Departments and Undergraduate Programs

College of Humanities Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts in Translation.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To receive bachelor degrees, students must satisfy the requirements related to credits, grade point average, program of study, experiential/community links, and other courses within the maximum period that is specified in the PSU Undergraduate Rules and Regulations. The requirements are as follow:
  • Pass the Preparatory Year program.
  • Complete the credits required by the respective majors.
  • Earn an overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 (out of 4.0).
  • Earn a program grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 (out of 4.0).
  • Satisfy PSU university requirements.
  • Satisfy College of Humanities requirements.
  • Satisfy Program requirements.
  • Satisfy Experiential Learning /Community Link requirements (e.g., Co-Op).

STRUCTURE OF UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

The structure of undergraduate academic programs consists of the following elements:
  • University Requirements: set of core academic subjects that all PSU students in a College must take.
  • College Requirements: set of courses designed to meet the specific needs of individual colleges
  • Program Requirements: set of courses designed to meet the specific needs of individual degree programs.
  • Major or Field of Specialization Requirements: set of core subjects that constitute the main areas of knowledge in a particular field of specialization of each academic degree.
  • Electives: a discrete number of courses allotted in each academic degree that can expand the students' knowledge in their fields of specialization or to broaden the range of their intellectual pursuits.
  • Experiential Learning or Community Link: set of programs or activities targeted to enrich the students' knowledge through practical experience, observations of real work behaviors, and hands-on application of knowledge gained from classroom lectures and discussions to actual situations such as solving real organization problems and concerns.
  • Language of Instruction: except for those subjects that are devoted to the study of the Arabic Language and Islamic Studies, the medium of instruction at PSU is English.

CH DEGREE PROGRAMS

Students seeking degrees in the CH must earn a minimum of 133 credits as illustrated in the table below.

NUMBER OF CREDITS APPLIED LINGUISTICS TRANSLATION
UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS 23 23
TOTAL 133 133

While both the English Translation and the Linguistics degree programs both total 133 credits, the Department of Linguistics offers two concentrations: English for Professionals [ELP] and Teaching English as a Foreign Language [TEFL].