Psychology aims to understand human behaviour and mental processes as well as its application to various spheres of human activity. Learning psychology helps to know oneself and others better, improve critical thinking and communication skills, understand relationships, appreciate different stages of development, develop a new perspective on mental health, improve scientific rigor and appreciate the relevance of interdisciplinarity.
The graduate programme in Psychology at Sacred Heart College follows the syllabus approved by MG University for the academic year 2020-21. It is a six semester programme distributed over three years. The course structure consists of 10 core courses in Psychology, 4 complementary courses pertaining to physiology of behaviour, 4 complementary courses in Statistics, 4 courses in psychology practicals, 1 experimental learning project and 1 research project. Additionally, there are 6 common courses in English, 4 common courses in additional languages, 1 open course (elective) and 1 elective core course.
|Semester I||Semester II||Semester III||Semester IV||Semester V||Semester VI|
|Common course English1||Common course English3||Common course English5||Common course English6||Core course 5 Abnormal Psychology||Core course 8 Psychology of maladaptive behaviour|
|Common Course English2||Common course English 4||Second language course3||Second language course4||Core Course 6Foundations of organizational behaviour||Core Course 9 Child development|
|Second language course1||Second language course 2||Core Course 3 Living in the social world||Core Course 4 Social Interactions and Human Behaviour||Core Course 7 Environmental psychology and human rights||Core Course 10 Managing behaviour in organizations|
|Core Course 1 Foundations and methods of Psychology||Core Course 2 Basic cognitive processes||Complementary 1 Course 3 Neurophysiology of behaviour||Complementary 1 Paper 4 Biophysiology of behaviour||Open course Counselling Psychology/ Life Skills Development||Core Course 11 (Choice based -Any one from the options available)|
|Complementary 1 Course 1 Body systems and behaviour||Complementary 1 Course 2 Biological basis of behaviour||Complementary 2 Course 3 Statistical methods and Elementary Probability||Complementary 2 Course 4 Statistical inference||Psychology Practical Experimental Psychology||Psychology Practical Psychological assessment|
|Complementary 2 Course 1 Basic Statistics||Complementary 2 paper 2 Statistical tools||Psychology Practical||Psychology Practical||Project 1||Project 2|
Opportunities after B.Sc. Psychology:
Higher Studies: M. Sc. Psychology, Applied Psychology, Counselling Psychology and programmes for which the eligibility is a graduate degree
Career Options: Advertising Executive, Career Counsellor, Child Care Worker, Market Researcher, Teacher, Health Educator, Psychiatric Assistant, School Psychologist/Counsellor, Staff Recruiter, Mental Health Worker or Public Servant.
Dr. Lakshmi Mahadevan, M.A. Ph.D.
Advisory Team: Rev. Dr. Varghese Pudussery CMI, Director, Santhwana Counselling Centre.
Rev. James Kunthara, MA Counselling Psychology.