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BS in Psychology in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BS Psych) is a four-year program designed to help you observe human behavior through the scientific method, allowing you to gain access to the human psyche and fathom its depths. You will gain the knowledge, tools, and skills needed to assess and conduct empirical research regarding individual and group behavior through the lens of various psychological theories and concepts. The BS in Psychology degree prepares you for general careers in teaching, research, counseling and human resources. It can also be a foundation for further studies in the fields of Medicine, Guidance and Counseling, Human Resource Development and Law.

  

Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who want to pursue a degree in BS in Psychology are encouraged to take the Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) strand under the Academic track. The curriculum focuses on human behavior, literature, education, politics, liberal arts, and society. The HUMSS strand will cover relevant topics that may be further discussed in their college lectures. 


Subjects and Curriculum

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Personality Theories
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychological Statistics
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Research in Psychology
  • Social Development

Admission Requirements

Qualifications

  • The student must be a high school graduate. 

However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.

  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.

Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate
  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2” ID Picture

Program Outcome

Graduates of BS in Psychology are expected to be able to:

  • Discuss and analyze Psychology’s major theories and concepts
  • Apply the methods of psychological research
  • Demonstrate application psychological theories and methods in a professional and personal setting
  • Show capability for self-reflection and  independent learning
  • Abide with ethics in the practicing Psychology
  • Create a harmonious interpersonal relationship in a diverse cultural setting with colleagues and clients
  • Conduct psychological assessments and evaluation


On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in the human resource department, educational and research institutions, and clinical facilities. 


Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university.


Board Exam

To become a Registered Psychometrician in the Philippines, a graduate of BS in Psychology needs to pass the Psychometrician Licensure Exam. The examination is conducted by the Board of Psychology under the supervision of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC). 


Career Opportunities

Graduates of BS in Psychology may pursue a career path in the human resource department, educational and research institutions, and clinical facilities.  They may apply a human resource associate, training and program associate, community and program developer, rehabilitation specialist, researcher, or an academician.

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Reviews of BS in Psychology graduates:

R. M.
◈ Studied BS in Psychology
◈ At Trinity University of Asia
◈ Graduated 2012

list bulletAbout my college education: In taking my course it is very enjoyable and interesting because you'll know the techniques in handling different kinds of personalities and behaviours of an individual. It also requires logical skills inorder for you to solve the case of an individual; for instance if an individual had encountered traumatic experiences when he was still a child resulting for him to have PTSD. You get to know what techniques to apply and the treatment plan that will help him to surpassed his dreadful illness. Furthermore, inorder to correct his erroneous perception towards life.

list bulletMy current job: I am a former HR staff at Social Security System but I am reviewing now for my Real Estate Brokerage Board examination so I resigned.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Yes, because I'm a generalist, I used to interview applicants and used eye to eye comtact method to know if the applicant is sincere with what they are sayimg. I also do test administration for instance giving them a test called Sack's Sentence Compeletion Test.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: I graduated March 2012 and have a job on April.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Psychology: Definitely yes because emplyment wise, we are in demand nowadays. Imagine taking up this course will fit you anywhere, e.g. in schools you will become a guidance counselor. In industrial setting you'll become an HR staff and in clinical setting, you'll become a psychologist or an assistant physician.

When it comes to salary it's salary wise because even you're a fresh graduate you'll be paying 15K as your starting.
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