Faculty of Psychological Sciences

Faculty of Psychological Sciences

Study Program

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1-Study Program:

Students enrolled in the Faculty of Education – Psychology (EP) must successfully complete the following (126 credit hours) during four regular semesters.

  Type of Requirements (Req. Type) Requirement Nature (Reg. Nature) Number of Credit Hours
University (U) Elective (EL) 6
Obligatory (Ob) 6
College (C) Elective (EL) 15
  Obligatory (Ob) 23
Department (D) Elective (EL) 22
Obligatory (Ob) 54
Total of Credit Hours 126


In the following table, the names of the courses, their credit hours, the type of prerequisites, the nature of those prerequisites, and their previous requirements are listed:

Course Credit Regiments
No. Name Code Prerequisites Theoretical Lab Total Required Nature Type
1 Arabic Language ARAB1005 - 3 0 3 6 EL U
2 Islamic Culture HUMA1001 - 3 0 3 EL U
3 Communication Skills HUMA1002 - 3 0 3 EL U
4 Humanities HUMA 1002 - 3 0 3 EL U
5 English Language - Expressive Skills ENGL1001 - 3 0 3 6 Ob U
6 English Language - Conversational Skills ENGL2002 ENGL100 3 0 3 Ob U
7 Statistics in Education and Psychology STAT3104 - 3 0 3 23 Ob C
8 Computer Skills COM1001 - 1 1 2 Ob C
9 Developmental Psychology 1 (Childhood and Adolescence) PSY1002 - 3 0 3 Ob C
10 Developmental Psychology 2 (Adulthood and Aging) PSY1006 PSY1002 3 0 3 Ob C
11 Mental Health PSY2011 - 3 0 3 Ob C
12 General Psychology 1 PSY1001 - 3 0 3 Ob C
13 Research Methods in Education and Psychology PSY1004 - 3 0 3 Ob C
14 General Psychology 2 PSY1005 PSY1001 3 0 3 Ob C
15 Turkish Language for Non-Specialists TURK1022 - 3 0 3 15 EL C
16 First Aid NUR2103 - 2 1 3 EL C
17 General Statistics STAT1001 - 3 0 3 EL C
18 Philosophy of Education PSY1003 - 3 0 3 EL C
19 Social Research Methods SOC4006 - 3 0 3 EL C
20 Individual and Community Service Arts SOC4007 - 3 0 3 EL C
21 Self-Management and Psychology PSY1001 - 3 0 3 EL C
22 Health Psychology PSY2016 - 3 0 3 EL C
23 Psychological and Educational Measurement PSY4337 - 3 0 3 EL C
24 Environmental and Population Education BIO1006 - 3 0 3 EL C
25 Graduation Project PSY4345 60% 0 2 2 54 Ob D
26 General Education PSY1009 - 3 0 3 Ob D
27 Physiological and Pharmacological Psychology PSY4036 - 3 0 3 Ob D
28 Organizational and Industrial Psychology PSY4039 - 3 0 3 Ob D
29 Field Training in Psychology PSY4443 - 0 2 2 Ob D
30 Principles of Adult and School Counseling SOC1001 - 3 0 3 Ob D
31 Psychology of Individuals with Special Needs PSY2112 - 3 0 3 Ob D
32 Child Behavioral Problems and Treatment PSY2215 - 3 0 3 Ob D
33 Play Psychology PSY3333 PSY1002- PSY1001 3 0 3 Ob D
34 Cognitive Psychology PSY2120 - 3 0 3 Ob D
35 Behavior Modification Techniques PSY3229 - 3 0 3 Ob D
36 Advertising Psychology PSY2021 - 3 0 3 Ob D
37 Psychological Assessment PSY3126 PSY3228 3 0 3 Ob D
38 Psychological Therapy PSY4334 PSY3126 3 0 3 Ob D
39 Psychological Measurement PSY3227 - 3 0 3 Ob D
40 Adult and Their Families Counseling SOC2005 SOC1001 2 0 2 Ob D
41 Career Counseling SOC4003 - 3 0 3 Ob D
42 Dealing with Children and Adolescents SOC4108 - 3 0 3 Ob D
43 Psychological Disorders PSY3228 PSY2011 3 0 3 Ob D
44 Family and School Counseling PSY4241 - 3 0 3 22 EL D
45 Personality Theories PSY2117 - 3 0 3 EL D
46 Animal Psychology PSY2010 - 3 0 3 EL D
47 Teaching Methods in Education and Psychology PSY2014 - 3 0 3 EL D
48 Public Health PUBH1001 - 3 0 3 EL D
49 Social Systems SOCIO4002 - 3 0 3 EL D
50 Criminal and Forensic Psychology PSY4044 - 3 0 3 EL D
51 Social Psychology PSY3124 - 3 0 3 EL D
52 Educational Psychology PSY2119 PSY1009 3 0 3 EL D
53 Behavioral Problems in Children and Their Treatment PSY1007 - 3 0 3 EL D
54 Theories and Programs of Psychological Counseling PSY2022 - 3 0 3 EL D
55 Family Psychology PSY2218 PSY1006 3 0 3 EL D
56 Learning Psychology PSY3325 PSY2119 3 0 3 EL D
57 Individual Differences in Psychology PSY3232 - 3 0 3 EL D
58 Psychological Stress and Coping Strategies PSY4438 - 3 0 3 EL D
