Applied Psychology

This programme serves as a foundation for furthering one’s education in Psychology. The programme is structured according to HEC guidelines and consists of eight semesters. Students are exposed to a wide range of major and elective subjects in order to gain a thorough understanding of the numerous applications of Psychology in their future careers.


The Psychology major introduces students to the fundamental principles of psychology, as well as various fields within psychology and research methods. Clinical behavior problems, child development, workplace violence, self-esteem, racial prejudice, memory, decision making, mental illness, cognition, and the effect of different drugs on the brain are all areas of study in the field of psychology. Psychologists must also learn to evaluate popular beliefs about how people function. Psychology education develops and promotes critical thinking and communication skills, understanding of individual human behavior, and knowledge of organizational behavior through its subject matter and method of study. The purpose of the BS Psychology degree at AAI is to serve the discipline and profession, as well as to promote the science of psychology, by providing training in psychological science. This is bolstered by a collection of 300 psychology books and an electronic database of research journals (Springer Link and Science Direct). 

Career Opportunities

Psychologists are frequently employed by educational institutions in positions other than teaching, such as counselling, testing, research, and administration. Psychologists are frequently hired by the government to work as healthcare practitioners in public hospitals, clinics, and other settings. Workers in healthcare are frequently found in the offices of mental health practitioners, physicians, outpatient mental health and substance abuse centers, and private hospitals. Some psychologists, usually those with doctoral degrees, can enter private practice or set up private research or consulting firms after gaining several years of experience. In addition to the jobs listed above, many psychologists worked as faculty members at colleges and universities and as high school psychology teachers.

Program Learning Outcomes

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;


Semester 1
Sr. # Course Code Name of Subject Credit Hours
1 ENG-321 Functional English 3(3-0)
2 PST-321 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
3 PSY-305 Introduction to Psychology-I 4(3-1)
4 MTH-321 Mathematics – I 3(3-0)
5 SOC-307 Introduction to Sociology 3(3-0)
Total 15
Semester 2
Sr. # Course Code Name of Subject Credit Hours
1 ENG-322 English Comprehension and Composition 3(3-0)
2 ISL-321 Islamic Studies / Ethics 2(2-0)
3 PSY-306 Introduction to Psychology-II 4(3-1)
4 MTH-322 Mathematics-II 3(3-0)
5 MCM-303 Introduction to Communication 3(3-0)
Total 15
Semester 3
Sr. # Course Code Name of Subject Credit Hours
1 ENG-421 Communication Skills 3(3-0)
2 PSY-403 History & Systems in Psychology 3(3-0)
3 PSY-405 Personality Psychology 3(3-0)
4 PSY-407 Social Psychology 3(3-0)
5 EDU-503 Foundation of Education 3(3-0)
Total 15
Semester 4
Sr. # Course Code Name of Subject Credit Hours
1 ENG-422 Technical Writing 3(3-0)
2 PSY-404 Advanced Social Psychology 3(3-0)
3 PSY-406 Mental Health and Psychopathology-I 3(3-0)
4 PSY-408 Cognitive & Affective processes 4(3-1)
5 ECO-408 Issues in Pakistan Economy 3(3-0)
Total 16
Semester 5
Sr. # Course Code Name of Subject Credit Hours
1 PSY-501 Behavioral Neurosciences 4(4-0)
2 PSY-503 Mental Health and Psychopathology-II 4(4-0)
3 PSY-505 Research Methodology-1 3(3-0)
4 PSY-507 Application of Statistics in Psychology 3(2-1)
5 PSY-509 Educational psychology 4(3-1)
Total 18
Semester 6
Sr. # Course Code Name of Subject Credit Hours
1 PSY-502 Developmental Psychology 4(4-0)
2 PSY-504 Psychological Testing & Measurement-I 3(3-0)
3 PSY-506 Health Psychology 4(4-0)
4 PSY-508 Research Methodology-II 3(2-1)
5 PSY-510 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 4(4-0)
Total 18
Semester 7
Sr. # Course Code Name of Subject Credit Hours
1 PSY-601 Clinical Psychology-I 4(4-0)
2 PSY-603 Psychological Testing & Measurement-II 3(2-1)
3 PSY-605 Counseling Psychology-I 4(4-0)
4 PSY-607 Human Resource Management 4(3-1)
Optional Subjects (any one from the following)
1 PSY-611 Organizational Behavior 4(4-0)
PSY-613 Cross-cultural psychology
PSY-615 Trauma Psychology
PSY-617 Consumer behavior
Total 19
Semester 8
Sr. # Course Code Name of Subject Credit Hours
1 PSY-632 Internship 2(0-2)
2 PSY-604 Clinical Psychology-II 4(3-1)
3 PSY-606 Counseling Psychology-II 4(3-1)
4 PSY-608 Positive Psychology 4(4-0)
5 PSY-630 Thesis 4(0-4)
Optional Subjects (any one from the following)
1 PSY-612 Forensic psychology 4(4-0)
PSY-614 Sports Psychology
PSY-616 Military Psychology
PSY-618 Gender Issues in Psychology
Total 22
Grand Total 138

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