Maseno University

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Programme Oveview
The department offers courses that lead to Bachelor of Psychology. These courses are designed to expose the student to theoretical, practical and comparative aspects of the discipline. This programme therefore is designed to change human behaviour, promotion of human growth, and development of human communities. The knowledge acquired aims at producing graduates whose responsibility is to change maladjusted behaviour of members of the community. It enables the student to acquire knowledge of human behaviour and mental processes and rehabilitation through restoration and reconciliation.

Programme Objectives
  1. The objectives of the programme are to enable the student to:
  2. Develop in-depth knowledge of the phenomena of psychology;
  3. Provide students with a clear understanding of the principles of human behaviour;
  4. Enable the student to develop coping skills, self acceptance, self appreciation, positive self image, self esteem, self dignity and appreciation of other people despite their limitations;
  5. Provide Psychological tools to collect analyze and evaluate information and behaviour in order to draw out or formulate sound conclusions;
  6. Acquire knowledge and insights in Psychology necessary for meaningful social research and effective participation in social and economic life of our country.


APY 101: Introduction to Psychology                                                                                  
APY 102: Introduction to Developmental Psychology                                           
APY 103: Principles of Psychology     
ARE 101: Introduction to Religion 
ASO 103: Introduction to Social Psychology     
ASO 101: Introduction to Sociology    
SCS 101: Introduction to Computers     
SCS 102: Discrete structures    

APY 104:   Statistics in Psychology I     
APY 105:  Childhood Psychology     
APY 106: Theories of Learning     
APY 107: Theories of Personality     
APY 108: Measurements of Intelligence & abilities     
APY 109: Psychology of Marriage    
APY 110: Interpersonal Relationships                                                                             
APY 111: Psychology for Business and Industry                                    
SCS 112: Desktop Publishing    
SCS 114: Introduction to spreadsheets& Databases    

APY 201:  Psychopathology     
APY 202: Psychology of Human Sexuality    
APY 203:  Drug and Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation    
APY 204:  Research Methods in Psychology    
APY 205: Psychotherapies    
APY 206:  Psychology of Family    
APY 207: Cross-Cultural Psychology       
SCS 204: Operating Systems                                                     
SCS 207: Web designing and publishing                                           

APY 209:  Health Psychology            
APY 210:  Adolescent Psychology              
APY 211:  Principles of Counseling              
APY 212:  Criminal Behaviour I              
APY 213:  Psychometrics              
APY 214:  The Counseling Process               
APY 215: Psychology of Religion               
SCS 211: Visual Basic Programming              
SCS 214: Management Information Systems               

APY 301: Bio-Psychology     
APY 302: Physiological Psychology    
APY 304: Statistics in Psychology II    
APY 305: Industrial-Organizational Psychology     
APY 306: Psychology of human exceptionalities     
APY 307: Psychology of Men and Women                                                      
SCS 306: Internet Computing    
SCS 310: Multimedia and Graphics    

APY 307: Posttraumatic stress disorder     
APY 308: Neuropsychology    
APY 309: Cognition     
APY 310: Psychology of Motivation     
APY 311: Psychopathology and Literature     
APY 312: Psychology of Art and Artists     
APY 312: Social Communication and Survival Skills            
SCS 322: Electronic Commerce    
SCS 324: Statistical Analysis with SPSS            

APY 401: Addiction Studies         
APY 402: Criminal Behavior II    
APY 404: Healthy Aging     
APY 406: Research Project    
APY 407: Group therapy                           
SCS 409: IT and Society    
SCS 436: Internal Controls and Security Issues    

APY 408: Psychology of Adjustment     
APY 409: Psychology of African Family    
APY 410: Grief Management    
APY 411: Ethical Issues in Psychological Practice    
APY 412: Practicum    
APY 413: Psychology of Human R. Management    
APY 413: Stress Management                                       
SCS 416: Human Computer Interactions    
SCS 437: Information Systems Application


Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the minimum entry requirements for admission to the University.
Applicants must have a minimum of C+ at KCSE or its equivalent.
Applicants must satisfy the entry requirements for admission to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maseno University.
Applicants may be admitted on the strength of a diploma in social sciences, arts and humanities from a recognised institution.

Programme Duration
The course runs for four (4) academic years

Programme Structure
The Department offers courses in terms of units namely, core courses, required courses and electives. Core courses are compulsory, while electives can be chosen by students as preferred.
The course structure comprises of 1 academic session.
In the first year of their study students shall be exposed to other social sciences disciplines related to psychology approved by the university up to a maximum of 16 courses per year.
The last three years will be concentrated in the main areas of specialization.
There shall be a field attachment/placement continuously for three months at the end of the second semester of fourth year.

Examination Regulation

The general University examinations regulations shall apply.
Each course taught during the semester shall be examined at the end of that session.
The length of each examination paper shall normally be two (2) hours.
Continuous assessment and examination shall normally contribute 30% and 70% to the marks of the paper respectively.
Industrial Attachment will be assessed as follows;
a-      Field Assessement-60%
b-      Students’ Report-40%