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B.Sc Psychology

Course Description

Psychology is a vital field that focuses on understanding human behavior, emotions, and thought processes. It enhances empathy, interpersonal skills, and self-awareness, promoting mental well-being. As societal awareness of mental health issues increases, psychology is relevant across various professions, including counseling, human resources, marketing, education, and healthcare. It equips individuals with critical evaluation skills and cultural understanding of behavior. Psychology courses cover topics like: cognitive processes, emotions, personality, and social behavior, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of human interactions. Practical components, such as self-reflection, resilience, and stress management, help students navigate their psychological well-being. Mental health topics such as therapy techniques and preventive strategies are also covered. Psychology courses also emphasize critical thinking, scientific inquiry, and cultural understanding. Practical components, like internships and hands-on projects, allow students to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world settings. Communication skills, such as active listening and empathy, are emphasized throughout the course, preparing students for success in personal and professional interactions.

Program Outcome

PO1: A comprehensive understanding of various aspects of human behavior, including cognition, emotions, social interactions, and development.

PO2: Fosters self-awareness that helps to understand their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It also enhances interpersonal skills, improving communication and relationship-building abilities.

PO3: Provides an opportunity to specialize in specific areas of psychology such as clinical psychology, counseling, organizational psychology, or educational psychology based on their interests and career goals.

PO4: The course often includes practical components, providing graduates with the skills to apply psychological principles in real-world scenarios, whether in counseling, organizational settings, or other contexts.

PO5: Provides a strong foundation for those interested in pursuing advanced degrees such as master’s or doctoral programs in psychology, counseling, or related fields.


A person who has passed Higher Secondary/Intermediate (10+2) in any stream or equivalent to it shall be eligible for the course

Course Design

B.Sc Psychology is a 3 year full time course with 6 semesters affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. The course comprises 10 core papers, 8 complimentary papers, 10 language papers, 4 practical papers and 2 projects.

Study Area

BSc Psychology is a 3 year full time course with 6 semesters affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. The study period includes various subjects such as:

  • Foundations and methods of Psychology
  • Basic cognitive processes
  • Living in the social world
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Organizational Psychology

Career Opportunities

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counseling psychologist
  • School psychologist
  • Researcher
  • Rehabilitation psychologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Psycho-oncologist
  • Military Psychologist
  • Sports Psychologist

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