59 Educational Sociology SOCIO1003 - 3 0 3 EL D
60 Counseling Individuals with Special Needs and Their Families SOC4209 PSY2112 3 0 3 EL D
61 Psychological and School Counseling PSY4241 - 3 0 3 EL D
Total of Credit Hours 126

3-Courses Descriptions:

  1. Arabic Language: In this course, students will study the rules of the Arabic language, including the subject, object, passive, and active voice, as well as the passive voice for the known and the unknown, adjectives, and the described, singular and plural forms, various types of “hamzat” and the reasons for their usage, principles of calligraphy, conditional sentences, interrogative sentences, and emphasis.
  2. Islamic Culture: This course aims to introduce students to the sources of Islamic legislation, the characteristics of Islamic legislation, Islamic systems, the family system, the judicial system, the governance system, the economic system, characteristics of Islamic economic legislation, the nature of Islamic education, the goals and characteristics of Islamic education, religious activities, general educational principles in Islamic education, principles of teaching Islamic education, rules of Tajweed (Quranic pronunciation), and teaching methods for Islamic education subjects.
  3. Communication Skills: This course aims to familiarize students with concepts and theories in the field of human communication and equip them with basic skills in self-communication and communication with others. It enhances their daily and professional communication using serious training methods and diverse and effective evaluation techniques.
  4. Humanities: This course aims to introduce students to the concept and importance of civilization, ancient civilizations, Islamic civilization, modern European civilization, factors contributing to their rise, and the achievements these civilizations made in various fields including politics, economics, and social aspects. It also studies the people of these civilizations and their patterns of human behavior.
  5. English Language – Writing Skills: This course is designed to prepare students for writing in English, focusing on reading and writing as integrated skills. Students will study and practice reading comprehension, the writing process, and critical thinking. They will create clear and accurate sentences while developing the necessary skills to write focused, advanced, organized, and/or short essays.
  6. English Language – Speaking Skills: This course includes conversations, discussions, and presentations on a wide range of concrete, abstract, and specialized topics. It is designed to enhance speaking and listening skills for non-native English speakers, emphasizing pronunciation, intonation, rhythm, and American English language patterns. Oral communication, auditory comprehension, and vocabulary development are emphasized, building students’ skills through intensive teaching and practice.
  7. Statistics in Education and Psychology: In this course, students will study an introduction to statistics, scientific research, and statistics, methods of organizing and presenting data, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, correlation, and regression.
  8. Computer Skills: This course aims to discuss fundamental computer-related information for educational purposes and employ educational computer capabilities in the educational field. It covers dealing with basic software in the MS Office suite and handling and editing digital images using computer applications.
  9. Developmental Psychology 1 (Childhood and Adolescence): In this course, students will study the concept of special education, its importance, objectives, and the hierarchical organization of special education programs. They will also examine issues and problems faced by children and adolescents, learning difficulties in children and adolescents, methods and procedures for dealing with them, studying their psychological status, and the factors influencing their psychological condition.
