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BA/BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counseling

BA/BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counseling is a four-year full-time undergraduate course spread over eight semesters. Psychology is the study of human mood, psyche and mental behavior and aims at understanding human conduct and thinking through its social interaction, language, communication, motivation, emotions, and decision making. 

Demand and Supply

This course would enable better understanding of behavioural habits, personality types, and working of human mind. Study of this field has incredible career opportunities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there is almost a 20% increase in demand for psychologists in general through 2026. Therefore, students in the field can anticipate extensive job opportunities.

Course Significance and Need

A degree in Psychology and Counselling would enable better understanding of people with physical, emotional and mental health issues. It will improve their sense of well‐being, alleviate feelings of distress and resolve crisis. The application of this subject is across various areas such as educational institutes, hospitals, organisations, private practice and so on. The course offers the opportunity to explore psychology as a vast subject itself, but every course that requires studying about human anatomy and related subjects also include basic concepts of psychology.

Career Opportunities in BA/BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counseling

  • Psychotherapist
  • Consultant Psychologists
  • Organisational Psychologists
  • Forensic Psychology Therapists







Semester I 1 University Foundation 3 Foundation
2 Psychology and Mental Health 3 Cluster Foundation
3 Introduction to Psychology-I 4 Core
4 Introduction to Psychology-II 4 Core
5 Functional English-I 3 Foundation
6 Living in Digital Age 3 Foundation
7 SPRINT-I 1 Life Skills
Total 21  
Semester II 1 Aptitude New 2 Foundation
2 English Writing & Speaking (New) 2 Foundation
3 Functional English-2 3 Foundation 
4 Systems of Psychology  4 Core 
5 Introduction to Bio-psyhcology  4 Core 
6 Psychology and Relationships  3 Cluster Foundation
7 Sprint I 1 Life Skills
8 Social Project 1  
Total 20  
Semester III 1 University Foundation 3 Foundation
2 Social Psychology 4 Core 
3 Cognitive Psychology 4 Core 
4 Minor-I 4 Minor
5 Minor-II 4 Minor 
6 SPRINT-II 1 Life Skills
Total  20  
Semester IV 1 Winter Internship  2  
2 University Foundation 3 Foundation
3 Psyopathology and Psychodiagnostics 4 Core 
4 Psychology of Personality 4 Core 
5 Minor-III 4 Minor
6 Minor-IV 4 Minor 
Total 22  
Semester V 1 Developmental Psychology 3 Core 
2 Fundamentals of Counselling Skills 3 Core 
3 Departmental Elective-I 3 Core Elective 
4 Minor-V 4 Minor 
5 Minor-VI 4 Minor 
6 SPRINT-IV 1 Life Skills
Total 18  
Semester VI 1 Winter Internship-III 2 Core 
2 Psychometrics, Intelligence, Thinking and Language 3 Core Elective 
3 Departmental Elective-II 3 Core Elective 
4 Departmental Elective-III 3 Core 
5 Mental Health, Counselling, Psychotherapy  3 Minor 
6 Minor-VII 4 Minor 
7 Minor-VIII 4 Life Skills
8 SPRINT-V 1 Common 
9 Research Methodology 3  
Total 26  
Semester VII 1 Minor-IX 4 Minor 
2 SPRINT 2 Life Skills
3 Research Work 10 Research 
Total 16  
Semester VIII 1 Minor-X 4 Minor 
2 SPRINT/Community Research Project 2 Life Skills
3 Research Paper-I 3 Research 
4 Internship/Lab work 2 Research 
5 Research Dissertation 8 Research 
Total 19  
Total Credits 162  
Deparment Elective (3 Credits Each) (Choose equivalent to 9 credits (3 courses))
Introduction to School Psychology 
Child Psychology 
Organizational behaviour 
Forensic Psychology
Correctional Psychology

Vipin Pubby
Vipin PubbyProfessor
Subodh Saurabh Singh
Subodh Saurabh SinghAssociate Professor
Tej Nath Dhar
Tej Nath DharProfessor
Deepshikha Thakur
Deepshikha ThakurAssistant Professor
Supriya Srivastava
Supriya SrivastavaAssistant Professor
Mala Tripathi
Mala TripathiAssistant Professor
Anupama Chandel
Anupama ChandelAssistant Professor
Apar Kaushik
Apar KaushikAssistant Professor
Indu Negi
Indu NegiAssistant Professor
BhawnaAssistant Professor
Isha Jaswal
Isha JaswalAssistant Professor
Navreet Sahi
Navreet SahiAssociate Professor
Rajesh Williams
Rajesh WilliamsAssistant Professor
Hemant Kumar Sharma
Hemant Kumar SharmaAssistant Professor

Frequently Asked Questions

The faculty of Science at Shoolini University comprises highly accomplished academicians with extensive research and teaching experience across the globe. Most hold doctoral degrees from esteemed universities in India and have gained postdoctoral experience from renowned institutions worldwide, including the United States and Europe.

What are the future opportunities after completing BA/BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counseling from Shoolini University?

After completing a BA/BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counseling program from Shoolini University, you can find rewarding employment as a clinical psychologist, counselling psychologist, forensic psychologist, social worker, and more. Graduates can also pursue further education for advanced career opportunities in research, academia, and clinical practice.

Shoolini University offers students of psychology and counseling various opportunities for industry exposure. These include tie-ups with healthcare organisations, internships, fieldwork programs, guest lectures and industry expert talks. This ensures that students receive practical training and are equipped with the latest industry knowledge to prepare them for successful careers.

Yes, practical training sessions, case studies, and field visits are also incorporated into the curriculum to provide hands-on learning experience to students. The program provides students with both theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of psychology and counselling.

Shoolini University has a dedicated Placement Cell that helps students secure lucrative jobs after completing BA/BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counseling program. Graduates can work in fields such as counseling, human resource management, social work, education, and research. They can also opt for further studies in psychology, counselling or related fields.

Yes, Shoolini University has a strong alumni network. The active alumni association helps connect graduates, faculty members, and current students, providing a platform for networking, mentorship, and career guidance. This helps build long-term relationships between the university and its graduates.

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Course Details

  • Eligibility: 10+2 (in any stream) with minimum 55% marks

  • Admission Criteria: CUET/NEET/JEE/ SAT or Shoolini University's multiple choice entrance test (SU-SAT)

  • Duration: 4 years

  • Semester Fee

    Himachal Pradesh Domicile : 54450
    Others : 60000


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