Bachelor of Science in Psychology Curriculum

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The Bachelor of Science in Psychology curriculum provides students with an understanding of human behavior and mental processes. It promotes skills in scientific research and provides insights into the influence of psychology on contemporary thoughts and professional services in educational, industrial, clinical, mental health and other fields.

Click or tap on each year level for more information about the list of courses per semester. You may also click on the course code and title for more detailed information about each course, including prerequisite courses (if any) and total number of hours per semester.



First Semester

GED0106 – Art Appreciation
This course delves into art as a tool in the awakening of societies reflective of the different historical periods. Particularly, it looks at the sociology of art and the intricacies that it brought to the progress of cultures and societies throughout history.

Placing art in context with history, religion, sexuality, social protest and media, the course will enable students to gain an insight into the significance of creativity in its many physical manifestations (painting, sculpture, architecture, music, literature, dance, drama, film and traditional arts).

By using formal theories in understanding artistic intent and expression through the study of formal theories, styles and movements in art, the students are expected to understand the role of art today.

The course will also allow students to experience “FEU as a Cultural Oasis,” cultural spaces (i.e. museums, galleries and heritage sites) and theatre and musical performances, and even contemporary forms like rap music and indie films.

Students are expected to present critical evaluation of artworks during different artistic periods. The final requirement is a critique paper or creative outputs that integrate the lessons in class.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0107 – Readings in Philippine History
The course critically analyses Philippine history from multiple perspectives and sources, with focus on Philippine urban history. It describes and examines important turning points from the precolonial to the modern and contemporary periods in Philippine urban history, including the social, political, economic and cultural factors that influenced them.

It introduces the students to historiography, an approach by which urbanization and the growth and development of Philippine towns and cities will be discussed.

At the end of the course, the students will have an expanded view of the historical narrative of the Philippines and its people, and will be able to utilize historical data, methodologies and perspectives in examining and responding to current issues in Philippine society, expressed in the form of creative outputs, written or digital.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0108 – Retorika at Panitikan ng Pilipinas
Tumatalakay ang Retorika at Panitikan ng Pilipinas sa apat na pangunahing diskurso (ekspositori, deskriptib, naratib at argumentatib) na gagamitin sa pagdalumat ng mga kaalaman gamit ang iba’t ibang tekstong pang-akademiko at pampanitikan.

Nakatuon ang kurso sa pagtatamo ng mapanuring pag-iisip sa pamamagitan ng kritikal na pagbabasa at pag-unawa sa iba’t ibang genre ng panitikan sa Pilipinas partikular sa pagsulat ng kritik na sanaysay at pagpapahayag gamit ang wastong kaalamaang retorikal.

(The course involves the study of the four discourse types (expository, descriptive, narrative and argumentative) through an examination of various academic and literary texts.

The students are expected to develop critical thinking through intensive reading of different literary genre in the Philippines. At the end of the course, they will practice effective rhetoric in writing a critical essay.)

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0109 – Speech Communication
In this course, students will apply verbal, nonverbal communication, and active listening strategies in addressing communication apprehensions involving face-to-face and mediated transactions.

They will hone their interpersonal skills focusing on building self-confidence, maintaining conversations, formulating concise messages, and managing diversity in social spaces. They will engage in conversation drills, text analysis, performance critiques, and present single-idea speeches aided by visuals.

At the end of the course they will become more effective communicators with a confident Public Self able to responsibly relate with diverse audiences.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0110 – Understanding the Self
This course focuses on relevant studies and issues on understanding the self, following an interdisciplinary approach within the framework of contextualism. It examines the forces that contribute to the formation of the self and emphasizes experiential learning to allow students to apply course topics to real life situations, issues, and concerns.

The topics will help students gain self-knowledge and facilitate self-discovery. Lessons will also include effective ways to achieve personal well-being and to improve their quality of life.

The course also focuses on current issues that influence the development of personal identity and social responsibility such as culture, gender and diversity, technology and cyberspace, spirituality, and politics.

At the end of the semester, students will be able to formulate conceptions of one’s self, demonstrate awareness of the complex nature of identities, as well as skills on managing the self.

Specifically, students will be able to answer the following questions: “What is the self?”, “What makes up the self?”, “Who am I?” and “How do I achieve success and well-being?”

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

NST0101 – National Service Training Program 1
The course, as mandated by Republic Act No. 9163, otherwise known as the National Service Training Act of 2001, aims to enhance the civic consciousness of the students “by developing the ethics of service and patriotism” while undergoing Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS).