  10. Developmental Psychology 2 (Adulthood and Aging): This course covers adulthood and its significance, development stages, early adulthood, middle adulthood, aging, adult education (its concept, motives, inhibitors, and conditions), theories explaining aging, physiological and biological changes and motor performance, sensory, cognitive, emotional, and social changes, problems and diseases of the elderly, and the care of the elderly.
  11. Mental Health: In this course, students will study the concept of mental health, its foundations, methods, objectives, and related concepts such as adaptability, psychological defense mechanisms, conflict, anxiety, depression, and defensive mechanisms. It also covers some models of neurological and mental disorders, characteristics of personality disorders, and methods of preventing these disorders.
  12. General Psychology 1: In this course, students will study the definition of psychology, its objectives, its various branches, the methodologies used in psychological studies and research, factors that determine behavior, whether physiological, psychological, or social. It also covers the definition of personality, ethics in the practice of the psychology profession, and illness.
  13. Research Methods in Psychology: This course provides an introduction to scientific research methodology, the principles of scientific research, classification of scientific research, and the basic characteristics of scientific thinking. Students will learn about the characteristics and skills of a scientific researcher, basic terms related to scientific research, sampling in scientific research, determining research problems, preparing research proposals, research hypotheses, research samples, research design, and ethical responsibilities of researchers.
  14. General Psychology 2: Introduction to psychology, physiological foundations of behavior, development, heredity, and behavior, motivation and emotions, intelligence and its measurement, conditioning, cognitive learning, memory, perception, thinking, problem-solving, and personality.
  15. Turkish Language for Non-Specialists: This course aims to introduce students to the Turkish language, starting with reading and pronouncing Turkish letters and the grammatical and spelling rules related to this language. It progresses to listening to simple Turkish texts, comprehending them, and developing reading skills, understanding, and comprehension of simple daily life-related texts. It also involves conversing in Turkish and conducting dialogues among students to enable them to form a comprehensive understanding of the language and set them on the right path to mastering it.
  16. First Aid: This course provides an opportunity to study emergency situations that individuals may encounter in homes, workplaces, or other public places and how to respond during emergencies by providing first aid based on sound scientific principles. Topics include providing first aid in cases of bleeding, fractures, wounds, choking, fainting, burns, and emergency childbirth, among others.
  17. General Statistics: This course aims to equip students with a set of skills and knowledge, including recognizing the importance of statistics, choosing appropriate statistical methods for data, applying computer programs, analyzing and interpreting outputs, understanding statistical concepts, recognizing the role of a statistical analyst, improving students’ ability to participate in solving statistical problems, and understanding data collection methods from interviews, surveys, and more.
  18. Philosophy of Education: In this course, students will study the definitions of philosophy and education and the relationship between them. It covers philosophical topics related to the universe, humanity, knowledge, and values. Students will explore issues in the philosophy of education, the goals of educational philosophy, and their sources. The course also addresses strategies for developing Arabic education.
  19. Social Research Methods: This course covers the concept of social research, the rules of social research, and the steps involved in social research.
  20. Individual and Community Service Arts: Students in this course will study the role of the individual in society and the mutual influence between the individual and society. It includes the foundations of social behavior measurement, methods, and theories of social interaction, and the dynamics of the individual and the group.
  21. Self-Management and Psychology: This course explores how learners benefit from acquiring skills in their daily lives, various characteristics that make them adaptable and ready for learning in later life stages. It also aims to improve psychological and social well-being for students and develop their personal characteristics, such as communication and cooperation with others.
  22. Health Psychology: Topics covered in this course include the concept of psychological stress, its manifestations, sources of psychological stress, and its measurement. It also addresses the use, misuse, treatment, and prevention of psychoactive substances, addiction treatment, improving nutrition and weight control, physical exercise and safety, eating disorders, pain, and chronic and life-threatening diseases, among other subjects.
