BA (Hons.) | DURATION: 3YEARS

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology | Applied Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology | Applied Psychology

Programme Overview:

B.A in psychology is an undergraduate course. It is the scientific study of mental functions and behavior, motives, reactions, feelings, conflict resolution, crisis management, group thinking motivation and nature of mind. Applied Psychology offers a rich and diverse curriculum. The combination of courses offered will enable students to develop confidence, knowledge and capability in both research and practical application of psychological theory. This course examines how psychology is applied in work and in the community and how psychological interventions might help solve real world problems.

Pedagogy:

Psychology enables a person to study another person’s behavior and mental processes A Bachelor of Arts in Psychology enables a student to become professional able to work collaboratively in future jobs. Practice-oriented and reflective in nature, the instruction promotes students’ theoretical knowledge-building through a wide range of learning activities. Regular lectures and interactive discussions are supplemented with guest lectures, powerpoint presentations, debates, peer learning, films, videos and documentaries, field visits and placements, student presentations, mini research projects, workshops, intercollegiate participation at the local and national level, research collaborations with NGOs.

Programme Structure:

Sl. No. Names of subjects L T P C TCP
Core Subjects
1 Introduction to Psychology I 2 0 2 3 4
2 Research Methods in Psychology 2 0 2 3 4
3 General Psychology 3 0 0 3 3
4 Developmental Psychology 3 0 0 3 3
5 Experimental Psychology I 2 0 2 3 4
6 Economics-I / Sociology-I/ English-I/ (Anyone) 3 0 0 3 3
Employability & Personality Enhancement Courses (EPEC)*
7 Developing Oral Communication & Listening Skills 1 0 0 1 1
8 Foreign Language - I** 2 0 0 2 2
8 Environmental Science / India - land of Diversity 2 0 0 2 2
9 Physical education - I 0 0 2 1 2
10 Concepts of Behavioral Science 1 0 0 1 1
11 Basket Course (may lead to minor track if chosen from same domain in different semesters) *** - - 3 - -
Sl. No. Names of subjects L T P C TCP
Core Subjects(4+4+4+2+4+1=19 credits)
1 Introduction to Psychology II 2 0 2 3 4
2 Statistical Methods for Psychological Research 2 0 2 3 4
3 Psychology of Individual Differences 3 0 0 3 3
4 Youth, Gender and Identity 3 0 0 3 3
5 Experimental Psychology II 2 0 2 3 4
6 Economics-II / Sociology-II/ English-II/ (Anyone) 3 0 0 3 3
Employability & Personality Enhancement Courses (EPEC)*
7 Conversation & Public Speaking 1 0 0 1 1
8 Foreign Language - II** 2 0 0 2 2
9 India - land of Diversity / Environmental Science 3 0 0 3 3
10 Physical education - II 0 0 2 1 2
11 Understanding Self and Others 1 0 0 1 1
11 Basket Course (may lead to minor track if chosen from same domain in different semesters) *** 1 0 0 1 1
Sl. No. Names of subjects L T P C TCP
Core Subjects
1 Development of Psychological Thought 3 0 0 3 3
2 Psychological Research 2 0 2 3 4
3 Social Psychology 3 0 0 3 3
4 Psychology for Health and Wellbeing 3 0 0 3 3
5 Inter-group Relations 2 1 0 3 3
6 Economics-III / Sociology-III/ English-III/ (Anyone) 3 0 0 3 3
Employability & Personality Enhancement Courses (EPEC)*
7 Career Oriental Communication 1 0 0 1 1
8 Foreign Language - III** 2 0 0 2 2
9 Physical education - III 0 0 2 1 2
10 Understanding Problems and Innovative Solutions 1 0 0 1 1
11 Basket Course (may lead to minor track if chosen from same domain in different semesters) *** -- 3 -
Sl. No. Names of subjects L T P C TCP
Core Subjects(3+3+3+3+3+1+2+2=20 credits)
1 Understanding Psychological Disorders 3 0 0 3 3
2 Applied Social Psychology 2 0 2 3 4
3 Psychology at Work 3 0 0 3 3
4 Educational Psychology 2 0 2 3 4
5 Psychology and Media 3 0 0 3 3
6 Economics-IV / Sociology-IV/ English-IV/ (Anyone) 3 0 0 3 3
Employability & Personality Enhancement Courses (EPEC)*
6 Communication & Presentation Skills 1 0 0 1 1
7 Foreign Language - IV** 2 0 0 2 2
8 Physical education - IV 0 0 2 1 2
9 Team Building, Group Dynamics and Leadership 1 0 0 1 1
10 Basket Course (may lead to minor track if chosen from same domain in different semesters) *** -- 3 -
Sl. No. Names of subjects L T P C TCP
Core Subjects
1 Understanding and Dealing with Psychological Disorders 2 0 2 3 4
2 Developmental Psychology 2 0 2 3 4
3 Positive Psychology 2 0 2 3 4
4 Human Resource Management 2 0 2 3 4
5 Community Psychology 2 0 2 3 4
5 Health Psychology 2 1 0 3 3
Employability & Personality Enhancement Courses (EPEC)*
7 Ethics and Business Communication 1 0 0 1 1
8 Foreign Language - V** 2 0 0 2 2
9 Physical education - V 0 0 2 1 2
10 Stress Management 1 0 0 1 1
11 Basket Course (may lead to minor track if chosen from same domain in different semesters) *** -- 3 -
Sl. No. Names of subjects L T P C TCP
Core Subjects (3+3+3+3+3+1+2+2=20 credits)
1 Organizational Behaviour 2 0 2 3 4
2 Counselling Psychology 2 0 2 3 4
3 Cultural and Indigenous Psychology 2 0 2 3 4
4 Psychological Perspectives in Education 2 0 2 3 4
5 Psychology of Diability 2 0 2 3 4
6 Dissertation 2 0 2 3 4
Employability & Personality Enhancement Courses (EPEC)*
7 Effective Workplace Communication 1 0 0 1 1
8 Foreign Language - VI** 2 0 0 2 2
9 Physical education - VI 0 0 2 1 2
10 Relationship Management and Behavioral Communication 1 0 0 1 1
11 Basket Course (may lead to minor track if chosen from same domain in different semesters) *** -- 3 -

