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BS (Psychology)

Bachelors of Science in Psychology (upto Fall 2018 session)

Revised BS Psychology Study Scheme w.e.f. Spring 2019


Psychology is the science of behavior and the mind. In the BS Program, the study of Psychology provides an understanding of the basic processes of sensation, perception, learning, cognition, development, and personality along with the principles of Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Behavioral Neuroscience. The knowledge of psychological principles and scientific methods for evaluating theories and research in the Social Sciences is essential in our rapidly changing society.

The basic goal of program is to integrate the scientific foundation of Psychology with the strong background of Humanities along with basic science to better prepare students for the advanced training in Psychology, Medicine, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, and other related disciplines. The B.S. Degree Program is explicitly aimed at preparing the students for advanced graduate study in the sciences and science-based professions. The B.S. Degree Program is explicitly aimed at preparing the students for advanced graduate study in the sciences and science-based professions.

Program Objectives

Following are the main objectives of the program:

  • To equip students with conceptual tools, scientific knowledge and practical skills so that they can gain a deeper understanding of themselves, others and human existence in general;
  • To articulate how psychological principles can be used to explain and understand the dynamics of social and psychological issues;
  • To develop insights among students about how psychological principles can be used to understand and improve lifelong learning, social skills and environment related issues.

Admission Eligibility Criteria

Intermediate (12 years of education)/ A- Level or equivalent qualification with at-least 45% marks


  • The BS in Psychology program is only available for applicants residing within Pakistan and is not available for overseas students. If any student wishes to move overseas after gaining admission, he/she will be required to withdraw for the program.
  • Candidates having ‘A’ level or Deeni Asnad or foreign qualification are required to provide equivalence certificate from IBCC or HEC, Islamabad as applicable.
  • Candidates having less than 45% marks in Intermediate or equivalent qualification will be eligible for admission after the successful completion of “Zero  Semester”.

BS Entry Route:

Applicants having B.A./B.Sc./Associate Degree (14 years of education) from an HEC recognized university / institute with at-least 45% marks or CGPA 2.00 out 4.0 are eligible for course exemption (as determined by the Equivalence Committee of VU). However, applicants shall meet admission entry requirements based on their 12 years of education as stated above.

Course Exemption

Course exemption is allowed.


It is a four-year study program spread over eight semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations etc.
Degree Completion Duration

Courses of Study

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Assessment of Study Progress

The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Moderated Discussion Boards (GDB), mid-term and final-term exams. The mid and final term exams are conducted at VUP’s designated exam centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.

Project/Internship Report

Both Project and internship are mandatory for the completion and award of BS Psychology degree.

Students are required to complete a Research Project (PSY619) of three credit hours in final semester of the program. The choice of final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students will submit a detailed write-up of the research project and will give a viva presentation.

In Internship Report (PSYI619), students are required to complete 6-8 weeks internship in any organization (Psychiatric clinic/School) and shall get an Internship Letter from the concerned organization. A. Students shall get Internship Completion Certificate issued by concerned organization. Students will submit a detailed internship report and will give a viva presentation.

(Note: Evaluation of the course "Final Project" / "Internship Report" will be based on pass/fail criteria and will not affect a student's CGPA. However, being a compulsory requirement, it is necessary to pass this course to fulfill the requirements of the degree program).

Award of Degree

To be eligible for the award of BS (Psychology) Degree, the students are required to complete at least 133 credit hours with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 out of 4.

Fee Structure

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  • The courses may be revised from time to time to keep pace with the latest developments in the domain of psychology. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
  • The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.