Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (B. A. in Psy.)

Psychology at AUD enables students to better understand human behavior and mental processes, preparing them for graduate studies or employment in a broad range of fields.

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Program Overview

Psychology provides a framework for understanding and managing mental health, organizational success, and society’s wellbeing and happiness. At AUD we are committed to an education that enhances students’ critical thinking, their understanding of complex behaviors and relations, and their skills in promoting healthy workforces, corporate cultures, and communities.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology program at AUD delivers a broad understanding of psychology and its related fields, while exposing students to more specialist areas like social and personality psychology, clinical psychology, consumer and organizational psychology as well as the psychology of advertising. Thus, students will gain a well-rounded education in the foundations of psychology as well as more in depth expertise in the areas of biological, industrial and applied psychology.

Suited to graduates interested in working with people and understanding the biological and social factors that shape human behavior and the workings of the human mind, the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology program will qualify graduates for postgraduate specialization, such as Masters programs in e.g. clinical, organizational or counselling psychology. The B.A. will also provide an advantage in a broad range of careers including business and law, company development and human resources, marketing, media, healthcare and education.

Upon completion of the degree program, students will be able to:

  • Conduct ethical research appropriate to the fields of psychology;
  • Communicate effectively in written and spoken forms regarding psychological issues and projects;
  • Analyze and evaluate discussions regarding important psychological issues;
  • Define concepts that position psychology as a field of scientific inquiry;
  • Situate within a historical framework the theories that are the foundation of contemporary discussion of psychological issues;
  • Assess the strengths of applying various theoretical frameworks to contemporary psychological issues.

Program Details

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology program at AUD delivers a broad understanding of psychology and its related fields, while exposing students to more specialist areas like family psychology, social and personality psychology, and psychology of addictive behavior.

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Located on the main campus of AUD, the School of Arts & Sciences is conveniently positioned in the center of campus, within the cafeteria and food court buildings, and housing a gym, library and many other facilities.


All applying students must have:

  • A high school/secondary school certificate or equivalent from an institution accredited by the Ministry of Education in the U.A.E. or by the relevant national or regional institutional accrediting body;
  • International TOEFL®or Academic IELTSTM or the equivalent score on another internationally-recognized English exam. PBT is accepted from specific centers in the UAE.
  • The University administers the ACCUPLACERTM Exam (Math) to place students at the appropriate mathematics level. Students may substitute the SAT for this, depending on the score.

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Psychology graduates go on to pursue further study in specialized areas of psychology (such as Clinical Psychology). They also pursue careers in:

  • Healthcare
  • Business
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational & Personnel Development
  • Marketing & Market Research
  • Education
  • Media
  • Governmental Institutions
  • Sports
  • Forensic Departments / Law.


Acting Chair of the Department of Psychology and Associate Professor of Sociology
Deniz Gökalp
Associate Professor of Psychology
Pinar Biçaksiz
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Candice Tannette Render
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Prince Kouamelan Kouassi


Administrative Assistant - School of Arts and Sciences
Haifa Hamze
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