The Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honors in Psychology is an interdisciplinary program designed to offer students a deep understanding of human behavior, cognition, and emotion within the broader context of society and culture. This comprehensive psychology degree integrates principles from sociology, anthropology, and other social sciences, providing students with a holistic perspective on individual and group dynamics. Through a combination of theoretical study, research projects, and practical applications, students develop the knowledge and skills necessary for careers in counseling, social work, human resources, research, education, and beyond.

Core Curriculum

  1. Foundations of Psychology:

Students delve into the fundamental theories, concepts, and research methods that form the backbone of psychological inquiry. Topics may include the history of psychology, basic principles of behaviorism, cognitive psychology, and the biological basis of behavior.

  1. Developmental Psychology:

This course examines the psychological processes and milestones of human development across the lifespan, from infancy to old age. Students explore theories of cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development, as well as factors that influence individual growth and maturation.

  1. Social Psychology:

Students investigate the ways in which individuals are influenced by social factors, group dynamics, and interpersonal relationships. Topics may include conformity, obedience, attitudes, prejudice, group behavior, and social influence.

  1. Cognitive Psychology:

This course focuses on the study of mental processes such as perception, memory, learning, language, and problem-solving. Students explore theories and models of cognition, as well as practical applications in areas such as education, decision-making, and artificial intelligence.

  1. Abnormal Psychology:

Students gain an understanding of psychological disorders, including their classification, etiology, symptoms, and treatment approaches. Topics may include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and the role of stigma in mental health.

  1. Research Methods in Psychology:

Students acquire essential skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods, data analysis, and experimental design. They learn how to formulate research questions, design studies, collect and analyze data, and interpret findings ethically and rigorously.

  1. Psychological Assessment:

This course introduces students to the principles and practices of psychological testing and assessment. They learn about different types of psychological tests, their administration, interpretation, and ethical considerations in assessment.

  1. Applied Psychology:

Students explore the practical applications of psychological principles in various domains, including clinical psychology, counseling, education, organizational behavior, and health promotion. They learn how to apply psychological theories and research findings to address real-world problems and improve outcomes for individuals and communities.

  1. Elective Courses

In addition to the core curriculum, students have the opportunity to tailor their degree by selecting elective courses in specialized areas of interest. Elective options may include:

  • Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Health Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Community Psychology
  • Honors Research Project


The Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honors in psychology degree program offers students a rich and diverse learning experience, combining theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and experiential learning opportunities. Through rigorous coursework, hands-on research experiences, and engagement with faculty mentors and peers, students develop critical thinking, communication, and interpersonal skills that are essential for success in the field of psychology and beyond. Whether pursuing careers in clinical practice, research, education, or advocacy, graduates of the program are equipped with the tools and knowledge to make meaningful contributions to individuals, families, communities, and society as a whole.