NSTP1 covers topics through big sessions in campus that will tap on the students’ enthusiasm and idealism for nation-building, leadership and civic involvement. Combining active reflection in a creative dynamic learning environment, it prepares the students into actual community service in NSTP 2.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

PSY1101 – Introduction to Psychology
This three-unit basic course focuses on a broad coverage of the conceptual and empirical foundations of psychology in its main fields.

The discussion covers the theories, concepts, and empirical findings focuses on complex human behavior – how and why we think, feel, and behave the way we do , how we act and interact with others, and why and how we become the unique individuals that we are. The students are expected to Understand and apply concepts, theories and methods to analyse complex human behaviour.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

WRP0101 – Wellness and Recreation Program 1
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Total units: 22.5

Second Semester

GED0101 – College Academic Skills in English
The course prepares students to be lifelong learners through the development of study habits and key academic skills, foremost of which are critical reading and analytic writing.

It hones students’ thinking and learning strategies necessary in gathering, weighing, and organizing relevant information from multimodal sources; drawing connections between ideas; distinguishing sound and unsound arguments; and expressing their own sound arguments in clear and concise language.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

GED0102 – The Life and Works of Rizal
Rizal’s works and the story of Rizal’s life are staples of Philippine basic education. Whereas the focus in basic education has been on knowing the plot of Rizal’s novels and the facts of Rizal’s life, in this higher education course, Rizal’s works, life and social milieu, and Rizal as text will be examined more rigorously and thoroughly.

In this course, students will ask, and hopefully answer: What were Rizal’s social and political beliefs? Why did he hold these beliefs and what influenced his thinking? How has he been appropriated over the past century?

Insights into these questions will be arrived at by employing close reading of the texts by and about Rizal, reflections on and concretizations of these texts, class discussions, and research. It is hoped that these insights will lead to a fuller understanding of the self as Filipino in the 21st Century.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

GED0103 – Mathematics in the Modern World
This course introduces students to the nature of mathematics as a discipline and as an essential tool in our modern society. It aims to acquaint students with the language of mathematics (including its own symbols, syntax and rules) and to develop their sense of sound mathematical arguments governed by logic and reasoning.

It also aims to change students’ perception of mathematics as merely a set of formulas and equations by exploring the interaction of mathematics with other fields of human endeavor such as the arts, philosophy, and the social sciences.

Various applications of mathematics, such as in data analysis, weighing of social choices, understanding codes in transmission of information, and optimal allocation of limited resources, among others, will also be surveyed in the course.

At the end of the semester, the students are expected to have a broader appreciation and understanding of mathematics and its role in their world.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0104 – Science, Technology and Society
The course explores the philosophical, cultural, political, and economic viewpoints of science and technology as it permeates in society. The focus is on broadening students’ awareness regarding the historical development of science and technology integral in fortifying humanity.

As students uncover the interaction of science and technology with society, they will also examine how the levels of social arrangement affect and shape this interaction.

The goal is for them to become informed citizens of society and be potential nation builders capable of responding critically to the most significant and unprecedented challenges of the contemporary world.

At the end of this course, students are expected to use local and global perspectives to rationally and ethically address human challenges that science and technology bring forth – its profits and risks, its promises and perils – to virtually all aspects of human life.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

GED0105 – Wika, Kultura at Lipunan
Nakatuon ang kursong Wika, Kultura at Lipunang Pilipino sa sosyolinggwistiko at sosyo-kultural na dulog na naglalayong linangin ang mapanuring pag-iisip ng mga mag-aaral sa pakikipagdiskurso sa ugnayan ng wika sa kultura at lipunang Pilipino.

Tinatalakay ng mga babasahin sa kursong ito ang papel at bisa ng wikang Filipino sa edukasyon, pamahalaan, midya, politika, ekonomiya at iba pang panlipunang institusyon.

Sa dulo ng kurso, inaasahang makabubuo ang mag-aaral ng kritikal na sanaysay sa pamamagitan ng pagdalumat sa relasyon ng wika sa kultura at lipunang Pilipino.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

PSY1102 – Psychological Statistics
This course deals with applied statistical procedures covering descriptive, correlational, and inferential statistics used in analysis and interpretation psychological research data. The course is also focused in the application of advanced statistical tools in psychological test development and standardization.

Statistical package software is given equal attention to analyse large volume of data. The students at the end of the course would be able to apply the underlying principles of statistical techniques, perform statistical tests and interpret statistical data.

