Department of Psychology


The Department of Psychology is one of the new departments in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Ajman University, which has been prepared according to the terms of the book of standards for the licensing of higher education institutions and the accreditation of academic programs issued by the Commission for Academic Accreditation at the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates in 2011.

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program consisted of 126 credit hours, which the student must complete in order to pass the program successfully. The number of courses in the program to be studied is 41 courses, three credit hours each. Six (6) credit hours are designated for practical training. The student must complete all these credit hours in order to pass the program successfully. The courses of the program to be studied (41 courses) are distributed according to the following:

28 compulsory courses equivalent to 87 credit hours.

13 elective courses equivalent to 39 credit hours.

Program Mission

Qualifying and developing specialized cadres in the field of psychological services, in order to provide them with professional, scientific and research skills in accordance with the requirements of market needs.

Program Goals
  • Providing students with knowledge and theoretical trends in the field of psychology and its applications.
  • Training students to apply scientific thinking in the interpretation of various psychological phenomena.
  • Training students to provide basic psychological services under supervision.
  • Preparing specialists in the field of psychology who are capable of applying ethical standards in their work.
  • Providing students with the necessary skills to analyze psychological information and statistical data, as well as the ability to write reports.
  • Training students to apply creative and critical thinking, as well as scientific research skills.
  • Providing students with the necessary skills to communicate effectively with individuals, groups and different situations.
  • Providing students with knowledge and current and historical theoretical trends in psychology and its applications.
  • Training students to apply scientific thinking in the interpretation of various psychological phenomena.
  • Preparing specialists in the field of psychology who are able to assume social responsibilities in their work.
Psychology Department Outcomes

In accordance with the Qualifications Framework in the United Arab Emirates (QFEmirates), after completing this program.

In the Knowledge’s field:

The graduating student should be capable of:

  1. Illustrating the various concepts and principles in the field of psychology and related fields.
  2. Linking the information gained in interpreting psychological and behavioral phenomena.
  3. Identifying different thinking elements and strategies.
  4. Distinguishing between cases of disorder and various disease conditions.
  5. Explaining the various theories in the field of psychology and related fields.

In the field of Skills:

The graduating student should be capable of:

  1. Employing analytical and practical skills in the preparation and design of psychological tests and intervention programs.
  2. Applying various tests and psychological programs in the fields of measurement, guidance and treatment.
  3. Using theoretical and practical knowledge in understanding, analyzing, diagnosing and treating some psychological problems in both the normal and the troubled individuals.

In the field of Efficiencies:

The graduating student should be capable of:

Independence and Responsibility:

  1. Applying ethical and professional standards and controls in the field of work.
  2. Defining the legal aspects that are consistent with the principles of human rights in psychology.

B. Role in context:

  1. Using information gained in addressing certain situations and problems of life.
  2. Performing a project or research, using statistical tests, methods and research writing skills.


  1. Creating different measuring tools and intervention programs that are appropriate to the different situations faced in professional work.
  2. Explaining the problems of the cases he is studying and the disruptions encountered.
  3. Carrying the responsibility for working in social, educational and therapeutic institutions.
Career Opportunities of Psychology Program Graduates

Program graduates have a great opportunity to work in many mental health and psychological counseling institutions. Examples of graduates' fields of work include, but not limited to, the followings:

  1. Counseling and Psychotherapy Centers.
  2. Community service and rehabilitation centers.
  3. Psychological Research Centers.
  4. Family care and empowerment associations.
  5. Centers for the care and rehabilitation of individuals with special needs.
  6. Educational institutions: kindergartens, schools and universities.
  7. Public and private establishments providing therapeutic and counseling services.
  8. Associations, care homes and shelters for the elderly and orphans.
  9. Correctional institutions such as prisons and the houses of juveniles.
  10. Public relations in institutions and companies.


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