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Department of Applied Psychology

Programmes

 JUPAS

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) - Psychology (JUPAS code: JS7303)

Non-JUPAS First Year

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) - Psychology

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Business Psychology (Self-financed)

Non-JUPAS Senior Year

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) - Psychology

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) - Psychology (with Concentration in Counselling Psychology)

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Business Psychology


The Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Psychology Programme aims to offer comprehensive undergraduate training to students interested in learning about psychology and its application. In this program, students will acquire foundational knowledge in courses such as Introduction to Psychology, Biological Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology. At the advanced level, students will learn to apply psychology knowledge in subjects such as Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Health Psychology, Environmental Psychology, Stress management, Positive Psychology. Through training in knowledge and application, graduates of this programme are prepared to be critical users of psychological science in everyday life.

 

The following summary table describes the programme structure for 2022-23 intake students (4-year curriculum). More details about the programme structure can be found here. More information about Lingnan University’s Core Curriculum and Language Training is also available.

Course Category Total Number of Credits Total Number of Courses
Core Curriculum
Common Core 12 4
Cluster Course 15 5
Language
English Language 12 4
Chinese Language 6 2
Social Sciences Foundation 12 4

Major Required Courses

  • PSY3101 Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology I
  • PSY3201 Human Development and Psychology of Adulthood
  • PSY3205 Social Psychology
  • PSY3209 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY4101 Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology II
15 5

  • PSY3001 Stress and Coping: Theory and Practices
  • PSY3102 Exploring Psychology in Western and Chinese Cultures
  • PSY3103 Psychology of Human Performance and Technology
  • PSY3202 Psychology Applied to Occupational Safety and Health
  • PSY3206 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY3207 Health Psychology
  • PSY3208 Personality and Individual Differences
  • PSY3301 Positive Psychology and Positive Living
  • PSY3332 Environmental Psychology
  • PSY4001 Biological Psychology
  • PSY4002 Sensation and Perception
  • PSY4003 Psychological Testing and Assessment
  • PSY4102 Cross-cultural Psychology
  • PSY4103 Contemporary Issues in Psychology
  • PSY4310 Counseling Psychology
  • PSY4325 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • PSY4326 The Neuroscience of Social Behaviour
  • SSC3213 Political Psychology and Behaviour
  • SSC4319 Senior Thesis

18

Junior Research Project 3 1
Free Electives 27 9
Total 120 credits 40 courses

 

Course Category Total Number of Credits Total Number of Courses
Core Curriculum: Common Core Courses 6 2
Language
English Language 9 3
Chinese Language 3 1
Social Sciences Foundation 12 4
Major Required Courses
  • PSY3101 Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology I
  • PSY3201 Human Development and Psychology of Adulthood
  • PSY3205 Social Psychology
  • PSY3209 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY4101 Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology II
15 5

  • PSY3001 Stress and Coping: Theory and Practices
  • PSY3102 Exploring Psychology in Western and Chinese Cultures
  • PSY3103 Psychology of Human Performance and Technology
  • PSY3202 Psychology Applied to Occupational Safety and Health
  • PSY3206 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY3207 Health Psychology
  • PSY3208 Personality and Individual Differences
  • PSY3301 Positive Psychology and Positive Living
  • PSY3332 Environmental Psychology
  • PSY4001 Biological Psychology
  • PSY4002 Sensation and Perception
  • PSY4003 Psychological Testing and Assessment
  • PSY4102 Cross-cultural Psychology
  • PSY4103 Contemporary Issues in Psychology
  • PSY4310 Counseling Psychology
  • PSY4325 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • SSC3213 Political Psychology and Behaviour
  • SSC4319 Senior Thesis

12

4

Junior Research Project 3 1
Total 60 credits 20 courses

BSocSc students designated as Year 3 students upon admission in 2019-20 and after under the Major in Psychology with Counselling Psychology Concentration are required to complete five counselling related courses (marked with “@” below) to declare the Concentration in Counselling Psychology. More details about the programme structure can be found here. More information about Lingnan University’s Core Curriculum and Language Training is also available.

Course Category Total Number of Credits Total Number of Courses
Core Curriculum: Common Core Courses 6 2
Language
English Language 9 3
Chinese Language 3 1
Social Sciences Foundation 12 4
Major Required Courses
  • PSY3101 Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology I
  • PSY3201 Human Development and Psychology of Adulthood @
  • PSY3205 Social Psychology
  • PSY3209 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY4101 Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology II
15 5
Concentration Required Courses
  • PSY3001 Stress and Coping: Theory and Practices @
  • PSY3206 Abnormal Psychology @
  • PSY4003 Psychological Testing and Assessment @
  • PSY4310 Counseling Psychology @
12

4

Junior Research Project 3 1
Total 60 credits 20 courses

Course Category Total Number of Credits Total Number of Courses
Core Curriculum
Common Core 6 2
Cluster Course 0 0
Language
English Language 9 3
Chinese Language 3 1

Foundational Courses

  • PSY2001 Introduction to Business Psychology and Organizational Behaviour
  • PSY2002 Research Methods for Psychology
  • PSY2003 Statistics for Psychology
  • PSY2101 Introduction to Psychology
  • SSC3319 Junior Research Project
15 5
Required Courses
  • PSY3003 Negotiation, Judgement, and Decision Making in Organizations
  • PSY3004 Introduction to Consumer Psychology
  • PSY3103 Psychology of Human Performance and Technology
  • PSY3205 Social Psychology
  • PSY3208 Personality and Individual Differences
  • PSY4003 Psychological Testing and Assessment
  • PSY4325 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
21 7

  • CDS3008 Business Analytics for e-Business
  • CDS3009 Social Media and Customer Relationship Management for e-Business
  • CLA9019 Entrepreneurial Spirit and Opportunities
  • HRM3352 Leadership and Teamwork
  • HRM4358 Work and Organization
  • PSY3001 Stress and Coping: Theory and Practices
  • PSY3005 Managing Diversity in Organization
  • PSY3102 Exploring Psychology in Western and Chinese Cultures
  • PSY3201 Human Development and Psychology in Adulthood
  • PSY3202 Psychology Applied to Occupational Safety and Health
  • PSY3206 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY3207 Health Psychology
  • PSY3209 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY3301 Positive Psychology and Positive Living
  • PSY3332 Environmental Psychology
  • PSY4001 Biological Psychology
  • PSY4002 Sensation and Perception
  • PSY4004 Motivation and Emotion
  • PSY4102 Cross-cultural Psychology
  • PSY4103 Contemporary Issues in Psychology
  • PSY4310 Counselling Psychology
  • SSC4319 Senior Thesis

6

2

Total 60 credits 20 courses