Major Requirements(81 CHs):

1- Compulsory Major Requirements(72 CHs):

  • Principles of Psychology (3 hours): 107 111
    The course deals with the history of psychology, the concept of psychology, research methods in psychology, the fields of psychology, growth, learning, memory, intelligence and individual differences, attention, sensation and perception, motivation and needs, the psychology of emotion, psychiatric and psychological treatment.
  • Developmental Psychology (3 hours): 107 251
    This course of psychology developments behavioral rights from birth to death, and the course includes a general introduction to the sense of growth and stages, trends and factors affecting it since before birth until death, and the theories of growth and its various aspects such as growth of physical, mental, social, emotional, linguistic, moral, and critical periods  through stages, and research methods, and the characteristics of growth with age.
  • Principles of descriptive statistics(3 hours): 107 212
    Definition of the concept of personal study of the genetic and environmental determinants and structure of habits and traits motivation and emotional aspects of knowledge , different theories , trying to interpret the analytical and behavioral, human, and cognitive and identify some personality tests.
  • Neuropsychology (3 hours): 107 311
    Cares of neuropsychology, definition and the concept, way of researching in neuropsychology, the functions of brain parts and behavioral changes cognitive and personality associated with the injury, diseases of the nervous system, symptoms self neurons in children and the elderly, and then the evaluation of self nervous and rehabilitation psychology nervous.
  • Abnormal psychology (3 hours): 107 308
    Looking at the nature of mental illness in terms of symptoms, causes, classification and methods of diagnosis and treatment and method of researching in psychopathology.
  • Physiological Psychology (3 hours): 107 114
    Looking at the physiological bases of behavior and ways of study Psychophysiology. It studies the biological bases of cognitive processes, and the biological underpinnings of mental disorders and diseases of the nervous system, and the effect of drugs on behavior, as well as the impact of endocrine on behavior.
  • Experimental Psychology (3 hours): 107 213
    Looking at the experimental method and the characteristics that distinguish it from the methods of other research in psychology, includes a definition of the main elements experiment: the choosing the problem, measuring  variables , assumptions, formulation and strategies to control and adjust experimental designs and different experimental designs and writing reports in a scientific method its also includes implementation of the experimental method in the laboratory .
  • clinical Psychology (3 hours): 107 315
    Looking into the assessment, diagnosis, psychotherapy, and dealing with the various methods of psychological assessment, diagnosis and importance and theories of psychotherapy, and it also covers community psychology.
  • Introduction to Psychotherapy (3 hours): 107 411
    This course provides the student with the basic rules of psychotherapy, such as: the definition of psychotherapy, and one who need psychological treatment, and how to diagnose the patient who needs psychotherapy treatment, and the nature of the relationship between therapist and patient, Conventional therapeutic, and starting of psychological treatment, and identifying the treatment limits and how the therapy ends
  • Learning and cognition (3 hours): 107 113
    Includes basic theories in classical applicable and basic cognitive condition. It also addresses the basic cognitive processes such as memory, language, attention, problem solving, decision-making, mental trials and critical thinking.
  • Research Methods in Psychology (3 hours): 107 216
    Deals with scientific methods in the study of behavioral phenomenon (research methods) such as the survey , connectivity, clinical observation and study case and provides the experimental method, and also includes practicum in psychology
  • Psychological tests (3 hours): 107 313
    Include principles and concepts of psychological tests and measurements, and study tests the majoring and accuracy tests , and factors affecting the implementation , in addition to the conditions applied ,interpreted and corrected . This course covers IQ tests in terms of the implementation and interpretation
  • Analytical Statistics (3 hours): 107 211
    The difference between descriptive and analytical statistics of variables, types of standards and its importance, sample distribution averages and theory tests relating one sample , theories of tests which contain one sample or two groups , non-parametric statistics to examine hypotheses related two sample (ranks collection test, test to major variance t-test . analysis of variance, multiple comparisons, bilingual variance analysis, and common variance analysis
  • Social Psychology (3 hours): 107 312
    Deals with social psychology, socialization, social interaction, social norms, psychological attitudes, values, leadership, research methods in social psychology, Psychometric measurement , public opinion, rumors, behavioral abnormalities, and research in social psychology.
  • Trauma and Crisis Psychology (3 hours): 107 324
    This course covers the definition of the concept of trauma types and effects, and reactions to disasters, whether man-made or natural, as well as clinical training to deal with the victims of these shocks, disasters , methods of assessment and treatment for the symptoms of PTSD, in addition to first aid and how to apply them.
  • Psychometrics (3 hours): 107 323
    Complements psychological tests, it deals with the personality tests, and some other clinical professional ones.
  • Industrial Psychology (3 hours): 107 314
    Implantation of psychology in the fields of industry and labor organizations, it also deals with the problems of work design and measuring the skills related to it, the selection of personnel, and measure their effectiveness. It also addresses topics such as the impact of incentives on individual behavior, and teamwork, motivation, leadership, communication and its impact on production.
  • Organizational Psychology (3 hours): 107 412
    Psychological principles and concepts related to human behavior in organizations include topics such as: the psychological bases of leadership and supervision, building organizations, and theories of communication in organizations, morale and professional satisfaction, ways of addressing conflicts, and methods of decision-making.