Prerequisite: PSY1101 (Introduction to Psychology)
Credits: Five (5) units (four (4) units lecture and one (1) unit laboratory)
Number of hours: 72 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory per semester

WRP0102 – Wellness and Recreation Program 2
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0101 (Wellness and Recreation Program 1)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Total units: 21.5




First Semester

GED0114 – Applied Ethics in Contemporary Times
The course introduces students to interdisciplinary perspectives (psychological, socio-anthropological, and ethical thoughts) in analyzing and resolving personal and contemporary social and ethical issues.

They will examine case studies using various frameworks in resolving ethical issues. The objective is to mold them to become responsible and responsive leaders, managers, employers, entrepreneurs, workers, and citizens steeped with the FEU core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

At the end of this course, the students will exercise critical decision-making skills (applied ethics) in resolving contentious ethical issues through case studies and creative outputs in the oral or written form.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0115 – Pag-aaral ng Wika at Kulturang Rehiyonal
Inilaan ang kursong ito para sa mga Pilipinong mag-aaral na naglalayong magtamo ng pangunahing kasanayan sa paggamit ng piling wika mula sa isang rehiyon tungo sa paglinang ng kamalayang Pilipino.

Sa pamamagitan ng Communicative Approach at Systemic Functional Linguistics, inaasahang mapaunlad ang panlabas na pagtingin ng mga mag-aaral tungo sa panloob na pagsasakonsepto ng wika at kultura ng isang rehiyon.

(Using Communicative and Systemic Functional Linguistics approaches, the course is intended for Filipino students who aim to attain proficiency in their choice of regional language.

The purpose is to gain a deeper understanding of the culture in the region through a study of its language.)

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

NST0102 – National Service Training Program 2
This course is the natural follow through of the Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) the students underwent in NSTP 1. It includes the programs and activities highlighted by the community service/immersion that are contributory to the welfare and the betterment of the life of the members of the community.

Among the areas where the students can make their contribution through CWTS 2 are education, environment, entrepreneurship, health and safety and the moral development of the members of the community where they render service.

It is hoped that this course will point them to a clearer life-long engagement in service and volunteerism.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

PSY1201 – Developmental Psychology
It is a three-unit course covering the area of psychology which concerns itself with human development across the entire life span specific with the patterns and sequences of human growth from conception to death.

This course will also cover the emotional, cognitive, social, and physical characteristics in every stage of human development. Emphasis will be placed on the theories of every aspect of development, the role of heredity and environment, and the role of individual differences. Lastly, life stages will be viewed in terms of a variety of theoretical frameworks. Emphasis is given on the system perspective and the interactive dimensions of human development, particularly in the Filipino setting.

Prerequisite: PSY1101 (Introduction to Psychology)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

PSY1202 – Physiological / Biological Psychology
This course deals with the study of the physiological basis of behavior. The understanding of human behavior is being transformed through the fields of neuroscience and physiological psychology. The neural and hormonal basis of learning, memory, motivation, emotions, mental disorders and other behaviors are tackled in this course.

This course presents the frontier of the field of psychology as more areas of human behavior are understood at the physiological level.

This will provide the students with competencies and understanding of the mind – body connection through relationship of physiological and psychological function. It will also provide them with background in scientific research being done in physiological psychology.

Prerequisite: PSY1101 (Introduction to Psychology)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

PSY1203 – Experimental Psychology
This course is an introduction to laboratory research, methodology and its applicability to problems related to various psychological processes. It explains clearly the key principles of research, particularly experimental design, in the context of concrete examples.

Sufficient information and guidance is presented to enable the student to execute an experiment, analyze and interpret results and write a report. Students will also be exposed to the dynamics of experimental research in psychology, thereby encouraging them to design their own experiment and write a research paper utilizing the experimental approach.

Prerequisite: PSY1102 (Psychological Statistics)
Credits: Five (5) units (three (3) units lecture and two (2) units laboratory)
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory per semester

WRP0103 – Wellness and Recreation Program 3
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0102 (Wellness and Recreation Program 2)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Total units: 21.5

Second Semester

GED0111 – Purposive Communication
Purposive Communication is a skills-based course designed to enhance the students’ competence in dyadic, small group, public, and intercultural communication using practical techniques informed by the five Cs of a 21st Century Leader: critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation, collaboration and teamwork, cross-cultural understanding and communicating information.

The course will further enable students to analyze and respond to issues and trends that may enhance or impede transactional communication, and will allow them to participate in activities related to the management of meanings in multimodal platforms (e.g. oral and written, online and offline).

