization, adaptability/flexibility, creativity, empathy, and a sense of community based on a philosophy of service.
DEPARTMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT
The Psychology Department’s mission is to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of human behaviour, cognition, development and potential. We aim to equip students with the academic knowledge and meta-cognitive skills necessary for further study towards a professional degree in psychology, and to foster values such as integrity, empathy, perseverance, service, and a sense of community.
Upon successful completion of the psychology programme graduates can expect the following:
- A knowledge of the subfields of psychology by achieving breadth and depth of understanding of module contents.
- Acquired skills whereby they are capable of independent and group learning.
- The knowledge and skills to critically read academic books, journals and online material, and to carry out their own independent research.
- The attainment of academic writing skills with special expertise in the APA (American Psychological Association) referencing system.
- The accomplishment of particular capabilities and skills necessary to succeed in their lives on a professional, personal, and community basis.
For further information, including, Graduate Attributes, further studies, employment opportunities, and a breakdown of the concentration and curriculum, please see page 105 of our Prospectus. The Prospectus can be found on our downloads page.