BA / B.Sc. - Dual Specialization - Psychology and Behaviour (3+1 years)

DETAILS

The School of Liberal Studies (SoLS) offers one-of-a-kind transdisciplinary learning and field-based training in disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. 

SoLS offers the following Four-year undergraduate programmes (FYUP) as options for dual majors leading to a BA/BSc research honours degree in Liberal Studies:

  1. Applied Mathematics 
  2. Applied Statistics
  3. Economics with Data Science
  4. History 
  5. Literature
  6. Political Science
  7. Psychology and Behaviour
  8. Sociology

Example: A BSc in Liberal Studies with a double major in Psychology and Behaviour, and Economics with Data Science, could be beneficial not just for those keen on pursuing an MBA in HR or Finance, but also for those interested in financial markets and human behaviour. A BSc. in Liberal Studies, with a major in Economics Data Science, and History, could become a joint major programme geared towards understanding the evolving nature of societies and economic systems and applying their knowledge and training in policy paradigms. Similarly, B.Sc. in Liberal Studies, with a major in Psychology and Behaviour, and Political Science, could help unravel demographic and social changes influencing individual behaviour. The possibilities are endless.

 

Psychology and Behaviour

The course is specially designed to develop scientific, analytical, and reflective rigour and facilitates the learner to become an independent researcher and an evidence-based practitioner in the field of Psychology. Teaching is provided through a combination of lectures, seminars or workshops. Some papers have a practical component and take place in the psychology laboratory.

Teaching takes place through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, laboratory work and fieldwork. In addition to regular classes, masterclasses by distinguished national and international professors and subject-matter experts are organised to facilitate exchange of current research in the field. Hence, students get the opportunity to learn from the best from across the world.

Duration

Duration of Program

3+1 Years (6/8 Semesters) Optional

Seats

Seats

*

Details

PEO1

Graduates who are well-informed learners, aware of the recent advances in the field of Psychology and its application.

PEO2

Graduates who possess the scientific, analytical and reflective rigour to carry out independent research.

PEO3

Graduates who are specialists in their field but are also interdisciplinary thinkers.

PEO4

Graduates who take an inter and trans-disciplinary approach to solve the real world complex issues.

PSO1

Fostering the affective, behavioural and cognitive development of learners and building responsible psychology professionals and researchers.

PSO2

Good understanding and comprehension of core psychological concepts and theories.

PSO3

Developing scientific rigour and attitude.

PSO4

Promoting and facilitating the application of psychology in everyday life and problem solving.

PSO5

Establishing a connection with the community.

PSO6

Promoting and facilitating self-awareness, personal growth and well-being.

PSO7

Ability to communicate one’s ideas, thoughts and needs effectively.

A good graduate degree in psychology is an essential first step for a career in the field of psychology, be it as a researcher or practitioner.

  • Our psychology graduates not only acquire subject-based skills and understanding of the core concepts and specialisations in psychology but also transferable skills that add to their personal and professional development.
  • These skills include but are not limited to problem-solving, teamwork, ethical leadership, time management, effective communication and presentation skills, carrying out independent inquiry and research, report writing, and data management.
  • These skills are essential in most industries and help the student to be future-ready for any workplace setting.
  • Our graduates can progress to a research career, career in data science and related fields, or move on to a higher degree such as an MSc or PhD/DPhil in the field of Psychology.

Minimum 50% marks in class X and XII (any Stream)

  1. Math/Eco/ Political Sc. in 12th will be preferred.
  2. Non-Mathematics background students will undergo Remedial Mathematics module in Semester 1.

 

 

Aptitude Test/ Valid JEE Score/ CUET Score

 

SEM

CORE + PROGRAMME SPECIFIC ELECTIVES

 

 

3 Year Total=54 Credits

4 Year Total=66 Credits

SCHOOL FOR LIFE (SKILL BASED)

 

Total= 28 Credits

CREDITS FOR SEMESTER

 

[3 Year Total

=54+14+28=96]

 

[4 Year Total= 66+14+28= 108]

I

 

PB 101: FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY-I (4)

 

Other foundational courses

 

-Learning how to learn-2 credits

 

-Living Conversations-2 credits

SEM 1+ Other foundational courses+ SFL=

4+14+4=22 Credits

II

 

PB 201: FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY-II (4)

 

PB 202: STATISTICAL METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY-I (4)

 

PB 203: HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY (4)

 

PB 204: BRAIN AND BEHAVIOUR (4)

