Psychology and Behaviour

B.Sc. (Hons.) - Psychology and Behaviour

Program Details

The B.Sc. (Hons.) Psychology and Behaviour program follows a multidisciplinary approach to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of various aspects of mental processes and human behaviour. The program emphasizes research-led teaching through a curriculum covering various psychological domains such as clinical, developmental, organizational, cognitive, and social psychology, cognitive neuropsychology, and organizational behaviour. The program provides access to a state-of-the-art psychology lab with industry-standard equipment, enabling students to gain hands-on experience with EEG, virtual reality headsets, psychometric assessments, and data analysis tools.

A distinctive feature of this program is its commitment to fostering well-being through student-led initiatives. Students engage in real-world applications of psychological principles, addressing societal challenges, and contributing to the well-being of individuals and communities. Students promote mental health awareness in the university and local community, through the student-led newsletter ‘Mental Health Matters’ with articles written and edited by our undergraduate students.

Students are required to undertake subjects from allied fields such as Political Science, History, Sociology, Mathematics and Statistics to explore congruencies with their core fields of study. Students also attend research seminars, lecture series, conferences and master classes facilitated by globally renowned academicians to stay abreast of the latest in their chosen field and gain hands-on training for applying theoretical concepts in real-world scenarios.

Students are assessed through diverse methods such as presentations, posters, role plays, podcasts, etc., fostering their overall development and ensuring a comprehensive learning experience.

Students can pursue an additional fourth year and graduate with an honours degree. Students who opt for the fourth year are exposed to internships, dissertations, and field visits to various NGOs, counselling centres, and hospitals. They also visit well-appointed labs in relevant institutions to have first-hand experience of practice and research.

Program Highlights

  1. The Psychology and Behaviour program cultivates critical thinking, empirical research proficiency, analytical acumen, and a thorough comprehension of psychological phenomena, theories, and their societal implications.
  2. Training in data analysis through tools such as SPSS, MATLAB, and NVIVO, focusing on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method approaches.
  3. Transdisciplinary learning environment with exposure to learners from six UPES schools viz. Engineering, Computer Science, Law, Management, Design and Health Sciences.
  4. Access to globally renowned academicians, researchers, subject matter experts (SMEs) and thinkers from marquee academic and research institutions such as Cambridge, Cornell, Imperial College, NUS Singapore, NIMHANS (under progress), and Madras School of Social Work, enabling exposure to innovative knowledge and perspectives in the field and participation in cutting-edge research.
  5. Opportunities for developing applied skills through firsthand learning experiences in the form of internships, fellowships, research seminars, and masterclasses.

Career Opportunities

The B.Sc. (Hons.) Psychology and Behaviour program opens doors to diverse career paths, including clinical psychology, counselling, research, education, organizational behaviour, cognitive neuroscience, and more.

An undergraduate degree in psychology lays the foundations for rewarding careers in various roles across the public and private sectors such as:

  • Academic/Researcher
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Professional
  • Counsellor/Psychotherapist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Rehabilitation Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychologist
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Program Manager/Coordinator in NGOs
  • Social Scientist
  • Policymaker
  • Neuroscientists

Furthermore, graduates with training in psychology can make successful careers in the rapidly evolving fields of user experience research and human-computer interface development.

Fee Structure

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The minimum eligibility criteria for Psychology and Behaviour to be fulfilled by interested students are as follows: 

  • 50% in 10th & 12th in any stream

Selection Criteria

Selection to the B.Sc. (Hons.) Economics with Data Science program is highly competitive and is limited to an intake of only 40 students. The selection criteria is a valid SAT score/ CUET.

The two steps of the selection process entail:

  1. Profile-based shortlisting
  2. Interview Process with Expert Panel


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