Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Aim of the Bachelor program
The Bachelor and Master programs in Psychology qualify graduates for occupations in psychology and related areas. They include scientific as well practical training.
Content of study programs
Our Bachelor and Master programs follow the recommendations of the German Society for Psychology (DGPs) and the European Federation of Psychologists Associations. They include three mandatory areas of applied psychology. These are:
- Clinical Child Psychology and Psychotherapy. The UMIT is one of few universities which offers training in that area
- Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology
- Work, Organizational and Business Psychology. In recent years that field has gained importance.
Psychology is about the mind and behavior of people. Graduates of the Bachelor program in Psychology have basic scientific knowledge, know the major themes and topics in key areas of psychology, and can apply their knowledge to real life situations. They have acquired methods of dealing with psychological issues in various areas. They are familiar with the basic principles of scientific theories, empirical research and are capable to critically examine psychological research results. Their knowledge of psychology and its relation to neighboring disciplines allows them to cooperate with professionals from other disciplines. Key skills are interdisciplinary thinking, the ability to acquire knowledge and to use relevant sources of information independently. Graduates are familiar with presentation and communication techniques. Other basic skills include the ability to work in a team and social skills. They have a sense of responsibility for the consequences of acting in the capacity of a psychologist.