  23. Psychological and Educational Measurement and Assessment: Students will study the fundamental concepts in the field of educational assessment, its purposes, tools, characteristics, importance, functions, types, steps, and the necessary statistical methods to determine these characteristics. The course also covers the construction and development of achievement tests in light of result analysis.
  24. Environmental and Population Education: Topics include the concept of the environment and environmental science, the concept of the environmental system and factors of stability, the relationship between humans and the environment, environmental issues, the concept of environmental education, its foundations, systemic environmental education principles and objectives, environmental education content, and its teaching requirements. The course also covers population concepts, population problems, policies, the concept of population education, its necessities, and importance, population education curricula, and assessment in population education.
  25. Graduation Project: This course aims to familiarize students with the principles of scientific research, how to select a research problem, conduct research on one of these problems, and use appropriate and modern research methods and techniques.
  26. General Education: This course covers the concept of education and the integration of its aspects, including intellectual, emotional, physical, sexual, moral, social, formal, and non-formal education. It explores the psychological and social foundations of education, philosophies of education (idealism, pragmatism, naturalism), cultural foundations of education, education quality, adequacy of educational systems, and globalization and education.
  27. Physiological and Pharmaceutical Psychology: Topics covered in this course include medications in psychological disorders, neurotransmitters and their chemical regulation, disorders such as phenylketonuria and mental retardation, depression, schizophrenia, childhood autism, epilepsy, enuresis, sleep and hypnotics, and neuropsychology.
  28. Organizational and Industrial Psychology: This course aims to introduce students to the terminology and concepts of industrial and organizational psychology. It also provides training in analyzing individuals and placing them in suitable positions. The course covers topics such as employment, work motivation, job satisfaction, work stress, communication in the workplace, leadership, organizational structure, and working conditions.
  29. Field Training in Psychology: This course involves practical applications of the laws and theories of psychological counseling and psychology in schools. It includes field visits to apply psychological tools to cases dealing with behavioral and psychological issues.
  30. Principles of Counseling and Psychological Guidance: The course introduces students to the fundamentals of psychological counseling, the foundations of psychological counseling, theories of psychological counseling (behavioral theory, psychoanalysis, reality therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy), technical methods in counseling (observation, interviewing, case study, testing), and direct and indirect psychological counseling techniques.
  31. Psychology of Individuals with Special Needs: Students will study the fundamentals of psychology for individuals with special needs. The course covers early intervention, the psychology of intellectually challenged children, autism, psychologically gifted children, psychology of hearing impairments, psychology of visual impairments, psychology of motor impairments, and language disorders (pronunciation and speech).
  32. Child Protection Strategies Against Violence: In this course, students will study child protection in ancient civilizations, the concept of child abuse, the causes and risk factors of child abuse, legal protection of children from violence, reasons and diagnosis of child abuse cases, and methods to protect children from violence.
  33. Psychology of Play: This course covers the importance, characteristics, and benefits of play, as well as the factors influencing play. It explores theories of play, the role of play in child personality development, play and anxiety, play and shyness, play and stages of childhood, educational play, types of play (pretend play, constructive play), play and learning in early childhood education, and the use of play as therapy.
  34. Cognitive Psychology: In this course, students will study the nature of cognitive psychology and its relationship with other branches of psychology. It covers concepts and terms in cognitive psychology, including sensation, perception, attention, memory, concept formation, thinking, mental imagery, language, intelligence, and emotions. The course also explores how information is received, processed, transformed into mental, emotional, and behavioral outputs, and how individuals interact with it, as well as the influence of internal and external environments.
  35. Behavioral Modification Techniques: Students will learn the definition of behavior, how to modify it, and the methods used for behavior modification. The course covers systematic application of behavioral laws, reinforcement of desired behaviors, and techniques and procedures for changing undesirable behaviors into desirable ones.
  36. Psychology of Advertising and Promotion: This course introduces students to the field of psychological advertising and its various aspects. It covers types of media, their different functions, and their role in shaping individual and societal awareness at personal, social, and different life stages. Students will learn how psychological theories are used in advertising campaigns (media messages), and the production, distribution, and consumption of information through various media techniques. The course also examines the impact of media on individuals, groups, and culture and studies interaction methods and individuals’ experience in various aspects of life, including shaping attitudes, public opinion, and persuasion.
