This program aims to provide undergraduate students with a solid basic foundation on the major areas of psychology, which may also be used in preparation for further studies and training in particular specializations of psychology or other professions such as education, law, and business management. The program is designed to provide training in the employment of systematic methods of inquiry in the study of human behavior. It functions as a training ground for students who want to deepen their knowledge of human behavior and psycho-physiological systems by employing concepts of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and cognitive science. The program may also serve as a preparation for further studies in medicine.
With further specialized training, graduates of this program may pursue career paths in major sectors of society such as the helping professions (psychotherapy, medicine), education (teaching, research), business and government institutions (human resource selection, training and development), and civil society (community development).
- Graduates will be technically competent. This includes having the ability to carry out psychological protocols in diagnosis, assessment, and intervention involving clients in various fields of psychological practice such as in the industrial, clinical, and educational settings.
- Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge and skills across wide facets of psychological practice, including marketing, teaching, community development, research, and other relevant professional areas where psychology practitioners are considered necessary.
- Graduates will be prepared for professional practice in psychology. Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of ethical, societal, and professional responsibilities, will recognize the confines of their knowledge and actively seek out autonomous learning opportunities, and will be able to function and communicate effectively both as individuals and within multidisciplinary teams.
About the School
Founded on January 25, 1925, Mapúa University (formerly Mapúa Institute of Technology) remains the leading technological academic institution and biggest engineering school in the Philippines.