Career

Psychology

Degree in Psychology

The psychologist trained at UPAL is an upright person, with values, responsible and socially committed, owner of knowledge, skills and attitudes to perform in clinical, social, organizational and educational areas; identifying, evaluating and proposing alternatives for intervention, prevention and solution to different situations of social and organizational interaction that are generated between individuals, groups, institutions and communities, with the aim of improving the quality of life.

Important information

Degree in Psychology

Semesters: 8

Duration: 4 years

Personalized attention and teaching. Social Interaction with programs: Bullying Prevention, Vocational Orientation and Educational Inclusion.

The UPAL Psychologist may work on:

  • Private offices, hospitals, clinics.     
  • Non-governmental institutions, by agreement.    
  • Higher education institutions, private and public schools, technical institutes. 
  • Financial institutions, companies, factories.   

Contacto Universidad

Campus Túpac Amaru

Túpac Amaru 1816
Esquina Paso del Inca
Cochabamba, Bolivia

(591) 4- 44486100
upal@upal.edu

Lu – Vie:

  • 8:00 a 15:30 hrs.
  • 14:30 a 18:30 hrs.

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Student Requirements

NATIONAL STUDENTS
– Photocopy of bachelor’s degree, legalized by the issuing University or SEDUCA.
– Original Birth Certificate.
– Photocopy of Identity Card.
Two 3 × 3 photographs with beige or light background.

FOREIGN STUDENTS
1.- Photocopy of bachelor’s degree or equivalent document that enables you to pursue higher studies, legalized by:

Option 1
Apostille Procedure (DS. 3541 of April 25, 2018) in the country of origin

Option 2
Ministry of Education of the Country of Origin
Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Country of Origin
Bolivian Consulate in the Country of Origin
Ministries of Foreign Affairs in Bolivia (Chancellery)
(both options are valid)

2.- Original Birth Certificate or photocopy, legalized by:

Option 1
Apostille Procedure (DS. 3541 of April 25, 2018) in the country of origin

Option 2
– Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Country of Origin
Bolivian Consulate in the Country of Origin
Ministries of Foreign Affairs in Bolivia (Chancellery)
(both options are valid)

3.- Photocopy of the passport with student VISA or legal residence in Bolivia
4.- Two 3 x 3 size photographs with beige or light background

Graduation Modalities

THESIS
Research work that is characterized by its methodological and scientific rigor in order to provide demonstrable solutions and answers to a scientific problem, formulating applicable alternatives or proposing practical or theoretical solutions.

2. DEGREE PROJECT
Consists of a written work that meets the demands of scientific methodology, which describes an ordered set of resources and actions leading to generate proposals related to plans, programs, models, prototypes, architectures, devices, codes, installers and others applicable to a certain process, unit, organization, group, product or service, for its improvement, innovation, modernization or technological development.

GRADE TEST
Consists of an evaluation through oral or written tests to measure the effectiveness of the professional training process, valuing knowledge, comprehension, analysis and the application of theories and procedures to situations in a determined discipline. The number of tests will be defined based on the number of areas or disciplines of the practice of the profession.

DIRECTED WORK
Consists in the elaboration of a systematic and methodical work, the result of the treatment of a practical problem or specific topic, developed in a public or private, productive or service institution, accredited and recognized in the respective branch or area of the discipline, which raises an applicable intervention proposal.

GRADUATION BY EXCELLENCE
Graduation by excellence is a modality that exempts outstanding students from going through other types or modalities of graduation; they voluntarily join this type of graduation.

Why study Psychology at UPAL?

  • High academic quality, with teachers who have vast experience and a recognized professional trajectory with training in competencies.
  • I Intensive professional practices from the first semesters in psychological cabinets, Gesell camera and convention institutions.
  • Personalized attention and teaching. Social Interaction with programs: Bullying Prevention, Vocational Orientation and Educational Inclusion..

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