BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CONSELLING PSYCHOLOGY

This programme provides specialized training for persons interested in becoming professional counsellors .In recognition to the various socio-emotional difficulties facing people, the programme trains students in a wide variety of the conceptual as well as practical elements of Counselling Psychology .The programme takes cognizance of the increasing demand for professional Counsellors  especially with  undergraduate or postgraduate degrees.

Programme Structure

 

First Year

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 101    

Introduction to Reading and Writing Skills (Required)                          

3

SAS 102    

Computer Literacy & Skills (Required)    

3

BAS 101    

Ethnography of African Society (Required)

3

BAS 102    

Introduction to Social Science (Required)

3

SPC 110    

Introduction to Counseling Psychology (Core)

3

SPC 111    

Human Relations in Counselling (Core)    

3

Any one of the following electives

SOC 110  

Introduction to Sociology                        

3

CMD 111

Introduction to Basic Management Skills  

3


Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 103    

Deviation & Rehabilitation (Required)    

3

SAS 104    

Social Science Perspectives on HIV and AIDS (Required)                      

3

BAS 103    

Introduction to Philosophy and Religion (Required)                                  

3

BAS 104    

Introduction to World Civilizations (Required)                            

3

SPC 120    

Child and Adolescent Counselling (Core)  

3

SOC 120  

Psychology of Individual Development and Social Life (Core)

3

Any one of the following electives

SPC 121    

Emotions in Counselling                          

3

SPY 120    

Introduction to psychology                      

3

CMD 121

Introduction to Community Organizing  

3


Second Year

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 201    

Introduction to Research Methods (Required)                                  

3

BAS 201    

Kenya in World History (Required)          

3

BAS 202    

Introduction to Political Philosophy (Required)                              

3

SPC 210  

Organization and Administration of Counseling Programmes (Core)                

3

SOC 211  

Social Psychology (Core)

3

SAS 201    

Introduction to Research Methods (Required)                                  

3

BAS 201    

Kenya in World History (Required)          

3

BAS 202    

Introduction to Political Philosophy (Required)                              

3

SPC 210  

Organization and Administration of Counseling Programmes (Core)                

3

SOC 211  

Social Psychology (Core)

3

SPC 211    

Community counseling                            

3

SPY 211    

Psychology of Personality                          

3

CMD 213

Crisis Intervention in Community Development    

3


Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 202    

Critical Thinking (Required)                    

3

BAS 203    

Religion and Society (Required)              

3

BAS 204    

Social Statistics (Required)                        

3

SPC 220    

Group Counseling   Services (Core)            

3

SPC 221    

Ethics in counseling and public law (Core)

3

SOC 221  

Gerontology (Core)      

3

Any one from the following electives

3

SPC 222    

Thenatology                                                

3

SOC 220  

Human growth and Development            

3

SOC 222  

Quantitative Methods      

3


Third Year

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 301    

Contemporary Gender Issues (Required)

3

BAS 301    

Religion and Science (Required)                

3

SPC 310    

Methods of Psychological Research (Core)

3

SPC 311    

Theories and Techniques of Counseling (Core)                                    

3

SPC 312    

Counseling of Exceptional Populations (Core)

3

Any two of the following

SPC 313    

Cross-cultural counseling                        

3

SOC 310  

Research Methodology                            

3

SOC 312  

Qualitative Methods                                

3

SPY 312    

Abnormal Psychology                                

3


Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 302    

Entrepreneurship & Accounting (Required)

3

BAS 303    

Contemporary   Political Ideology (Required)

3

BAS 304    

Social Change and Development (Required)

3

SPC 320    

Stress and Disaster Management (Core)    

3

SPC 321    

Psychotherapeutic Communication and Practice (Core)                                          

3

SOC 322  

Attachment (Core)

3

Any one from the following electives

SPC 322    

Marriage Dynamics and Pre-marital Counseling                                                

3

SPC 323    

Career guidance and vocational counseling 3

3

SPC 324    

Intervention, Psychotherapy, Consultation and Networking in Counseling  

3


Fourth Year

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 401    

Policy Analysis & Project Management (Required)                          

3

BAS 401    

Issues in Social Ethics (Required)            

3

BAS 402    

History of Science (Required)                  

3

SPC 410    

Rehabilitation Psychology and Issues in Chemical Dependency (Core)                  

3

SPC 411    

Introduction to Case Conferencing and Practicum in Counseling (Core)                

3

SPC 412:  

Organization of Personnel Services and Counseling (Core)

3

Any one from the following electives

3

SPC 413    

Human growth and Psychopathology of Development            

3

SPY 411    

Forensic Psychology                                  

3

SOC 411  

Research Project  

3


Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

SAS 402    

Disaster and Conflict Management (Required)                          

3

BAS 403    

Planning, Culture and Development (Required)                                                  

3

SPC 420    

Psychometrics (Core)                              

3

SPC 421    

Practicum (Core)                                      

3

SPC 422    

Field Course (Core)                                  

3

Any two from the following electives

SPC 423    

Sexuality and Genetic Counseling            

3

SPC 424    

Gender and Emerging Issues in Counseling

3

SPY 423    

Industrial Psychology                                

3

SOC 426  

Community Health      

3


Objectives/Admission

Objectives of the Programme

  1. To produce quality professional  counsellors  for the academia, research and practical action in government, international bodies and Non-Goevermental organizations.
  2. To create hands on professionals fully equipped with both theoretical and practical expertise capable of skilfully handling current and cutting-edge developmental and human wellbeing issues
  3. To create a professional that is able to pursue graduate studies  and research  in the area of Counselling Psychology.

Admission Requirements

  1. To be admitted in the degree programme the applicant must fulfill the common academic requirements as prescribed by Moi University.In addition, applicants must meet the cut off points for the year as set by the Joint Admissions Board
  2. Applicants in possession of a Moi University Senate recognized diploma in a relevant area such as Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Nursing and Social work may be admitted to the programme.

Programme Duration
The duration of the program shall normally be four (4) academic years. Each academic year shall have two semesters and each semester shall take Sixteen weeks.

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