BA (Hons) Psychology | B.Sc. (Hons) Clinical Psychology

4 Years Program

Program Overview

A Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychology is an undergraduate academic degree program that focuses on the systematic study of human behavior, mental processes, and emotions. This specialized honors program builds upon the foundational principles of psychology, offering students a comprehensive understanding of various psychological theories, research methodologies, and practical applications. The curriculum typically includes coursework in areas such as developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, abnormal psychology, and research methods. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychology engage in critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and research skills development. The honours component often involves an in-depth research project or thesis, allowing students to explore a specific area of interest within psychology. Graduates of this program are well-equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary for further studies in psychology or related fields, or to enter diverse career paths such as counseling, human resources, marketing, and social services.

The Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology program offers a comprehensive exploration of the theoretical foundations, practical skills, and ethical considerations essential for understanding and engaging in the field of clinical psychology. This program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and competencies necessary for entry-level positions in various mental health settings or for pursuing further education in psychology-related fields.

Throughout the curriculum, students will delve into core areas such as abnormal psychology, psychological assessment, counseling techniques, and psychotherapy approaches. They will gain an understanding of human behavior, cognition, and emotion through coursework that integrates psychological theories with empirical research findings.

Specialised modules

Cognitive psychology is the branch of psychology that focuses on understanding how people perceive, think, and remember information. It explores the intricate processes involved in mental activities such as problem-solving, decision-making, language comprehension, and attention. By examining cognitive processes through experimental methods and theoretical frameworks, cognitive psychologists seek to uncover the underlying mechanisms that govern human cognition. This field is fundamental in informing various aspects of human behavior, from everyday tasks to complex problem-solving skills, and contributes significantly to advancements in education, technology, and mental health interventions.

Organizational behaviour focuses on better understanding the day-to-day dynamics along with development of people management techniques and practices through better understanding and application of psychological theories. The students can get employed at organizations in the human resource management and health and well-being of professionals.

The focus of applied psychology will be on enhancing mental health awareness, developing a better person-environment fit and building resilience for effective coping and promoting well-being & better quality of life. The students can engage with research centres and also work with eminent NGOs.

Clinical Psychology focuses on equipping the students with professional skills and seamlessly apply the theoretical knowledge. The students will be equipped with skills of assessment, diagnosis, counselling and therapeutic interventions in clinical situations. The students can get to associated with hospitals and clinical sets.

Counselling psychology specialization will focus on equipping the learners to be able to apply the knowledge and skills of assessment, diagnosis, counselling and therapeutic interventions for varied counselling settings. Counselling today is an essential part of well-being and they can take up professional role of counsellors in corporates as well. They can get into advocacy of health and well-being.

Criminal psychology specialization focuses on studying the human behaviour in criminal domain. The focus will be understanding and enabling behavioural change and acceptance in the society. The students can work with rehabilitation centres and prisons for well-being of inmates and integrating the convicts back to normalcy.

Rehabilitation psychology will focus on studying the broad spectrum of disabilities being physical and psychological. The idea is to enable individual and family to better integrate in the society and enabling change and rehabilitation in the society. The students will be able to work with different age groups that need rehabilitation.

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What Sets BA/BSc Psychology at IILM University Apart?

BA Psychology / BSc. Psychology programmes is designed to provide a well-rounded education that prepares students for all aspects of the professional world. As part of the curriculum students are exposed to the experiential learning through internship, field trips, psychology lab and project work that they do during their master programme.

AT IILM university we have developed strong ties with professionals and leading companies across industries, which enables students to gain valuable insights and exposure through guest lectures, internships, and other industry interactions. This helps students stay up-to-date with the latest trends and practices in the business world, and prepares them well for successful careers.

  • For BA (Hons) Psychology, candidates are generally required to have completed their higher secondary education (10+2) or equivalent with a minimum aggregate score of 50%
  • For BSc (Hons) Clinical psychology, similar to the BA (Hons) in Psychology, candidates usually need to have completed their 10+2 education from a recognized board or institution attaining a minimum aggregate score of 50%

The BA (HONS) Psychology and BSc. Clinical Psychology programme at IILM University follows a well-crafted course structure that provides students with a holistic understanding of psychology and its applications. The curriculum is constantly updated to ensure that students are equipped with the latest knowledge and skills required to excel as per the contemporary challenges and needs of the changing environment.

The duration of the UG programme is 4 years or 8 semesters. Students who desire to undergo a 3-year UG Programme will be allowed to exit after completion of the 3rd year. If a student wants to leave after the completion of the first or second year, the student will be given a UG Certificate or UG Diploma, respectively, provided they secure the prescribed number of credits. Students who exit with a UG certificate or UG diploma are permitted to re-enter within three years and complete the degree programme.

