B.Sc in Psychology (B.Sc Psychology)

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 25 Nov, 2020

Average Duration
3 years
Average Fee
10 K-50 K INR annual
Exams Accepted

About B.Sc in Psychology

Psychology is the study of the behaviour of the mind. The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Psychology course includes the study of motives, reactions, crisis management, emotions, social and human development, etc. The programme involves both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics pertaining to it.

B.Sc in Psychology is a three-year undergraduate course which is divided into six semesters. The course has been designed to impart a detailed understanding of the human brain and networks.

Psychology graduates can take a number of routes such as Research Labs, Welfare Organisations, Rehabs, Correctional Programs, etc. Career opportunities like Counsellor, Motivator, Clinical Psychologist, Health Educator, School Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist, Community Relations Officer, and more can be taken up. 

B.Sc in Psychology Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants who want to take B.Sc Psychology should fulfil the following criteria:

  • He/she should have passed 10+2 from a recognized board.
  • He/she must have at least 50 per cent marks in aggregate.
  • He/she should have passed all the subjects in 10+2.

B.Sc in Psychology Syllabus

First Year:

Foundation of Psychological Processes


Creativity and Intelligence

Attention and Perception




Structure and Function of the Nervous System


Methods of Physiological Psychology

Second Year:

Nature of Psychological Research


Problem and Variables

Interview Methods


Experimental Research

Non-Experimental Research

Application of Central Tendencies and Variability

Non-parametric Statistics

Introduction to the  Life Cycle of Development

Problems of Ageing

Cultural Development

Human Development

Social and Emotional Development

Issues and Problems of Human Development in India

Concerns during Puberty, Adolescence and Adulthood

Third Year:


Group Leadership

Inter-group conflict

Empirical Theories in Personality

Self in Psychoanalysis


Community Participation


Ecology and Development

Environmental Wisdom

Prejudice and Discrimination

Cultural Psychology

Cognition and Self Perception

Demography & Social Change

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B.Sc in Psychology Career Options and Job Prospects

Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology can find jobs in government and private sectors. Universities, colleges, schools, clinics, hospitals, agencies, etc. are among the popular sectors that offer high-paying jobs to Psychology graduates.

The significance of Psychology has grown exponentially in recent years and the demand for psychologists and counsellors has increased considerably. To name a few, the general duties of a psychologist include researching human behaviour and emotions, assisting patients in dealing with different mental conditions, providing counselling to patients, etc.

The job profiles that a Psychology graduate can expect are:

  • Health Educator
  • Child Support Specialist 
  • Career Counsellor
  • Community Relations Officer
  • Child Care Worker
  • Rehab Specialist
  • Social Worker

The average salary of a Psychologist in India ranges from Rs 18,000 to Rs 30,000. The salary depends on a number of factors like experience, education, job profile, etc. 

Questions Related to B.Sc Psychology Course

Which are the best public and private institutions for B.Sc Psychology admission with a qualifying exam aggregate of 50% to 80%?

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FAQs about B.Sc in Psychology

I want admission in B.Sc in Psychology. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Maharshi Dayanand University Common Entrance Exam , Madhya Pradesh Pre Agriculture Test , Karnataka Common Entrance Test , NRTI Admission Aptitude Test (NRTI-AAT) , GITAM Science Admission Test are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in B.Sc in Psychology courses.

What are the top colleges offering B.Sc in Psychology courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Science courses : Mount Carmel College (Bangalore) , Sri Venkateswara College (New Delhi) , Presidency College (Berhampur) , St. Xavier's College (Kolkata) , Madras Christian College (Chennai). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer B.Sc in Psychology or not.

What is the average fee for the course B.Sc in Psychology ?

The average fee for B.Sc in Psychology is INR 50,000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to B.Sc in Psychology ?

Some of the popular specializations for B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science) are : Computer Science , Commerce , Critical Care technology , General Sciences , Genetics.

What is the duration of the course B.Sc in Psychology ?

B.Sc in Psychology is a 3 year course.

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