In a hallmark move, and in answer to popular request from students, Stella Maris College introduced the undergraduate B.Sc Psychology degree in the academic year of June, 2016. Offered as an ancillary subject until now, the decision was validated by the overwhelming response from students.  The mission of the Department of Psychology, Stella Maris College, is to “maximize individual potential by equipping every student with the knowledge of Psychology thereby bringing about holistic growth of self and transforming them into ambassadors for social intervention.”

To this end, the Department offers an interesting bandwidth of courses as students work through the 3 year undergraduate degree. Hence, in addition to strong basic foundation courses, the Department offers courses such as Rehabilitation Psychology, Consumer Psychology and Psychology of Adolescence to  name a few.

Going beyond academics, the Department plans to invite scholars, researchers and clinical practitioners to lecture and share their expertise with students. This move ties in with the Vision of the Department, which is, “to create an inclusive, integrated and healthy community that facilitates in building an empathetic, humane and empowered society.”

The Department faculty work to stay abreast of emerging trends and academic research in the subject.  Given this, the course will evolve to include new academic material and practices that emerge globally.

Bachelor of Science - B.Sc. Psychology

Major Core Courses

  • Basic Psychology - I & II
  • Developmental Psychology - I & II
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Statistics for Psycology - I & II
  • Abnormal Psychology - I & II
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Psychological Testing
  • Applied Psychology

Allied Core Courses

  • Social Psychology - I & II
  • Foundations of Bio Psychology
  • Health Psychology

Major Elective Courses

  • Organisational Psychology
  • Project
  • Human resource Management
  • Rehabilitation Psychology

Allied Elective Courses

  • Social Enterprise Management
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Cyber Security and Forensics
  • Industrial Relations

The Department offers the following General Elective Courses to students of other departments

  • Fundamentals of Human Behaviour
  • Basics Skills in Counselling
  • Personality Enrichment
  • Psychology of Adolescence
  • General Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Behaviour