A warm welcome to the Department of Psychology at the Midlands State University. Our programmes are designed to equip students with the ability to describe, explain, predict, modify and promote human behaviour and mental processes. Emphasis is placed on people’s general psychological wellbeing. To this effect, students are groomed with the requisite theory and practice to prepare them to offer the best of themselves for their own benefit and that of others in all facets of daily life. This is pertinent in view of the fact that contemporary life is marred with adverse psychological effects of numerous complexities such as disease, drought, floods, human abuses and accidents in local, national, regional and in other broader settings.
For all intents and purposes, students are equipped with skills to conduct contextually scientific research, to be creative and to generate problem-solving innovations. They are provided with opportunities : To participate in and to facilitate community outreach activities; To be affiliated to and to be in partnerships with Psychology professional bodies; To work in collaboration with various Psychology-related organs; To demonstrate the sanctity of advancing psychological wellness of people in diverse circumstances.
The ultimate objective of our Programmes is to produce versatile graduates who are capable of enhancing the quality of human life by alleviating psychological challenges encountered by individuals, groups and special populations.
On successful completion of their studies, Psychology graduates have career opportunities in a wide array of public and private sectors. They can work in various capacities in settings which include educational, counselling, occupational, organisational, forensic, research, environmental, sport, and community psychology. Among several of their other services, they can work as :
- Psycho-social support service-providers.
- Career advisors.
- Disaster, trauma and crisis managers.
- Community project initiators, facilitators, implementers, monitors and evaluators.
- Training managers.
- Human resource managers.
- General managers.
- Management consultants.
Department of Psychology
Midlands State University
P. Bag 9055
Tel : +263 54 260409/ +263 54 260450/ +263 54 26066