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BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGY

1.0 Rationale

Kenya as a developing society is undergoing drastic social, psychological, economic, political, and Educational changes. The challenges arising from these changes require psychological support systems in all sectors of the country. The Bachelor of Psychology programme is expected to provide personnel who can effectively manage such challenges and other emerging social challenges and together bring about a mentally healthy, productive, and cohesive nation through a proactive approach.

2.0 Programme Objectives

This programme aims at producing graduates who have adequate competencies (theory and practice) for: -

  1. Providing counselling and psychological care.
  2. Providing training on various theories and applications of psychology.
  3. Providing services in psychological assessment and interventions.
  4. Identifying and managing emerging issues in mental health.
  5. Organising, administering and managing counselling and psychological support systems.
  6. Comprehending the theories and skills of psychological counselling.
  7. Employing the theories of counselling in psychological interventions.
  8. vProviding therapeutic interventions.
  9. Applying the knowledge, skills, and competencies in psychology.

3.0 Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy entry requirements for admission into the University as prescribed by the Egerton University Senate. In addition, applicants must have passed K.C.S.E with a mean grade of C+ and minimum subject grades as indicated below: -
English or Kiswahili C+ Biology or Biological Science B- Mathematics C+
Applicants with a minimum of Credit at diploma level in Psychology, Guidance and Counselling, Psychological Counselling, Education, Medical Health Professions, or Social Work, from institutions recognized by Egerton University Senate.
Applicants with a Pass at diploma level in Psychology, Guidance and Counselling, Psychological Counselling, Education, Medical Health Professions, or Social Work, from a recognized institution with at least two years of working experience in a relevant field.

4.0 Course Structure and Duration

The programme may be undertaken in either fulltime or part-time mode. Fulltime students will be required to register for eight semesters (four academic years), taking a maximum of 21 credit factors (unless in the case of approved credit transfer) per semester whereas Part-time students will be required to take a maximum of 8 credit factors per semester. A total of 173 credit factors will be required to be taken by a student to graduate

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Course Coding
All courses in this programme shall be coded using the prefix PSYC denoting Psychology, followed by three digits as follows:

Practicum
Practicum provides in-depth training in the application of psychological principles in behaviour modification. The students will be attached to Educational Institutions, Counselling Clinics, Stress Management Centres, Employee Assistance Programme Centres, Rehabilitation Institutions, as well as Mental Health Institutions for a period of three months.
The practicum shall be examined wholly by continuous assessment as follows: During the practicum, a student will be required to carry out a project which is relevant to the field of study.

5.0 Examination Regulations

All examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute 36.

6.0 Grading System

The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute 36

7.0 Graduation Requirements

To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.

8.0 Degree Classification

To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.


COURSES SUMMARY

  • YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
    CODE TITLE L P CF
    COMP 101 Introduction to Computer Applications 30 30 3.0
    EPSC 121 Introduction to Psychology 45 0 3.0
    FOND 121 Principles of Human Nutrition 45 3.0
    MATH 100 General Mathematics 45 0 3.0
    PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy 45 0 3.0
    SOCI 101 Introduction to Psychology 45 0 3.0
    ZOOL 143 Biology of HIV&AIDS and Society 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 300 30 21.0

  • YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
    COMS 101 Communication Skills 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 111 Behaviour and Learning 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 112 Human Growth and Development 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 113 Techniques and Practice of Counselling 30 30 3.0
    PSYC 121 Physiological Psychology 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 141 Statistics in Behavioural Sciences 45 0 3.0
    SIHL 100 Society and International Humanitarian Law 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 300 30 21.0


  • YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
    PSYC 211 Theories of Counselling 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 212 Human Personality 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 213 Group Dynamics 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 214 Human Sexuality 450 3.0
    PSYC 215 Case Formulation and Treatment 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 221 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 222 Career Counselling 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 315 0 21.0

  • YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
    PSYC 216 Psychological Tests & Measurement 30 30 3.0
    PSYC 217 Drugs and Chemical Dependency 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 218 Group Facilatation 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 223 Child Psychology 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 224 Marriage and Family Psychology 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 225 Psychology of Adolescence 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 231 Psychology of Refugees and Displaced Persons 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 300 30 21.0

  • YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1
    PSYC 311 Principles of Guidance and Counselling 450 3.0
    PSYC 312 Ethics in Psychology 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 313 Experimental Psychology 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 314 Stress Management 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 331 HIV&AIDS and Development in Africa 45 0 3.0
    SOCI 309 Social Policy, Welfare and Administration 45 0 3.0
    SOCI 314 Gender Issues and Development 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 315 0 21.0

  • YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2
    COMM 362 Media and Society 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 321 Special Populations 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 322 Supervision in Counselling 30 30 3.0
    PSYC 323 Culture and Human Behaviour 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 324 Healthy Choices in Living 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 332 Trauma and Counselling 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 333 Psychology of Criminal Conduct 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 300 30 21.0

  • PSYC 350 Practicum in Psychology 0 180 6.0

  • YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1
    ECON 414 Entrepreneurship Economics 45 0 3.0
    EPSC 430 Social Psychology 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 411 Forensic Psychology 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 421 Gerontology and Geriatrics 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 422 Community Counselling 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 441 Research Methods in Psychology 45 0 3.0
    REST 412 Psychology of Religion 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 315 0 21.0


  • YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2
    ECON 443 Project Planning and Evaluation 45 0 3.0
    FOND 444 World Food Problems and Food Security 0 45 3.0
    PSYC 431 Abnormal Psychology 45 0 3.0
    PSYC 442 Seminars in Psychology 15 30 2.0
    PSYC 443 Research Project 15 60 3.0
    SOCI 407 Conflict Resolution and Management 45 0 3.0
    SOCI 415 Disaster Management 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 255 90 20.0
    GRAND TOTAL 2400 390 173.0

11.0 Examination Schedule

The examination schedule for all courses is provided regularly by the Directorate of Examination and Timetabling at the beginning of each semester.