It is a undergraduate program with 4-year duration which will confer Bachelor Degree of Science after graduation. The program aims to prepare students to be applied and compound professionals as follows: maintain all-rounded development in moral, intellectual and physical education; have basic theory, knowledge and skills of Psychology; get primary training on scientific thought and experiment; possess initiative spirit and strong social adaptability; be capable of engaging in jobs related to psychology (e.g. education, management, consultation, research, marketing, advertisement and evaluation) in all levels of schools, government sectors, enterprises, research institutions, judiciary authorities, sport departments and health system; or continue the master degree of related disciplines.
The students of this major mainly study the basic theory and knowledge of Psychology, get training on experimental research design, analytical methods of Psychology and on the query, comprehension and writing of professional literature, as well as master empirical analysis of psychology and related statistical and measuring techniques to be able to conduct relative research and practice. Its main courses include: General Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Psychological Statistics and SPSS, Psycho-metrics, Personality Psychology, Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, History of Psychology, Managerial Psychology, Educational Psychology and Clinic and Counseling Psychology etc.
The Applied Psychology of Yunnan Normal University takes the leading position in Psychology teaching and research in Yunnan.