  37. Psychological Diagnosis: Topics in this course include an introduction to psychological diagnosis, psychological assessment, test design, methods for obtaining diagnostic information, conducting diagnostic sessions, the diagnostic process, and psychological reporting. The course also covers quality control in psychological diagnosis, psychological diagnosis in clinical and health psychology, psychological diagnosis in educational settings, and family and systemic psychological diagnosis.
  38. Psychological Therapy: This course covers the concept of psychological therapy, its purposes, and its importance. It also explores the history and development of psychological therapy worldwide and in Arab countries. Additionally, the course covers the difference between therapy and psychiatric treatment.
  39. Psychological Measurement: This course covers the historical principles of psychological testing, types of tests, and their purposes. It also delves into test design and standardization, test validity, reliability, the meaning of intelligence, theories of intelligence, individual intelligence tests, tests for preschool children and special populations, group intelligence tests, and special abilities tests.
  40. Counseling for Adults and Their Families: Topics include the concept of psychological counseling, its definition, the foundations of psychological counseling, and the psychological counseling process. The course covers techniques for gathering information in adult counseling, global experiences in adult counseling, and theories of adult counseling.
  41. Career Counseling and Guidance: In this course, students study career counseling and guidance, including its origins, significance, objectives, and its relationship with education and psychology. The course covers the foundations of career counseling, its functions, techniques for gathering information in career counseling, global experiences in career counseling, methods of career counseling, and theories of career counseling.
  42. Child and Adolescent Counseling Skills: This course encompasses the concept of special education for children and adolescents and the methods and procedures used in dealing with them. It also involves studying the psychological status of children and adolescents and the factors affecting their mental health.
  43. Abnormal Psychology: This course aims to familiarize students with the concept of mental illness, the classification of psychological disorders, and the differences between neurosis and psychosis. It also includes a study of some psychological and mental disorders, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment.
  44. Family and School Counseling: An introduction to school counseling, its objectives, missions, functions, principles, ethics, techniques, tools, and various forms. The course covers psychological counseling at different educational levels, global experiences in educational counseling, and psychological counseling in healthcare.
  45. Theories of Personality: Students will study various theories of personality in psychology. The course covers the concept of personality as an energy system, personality as a system of patterns, personality as a system of traits, personality as a cognitive-behavioral system, and the application of these theories.
  46. Animal Psychology: This course introduces the fundamentals of animal psychology, its importance, and benefits. It explores the differences between human and animal psychological behaviors and examines the interpretation of human and animal behavior according to learning theories. Factors influencing animal behavior, patterns, and aspects of animal behavior, as well as the role of animal behavior in organizing animal life, motivations in animals, migration, and navigation in animals, and environmental regulation of animal behavior.
  47. Teaching Methods in Psychology: An introduction to the study of psychological and educational sciences, educational objectives, curriculum and its standards, lesson planning, teaching methods, teaching strategies, teaching skills, the personal characteristics of secondary stage students, the characteristics of a psychology teacher, and evaluation in psychology.
  48. Health Education: This course aims to define the concepts of health and disease and the role of health education in promoting health in society. Students will learn about the causes of diseases, chronic and contagious diseases, as well as school health, environmental health, nutrition, air quality, and essential nutrients. Students will also acquire basic nursing and first aid skills.
  49. Social Systems: This course introduces students to the concept of social systems and their role in modern state organization within society. It focuses on social legislation and the establishment of relationships between workers and employers in various economic and social development activities.
  50. Forensic and Judicial Psychology: In this course, students will study the definition of forensic psychology, its subject of study, historical development, the definition of crime, research methods in the study of criminal behavior, characteristics of criminal behavior, explanatory theories, various types of deviant behavior, the elements of criminal acts, forensic investigation methods, and psychological assessment in legal proceedings. It also covers the concept of criminal responsibility, mental illness, and the role of psychological professionals in correctional institutions.
