Curriculum Undergraduate Psychology

Undergraduate Psychology Program of UBAYA

The Undergraduate Psychology Program of UBAYA (UP-UBAYA) started to apply the higher education curriculum (Kurikulum Perguruan Tinggi – KPT), which in line with higher education (Program Studi – PS) undergraduate program curriculum act. By applying KPT, the establishment of learning outcomerefers to those stated in Indonesian National Qualification Framework (Kerangka Kualifikasi Nasional Indonesia – KKNI) level 6 based on President decree (Perpres) no 8 in 2012, higher education national standard as described in Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education regulation (Permenristek DIKTI) no. 4 in 2015, and the agreement of Indonesian Organizing Association of Higher Education in Psychology (Asosiasi Penyelenggara Pendidikan Tinggi Psikologi Indonesia – AP2TPI) in regard to qualification of Bachelor in Psychology as listed on SK 01/2015 AP2TPI.

Graduate profile of UP-UBAYA:

  1. Assistant of Psychologist
  2. Counselor
  3. Teacher at preschools/kindergartens or counselor at schools
  4. Entrepreneur
  5. Trainer
  6. Community organizer
  7. Researcher
  8. Assessor in Psychology

The learning outcome is determined by considering PS vision and missionscientific vision, and tracer study in which all of them are stakeholders input (alumni and user of alumni, as well as student and lecturer feedback)

The eleven (11) Expected Learning Outcome (ELO) of Undergraduate Psychology Program of UBAYA (UP-UBAYA):

  1. Master the different paradigms, theories, and concepts of basic mental processes (including learning, emotion and motivation, sensation and perception, higher cognitive functions such as language, problem solving and intelligence) in order to analyze psychological states on the individual level;
  2. Develop the critical thinking ability in understanding paradigms, theories, and concepts, especially in regards to the relationship between humans and their social environment within the context of family, school, social communities, and industry in urban setting;
  3. Master basic statistical techniques, stages of psychological scale construction, concepts in psychological measurement (validity, reliability, norms, and classical test theories), research design (survey, experiment, and descriptive qualitative methods), and principles of scientific writing in Psychology;
  4. Apply psychodiagnostic principles and concepts of behavioristic and cognitive approaches in conducting observation, interviews, counseling, psychoeducation, and training;
  5. Understand the principles of professional ethics in research in psychology; and manage self in facing problematic situations with moral implications;
  6. Develop instruments of psychological assessment based on principles of classical test theories;
  7. Ethically conduct research studies in psychology by using generic qualitative and quantitative (survey and experiment) approaches, and analyze data using descriptive and inferential methods of statistic with the help of proper computer programs
  8. Identify psychological problems that often occur in urban societies, more specifically within the context of family, school, industry and organization, and social communities by ethically using different assessment methods such as observation, interview and psychological scale;
  9. Communicate and work together with other graduates in applying individual intervention methods based on behavioristic and cognitive approaches in order to treat psychological problems in urban societies, as guided by the code of ethics in Psychology and conducted in the spirit of continuity;
  10. Communicate and work together with other graduates in applying group intervention methods based on behavioristic and cognitive approaches in order to treat psychological problems in urban societies, as guided by the code of ethics in Psychology and conducted in the spirit of continuity;
  11. Internalize the spirit of independence and lifelong learning, and grounded in the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The above UP-UBAYA’s ELOs are manifested into below curriculum structure:


The total credit a student should complete is 144 credits, accomplished in 8 semesters (4 years)

Semester I (Total credit 20)

561101   (3 credits)     Science and Logic Philosophy

541101   (2 credits)     Academic English

00141 A (3 credits)     Pancasila and Civics

561102   (6 credits)     Sociology and Anthropology Urban Society

561201   (6 credits)     Basic Theories & Application of Psychology: Family & School

Semester II (Total credit 20)

0011A-0116A  (3 credits)  Religion  education

542102  (2 credits)         Academic  Indonesian Language

562103  (3 credits)          Human and Moral Philosophy

562202  (6 credits)          Basic Theories & Application of Psychology: Urban Community

562203  (6 credits)          Biopsychology

Semester III (Total credit 20)

563204  (6 credits)         Basic Theories  & Application of Psychology: Industry & Organization

563301  (8 credits)          Psychological Assessment: Observation & Interview

563401  (6 credits)          Psychological Measurement: Achievement Test

Semester IV (Total credit 22)

564501   (4 credits)          Psychological of  Research Methods: Survey Design

564302  (8 credits)           Psychological Assessment: Psychological Test

564402  (6 credits)           Psychological of Measurement: Psychological Scales

564502  (4 credits)           Psychological of Research Methods: Experimental Design

Semester V (Total credit 20)

565601  (7 credits)         Theories & Intervention Technique: Behavioral & Cognitive

