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Bachelor Of Arts (Psychology)

i.    Mean grade C+ (plus) at KCSE or equivalent with at least C (plain) in English and Mathematics, or
ii.    Mean grade of C (plain) with a diploma (passed with credit) in any field of study from a recognized institution of higher learning or
iii.    Mean grade of C- (minus) at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions.

Mode of Assessment
For each unit offered there will be Final Examination (70%) and Continuous Assessment (30%). The final grading will be as follows: A = 70% and above; B = 60-69; C = 50-59; D = 40-49; Fail =
0 – 39.

Compulsory Units
University Common Units as guided by the school. Students taking BA general will take three units in first year, four units in second year, and four, six, eight or twelve units in third and fourth year depending on the degree pattern that they choose. Students taking BA psychology will be expected to take all the units in the four years of study. Research Project (equivalent to 2
Units) will be done in two semesters to give students adequate time to complete their projects.

Degree Pattern
The B.A. programme in Psychology is offered on a 3: 3: 2: 2 and a 3: 3: 2: 1 degree pattern. A total of 45 units plus 3 common units will be used in the Degree Classification for the B.A. Psychology students.

Unit Code and Title

Level 100
UCU 100: Communication Skills
UCU 101: Development Studies (or)
UCU 104: Introduction to Entrepreneurship (or) UCU 106: Diversity, Ethics and Citizenship
UCU 103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking
EPS 100: Introduction to Psychology
APS 102: Social Psychology
ASC 100: Introduction to Sociology
ASC 101: Introduction to Anthropology
APH 100: Introduction to Philosophy
AEN102: The use of English for Academic Purposes
APS 103: History and Systems of Psychology APS 106: Introduction to life cycle development APS 107: Introduction to Biological Psychology

Level 200
ACU 201: Introduction to Statistics in Social Sciences
ACU 202: Methods and Techniques of Social Science Research
APH 201: History of Philosophy
APH 202: Epistemology
APS 201: Psychology of Personality APS 203: Cross-Cultural Psychology APS 210: Motivation and Emotion APS 212: Child Psychology
APS 213: Introduction to Counselling Psychology
APS 214: Human Sexuality
APS 215: Psychology of Gender
ASC 200: Sociological theory

Level 300
APS 301: Human Learning
APS 303: Psychology of Adolescence
APS 304: Abnormal Psychology APS 308: Psychological Assessment APS 309: Psychology of Language
APS 310: Introduction to Neuropsychology
APS 315: Psychology and Crime
APS 317: Group Dynamics
APS 318: Security Psychology and Strategic studies
APS 321: Environmental Psychology APS 323: Behaviour Modification APS 330: Research Project

Level 400
APS 401: Clinical Psychology APS 402: Cognitive Psychology APS 405: Health Psychology APS 406: Psychology of Politics
APS 409: Lifestyle Diseases and Rehabilitation
APS 410: Experimental Psychology APS 412: Organizational Psychology APS 417: School Psychology
APS 420: Family Psychology
APS 424: Professional Issues and Ethics
APS 427: Adult Development and Aging
APS 430: Psychology and Spirituality


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