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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The Vision of the Program

Academic excellence in the discipline of psychology, in order to construct a knowledge society capable of competing.

The mission of the Program

Qualifying and developing specialized cadres in psychological services by equipping them with professional, scientific, and research skills compatible with the labour market demands.

Program Objectives

The mission of the B.A. in Psychology Program with the mission of the University of Science and Technology of Fujairah (USTF). The Psychology Program is the practical and executive facet of the USTF’s mission which states that “University of Science and Technology of Fujairah (USTF) is a multicultural university offering a wide range of academic programs that satisfy the needs of students, alumni, labor market and the community. USTF formulates and implements a research strategy to strengthen its recognition and profile and to enhance research impact on society. USTF develops graduates with creative minds, high levels of professional skills, and social responsibility to contribute to   the sustainable development of the UAE, the region, and the world.” Through the program, knowledge, research, and studies it helps achieve the stated mission at various aspects of cultural, ethical, and practical knowledge.

The program contributes through its specialization, mission, and objectives in accomplishing the USTF’s mission, through fostering psychological knowledge; developing students’ skills, fostering scientific creativity; encouraging the culture of creativity, excellence and innovation among students and faculty members, helps attract distinguished leadership and faculty members; uses the most up-to-date teaching strategies in order to achieve qualitative quality of the various learning outputs; offers innovative educational and learning methods, e.g. digital learning, collaborative learning, self-learning, and continuous education.

It also incorporates research knowledge into academic curricula and links them with community problems in order to produce a qualified psychologist in terms of knowledge and skills who is capable of benefiting from his/her knowledge in developing scientific research and community service. It also offers a university environment for extracurricular activities that enhance students’ creativity, combines critical and analytic thinking with communication skills. Additionally, it offers job advising and guidance to students by endorsing best practices in student advising, and working on effective partnerships with medical, social and psychological community institutions, in order to develop graduates who are able to cope with the economic and knowledge development requirements for the construction of science and knowledge society.

The College of Humanities and Sciences develops graduates who contribute to the achievement of developmental goals, promotes their research skills to accomplish Fujairah-2040 plan, and the UAE Centennial 2071 vision.

The Program’s mission can be summed up in developing qualified psychologists to fulfill the community and institutional needs, through the following:


Program Goals


Developing highly professional psychologists


Enriching knowledge through the production of psychological outcome that achieves sustainable development


Effective partnership with institutions the various areas of the Psychology discipline.


Program Objectives

  1. Equipping students with theoretical knowledge and trends in the field of psychology and its applications.
  2. Training students to apply scientific thinking in interpreting the various psychological phenomena.
  3. Training students to offer basic psychological services under supervision.
  4. Preparation of specialists in psychology capable of applying ethical standards and social responsibilities in their work.
  5. Providing students with the required skills to effectively analyze psychological information and statistical data and write reports.
  6. Training students to apply creative and critical thinking as well as scientific research skills.
  7. Providing students with the necessary skills to communicate efficiently with individuals, groups, and the various cases.


Graduates’ specifications

  • Students have knowledge of psychological concepts, principles, and theories to understand human behaviour, predict it, and control it.
  • Students are proficient in using measuring skills and psychological diagnosis.
  • Students are proficient in using psychological tools and interpreting their results.
  • Students are proficient in critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Students can use the appropriate scientific methods and statistical techniques in analysing and solving problems.
  • Commitment to Islamic, professional, and citizenship values.
  • Bearing responsibility, effective communication, and ability to work in a group.
  • Students are proficient in using digital technology.
  • Developing students’ volunteering skills to serve the community.


Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

 Upon completing the graduation requirements of the program, the students should be able to:




The graduate should be able to



Explain the different concepts and principles of psychology


Link the acquired knowledge in his/her interpretation of psychological phenomena in disordered and non-disordered cases.


Identify the various thinking elements and strategies.


Distinguish between the various pathological conditions.


Identify the various theories in psychology.



Employ practical and analytic skills in developing and designing psychological tests and counseling intervention programs.


Apply psychological different tests and programs in the areas of measurement, counseling, and therapy.


Use psychological knowledge in diagnosis and treatment of some psychological problem in disordered and non-disordered individuals.

Autonomy and responsibility


Uphold ethical and professional standards and regulations through working in the field


Identify legal aspects that agree with human rights principles.

Role in context


Link psychological knowledge with the situations and problems in the various fields of daily life.


Make a project or research using tests, statistical techniques, and research writing skills.



Develop measuring tools and intervention programs that match the situations faced at work.


Interpret the onset and development of the problem in the case he/she studies and the prognosis of the disorder.


Bear responsibility of working with the various disordered and non-disordered cases.