  51. Social Psychology: This course covers the definition of social psychology, its historical roots in both Western and Arab scholars, and its relationship with other psychological sciences. It includes principles of social behavior measurement, research methods specific to social psychology, such as studying socialization, social standards, values, attitudes, public opinion, and the psychology of rumors. It also explores social interaction techniques, group dynamics, and general principles of group study, including distinctive features and leadership styles. Real-world examples and studies are provided as practical applications.
  52. Educational Psychology: This course introduces students to the field of educational psychology, its areas of study, branches, and its relationship with other psychological sciences. It also emphasizes the role of educational psychologists in the field of psychological services. The course covers concepts and terminology related to educational psychology, including cognitive development, motivation, perception, attitudes, memory, thinking, creativity, innovation, talent, inclinations, mental disabilities, academic achievement, assessment, psychological programs, and behavior modification. Students will also become familiar with research methods in educational psychology.
  53. Behavioral Problems in Children and Their Treatment: This course covers various behavioral problems in children, such as excessive activity, attention deficit, aggressive behavior, lying, theft, fear, enuresis, social anxiety, dependence, giftedness, anger, thumb sucking, nail-biting, disobedience, and selective eating habits. It also focuses on modern therapeutic methods for treating psychological disorders in children, as well as the assessment and diagnosis process for child psychological disorders.
  54. Theories and Programs of Psychological Counseling: This course aims to introduce students to educational and psychological counseling, its concept, foundations, historical development, objectives, and justifications. It covers counseling theories and the application of counseling and psychological therapy theories in the counseling process. The course also delves into counseling interviews, techniques, and procedures, as well as counseling programs and how to conduct counseling interviews and apply counseling applications derived from counseling and psychological therapy theories.
  55. Family Psychology: In this course, students will study the concept of family psychology, its historical roots, and the concept of the family as a communication unit. They will explore the general principles of the family communication pattern theory, including rules of family communication, balance in family communication, feedback and information, boundaries in family communication, regulation in family communication, preservation and liberation in family communication, changes in family patterns, and communication/independence from the family at different stages of life (childhood, adolescence, adulthood). The course also covers the concept of the problem family, basic information about the family, and the dynamics of relationships in the problem family, as well as parental patterns in the problem family. It provides practical examples through explanatory case studies.
  56. Learning Psychology: This course aims to introduce students to the psychology of learning, define it, and explore various learning theories. It discusses both the positive and negative aspects of applying different learning theories and analyzes learning and education problems, offering solutions and evaluating the educational process in educational institutions.
  57. Differential Psychology: In this course, students will explore the concept of differential psychology and the ability to clarify the dynamics of behavior and the factors influencing it. They will also study individual and group differential problems, define them, examine their general aspects, main types, general characteristics, and distribution. The course will compare differential psychology to experimental psychology and examine individual differences in terms of heredity and environment. Additionally, it will provide an overview of practical applications of individual differences in cognitive behavior.
  58. Psychological Stress and Coping Strategies: This course aims to define psychological stress, explore its causes, and examine its symptoms at different stages of life. It also covers methods for treatment and how to manage and cope with stress.
  59. Educational Sociology: This course introduces students to the field of educational sociology, its domains, its relationship with other sciences, and the pioneers of this field (Ibn Khaldun, Durkheim, John Dewey). It also aims to familiarize students with its topics, functions, and the study of socialization, its dimensions, social systems, social control processes, social development, its dimensions, elements, objectives, some social phenomena, their characteristics, and understanding the relationships between these phenomena and identifying their causes.
  60. Counseling Individuals with Special Needs and Their Families: This course is designed to equip students with knowledge of fundamental topics and the necessary skills for special education teachers in counseling. It familiarizes students with the opinions of scholars and researchers on various counseling methods. It covers the basics, principles, and skills of psychological counseling for individuals with special needs. Additionally, it helps students understand the ethical and professional responsibilities of special education teachers and psychological counselors. The course also explores the role of special education teachers and their effectiveness in addressing the counseling needs of individuals with special needs.
  61. Psychological and School Counseling: An introduction to school counseling, its related sciences, its objectives, missions, and functions. It covers its principles, ethics, counseling techniques, and tools. The course also explores psychological counseling at different stages of education and presents case studies of educational and school counseling experiences in some countries.