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UNIVERSITY OF GHANA PSYCHOLOGY COURSES

 The Department of Psychology is part of the School of Social Sciences, and one of the largest in terms of student population within the College of Humanities. Psychology, which is concerned with the scientific study of human behaviour trains students at Undergraduate Level: Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Arts (BA); Master Level : MPhil Clinical Psychology, MPhil Counselling Psychology, MPhil Developmental Psychology, MPhil Industrial & Organizational Psychology, and MPhil Social Psychology PhD) levels. Our PhD is a generic one and there are no programme-based specializations.

The PhD programme is rigorous and encourages independent/critical thinking and research.

The Department also offers teaching and training to students at other units including Department of Family & Consumer Studies, Allied Health Sciences, University of Ghana Business School, City Campus and Distance Education. Faculty members at the Department are also cognate staff members to other Departments and centers such as Centre for Ageing studies.

VISION

Our vision is to become a research intensive and excellent teaching Department.

MISSION

Conduct relevant research and quality teaching that will enable the Department of Psychology to make important contribution to society.

Course Schedule

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

LEVEL 100

First Semester
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT
*UGRC 110Academic Writing 13
*UGRC 120Numeracy Skills3
*UGRC 141-146Science and Technology in our Lives3
*UGRC 150Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning3
PSYC 101Elements of Psychology3
OTHER SUBJECTS2 Courses from 2 other assigned Departments6
 Minimum Credits Required15

Note: Students to choose any 2 courses (6 credits) of the UGRC

Second Semester
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT
*UGRC 110Academic Writing 13
*UGRC 120Numeracy Skills3
*UGRC 141-146Science and Technology in our Lives3
*UGRC 150Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning3
PSYC 102Psychology for Everyday Living3
OTHER SUBJECTS2 Courses from 2 other assigned Departments6
 Minimum Credits Required15

Note: Students to choose any 2 courses (6 credits) of the UGRC

LEVEL 200

First Semester
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT
*UGRC 210Academic Writing II3
*UGRC 220-238Introduction to African Studies3
PSYC 211Introduction to General Psychology3
PSYC 223Biological Psychology3
OTHER SUBJECTS2 Courses from 2 other assigned Departments6
 Minimum Credits Required15
Second Semester
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT
*UGRC 210Academic Writing II3
*UGRC 220-238Introduction to African Studies 
PSYC 222Motivation and Emotion3
PSYC 224Introduction of Experimental Psychology3
OTHER SUBJECTS2 Courses from 2 other assigned Departments6
 Minimum Credits Required15

*Note: Students to choose UGRC 210 or UGRC220-238 (3 credits).

LEVEL 300 COURSES

A Psychology Major student: Take 3 Core courses and at least 1 elective course in the first semester and 2 Core courses and ANY 2 Elective courses in the second semester.

Combined Psychology student is required to take at least 1 Core course and at least 1 Elective course in the first semester (including PSYC 331) and at 2 Core courses and at least 1 elective course in the second semester.

Minor Psychology student is required to take any two electives courses, one for each semester.

Level 300 Majors

First Semester
COURSE CODECore Courses (9 credits)CREDIT
PSYC 331Statistics for Psychologists3
PSYC 333*Psychology of Personality3
PSYC 335**Developmental Psychology I3
 Any ONE elective Course (3 credits) 
PSYC 337Learning3
OTHER SUBJECTAny ONE Course from the other assigned Department3
 Minimum Credits Required15

*Prerequisite for PSYC 338

**Prerequisite for PSYC 336

Second Semester
COURSE CODECore Courses (6 credits)CREDIT
PSYC 332*Cognitive Psychology I3
PSYC 334Research Methods in Psychology3
 Any Two elective Course (3 credits) 
PSYC 336Developmental Psychology II3
PSYC 338**Abnormal Behaviour3
PSYC 342Psychological Tests and Measurement3
OTHER SUBJECTAny ONE Course from the other assigned Department3
 Minimum Credits Required15

*Prerequisite for PSYC 441

**Prerequisite for PSYC 445

Level 400 courses

Psychology Major student is required to take 4 Core courses (9 credits) and at least two electives in the first semester.

Research Project (PSYC 490) is a Core for major students, which covers two semester work.  In addition to the long essay, one core and at least two electives must be taken in the second semester.

Combined Psychology student should take a total of 3 core courses in the year and at least two electives (15 credits).

First Semester
COURSE CODECore CoursesCREDIT
PSYC 441Cognitive Psychology II3
PSYC 443Social Psychology3
PSYC 449Practicals in Cognition II2
PSYC 491Research Seminar1
 Elective Courses 
PSYC 445Clinical Psychology3
PSYC 447Education Psychology3
PSYC 451Guidance and Counselling3
PSYC 453Psychology of Religion3
PSYC 455Introduction to Neuropsychology3
PSYC 457Industrial Psychology3
PSYC 459Military Psychology3
PSYC 461Atypical Behaviour3
PSYC 463Health Psychology3
 Minimum Credits Required15
Second Semester
COURSE CODECore CoursesCREDIT
PSYC 490Research Project6
PSYC 444Psychology and National Development3
 Elective Courses 
PSYC 446Comparative Psychology3
PSYC 448Community Psychology3
PSYC 452Environmental Psychology3
PSYC 454Applied Social Psychology3
PSYC 456Organizational Psychology3
PSYC 458Sports Psychology3
PSYC 464Psycholinguistics3
PSYC 462Political Psychology3
 Minimum Credits Required15
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