Through active engagement in simulation activities, the course will train the students to become purposive, audience-centered, empathic, critical, assertive, and ethical communicators.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0112 – Scholarly Inquiry
This course will provide students with practical techniques in the generation of knowledge. It will introduce them to the process of systematic inquiry through analyses of research designs used in scholarly papers in various disciplines.

Students will be immersed in identifying researchable topics using various techniques such as concept-mapping, chunking, funneling; in surveying and gathering relevant literature; in the application of basic obtrusive and unobtrusive methods of data gathering/construction; and in the formulation of thematic inferences out of gathered/constructed data.

At the end of the course, the students will produce an empirical paper that demonstrates high degree of academic integrity. The paper should exhibit their appreciation of and curiosity in ideation and should reflect the characteristics of scholarly inquiry: systematic, cumulative, self-critical, heuristic, replicable, and timebound.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0113 – The Filipino in the Contemporary World
This course covers the concepts, theories and critical issues of globalization. Students will examine the political, economic, socio-cultural, technological, ecological and other transformations that have created an increasing awareness of the interconnectedness of the Filipino with peoples and spaces around the globe.

They will venture to understand the contemporary world through what is known as progressive contextualization, a method of analysis that will help them trace connections between issues, events, and people on different scales.

Class activities will be in the form of healthy debates, film viewing and discussions, reading and analysis of texts on development theory, organizing online fora, and planning and producing a collaborative, multimedia project. The objective is for students to develop a sense of global citizenship so that they can become advocates for total human development.

At the end of the course, they should be able to concretize answers to the following questions: “What does this have to do with me?”, or, “What’s my part in this?”, and “What can I do to contribute to society as it is, or to help create change when needed?”

Global demography will be integrated in various modules, particularly on topics such as Poverty, Labor Contractualization, Migration, and the Filipino Diaspora.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

MTY1108 – General Inorganic Chemistry
This is a comprehensive course covering the fundamental concepts of Chemistry, blending facts with theory in application, particularly to field of student’s interest and generally to the physical world. Emphasis is given to the correlation of the present concepts of atomic composition and structure with the physical and chemical properties of elements and compounds.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Five (5) units (three (3) units lecture and two (2) units laboratory)
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory per semester

PSY1204 – Theories of Personality
This is a three – unit course that focuses on the different theories surrounding the personality and individual differences. Each Theory of Personality will be analyzed and assessed on their concepts and theories and subsequent application in Psychology both generally and specifically.

Topics will include the components, development and realistic application in the clinical, industrial, social and educational settings.

Prerequisite: PSY1201 (Developmental Psychology)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

WRP0104 – Wellness and Recreation Program 4
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0103 (Wellness and Recreation Program 3)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Total units: 18.5





First Semester

BIO1203 – General Zoology (Lecture)
This is a three-unit course that provides an introduction to the classification, relationships, structure, and function of major animal phyla. The course focuses on levels of organization, reproduction and development, comparative systems, and a survey of selected phyla.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

BIO1204 – General Zoology (Laboratory)
This course is a two-unit laboratory application of the theoretical concepts of General Zoology.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Two (2) units laboratory
Number of hours: 108 hours laboratory per semester

PSY1205 – Field Methods in Psychology
This five-unit course covers both quantitative and qualitative field methods in psychology. It includes the design and administration of surveys, interviews, and focus group discussion. Learners will also be oriented on the use of secondary data and observations.

The students are expected to produce a concept paper applying the varied field methods at the end of the course.

Prerequisite: PSY1203 (Experimental Psychology)
Credits: Five (5) units (three (3) units lecture and two (2) units laboratory)
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory per semester

PSY1206 – Psychological Assessment
This course involves the study of the different procedures used to study and measure human behavior. Some basic principles in statistics are introduced pertinent to the understanding of the psychometric properties of psychological instruments of validity, reliability and norms and other concepts related to test construction and development.

The applications of testing in different settings are also discussed in relation to the different fields. It also provides the students with the overview of the different types of standardized instruments, their criteria for selection as well as, their mode of administration, scoring, interpretation and evaluation.

The legal and ethical issues on fair testing practices are also discussed.

Prerequisite: PSY1204 (Theories of Personality)
Credits: Five (5) units (three (3) units lecture and two (2) units laboratory)
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory per semester

PSY1207 – Abnormal Psychology
This is a three – unit course that introduces the nature, causes and possible interventions of psychological disorders. The students are expected to be familiar with the nomenclature and classifications of mental disorders, by the end of the course.

