The B.A Psychology (Honours) degree is a 4-year programme with Multiple Exit options which aims at preparing students to build up a base with which to pursue career options in the field of Psychology. With the current state of the world where mental health issues are on the rise daily and there is a great need for discovering techniques to help lead a psychologically healthy life, the course is a way by which psychologists applying their skills in various contexts are trained with a great foundation.
Apart from the basic introductory papers on Psychology, this course is designed to give an understanding of various sub-fields of psychology to help the students choose their career paths after careful consideration. Apart from the conventional and traditional fields of psychology, emphasis will be on helping the students understand some of the newer fields of psychology.
The 4 years course is designed as a mixture of practicum, theory, internships and research thus providing a holistic approach to the student’s understanding of the subject. Along with other Skill and Ability based enhancement courses through the semesters, students become well equipped to apply psychology in the specializations of their choice.
Vision and Mission
- To facilitate a comprehensive understanding of human behaviour, keeping abreast with the changing dynamics in the field of psychology.
- To lay foundations that foster a research-based approach.
- To sensitize students to psycho-social issues in order to catalyse a climate of social responsibility.
Head of the Department
Dr. Shylashree G S,
Associate Professor, M.A., M.Phil., B.Ed., Ph.D.
|Semester||DSE Discipline Specific Course||OE Open Elective||AECC Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course||SEC Skill Enhancement Course||Total Credits|
|-||Skill Based||Value Based|
|I||C1 (3+2=4) C2(3+2=4) C3(4)||OE 1(3)||L1.1(3) L2.1(3)||-||SEC1 (2)||Yoga (1) Health, Wellness & Values(1)||25|
|II||C4 (3+2=4) C5(3+2=4) C6(4)||OE 2(3)||L1.2(3) L2.2(3)||Environmental Science(2)||-||Yoga (1) NCC/NSS/CDP/Cultural/Sports (1)||25|
|Exit Option with a Certificate in Psychology(50 Credits)|
|III||C7 (3+2=4) C8(3+2=4) C9(4)||OE 3(3)||L1.3(3) L2.3(3)||-||SEC2 (2)||Physical Education(1) NCC/NSS/CDP/Cultural/Sports (1)||25|
|IV||C10 (3+2=4) C11(3+2=4) C12(4)||OE 4(3)||L1.4(3) L2.4(3)||Constitution(2)||-||Physical Education(1) NCC/NSS/CDP/Cultural/Sports (1)||25|
|Exit Option with a Diploma in Psychology(100 Credits)|
|V||C13 (3+2=4) C14(4) C15(4)||CE 1(3+2=4) Internship(2) Vocational-1(3)||-||-||SEC3 (2)||Physical Education(1) NCC/NSS/CDP/Cultural/Sports (1)||25|
|VI||C16 (3+2=4) C17(4) C18(4)||CE 2(3+2=4) Internship(2) Vocational-2(3)||-||-||SEC4 (2)||Physical Education(1) NCC/NSS/CDP/Cultural/Sports (1)||25|
|Exit Option with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology(150 Credits)|
|VII||C19 (3+2=4) C20(3+2=4) C21(3+2=4)||CE 3(3+2=4) Internship(4) Vocational-3(3)||-||-||-||-||23|
|VIII||C22 (3+2=4) C23(3+2=4) C24(3+2=4)||CE 2(3+2=4) Vocational-4(3) Research Project(6)||-||-||-||-||25|
|Award of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Psychology(198 Credits)|
B.A Psychology (Honours) programme is equipped to help introduce the students to various conventional and newer sub-fields of psychology as well as to have good foundational skills in psychological theory and research. With the 4-year degree programme, students can explore the following career options-
- Higher educational programmes like a Master’s degree in both India and abroad.
- Behavioural Research.
- Practice as mental health professionals.
- Scope for research degree programmes.
- Practice in the workplace settings.
- Teaching and academia.
- Psychology Specialization and super-specialization fields.