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B A (Honors) Psychology

ELIGIBILITY: 10+2 level from any recognized board in India or Overseas

Program Overview

Need for Psychology was never felt as strongly as it is in the current day and age. Department of Psychology in any University will always stand out no matter which space they occupy. The reason behind this is how it employs empirical methods and incorporates scientific values while studying topics that explain contemporary disciplines like human development, the role of personality, cognitive processes in early development, social influences to behaviour and cross-cultural psychology. Newer specializations like Psychopathology, Positive Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, Neurosciences are gaining popularity because people are open to change and this makes studying Psychology at IILM University in undergraduate all the more interesting.

Educational Objectives of the course

  • Students are able to demonstrate strong theoretical knowledge of basic psychological principles for future training or work in different domains of psychology.
  • Students shall develop research aptitude and be able to describe, apply and evaluate the different research methods used by psychologists.
  • Students shall be able to recognize, identify and comprehend the use of various principles in this field.
  • Students shall be able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.

Job Prospects after BA in Psychology

Psychology in India is gaining importance, and its demand is on the rise. After completing an undergrad in Psychology, students may get an opportunity to work in different areas as

  • Counsellors’ are required in NGOs, Old age homes, Rehabilitation centres etc. In old-age homes, counsellor’s job is to ensure that the residents should not feel lonely or worthless. Counsellors’ working in rehabilitation centres (E.g. Drug addicts) help the patients to reduce the intake of the drug. They try to figure out the reasons and help them come out of their miserable life. They do not deal with serious cases.
  • Trainees with Clinical psychologists: students can assist Clinical Psychologists in Psychometric testing and Counselling. But as this field is specialized, it is advised for students to complete their Masters.
  • Trainees in HR, Sales and Marketing: Psychology Students can train under the respective departments to understand consumer behaviour, group dynamics, latest trends etc. collect data via surveys and compile reports work for MNCs and organizations.
  • Research: If there is a passion for research, both qualitative and quantitative researches are promising areas.

Curriculum at a Glance*

*This is an indicative list.

Year 1:
Semester –I

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Biological bases of Behavior
  • Positive Psychology
  • Theory and Practice of Measurement-1
  • Introduction to Management/ Introduction to Design
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication Skill
  • Tech Skills

Semester –II

  • Individual Differences
  • Development of Psychological Thought
  • Statistics
  • Theory and Practice of Measurement-2
  • Introduction from Management/Design/English/Journalism/International Relations/ Law
  • Academic Writing
  • Youth Gender and Identity
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Summer Internship

Year 2:
Semester –III

  • Understanding Psychological Disorders
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Theory and Practice of Measurement-3
  • Foreign Language 1
  • Psychology of Disability Studies
  • Course from Management/Design/English/Journalism/International Relations /Law

Semester –IV

  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Theory and Practice of Measurement-4
  • Personal Growth and Development
  • Foreign Language 2
  • Course from Management/Design/English/Journalism/International Relations /Law
  • Summer Internship

Year 3:
Semester –V

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Theory and Practice of Measurement-5
  • Psychology of Media
  • Psychology for Health and Well-being
  • Environmental Studies and SDG
  • Course from Management/Design/English/Journalism/International Relations /Law

Semester –VI

  • Counselling
  • Psychological Perspectives in Education
  • Community Psychology
  • Course from Management/Design/English/Journalism/International Relations /Law
  • Major Project/Dissertation

Future Outcomes of graduation in Psychology

This course is envisaged to provide an understanding of the discipline to the students with special emphasis on the application of the different aspects of psychology. Upon successful completion of the degree, graduates will be eligible to apply to enter postgraduate training programmes in their chosen specialization and ultimately gain employment in their area of expertise.

The programme aims to provide the students with the foundation skills for further study and research and to equip them with a range of transferable skills of potential value to future employers.

  • Theory and Content of Psychology — students should show familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Research Methods in Psychology — students should understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology — students should respect and use critical and creative thinking, sceptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behaviour and mental processes.
  • Applications of Psychology — students should understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  • Values in Psychology — students should be able to weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity while looking into the complexity of human behaviour.
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