  • Psychology of domestic and societal Violence (3 hours): 107 413 Addresses the nature and causes of domestic violence, types, methods of prevention, treatment methods and dealing with violence-ridden cases, as well as the nature and causes of communal violence, and prediction and methods of prevention and intervention.


  • Developmental disorders (3 hours): 107 309
    The course deals with developmental disorders that occur with children since  pregnancy and even after birth,like mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, learning disabilities, attention disorder, hyperactivity and others.
  • Practicum in psychology (9 hours): 107 415
    The aims to provide an opportunity for the student to apply the principles and theoretical bases which studied in the field.The student chooses one or more of the aspects studied in psychology and implementation field. It also applies moral principles which control psychological services. This course of its courses, provides the student with field experience both in social interaction or in the use and recruitment of what he was taught, in addition to reports on the implantation , the student is also required to address the problem in the field studied through following the methods of scientific research in the behavior study.

2-Optional Faculty Requirements(9 CHs)

  • Psycholinguistics (3 hours) 107 121
    The course deals with the definition of language, functions and evolution of language in children in infancy and early , middle and late childhood, the factors influencing the growth of language, and the nature of the relationship between language and thinking, the relationship between the brain and linguistic behavior, with a focus on theories that consider at the development of language in children , and understanding the relationship between reading and cognitive development, in preparation for learning academic conventional "academic preparedness", put the activities of mental knowledge of language development in children.
  • Sensation and perception (3 hours) 107 206
    Poses the following topics: concept of sensation and perception and the relationship between them, visual perception, listening comprehension, perception smelling, perception of tasting, perception of movement, colors and sizes, distance and time, to identify the style, stability and deception, perception of music and talk, touch and senses associated with it.
  • Criminal Psychology (3 hours) 107 445
    Definition of criminal psychology and development, criminal behavior, psychological attitudes about crime, criminal responsibility for people with mental disorders and mental health, to design psychological sketch, what is psychological planning, race, which belongs to the offender, the impact of social pressure and compliance, the Islamic perspective of criminal behavior, the future of criminal psychology .
  • Psychology of Addiction (3 hours) 107 321
    The course deals with the ways and methods and techniques of psychotherapy associated with schools of psychotherapy, and the opportunity to apply and provide an opportunity for students to apply these techniques on patients.
  • Islamic Psychology (3 hours) 107 215
    The course deals with the contributions of Arabs and Muslims to psychology. It also addresses the ways followed in the study of behavior, and both the concept of normal and abnormal in behavior, and psych.
  • psychology Media (3 hours) 107 460
    The psychology of attention and perception, memory, attitudes and actions, attitudes formation, and change, attitudes measurement, mass medial relevance to groups “attitudes formation and change.” Mass media and economics and politics.
  • Applied Linguistics(3 hours) 107 377
    The topics of language acquisition, language production and comprehension. The role of semantic memory and the cognitive processes are studied and theoretical issues related to language and thought as well as current issues in psycholinguistics are explored.
  • Motivation and Emotion(3 hours) 107 323
    The concept of motivation from ancient philosophy to modern theories. competence motivation, the motive for personal control, and achievement motivation. an analysis of the physiological and cognitive factors in emotions; emotional expression and the effects of emotions on motivation and behavior.
  • Methods of Psychotherapy: (3 hours) 107 461
    Psychotherapeutic techniques and their theoretical bases including: psychoanalysis, behavioral, humanistic, cognitive, and cognitive-behavioral approaches.
  • Mental Health (3 hours) 107 416
    This course contains the subjects  students know regarding the basics of mental health as a criterion to adjust the psychological services that facilitate the work of educational counselor, in terms of  quality of service provided by the guide, help them to adapt, and bring about a balance in their lives .
    the topics include course definitions of the concept of mental health, objectives of evolution and their relationship with other sciences, and topics for compatibility and self-realization. It identifies the levels of mental health, and distractions that affect them, in addition to mental illness / emotions that infect the individual and the relationship with some neurological diseases. In addition to to the psychological interview, conditions, and implementation strategies .
  • Teaching thinking (3 hours) 107 333
    Definition of thinking, characteristics, patterns of thinking, obstacles education thinking, the importance of thinking in kindergarten, teaching methods of thinking, models and theories of thinking, thinking skills and training: of social interaction skill, linguistic communication,  problem solving , creative and critical thinking .