Sunday, October 20, 2013

CHED Policies and Standards for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in Psychology

Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Policies and Standards for Undergraduate  and Graduate Programs in Psychology

Policies and Standards for Undergraduate Programs in Psychology

Rationale and Background. 

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Psychology as a discipline and professional practice contributes to national development through basic and applied research and interventions aimed at solving  problems and promoting optimal development and functioning at the individual family, group, organizations/institutions, community, and national levels. The undergraduate programs in psychology prepare students for jobs that may involve training, testing, and research, and provide preparation for graduate studies in psychology as well as further studies in many other professions such as medicine, law, and business management.


AB Psychology  
This program aims to provide undergraduate students
with a solid basic foundation ofn the major areas of psychology which may
also be used as preparation for further studies and training in particular
specializations of psychology or other professions such as education, law,
and business management.

BS Psychology
The objectives are the same as in AB Psychology.
The BS Psychology also provides preparation for further studies in

Specific professions/careers/occupations or trades that graduates of
this program may go into. With further specialized training, graduates of this program may
pursue career paths in major sectors of society such as the helping professions (psychotherapy,
medicine), education (teaching, research), business and governmental organizations (human
resource selection, training and development), and civil society (community development).

Read more about the memo here:

Policies and Standards for Graduate Programs in Psychology