B.Sc. IN PSYCHOLOGY

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY

Bachelor of Science in Psychology is a three-year undergraduate Psychology course. It is three years and the syllabus for the course is divided into six semesters.

The B.Sc. (Psychology) degree course involves the study of mental processes, motives, reactions, feelings, conflict resolution, crisis management, groupthink, motivation and nature of mind. Psychology is the study of the human mind. Psychologists work in hospitals, clinics and mental health facilities as well as at academic institutions as teachers or researchers. Psychologist can work in dozens of other industries, as knowledge of human behavior is in demand everywhere.

Career opportunities like Market Researcher, Advertising associates, Content Writer and others are globally enhanced reputed ventures like Google, Apple and Reliance are waiting for the individuals of B.Sc. Psychology post-graduation.

Psychology is the study of the mind, occurring partly via the study of behavior and mental functions.

The course is an important and career originating in nature that provides many job opportunities to the candidates after its completion. 

ELIGIBILITY FOR B.Sc. IN PSYCHOLOGY

  • 10+2 or Equivalent from a Recognized Board of Education

  • Course duration – 3 years.

  • Minimum percentage required – 50%.

  • Age limit – 17 – 19 years. 

CORE TOPICS/SUBJECTS COVERED IN THIS COURSE (B.Sc. IN PSYCHOLOGY)

  • Introduction to Psychology

  • Attention and Perception

  • Intelligence and Creativity

  • Motivation

  • Emotions

  • Stress and Well-Being

  • States of Consciousness

  • Memory

  • Cognition

  • Nature and Methods of Physiological Psychology

  • Nervous System: Structure and Function

  • Endocrine System

  • Nature of Psychological Research

  • Steps in Psychological Research

  • Hypothesis

  • Problem and Variables

  • Experimental and Non-experimental Research

  • Observation, Interview Methods

  • Qualitative Analysis

  • Quantitative Analysis

  • Application of Measure of Central Tendencies and Variability

  • The Normal Curve

  • Non-parametric and Parametric Statistics

  • Life Cycle Approach to Development

  • Social and Cultural Context in Human Development

  • Culture and Human Development

  • Cognitive Development

  • Emotional and Social Development

  • Development Concerns during Adolescence, early youth and adulthood.

  • Problems of aging

  • Problems and Issues of Human Development in the Indian Context

  • Social Perception and cognition

  • Attitudes

  • Prejudice and Discrimination

  • Group and Leadership

  • Cultural psychology

  • Inter-group conflict

  • Theoretical and methodological issues in self and personality

  • Empirical theories in personality

  • Self in psychoanalysis

  • Personality

  • Genes Theory of Personality

  • Environment and Behavior

  • Psychological Approaches to Environment

  • Ecology and Development

  • Demography

  • Environment Assessment

  • Environmental wisdom

  • Social Support and Community Psychology

  • Social Ecology and Community Psychology

  • Community Participation and Social Change

  • Diversity and Multiculturalism

  • Nature and Scope of Human Assessment

  • Parameters of Assessment, Psychological Scaling; Methods of Scaling

  • Principles of Psychological Test Construction

  • Types of Psychological Tests

  • Assessment of Psychopathological Behavior 

ELIGIBILITY AND PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION

The candidates seeking admission to B.Sc. in Psychology are required to submit the application form and the admission is granted to them through a merit list prepared by the institute on the basis of their marks in 10+2. 

EMPLOYMENT AREAS FOR B.Sc. IN Psychology

  • Child/Youth guidance centers

  • Community mental health centers

  • Correctional Programs

  • Research labs

  • Vocational Rehabilitation offices

  • Welfare organizations

  • Rehabilitation centers

  • Prisons 

RECRUITMENT COMPANIES FOR B.Sc. IN Psychology

  • Apollo Hospitals Enterprises

  • Fortis Healthcare

  • Medanta Medicity

  • Columbia Asia Hospital

  • Wockhardt Hospitals

  • Global Hospitals

  • Max Hospital

  • Manipal Hospital 

GOVERNMENT JOBS FOR B.Sc. Psychology 

A candidate with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology can apply to different jobs through the test conducted by following:

  • Organization in the government sector.

  • Union Public Service Commission

  • Staff Selection Commission

  • Indian Forest Services

  • Public Sector Banks

  • State PCS

  • Indian Defense Services

  • ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization)

  • Indian Railways

  • IBPS

  • Teaching profession in government sector after B.Sc.

To start the career as teacher in schools, you should have a B.Ed. along with basic degree. 

TOP COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES FOR B.Sc. IN Psychology

  1. Stella Maris College, Chennai

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 22,895 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC, NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1947

  • AFFILIATED TO – University of Madras, Chennai

  1. Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 10,056 per year

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC, UGC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1948

  • AFFILIATED TO – University of Madras, Chennai

  • Public University

 

  1. Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed Women’s College, [JBASWC] Chennai

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 1.11 lakhs in total

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1950

  • AFFILIATED TO – University of Madras, Chennai

  • Public University

 

  1. Surendranath College, [SC] Kolkata

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 5,285 per year

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC, UGC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1884

  • AFFILIATED TO – University Of Calcutta, Kolkata

  • Public University

 

  1. Women`s Christian College, [WCC] Chennai

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 22,490 per year

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1915

  • AFFILIATED TO – University of Madras, Chennai

  • Public University. 

DISTANCE / CORRESPONDENCE COLLEGES FOR B.Sc. IN Psychology

  1. University Of Mumbai Distance Education

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 17,433 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1971

  • AFFILIATED TO – University Of Mumbai

  • Public University.

 

  1. Andhra University, School Of Distance Education, Visakhapatnam.

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 2,167 per year

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1972

  • AFFILIATED TO – Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.

  1. University Of Madras, Institute Of Distance Education, Chennai.

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 11,667 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1981

  • AFFILIATED TO – University Of Madras, Chennai.

  • Public (State) University.

 

  1. Tamil Nadu Open University

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 3,300 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 2002

  • AFFILIATED TO – Open University.

 

  1. Indira Gandhi National Open University

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 4,200 per year

  • APPROVED BY – NCTE, AICTE, NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1985

  • AFFILIATED TO – Open University

 

  1. Nalanda Open University

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 2,400 per years

  • APPROVED BY – UGC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1987

  • AFFILIATED TO – Open University

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