Indigenous concepts of abnormality and abnormal behavior will also be discussed. Ethical considerations in abnormal / clinical psychology are discussed.

Prerequisite: PSY1204 (Theories of Personality)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

PSY1208 – Industrial / Organizational Psychology
This course provides an overview of psychological concepts, theories and research findings for effective human interactions and performance in the workplace. Topics include organizational structures and systems, organizational communication processes, leadership, motivation, conflict resolution, problem solving and decision making, team dynamics, efforts in human resource development and management and organizational change and development.

Prerequisite: PSY1101 (Introduction to Psychology)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

WRP0105 – Wellness and Recreation Program 5
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0104 (Wellness and Recreation Program 4)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Total units: 22.5

Second Semester

BIO1228 – Human Biology (Lecture)
This is a three-unit course that deals with the structural organization of the human body in the following order: atoms, cells, tissues, organs systems, which comprise the functional human individual. It covers the basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology including anatomical terminology, basic biochemistry, cells and tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic / immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive system.

Prerequisites: BIO1203 (General Zoology – Lecture) and BIO1204 (General Zoology – Laboratory)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

BIO1229 – Human Biology (Laboratory)
This course is a two-unit laboratory application of the theoretical concepts of General Zoology.

Prerequisites: BIO1203 (General Zoology – Lecture) and BIO1204 (General Zoology – Laboratory)
Credits: Two (2) units laboratory
Number of hours: 108 hours laboratory per semester

PSY1209 – Social Psychology
This three-unit course in psychology focuses on the scientific study of human social behavior – how and why we think, feel, behave, and relate to one another in social situations the way we do.

The major theories, concepts, and empirical findings in social psychology are dealt with. Social behavior and social phenomena in the Philippine setting are examined from the social psychological perspective. Topics covered are social self and beliefs, attitudes, culture, conformity and obedience, persuasion and other social relations.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

PSY1301 – Psychological Test Development
This three-unit course focuses on developing a psychological test. Test development should have a sound scientific basis and that evidence of the scientific approach should be documented.

The sequence of events for developing a test varies but the general procedures that should take place when developing most kinds of test include: specifying the purpose of the test and the inferences to be drawn; developing frameworks describing the knowledge and skills to be tested; building test specifications; creating potential test items and scoring rubrics; reviewing and pilot test items and last is evaluating the quality of items.

Prerequisite: PSY1206 (Psychological Assessment)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

PSY1302 – Group Dynamics
This course is an introduction to the study of small groups. It aims to provide students with the basic concepts, theories and research findings about group dynamics techniques. Using experimental / inductive methods, the course provides students the opportunity to understand the dynamics of group processes and functioning such as communication, problem – solving, decision – making, leadership / membership, collaboration / competition and self–awareness, particularly in a Philippine organizational setting.

Prerequisite: PSY1101 (Introduction to Psychology)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

PSY1303 – Introduction to Clinical Psychology
The course aims to provide students with a basic understanding of the nature, scope, and techniques used in the field of counseling psychology, including approaches in the assessment and interventions in various psychological disorders.

This course also discusses the roles, functions, and ethical considerations involved in the practice of the profession.

Prerequisite: PSY1207 (Abnormal Psychology)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

WRP0106 – Wellness and Recreation Program 6
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0105 (Wellness and Recreation Program 5)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Total units: 18.5


Summer Term

PSY1304 – Practicum in Psychology 1 (Industrial Setting)
A course that will expose students to the different settings where psychology is practiced as a profession (industrial setting / government and non–government organizations). Students are required to complete a total of 200 hours of practicum work.

The practicum class should meet at least twice a month to discuss the students’ work progress, the observations, insights, reflections, and learning of the students during their practicum work, as well as issues in professional psychology including ethics and areas of concern of the students in their practicum work.

Prerequisite: PSY1208 (Industrial / Organizational Psychology)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 200 hours practicum

PSY1305 – Practicum in Psychology 2 (Clinical Setting)
This is a 3 – unit course that will expose students to the different settings where psychology is practiced as a profession (hospitals). Students are required to complete a total of 200 hours of practicum work.

The practicum class should meet at least twice a month to discuss the students’ work progress, the observations, insights, reflections, and learning of the students during their practicum work, as well as issues in professional psychology including ethics and areas of concern of the students in their practicum work.

