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:

  • Design psychological research and standards for the interpretation of various behavioral phenomena.
  • Employ psychology theories in suggesting solutions related to behavior and psychological advising.
  • 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.
  • Interpret the results of psychological tests and standards on various psychological states and behavioral situations.
  • 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 selfdevelopment. 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 Arts/general) or its equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education, with a minimum average of 60% or Technical Certificate with a minimum average of 60% approved by the Ministry of Education.
  • Obtain Arabic language proficiency certificate (EMSAT) with a score not less than (1000).

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

Course No Course Title CR.H. Prerequisite
First: General University Education (33) CR. H.
(1) Compulsory Courses (27) CR.H.
0102120 Computer Skills 3  
0201111A Science and Life 3  
0401120 English (1) 3  
0401121 English (2) 3 0401120
0405100 Arabic Language 3  
0406110 Islamic Culture 3  
0408100A Introduction to Psychology 3  
0501170A Fund. of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3  
0508203A Scientific Research Methodology 3  
(2) Elective Courses (6) CR.H.
The Student is required to choose Only One course from Each of the following groups:
(a) Society and Civilization (3) CR.H.
0406100 Arabs and Muslims’ Contributions to Arts & Science 3  
0408101A Physical Education & Health 3  
0409100 Ethical Awareness 3  
0409101 Arab Society 3  
0409102 Environmental Awareness 3  
(b) Managerial Skills (3) CR.H.
0303100 Law and Society 3  
0408103 Thinking Skills 3  
0408104 Self-Assessment 3  
0501100 Introduction to Time Management 3  
0501150 Leadership and Teamwork 3  
Second: Compulsory College Requirements (15) CR.H.
0402100A Educational Psychology 3  
0402101A Teaching Diverse Students 3  
0402201A Curriculum and Instruction 3  
0402202A Foundations of Education 3  
0402203A Educational Technology 3 0102120
Third: Specialization Courses (75) CR.H.
(1) Compulsory Courses (66) CR.H.
0408211 Counseling Psychology 3 0408214 - 0408212
0408214 Introduction to Psychological Health 3 0408212
0408216 Behavior Modification 3 0408212
0408231 Action Research Skills 3 0508203A
0408232 Psychological Measurements and Tes ts 3 0408239
0408233 Principles of Descriptive Statistics 3 0102120
0408237 Developmental Psychology and its Applications 3 0408212
0408239 Introduction to Psychometrics 3 0408212
0408318 Psychology of Personality 3 0408212
0408319 Experimental Psychology 3 0408212
0408322 Cognitive Psychology 3 0408212
0408323 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3 0408212
0408324 Clinical Psychology 3 0408212 - 0408214
0408325 Social Psychology 3 0408212
0408326 Psychology of Learning 3 0408212
0408335 Psychophysiology 3 0408212
0408433 Children’s Psychological Problems 3 0408212
0408438 Psychological and Behavioral Counseling 3 0408212
0408470 Special Topics in Applied Psychology 3 0408212
0408490 Practicum 9 >=114
(2) Elective Courses (9) CR.H.
0408321 Psychology of Individual Differences 3 0408212
0408329 Criminal Psychology 3 0408212
0408417 Psychology of Family Problems 3 0408212
0408427 Psychology of Creativity 3 0408212
0408428 Psychology of Media 3 0408212
Fourth: Free Elective Courses (3) CR.H.
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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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