Note: minor modifications in this structure may be incorporated as per the recommmendations of Board of Studies * these are compulsory subjects and scores/grades will be awarded in the end semester examination ** Subject to availability of the faculty members, few foreign language courses will be offered *** these courses will be offered subject to availabilty of Faculty members & other resources

Learning Facilities:

The department provides the students with learning facilities like: Lecture Theatres, Library, Computer Centre, Laboratories for

Career Opportunities:

After BA in Psychology there are various opportunities in several fields. Some of the commonly opted professions include:

    Social Psychologist

    Educational Psychologist

    Social Worker

    Recreation Worker

    Clinical Psychologist

    Child Care Worker

    Career Counselor

    Welfare Organizations

    Special Education etc.

Graduates in Applied Psychology intending to qualify as professional psychologists will need to pursue further training at MA or doctoral level. After Graduation, candidates have variety of professional fields including, Clinical, Counseling, Health and Research etc.

Programme Outcome:

On successful completion of the course the students will gain, knowledge base of psychology which will enable them to demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology. The students develop confidence, knowledge and skills in both research and practical application of psychological theory. They will also be able to apply psychological principles to individual, interpersonal, group, and societal issues and will learn to value empirical evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and recognize their role and responsibility as a member of society. Psychology, being a practical field of study, requires an in-depth understanding of human behavior. The programme has been designed to enable the students to have a thorough understanding of the theories, major concepts and mechanisms that in turn enable them understand and interpret human thought and behavior. The students will be groomed to become able designers, implementers, communicators and conductors of basic psychological research. Skills like critical thinking, scientific enquiry, and a methodological approach to various issues related to human behavior and mental processes will enable them to locate, evaluate, analyze and apply psychological information. The students will demonstrate interpersonal awareness and sensitivity to differences and similarities in the way people are treated due to gender, race, ethnicity, culture, class, and sexual orientation. On a personal level the students will be able to apply psychological content and skills to career goals. They will be able to exhibit self-efficacy and self-regulation and refine their management & behavioral skills, and which will enable them to develop meaningful professional direction for life after graduation.