 

-Leadership and Teamwork-2 credits

 

-Critical Thinking and Academic Writing-3 credits

SEM 2+SFL=

16+5= 21 Credits

III

 

PB 301: STATISTICAL METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY-II (4)

 

PB 302: APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

 

PB 303: RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY (3)

 

 

-Design Thinking-2 credits

 

-Ethical Leadership in 21st Century- 3 credits

SEM 3+ SFL= 10+5=15 Credits

IV

 

PB 401: LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT (3)

 

PB 402: COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY (3)

 

PB 403: APPLIED PSYCHOMETRY (2)

 

 

-Working with Data-2 credits

 

-Environment and Sustainability-Himalaya Fellowship- 4 credits

SEM 4+ SFL= 8+6=15 Credits

V

 

PB 501: PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS-I (3)

 

-Persuasive Presence-2 credits

 

-Start your start-up 3 credits

SEM 5+SFL= 7+5=12 Credits

Choose any two courses:

 

PB 502: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR/

 

PB 503: COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY/

 

PB 504: COGNITIVE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY(2)

 

 

 

VI

 

PB 601: PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS-II (3)

 

Choose any one course from the basket below:

 

Solving Complex Problems-3 credits

 

Technologies of the Future-3 credits

 

Future Casting-

3 credits

 

Managing Relationships and Being Happy-

3 credits

SEM 6+ SFL= 9+3=12 Credits

Choose any one course:

 

PB 602: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT/

 

PB 603: BIOPSYCHOLOGY OF MENTAL HEALTH/

 

PB 604: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY/

 

PB 605: POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

 

PB 606: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY (2)

 

Choose any one course:

 

PB 607: COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY/

 

PB 608: MANAGING CONFLICTS IN ORGANIZATIONS/

 

PB 609: TECHNIQUES IN NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (2)

 

PB 610: WRITING THE RESEARCH PROTOCOL (2)

 

VII

 

PB 701: RESEARCH PROPOSAL (2)

 

SEM7=2 Credits

VIII

 

PB 801: DISSERTATION (10)

 

SEM8=10 Credits

 

 

 

SPECIALIZED TRACKS

- FOR SPECIALISATIONS IN COUNSELLING: PB 503 (Counselling and Psychotherapy) +PB 604 (Health Psychology) or PB 605  (Positive Psychology) + PB 607 (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

 

- FOR SPECIALISATION IN ORGANISATION BEHAVIOUR: PB 502 (Organizational Behaviour) + PB 602 (Human Resource Management) + PB 608 (Managing conflicts in Organizations)

 

- FOR SPECIALISATION IN COGNITIVE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY:  PB 504 (Cognitive Neuropsychology) + PB 603 (Biopsychology of Mental Health) + PB 609 (Techniques in Neuropsychology)

 

 

 

COURSES FOR MINOR (Total credits required 20)

  • PB 201: FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY-II (4) (Compulsory)

Note: To minor in Psychology, for the remaining 16 credits, choose at least one course from the core courses offered across semesters 3 to 6.

 

Details

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

PEO1

Graduates who are well-informed learners, aware of the recent advances in the field of Psychology and its application.

PEO2

Graduates who possess the scientific, analytical and reflective rigour to carry out independent research.

PEO3

Graduates who are specialists in their field but are also interdisciplinary thinkers.

PEO4

Graduates who take an inter and trans-disciplinary approach to solve the real world complex issues.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSOs)

PSO1

Fostering the affective, behavioural and cognitive development of learners and building responsible psychology professionals and researchers.

PSO2

Good understanding and comprehension of core psychological concepts and theories.

PSO3

Developing scientific rigour and attitude.

PSO4

Promoting and facilitating the application of psychology in everyday life and problem solving.

PSO5

Establishing a connection with the community.

PSO6

Promoting and facilitating self-awareness, personal growth and well-being.

PSO7

Ability to communicate one’s ideas, thoughts and needs effectively.

Career Prospects

A good graduate degree in psychology is an essential first step for a career in the field of psychology, be it as a researcher or practitioner.

