Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in the Philippines
The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (AB Psychology) is a four-year degree program in the Philippines that deals with the study of the way we think and behave.
By taking this course, you will learn how to conduct and interpret different tests such as those aiming at evaluating a person’s intelligence (IQ test), skills (aptitude tests), and personality (personality test); and how you can apply your findings in different settings such as the field of education, business, and public service.
It is mostly similar to Bachelor of Science in Psychology except that you don’t have to take the additional natural science electives that are required from students of the BS program. Also, contrary to BS Psychology which is typically taken in preparation for a career in medicine or research, AB Psychology is usually taken in preparation for a career in either law or business management.
Some examples of courses that you may take while enrolled in this program include:
- Pscyhological Statistics
- Developmental Psychology
- Experimental Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Psychological Assessment
- Abnormal Psychology
- Research in Psychology
- Clinical Psychology
- Cognitive Psychology
- Educational Psychology
- Current Issues in Psychology
- Industrial Psychology
- Physiological Psychology
- Sikolohiyang Pilipino
- Group Dynamics
- Psychology of Learning
Aside from taking the subjects above, you may also be required to go through an On-the-Job Training at hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and other similar healthcare facilities where you’ll have an opportunity to put what you learned in school to good use.
Graduates of AB Psychology can pursue any of the following jobs:
- Clinical Psychologist
- College Professor
- Human Resources Personnel
- Community Developer
- Batangas State University - JPLPC (Malvar Campus)
- Batangas State University - Lipa Campus
- Mapúa Institute of Technology
- University of Perpetual Help System DALTA - Las Piñas
- University of Perpetual Help System DALTA – Calamba Campus