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A BA (Hons) in 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. The basic minimum eligibility for pursuing BA (Hons) Psychology and Counseling is class XII from a recognized board. For minimum aggregate score/ percentage, please speak with your admissions counsellor or visit our website www.shooliniuniversity.com 

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 improve their sense of well‐being, alleviate feelings of distress and resolve crises. The application of this subject is across various areas such as educational institutes, hospitals, organizations, 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 the field of psychology, theory and practical go hand in hand and with the demand growing for practitioners, a career in psychology is highly rewarding. Career opportunities include roles in areas such as market research, advertising, negotiator, and even content writer. This degree also imparts analytical and reasoning skills which are increasingly valued by employers. Once experienced, there is a wide scope for earning well and for travelling overseas. Successful graduates are equipped with a broad range of skills, including critical thinking, deeper understanding of behavior and mental processes and writing that can be harnessed in many different careers. 

Psychologists can work as counsellors at universities, hospitals, schools, MNCs, clinics, government agencies, and many more. The need for professional psychologists is high in demand as problems in society continue to grow.

Job Opportunities 

Graduates of this discipline can eventually work as Psychotherapist, Consultant Psychologists, Organizational Psychologists, Forensic Psychology, School and University Counsellors, Family therapists, etc., and also build a career in academics & research. 

 

  Sr. No. COURSE NAME CREDITS  COURSE TYPE
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 
8      
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
Online SWAYAM/MOOCS

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  • 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
    Non-Himachal Pradesh Domicile : 60000

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