  • Our psychology graduates not only acquire subject-based skills and understanding of the core concepts and specialisations in psychology but also transferable skills that add to their personal and professional development.
  • These skills include but are not limited to problem-solving, teamwork, ethical leadership, time management, effective communication and presentation skills, carrying out independent inquiry and research, report writing, and data management.
  • These skills are essential in most industries and help the student to be future-ready for any workplace setting.
  • Our graduates can progress to a research career, career in data science and related fields, or move on to a higher degree such as an MSc or PhD/DPhil in the field of Psychology.
Eligibility

Minimum 50% marks in class X and XII (any Stream)

  1. Math/Eco/ Political Sc. in 12th will be preferred.
  2. Non-Mathematics background students will undergo Remedial Mathematics module in Semester 1.

 

 

Selection Citeria

Aptitude Test/ Valid JEE Score/ CUET Score

Curriculum

 

SEM

CORE + PROGRAMME SPECIFIC ELECTIVES

 

 

3 Year Total=54 Credits

4 Year Total=66 Credits

SCHOOL FOR LIFE (SKILL BASED)

 

Total= 28 Credits

CREDITS FOR SEMESTER

 

[3 Year Total

=54+14+28=96]

 

[4 Year Total= 66+14+28= 108]

I

 

PB 101: FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY-I (4)

 

Other foundational courses

 

-Learning how to learn-2 credits

 

-Living Conversations-2 credits

SEM 1+ Other foundational courses+ SFL=

4+14+4=22 Credits

II

 

PB 201: FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY-II (4)

 

PB 202: STATISTICAL METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY-I (4)

 

PB 203: HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY (4)

 

PB 204: BRAIN AND BEHAVIOUR (4)

 

-Leadership and Teamwork-2 credits

 

-Critical Thinking and Academic Writing-3 credits

SEM 2+SFL=

16+5= 21 Credits

III

 

PB 301: STATISTICAL METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY-II (4)

 

PB 302: APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

 

PB 303: RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY (3)

 

 

-Design Thinking-2 credits

 

-Ethical Leadership in 21st Century- 3 credits

SEM 3+ SFL= 10+5=15 Credits

IV

 

PB 401: LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT (3)

 

PB 402: COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY (3)

 

PB 403: APPLIED PSYCHOMETRY (2)

 

 

-Working with Data-2 credits

 

-Environment and Sustainability-Himalaya Fellowship- 4 credits

SEM 4+ SFL= 8+6=15 Credits

V

 

PB 501: PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS-I (3)

 

-Persuasive Presence-2 credits

 

-Start your start-up 3 credits

SEM 5+SFL= 7+5=12 Credits

Choose any two courses:

 

PB 502: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR/

 

PB 503: COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY/

 

PB 504: COGNITIVE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY(2)

 

 

 

VI

 

PB 601: PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS-II (3)

 

Choose any one course from the basket below:

 

Solving Complex Problems-3 credits

 

Technologies of the Future-3 credits

 

Future Casting-

3 credits

 

Managing Relationships and Being Happy-

3 credits

SEM 6+ SFL= 9+3=12 Credits

Choose any one course:

 

PB 602: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT/

 

PB 603: BIOPSYCHOLOGY OF MENTAL HEALTH/

 

PB 604: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY/

 

PB 605: POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

 

PB 606: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY (2)

 

Choose any one course:

 

PB 607: COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY/

 

PB 608: MANAGING CONFLICTS IN ORGANIZATIONS/

 

PB 609: TECHNIQUES IN NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (2)

 

PB 610: WRITING THE RESEARCH PROTOCOL (2)

 

VII

 

PB 701: RESEARCH PROPOSAL (2)

 

SEM7=2 Credits

VIII

 

PB 801: DISSERTATION (10)

 

SEM8=10 Credits

 

 

 

SPECIALIZED TRACKS

- FOR SPECIALISATIONS IN COUNSELLING: PB 503 (Counselling and Psychotherapy) +PB 604 (Health Psychology) or PB 605  (Positive Psychology) + PB 607 (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

 

- FOR SPECIALISATION IN ORGANISATION BEHAVIOUR: PB 502 (Organizational Behaviour) + PB 602 (Human Resource Management) + PB 608 (Managing conflicts in Organizations)

 

- FOR SPECIALISATION IN COGNITIVE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY:  PB 504 (Cognitive Neuropsychology) + PB 603 (Biopsychology of Mental Health) + PB 609 (Techniques in Neuropsychology)

 

 

 

COURSES FOR MINOR (Total credits required 20)

  • PB 201: FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY-II (4) (Compulsory)

Note: To minor in Psychology, for the remaining 16 credits, choose at least one course from the core courses offered across semesters 3 to 6.

 

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