José Eduardo Sánchez

Length of program

8 semesters and 1 semester of work placement

Investment (semester)

$ 10.200.000 COP

Our focus

The training that psychology graduates receive at Universidad Icesi allows them to understand human beings from a clinical perspective, and to understand the individual's relationships with themselves, with others and with society. Psychology training at Icesi enables its graduates to work in a variety of professional fields: clinical, social, organizational, and educational. Thus, psychology graduates from Universidad Icesi are able to:

  • Carry out psychological consultation and assessments, and to make psychological diagnoses of subjects, institutions and communities.
  • Assess, design and implement psychological interventions for individuals and groups.
  • Offer psychological counselling and guidance to individuals, organizations and groups.

Reasons to study psychology at Universidad Icesi

  1. Icesi counts with a Center for Psychosocial Care in Cali (called CAPsi), that works as a center for training, research and intervention in mental health issues for the city's at-risk population.
  2. Students and graduates are offered opportunities of having international experiences thanks to our exchange programs and visits to foreign universities.
  3. Our psychology program has been consistently ranked first in the region and has been ranked within the top six psychology programs nation-wide in the national Saber Pro Exams, (a test that assesses the quality of undergraduate programs in Colombia).
  4. Our students are offered up-to-date training in psychology and learn to work in collaboration with other disciplines.
  5. Our graduates are highly employable: they gain employment within a year of graduation.

Candidate profile

An aspiring undergraduate student of psychology at Universidad Icesi must have analytical skills and a profound interest in understanding human nature. This person should feel passionate about studying and analyzing human behavior and mental phenomena in a variety of contexts such as educational, organizational and community settings. Additionally, the aspiring psychologist must have a vocation for social service and a desire to make a positive contribution to the social challenges of the modern world.

Graduate profile

Professionals in psychology are sought for in the workplace for a variety of reasons. First, psychologists are experts in promoting human development, and well-being to the people with whom they work. Second, psychologists can work in many professional fields such as educational institutions, productive organizations, families and communities. And third, psychologists have skills in applying and developing strategies of analysis, evaluation and intervention.

Fields of actions

Graduates from the psychology program at Icesi can go on to pursue successful careers in various professional fields and contexts:

Formation lines
  • Languages
  • Disciplinary expertise
  • Professional expertise
  • Science and humanities
  • Citizenship