Year I
Course TitleCredits
Introduction to Psychology4
Research Methods in Psychology4
Biological Psychology4
Cognitive Psychology4
Social Psychology4
Developmental Psychology4
Statistics for Psychology4
Year 2
Course TitleCredits
Abnormal Psychology4
Personality Theories4
Cognitive Neuroscience4
Health Psychology4
Psychological Well-being
Social and Cultural Psychology
Quantitative and Qualitative Research methods
Year 3
Course TitleCredits
Counselling skills & Techniques4
Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology4
Industrial Psy / Applied Social Psy / Psychopathology4
Criminal Psychology4
HRM / Forensic Psychology / Psychotherapeutic Intervention4
Practicum/ Field work in Clinical/ Counseling/ OB and Social4
Summer Internship4
Year 4
Course TitleCredits
Gender- Psychosocial Understanding4
Ethical Issues in Psychology4
Practicum/ Field work in Clinical/ Counseling/ OB and Social4
Rehabilitation Psychology4
Project/ Dissertation4
(The names and content of the courses are indicative and may change in the future)

The electives cover a wide range of areas such as marketing, finance, human resources, design, entrepreneurship, mass media and communication. Some of the popular electives include Emotional Intelligence, Forensic Psychology, Psychotherapeutic Intervention and Counselling skills. These electives provide students with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the professional world.

We have our students worked with organizations during their internship such as Soch, Fortis Hospitals, Rajbala Foundation, Artemis Foundation, Children’s first, Deloitte, Navodaya Educational Foundation, Mind weavers, Manastha Health solutions, Athena Behavioral Health, EkakiVedam Foundation and Santulan Clinic. We encourage international immersions, certification programme, workshop for our students that are done in collaboration with experts from the industry and across borders.

The BA (HONS) Psychology and BSc. Clinical Psychology programme at IILM University is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to succeed and make their mark as skilled professionals. The scope of a Bachelor of Arts Honours (B.A. Hons.) in Psychology is expansive, offering graduates a variety of career and academic pathways. With a solid foundation in psychological principles, research methodologies, and critical thinking skills, individuals holding a B.A. Hons. in Psychology can pursue further education at the postgraduate level, such as a Master’s or Ph.D., to specialize in areas like clinical psychology, counseling, or research. Alternatively, graduates can enter the workforce directly, finding opportunities in fields such as human resources, marketing, education, social services, and mental health support. The versatile skill set acquired during the program, including communication, data analysis, and interpersonal skills, positions graduates to thrive in diverse professional environments. Additionally, the increasing awareness of mental health issues in society has enhanced the demand for individuals with a background in psychology, further broadening the scope and relevance of a B.A. Hons. in Psychology in today’s dynamic job market.

The scope of a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology is broad and offers a range of opportunities for graduates to pursue diverse career paths within the field of mental health and psychology-related domains. Some key aspects of the scope of BSc Clinical Psychology include:

Clinical Practice:

Graduates can work as clinical psychologists or psychological counselors, providing direct mental health services to individuals, families, or groups. They may work in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, or private practice settings.

Research and Academia:

BSc Clinical Psychology graduates can pursue careers in research institutions, universities, or academic settings. They may conduct research on various aspects of mental health, contribute to the development of psychological interventions, or teach psychology courses.

Community Mental Health:

There are opportunities for graduates to work in community mental health centers, non-profit organizations, or government agencies, providing support and advocacy for individuals with mental health issues, as well as promoting mental health awareness and education.

Psychiatric Settings:

Graduates may work alongside psychiatrists and other mental health professionals in psychiatric hospitals or clinics, assisting in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with psychiatric disorders.

Consultancy and Corporate Settings:

Some BSc Clinical Psychology graduates may choose to work as organizational psychologists or human resource consultants, applying psychological principles to improve workplace dynamics, employee well-being, and organizational effectiveness.

Psychotherapy and Counseling:

Graduates can pursue careers as psychotherapists or counselors, specializing in various therapeutic approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, or humanistic therapy, and providing counseling services to clients with diverse mental health concerns.

Specialized Fields:

There are opportunities for specialization within clinical psychology, such as child and adolescent psychology, geriatric psychology, forensic psychology, health psychology, and neuropsychology, among others, allowing graduates to focus on specific populations or areas of interest.

In addition to these roles, graduates can also consider pursuing leadership positions in startups, social enterprises, and non-profit organizations. Students also have the opportunity to pursue further education or research in the field of psychology.

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