Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Program of Psychology, Faculty of Medicine USU was established in 1999 and began accepting its first batch of students to participate in the undergraduate Program in the 1999/2000 academic year. The new student admission system is implemented through the State University Entrance Exam (UMPTN). In recent years, admissions selection has been added through the State University National Entrance Exam (SNMPTN) and Independent Admission Test (SPMPRM). In the 2003/2004 academic year, its first graduated. Undergraduate Program of Psychology applied to undergo the accreditation process by BAN-PT and, as a result, obtained an Accreditation (B). On July 16, 2007, the undergraduate Program of Psychology, which was previously under the Faculty of Medicine, was officially to be Faculty of Psychology. In 2010 the Undergraduate Program applied to undergo the accreditation process for the second time to the National Accreditation Board for Higher Education (BAN-PT). Based on BAN-PT Number 032/BAN-PT/Ak-XIII/S1/XII/2010 and obtained B. Since 2015, the goal of the Undergraduate Program has been "To become a Faculty with the highest accreditation and pioneering international recognition", which is then grouped into three pillars.
In the Education and Teaching Pillar, curriculum adjustments are made based on KKNI standards with academic excellence in the fields of Local Wisdom and Agro-industry, which are carried out in a conducive academic atmosphere, as well as developing intelligent behavior in the BINTANG Values System (Being devoted to God Almighty in the Frame of Diversity). An Innovative with Integrity and Tough and Wise), as to produce highly competitive Alumni. In the Research Pillar, efforts are made to internalize the research culture following the Research Roadmap based on Local Wisdom and Agroindustry, which will be used to improve the quality of teaching materials and conduct dignified research collaborations. In the Pillar of Community Service, an empathetic culture of community service is carried out based on the Research Roadmap based on Local Wisdom and Agroindustry, as well as holding the Academy-Business-Community-Government (ABCG) Collaboration and institutional cooperation for the Partner Village Empowerment and Disaster Management program. Efforts to guarantee the quality of the implementation of psychological education activities at USU have begun by issuing guidelines for the implementation of education in undergraduate programs, guidelines for writing a thesis and several other guidelines/references. Quality assurance activities not only provide institutional credibility but can also maintain an academic atmosphere. To ensure the implementation of quality management, various quality manuals, procedure manuals, work instructions, and supporting documents are developed continuously. Quality assurance activities are the commitment of all individuals in the organizational system. Effective communication between individuals needs to be established in the quality management process. Making Self-Evaluations and Work Plans every year is an effective interaction between elements of the organization. External evaluation of the undergraduate Program carried out by the National Accreditation Board (BAN) is used as a starting point in quality management. The accreditation target for implementing the postgraduate Program is also a trigger for quality assurance efforts. In the long term, it is necessary to have a target for achieving rankings from regional/international Accreditation Boards.

In the future, the homework that the Faculty of Psychology must complete is to prepare graduates who can compete with the global world, especially with the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community and international qualification standards (International Quality Framework), which, among other consequences, are mastery of information technology and professional technology, mastery of foreign languages and networking skills.