Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology

  • Type : Undergraduate
  • Credit Hours : 126hrs
  • Language : Arabic
  • Campuses: Al Ain & Abu Dhabi


About the Program

The program of Applied Psychology deals with the practical study of human character and behavior through the application of the theories and principles of Psychology in various arenas, such as the social, administrative, industrial, informational, and the empirical, in addition to the educational side where the program is distinguished based on a practical basis, depending in its origin on the practical skills and on-going field training for workers and the field of human development for non-workers.



The department of Applied Psychology aims at becoming a pioneer at both local and international levels in preparing specialists in psychology, teachers of psychology, and psychology researchers. It also aims at providing psychological and research consultations in the various fields of applied psychology.



The program aims at preparing scientifically qualified staff in applied psychology such as specialists, teachers, researchers and councilors through providing the services and psychological consultations to members of society and to the state and private sectors.


Program Goals

The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology Program aims to:


  1. Design psychological research and standards for the interpretation of various behavioral phenomena.
  2. Employ psychology theories in suggesting solutions related to behavior and psychological advising.
  3. Apply the principles of Applied Psychology in the training field with the purpose of suggesting solutions and offering psychological consultations that contribute in developing work environment.
  4. Interpret the results of psychological tests and standards on various psychological states and behavioral situations.
  5. Develop clear directions for projects interested in applied psychology after graduation.



Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

#Program Learning OutcomesAligned with L7 QFE Descriptors
1 Determine the basic principles and conceptions in Applied Psychology, and apply them in the various fields he/she works at. QFE 1,3
2 Determine the basic psychological, social, and biological factors that help in the interpretation of psychological behavioral phenomena. QFE 2,7,8
3 Participate in situations that depend on critical thinking, and solve problems creatively, using methods of problem solving in their various psychological methods. QFE 2,4,8
4 Design research in various fields of applied psychology, and interpret their results truly and in accordance with the ethical standards of scientific research. QFE 5,11
5 Develop distinguished interactive relationships with others, and enhance their abilities in collective work. QFE 9,10
6 Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and skills in writing, and present demonstrations in various psychological subjects depending on modern technology. QFE 5,9,10
7 Apply the concepts and principles of applied psychology and its theories in the work environment as related to    the specifications and description of tasks, analysis of work, choice of workers, and specifying the problems that encounter both employers and employees and solving them. QFE 4,6,9
8 Participate in projects and tasks that specialists in applied psychology deal with, and demonstrate their effect on self- development. QFE 3,9,10
9 Acquire skills necessary for the application of psychological tests and standards and interpret their results. QFE 4,7
10 Carry out practical skills required for the specialization in employing laboratories and make use of practical training. QFE 4,6,7


Job Opportunities 

  • Works in solving psychological & behavioral problems of people in various settings such as legal, business, sports, forensics, education and others.

Admission Requirements

  • UAE Secondary School Certificate (Science/Advance, Or General, Or Elite) or its equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education, with a minimum average of 60%.
  • Students who have obtained a Secondary School Certificate with (less than 60%) may be accepted, provided they enroll in (3) remedial courses for one semester from outside the program curriculum, which will not be counted in the cumulative GPA. The selection of these courses is based on the specialization and relevant grades in high school and includes subjects such as; (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Arabic Language, and English Language).

Graduation Requirements

To obtain a Bachelor degree of Arts in Applied Psycology Education, a student must successfully complete 126 credit hours, with a minimum (CGPA) of 2 out of 4.

Study Plan


Guidance Plan

Course Description


الدولةدار النشرتاريخ النشرالمؤلفاسم الكتابالرقم
الأردن العامرية للنشر 2019 أ.د يوسف أبو حميدان مقدمة في علم نفس الشخصية 1
الأردن دار المسيرة 2016 أ.د عدنان العتوم علم النفس المعرفي 2
الأردن دار المسيرة 2010 أ.د سامي ملحم مناهج البحث في التربية وعلم النفس 3
مصر مكتبة مصر 2013 هنري فالون علم النفس التطبيقي 4
الأردن دار المسيرة للنشر والتوزيع 2006 أ.د. سامي ملحم علم نفس التعلم 5
الأردن دار الفلاح للنشر والتوزيع 2014 د. معصومة المطيري الصحة النفسية 6
الأردن دار المسيرة للنشر والتوزيع 2014 . د. عايد الوريكات علم النفس الجنائي 7
الأردن دار المسيرة للنشر والتوزيع 2012 ترجمة أ. د. حلمي ساري علم النفس الاجتماعي 8

Contact us

Director of Applied Psychology Program

College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
Al Ain University 

P.O.Box: 64141
Al Ain - UAE

Phone No: +971 3 7024888
                  +971 3 7024900
Fax No:     +971 3 7024777

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