The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program (BSP) is 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 though the lens of various psychological theories and concepts. The BSP degree can prepare you for general careers in teaching, research, counseling and human resources. It can also be a foundation major for further studies in the fields of Medicine, Guidance and Counseling, Human Resource Development and Law.
What skills are required to succeed in this course?
These are the skills that you need to possess or develop to be able to succeed in this course:
- A keen interest for people and the intricacies of human behavior.
- Interpersonal skills – you must be able to relate to all kinds of people as social beings and understand the motivations for their actions.
- Intrapersonal skills – this includes the personal capacity for self–reflection and assessment. You must be able to understand yourself in order to understand others.
- Communication skills – you must be an active listener who understands the uniqueness of every person and yet communicates in a patient manner in order to change the behavior of others.
- Analytical skills – Human behavior is very complex, and a scientific method is needed to analyze and measure the variations for certain actions.
- Decision making skills – suggesting courses of action for different individuals requires gathering evidence, assessing probable consequences and making quick yet difficult judgment calls.