The Psychology Program’s curriculum of the University of Lima is characterized by the emphasis placed on the handling of theory information, and basic and applied sciences methods; and by a non-specialized, general and flexible professional training that provides students with a comprehensive, tolerant and antidogmatic attitude before different approaches existing in the current psychology.

The academic training is provided in three levels: one year of Liberal Arts, four years of professional training and one year of internship. The considered knowledge areas include basic training, basic psychology, research area, educational psychology, social psychology, business psychology, clinical psychology and internships.

Courses are grouped by levels and by areas within a curriculum grid that articulates an appropriate knowledge and teaching management. The number of credits and course hours is established taking into account the value assigned to each of them in the curriculum. Due to their nature, some courses are organized with theory and practice hours while others only with theory hours, and finally some courses are given as seminars.

The Psychology Program of the University of Lima provides an initial specialized training in any of the three majors offered: clinical, educational and business psychology. As from the seventh to the tenth academic term, students may register for elective courses in each of these majors.

The Psychology Program is permanently concerned about maintaining curricula, syllabi, contents and bibliography updated. Any change is conducted through the academic committee and area coordination, as well as according to the proposals of the Student Services and Registry Bureau.

General Information


Liberal Arts: 2 academic terms
Program: 10 academic terms
Total: 12 academic terms


Credits in Liberal Arts: 40
Mandatory credits: 182
Elective credits: 15
Total credits: 237