Prerequisite: PSY1303 (Introduction to Clinical Psychology)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 200 hours practicum

Total units: 6




First Semester

MAT1304 – College Physics (Lecture)
This is a three – unit course covering the study of mechanics, solid and fluid mechanics, thermal physics, electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics (atomic and nuclear physics). At the end of each major topics discussed, students should be aware of its practical applications in their everyday activities, experiences and in their environment.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

MAT1305 – College Physics (Laboratory)
This course is a two-unit laboratory application of the theoretical concepts of College Physics.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Two (2) units laboratory
Number of hours: 108 hours laboratory per semester

PSY1210 – Research in Psychology I
This is a three-unit research methods course which aims to train the student in psychological research beginning from choosing a relevant problem–topic, reviewing the literature, postulating a conceptual framework, to planning for methodology and data analysis. It exposes the students to the rudiments of research. The output is a mature research proposal.

Prerequisites: PSY1205 (Field Methods in Psychology), PSY1206 (Psychological Assessment), and PSY1208 (Industrial / Organizational Psychology)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

PSY1211 – Sikolohiyang Filipino
The course is a study of concepts and methods in the field of culture and psychology, giving meaning to psychological reality based on the language and worldview of the Filipino. The students will be introduced to indigenous concepts of Sikolohiyang Pilipino and its applications in various field of psychology. They will also be trained in the use of indigenous research methods.

Furthermore, issues regarding Sikolohiyang Pilipino as a discipline and as a movement will also be discussed. The course will be conducted in Filipino.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

PSY1306 – Disaster and Mental Health
This course provides an overview of the impact of disasters on individuals, families, and communities. Learners will be introduced to disaster preparedness and how it can be facilitated.

The course seeks to provide learners in understanding of the impact of disasters on mental health and the principles in providing psycho-social support for survivors.

Prerequisites: PSY1207 (Abnormal Psychology) and PSY1303 (Introduction to Clinical Psychology)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

PSY1307 – Audit 1 (Theories of Personality and Abnormal Psychology)
This is a three–unit course that focuses on discussion, review and re-examination of all concepts, theories and practices related to both Theories of Personality and Abnormal Psychology.

Students are required to take the weekly exam for assessment, evaluation and preparation for their board exam.

Prerequisites: PSY1204 (Theories of Personality) and PSY1207 (Abnormal Psychology)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

WRP0107 – Wellness and Recreation Program 7
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0106 (Wellness and Recreation Program 6)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Total units: 18.5

Second Semester

PSY1212 – Research in Psychology II
The second part is the implementation of the research proposal. The student is expected to come up with a well – written empirical research paper and is expected to defend the results, the discussion, and the conclusions.

It usually covers the final stage of research writing which requires the completion of the whole thesis work as an output. The students are expected to demonstrate the capability to implement and communicate to others the process of scientific inquiry in understanding the behavior of the person.

Prerequisite: PSY1210 (Research in Psychology I)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

PSY1213 – Cognitive Psychology
This is a three-unit course that focuses in the psychological study of important cognitive abilities including sensation and perception, attention, memory and representation, language, thinking and processes of learning.

Different factors including biological, cognitive, social and cultural factors are examined. Problems and issues related to learning, cognition and education in the Philippine setting are considered.

Prerequisite: PSY1101 (Introduction to Psychology)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

PSY1308 – Industrial and Organizational Development
This course focuses on the pragmatic application of the holistic approach to industrial challenges through the use of psychological strategies for problems and solutions related to the development of the field.

Students are expected to develop an awareness and comprehensive understanding of the basic theories of organization development and change including factors that bring about and moderate such change efforts.

Prerequisite: PSY1208 (Industrial / Organizational Psychology)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

PSY1309 – Ethics in Psychology
It is a three–unit course covering ethical concepts, standards and guidelines in Psychology. It is designed to strengthen the students’ awareness of the ethical challenges, pitfalls and opportunities in each situation, which can form judgement, entail a person to choose the best course of action and equip him to fulfill his responsibilities.

Prerequisite: PSY1101 (Introduction to Psychology)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

PSY1310 – Audit 2 (Industrial Psychology and Psychological Assessment)
This is a three – unit course that focuses on discussion, review and re-examination of all concepts, theories and practices related to both Industrial Psychology and Psychological Assessment. This is also to prepare the students for their licensure exam.

Prerequisites: PSY1206 (Psychological Assessment) and PSY1208 (Industrial / Organizational Psychology)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

WRP0108 – Wellness and Recreation Program 8
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0107 (Wellness and Recreation Program 7)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Total units: 16.5


Total program units: 166


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