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B.A. in Psychology (B.A. Psychology)

Updated By Abhik Das on 25 Nov, 2020
Average Duration
3 years
Average Fee
10 K-50 K INR annual
Exams Accepted

About B.A. in Psychology

Psychology is the study of the mind and its behaviour. It comprises of several study areas like health, personality, human development, social behaviour, cognitive processes, etc. Psychologists learn all about the factors that make an impact on the thought and behaviour of a person.

A Bachelor's degree in Psychology is an undergraduate degree whose duration is three years. The course includes topics like Biopsychology, Psychology of Individual Differences, Social Psychology, Counselling Psychology, etc. 

Human beings are becoming more and more engrossed in a stressful life which makes way for depression, sickness and complex relationships in the long run. Thus, Psychologists can find a lot of opportunities that offer great job satisfaction, career growth and personal development at Welfare Organisations, Rehabs, NGOs, Hospitals, etc. 

B.A. in Psychology Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who want to go for B.A. in Psychology should have-

  • Passed 10+2 from a recognised board.
  • Secured at least 50-55% in aggregate in Class 12 exam.
  • Passed every subject in 10+2.

B.A. in Psychology Syllabus

First Year: 

Introduction to Psychology (Theory+Practical)

Statistical Methods for Psychological Research- I (Theory+Tutorial)

Biopsychology (Theory + Tutorial)

Psychology of Individual Differences (Theory+Practical)

Environmental Science


English Communication


Second Year:

Development of Psychological Thought (Theory+Tutorial)

Psychological Research (Theory+Practical)

Social Psychology (Theory+Tutorial)

Understanding Psychological Disorders (Theory+Practical)

Statistical Methods for Psychological Research-II (Theory+Tutorial)

Applied Social Psychology (Theory+Practical)





Third Year:

Understanding and Dealing with Psychological DIsorders (Theory+Practical)

Developmental Psychology (Theory+Practical)

Organizational Behaviour (Theory+Practical)

Counselling Psychology (Theory+Practical)





General Electives:

  • Youth Psychology (Theory+ Tutorial)
  • General Psychology (Theory+ Tutorial)
  • Psychology at Work (Theory+ Tutorial)
  • Inter-group Relations (Theory+ Tutorial)
  • Psychology for Health and Well-being (Theory+ Tutorial)
  • Youth, Gender and Identity (Theory+ Tutorial)
  • Psychology and Media (Theory+ Tutorial)

Ability Enhancement Elective Courses (AEEC):

  • Emotional Intelligence (Theory+ Tutorial)
  • Educational Psychology (Theory+ Tutorial)
  • Stress Management (Theory+ Tutorial)
  • Selection and Training (Theory+ Tutorial)
  • Psychological Skills in organization (Theory+ Tutorial)
  • Effective Decision Making (Theory+ Tutorial)

Discipline-Specific Elective (DSE):

  • Psychology of Disability (Theory+ Practical)
  • Human Resource Management (Theory+ Practical)
  • Project/Dissertation (VI Semester)
  • Health Psychology (Theory+ Practical)
  • Psychology of Peace (Theory+ Practical)
  • Community Psychology (Theory+ Practical)
  • Psychological Perspective in Education (Theory+ Practical)
  • Positive Psychology (Theory+ Practical)
  • Cultural and Indigenous Psychology (Theory+ Practical)

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B.A. in Psychology Career Options and Job Prospects

Job seekers in the field of psychology have multiple opportunities that they can explore. With experience in the field, one can easily drive his/her career growth and development. Although the salary of a Psychologist depends on experience, a fresher can begin with Rs 20,000 per month. The salary will surge with further job experience. A Psychology graduate can find jobs as:

  • Careers Counsellors
  • Social Worker
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Health Psychologist
  • Recruiters
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • Researcher
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Community Counsellor

Questions Related to B.A. Psychology Course

Has the UG admission process at Darrang College Tezpur started for the academic year 2021-22? What was the previous year’s Psychology major cutoff score of Darrang College Tezpur?

-AnonymousUpdated on July 21, 2021 04:08 PM
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Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, Darrang College Tezpur has not yet started its UG admission process for the academic year 2021-22. The official ...


Does Marian College Idukki offer any undergraduate programme in Psychology?

-AnonymousUpdated on May 03, 2021 03:42 PM
  • 1 Answer
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, Marian College Idukki does not offer admission into any undergraduate degree programme in Psychology currently. The institute offers ...


What is the eligibility criteria for BA Psychology admission at IGNOU?

-divya yadavUpdated on April 30, 2021 10:30 AM
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Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, the detailed eligibility criteria for BA Psychology admission at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) have been discussed ...


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FAQs about B.A. in Psychology

What are some of the top specialisation for BA Psychology?

Some of the top specialisations for BA Psychology are Human Development, Food & Nutrition, Statistics, MBBS, Italian etc.

Is there any entrance exam to get admission in BA Psychology course?

Yes, some of the entrance exams to pursue BA Psychology are Lovely Professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test, Delhi University Arts, Maharshi Dayanand University Common Entrance Exam, Delhi University Entrance Exam, English and Foreign Languages University Entrance Test, etc.

What are the top colleges in India for BA Psychology course?

Some of the top colleges for BA Psychology are the Institute of Management-Christ University (Bangalore), Gargi College (New Delhi), Miranda House University College for Women (Delhi), Kishinchand Chellaram Law College (Mumbai), College of Social Work (Mumbai), etc.

What is the fee for BA Psychology course?

The average fee for BA Psychology is INR 50,000 to 60,000.

What are some of the major subjects included in BA Psychology course?

Some of the major subjects in the syllabus of BA Psychology are Human Behaviour, Human Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychological Disorders, etc.

How much percentage as an aggregate is required to pursue BA Psychology?

A minimum aggregate of 50% in the qualifying exam is required to pursue BA Psychology.

What is the minimum eligibility to pursue the BA Psychology course?

To pursue BA Psychology, the candidate must have pursued 12th in aby stream or equivalent from a recognised board.

BA Psychology is a UG or a PG level course?

BA Psychology is a UG level course.

What is the duration of BA Psychology course?

BA Psychology is of a total of 3 years duration.

What is BA Psychology course about?

BA Psychology course is about the study areas like health, personality, human development, social behaviour, cognitive processes, etc..

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