566602  (6 credits)         Theories & Intervention Technique: Training

565503 (4 credits)          Psychological  of  Research Methods: Qualitative  Design

Optional courses (choose one)

565701  (3 credits)         Economic and Business Psychology**)

565702  (3 credits)         Child & Adolescent Mental Health**)

565703  (3 credits)         Psychology of Gender**)

565704  (3 credits)         Contemporary Issues**)

Semester VI (Total credit 18)

566603  (9 credits)        Theories & Intervention Technique: Counseling & Coaching

566504  (3 credits)        Thesis Proposal for Undergraduate

Matakuliah pilihan (choose 2 courses)

566705  (3 credits)      Psychogeriatric**)

566706 (3 credits)       Based-behavior Assessment**)

566707 (3 credits)       Talent Management**)

565704 (3 credits)       Contemporary Issues**)

Semester VII (Total 18 credits) – choose 2 courses

567604  (9 credits)     Applied  Assessment  &  Intervention Psychology: Family*)

567605  (9 credits)     Applied  Assessment  &  Intervention Psychology: School *)

567606  (9 credits)     Applied  Assessment  &  Intervention Psychology:  Industry & Organization *)

567607  (9 credits)     Applied  Assessment  &  Intervention Psychology:  Urban Community *)

Semester VIII (Total credit 6)

568505  (6 credits)     Thesis for Undergraduate

*) choose two from available four courses

*) choose three from available seven courses

The learning outcome will be measured through tracer study which invite the employer (user of the alumni) as the respondent. The survey measure PEO (Program Educational Objective) of the UP-UBAYA:

  1. Develop thinking skills, master the basic concepts of psychological theories, develop instruments of psychological assessment and research in psychology in order to describe and analyze various psychological problems in urban setting within the context of families, schools, industries, and communities based on the code of ethics for psychology in Indonesia.
  2. Conduct interviews, observation, and psychological assessments using the proper instruments as they are allowed and regulated by the principles and code of ethics of psychodiagnostics in Indonesia.
  3. Apply non-clinical psychological intervention methods aimed at changing the behaviors of individuals, organizations, and communities within the context of urban problems by employing counseling, psychoeducation, training, and other intervention techniques as they are allowed by the code of ethics of Psychology in Indonesia, inspired in practice by the spirit of continuous learning.

Referring to the Rector’s Regulation of University of Surabaya number 45 of 2013 on soft skill competencies, the alumni of UBAYA needs to master below soft skills:

  1. Self-management: the ability to control own’s behavior according to the personal goal and standard as well as the changing situation followed by the positive attitude in responding the situation so that he/she able to self-motivate and confidently keeps their goal on the track.
  1. Openness to diversity: the ability to respect and tolerate regardless ethnicity, religion, economic or social status, gender, etc.
  2. Communication: the ability to give and listen to opinion or idea systematically and logically based on context, both in verbal or written and whether between individuals or in public situation.
  3. Teamwork: the ability to cooperate with members coming from different characters and ability to identify the role of each members to accomplish mutual goal.
  4. Leadership: The ability to influence, help, and become role model in a positive way to accomplish mutual goal.
  5. Critical thinking: the skill which enable an individuals to utilize their knowledge and experience to identify and solve the problem in academic setting.
  6. Life-long learning: the ability to control own’s behavior according to the personal goal and standard as well as the changing situation followed by the positive attitude in responding the situation so that he/she able to self-motivate and confidently keeps their goal on the track. (penjelasan point 8 mirip dengan point 1, mohon dicek kembali file aslinya Bu)
  7. Integrity: ability to behave consistently based on organizational values and policies as well as academic ethics in any given situation. In other words, “do what is said”.
  8. Organizational skill (procedure): ability to learn and apply set of steps, policies or guidance needed to carry on typical task, responsibility or certain role.

Above soft skills are accomplished through:

  • Curricular learning process
  • Co-curricular activities (not listed in the curriculum but is a mandatory)
  • Extracurricular activities (not listed in the curriculum and not mandatory)

Curricular activities are achieved through student center learning, in which it has less in-class lecture session and more working on assignment/project, role playing, and data collection. Using this method, students will develop and strengthen their soft skills.

Co-curricular learning starts when students: join in as a freshmen and involved in orientation period (Masa Orientasi Bersama – MOB) and GPB (Growing Personal Best) program held by the university, take part in EMSC (Exploring My Self Camp) in semester 2; participate in SHC (Self Help Camp) in semester IV; and participate in live in program during semester VI. Co-curricular which focus on sharpening student’s academic culture is achieved through students’ participation in student creativity program (Program Kreativitas Mahasiswa – PKM).

Extracurricular activities which are provided are sport (futsal, basket, volley, wushu), art (psychology of music, choir, dance, band), academic (pointer, student conference). Through participation in curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular will enable students to crystalize their knowledge, skill, and soft skill.