Benefits of Pursuing a Psychology Degree

Psychology is one of the most fascinating fields of study among students nowadays. This multidimensional scientific field explores the inner workings of the mind and the factors that contribute to human behaviour. Pursuing psychology as a subject not only allows students to improve their interpersonal and workplace skills but also opens a wide range of professional options. The graduates of psychology get lifelong advantages with several professional options and advanced study in psychology or counselling, such as a Master’s Degree in Counselling or a Doctorate in Psychology. It offers a chance to dive into counselling-related courses, physiotherapy, and other therapeutic courses. Apart from getting professional benefits, students also enter this scientific field to continue their passionate interest in learning more about the human mind and behaviour.

Lets find out the key benefits of a psychology degree that everyone should know.

Prepares for a wide variety of career options

The study of psychology prepares a student for a wide variety of career options. These include careers in:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology

Opportunity to learn about yourself and others

This career option also enables a person to learn about how the mind works, thoughts, and feelings. In addition, students can also develop an understanding of other people. This will help them create and maintain memorable relationships in the personal as well as a professional arena.

Choosing an in-demand career

Jobs in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology and Industrial Organisational Psychology are in great demand these days. In addition, different openings also exist in schools, hospitals, social service agencies, etc. Employment opportunities in clinical, counselling and Educational Institutions are set to grow by 14% in the coming years while that for organisationalinstitutional psychologists are to grow by 6%. 

As per data released by the US Department of Labour Bureau, psychologists jobs are set to grow by 3% between 2019 and 2029. 

Analyse, interpret and record data

Those who pursue a career in psychology get quality time to learn about different research methods. In addition, students are required to learn skills like data gathering, organisation, analysis and interpretation. This makes it a viable career option for anyone interested in research methodologies and their interpretation.

Offers opportunities in numerous fields

In addition, students get opportunities to pursue a career in a broader spectrum. A career can be pursued in fields like advertising, business, criminal justice, education, health, human resources, management, marketing, public affairs, and sales.  

Where to pursue a career in psychology?

Chitrakoot School of Liberal Arts at Shoolini University is the right choice for pursuing a psychology degree. The School is known for its innovations, including The Belletristic: Shoolini Loves Literature Society which is credited to host Himachals first literature festival. In addition, the Chitrakoot School of Liberal Arts organises different webinars and international conferences with active participation by different subject experts, including those from the stream of psychology.

Shoolini is also ranked the No.1 Private University in India (THE Rankings 2023) which makes it a top institution for pursuing different Psychology programs.

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Lets know more about the various psychology programs offered by Shoolini University and their career scope.

BA Psychology

Shoolini University offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or BA (Hons) in Psychology and Counseling. This is an eight-semester and four-year program.

BA Psychology at Shoolini University covers developmental, educational, social, and industrial psychology. Psychopathology, guidance and counselling, forensic psychology, environmental psychology, and sports psychology are also included in this program.

After completing a BA (Hons) in Psychology and Counseling, students are likely to develop a thorough understanding of different behavioural habits, personality traits and the psychology of the human mind.

Career opportunities for BA Psychology

There is a wide scope for those who complete a Psychology Degree. On completing BA in Psychology, students can work as:

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counsellor
  • Social Worker
  • Journalist
  • Teacher
  • Researcher
  • Psychiatric Technician

MA/MSc Psychology

Shoolini also offers a Masters Degree in Psychology, which opens a gateway of opportunities for researchers. As indicated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2026, there will be a 20% increase in the demand for psychologists. Students who have completed MA/MSc Psychology will be eligible to work as psychologists.

Shoolini University’s MA/MSc Psychology includes human behaviour and psyche. Crisis management, motivation, conflict resolution, group thinking, and sentiments are also explored. Emphasis is also laid on applied psychometry, self and positive psychology, CBT, personality theory, multivariate techniques, positive psychology, etc.

Career scope for MA/MSc Psychology

Students who pursue MA/MSc Psychology at Shoolini University get a placement as:

  • Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Social Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Health Psychologist
  • Industrial Psychologist
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • School Psychologist
  • Community Counsellor

PhD Psychology

Shoolini University’s 3-year PhD Psychology program prepares students for academic or research careers. PhD Psychology covers cognition, perception, behaviour, and neuroscience. Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Industrial Psychology, and Social Psychology are significant fields of research at Shoolini University.

PhD Psychology scholars at Shoolini have international exchange opportunities with leading universities like the University of Arkansas, USA, Lanzhou University, China, University of Naples, Italy, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan, Gachon University, South Korea, and South Dakota Mines University, USA.

Career Scope for PhD Psychology

Students who complete PhD Psychology from Shoolini University can explore career opportunities like:

  • Psychotherapist
  • Consultant Psychologist
  • Organizational Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Family Therapist
  • Academician and Researcher
  • Neuropsychologist

Shoolini University has a dedicated Placement Cell that ensures worthy placements for its BA (Hons) Psychology and Counselling students, and MA/MSc and PhD students. Students have been placed in companies like Edelweiss, Genpact, Hindustan Unilever Limited and The Lemon Tree to name a few where they deal with psychology-related issues of other staff members and cater to different subject-related assignments in their chosen area of work.

Why study psychology?

There is imminent career growth and scope for those who complete a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Psychology. 

Growing need for psychology professionals

There is an immense need for professionals who can understand the human mind and psychology. With stress levels on the rise in our workspace, psychologists are in high demand. Problems like depression, anxiety, sleep loss and broken relationships impact the personal and professional life of people, companies also seek the services of good psychologists so that the professional competency of the unit does not suffer.

Opportunity to explore new research areas

Psychology offers a niche research area through which different aspects of the human mind can be explored. Research topics like clinical psychology, education, psychology, etc., have a lot to offer and explore that researchers in Psychology get to experience every day of their professional life. 


Psychology is a vast subject that has many aspects. This is also a rare professional course that is offered both in the Arts and Science streams. In addition, it is also one of the most popular degree programs that open opportunities in numerous fields like healthcare, industry, education, social service, criminal justice, and legal services.

If you are considering pursuing a professional career in psychology, there can be no better place than Shoolini University. With 3,000+ placements in top companies, 250+global alliances and 1,100+ patents filed, your career in psychology will touch a new high when you enrol here. Not only will you engage in real research and learn from the best but will also study at an institution that is No. 1 in India in Citations per paper

Make the right choice and head to Shoolini University!

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