The Department of Applied Psychology was established in September 1962 in response to the need for an Institution in the field of Psychology and a research oriented program towards the solution of theoretical and practical problems. The aim was to render psychological services to the public in areas such as Education, Mental Health,Industry and Government.
Currently the department offers the degrees of B.S (Hons), Msc, M.Phil and PhD. The department prides itself on its academic excellence and achievement of its graduates. It provides first rate instructions and practical training in various areas of Psychology such as, General Psychology, Developmental and Child Psychology, Abnormal and Clinical Psychology, Guidance and Counseling, Industrial and organizational Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and Psychological Testing. This training prepares the students for careers in diverse fields and After post-graduation, Alumni have found their place in almost all related areas; they are serving in various Educational Institutions, Armed Forces, Counseling and Guidance Centers, Selection Boards, Research Organizations, Civil Services, Business Enterprises, Industrial Concerns, Social Welfare Agencies, prisons, Hospitals and NGOs. Increasingly the focus of department has moved to excellence in research, which aims to find solution to practical problems. In 2002 the department was nominated by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan as the Centre of excellence in psychology. More