Psychology, in simple terms, is the study of human mind and human behavior. A student of psychology has to study how a human mind works in different situations, how it develops perception, what are the various circumstances and how they affect the development of human behavior. Although psychology is introduced at school level in India, it is only at the college level when one learns the basic theories and applications related to Psychology and Psychoanalysis. Psychology courses at the undergraduate level are generally application based and prepare students for entry level jobs in related fields.
BA Psychology deals with the counseling aspects of Psychology and is application based. A student with a BA degree in Psychology is more likely to find a job as guidance counselors with various organizations. Where as, B.Sc. in Psychology deals with the clinical aspect of Psychology and a student has to learn statistics and research methodologies in addition to other subjects associated with Psychology. B.Sc. Psychology is suited for students who have an interest in Mathematics and reasoning.
BA Psychology is ideal for students who have a leaning towards Arts and Social Sciences and are willing to take up an in-depth study of psychology.
In BA Psychology, students learn mainly about the processing of the human mind and human behaviour. They study how humans behave differently in different circumstances while dealing with different sets of people. On the basis of this, various conclusions are drawn.
10+2 examination with English as a core subject.