School of Arts and Sciences ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Social Sciences: Psychology


Study language: Georgian  

Amount of allocated credits:  240 ECTS

Awarded qualification/degree:  Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology  

Code in NAEC registry: 0100102

Admission Type: Unified admission

About the program

The Undergraduate Program in Psychology was developed in 2011 and is updated at the beginning of each academic year to improve the learning process.

The specialty of psychology is designed for those who like human behavior and are interested and willing to explore field theories and models as well as behavioral, cognitive processes, emotional factors, general patterns, and biological foundations of motivation and personality.

The program of psychology is taught by an experienced, practitioner, researchers in the field who are involved in international projects.

In addition, the program includes the undergraduate general module, which focuses on developing oral and written communication, analysis, argumentation, problem assessment, creative problem solving, and effective teamwork skills.

Aim of the program

The program aims to introduce the student to the basic concepts, theories and methods of psychology; Develop the ability of critical thinking, analyze, study, explain and evaluate psychological phenomena and processes. The program is also focused on giving the student knowledge about the relationship of psychology with other sciences (natural, social).

Main areas of study

The science of psychology covers many fields and subfields, respectively, the program includes subjects on clinical, development, personality, mood, cognitive, experimental, physiology, educational and social.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:

Upon completion of the study program, the graduate will have the knowledge of:

  • History of psychology as a science, as well as it is subject and functions
  • General patterns of behavior, cognitive processes, emotional realm, motivation, and personality psychology and their biological basis;
  • Basic concepts, theoretical approaches and empirical findings in various fields of psychology;
  • Basic methods of psychological research (observation, experiment, test, questionnaire, survey, interview);

Application of knowledge in practice:

Upon completion of the study program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Apply psychological principles to a variety of issues (personal, social or organizational);
  •  Identify problems encountered in the research process and solve them with guidance/recommendations;
  • Plan and implement various components of a simple theoretical and experimental, one-variable research project, as well as statistical processing of research data at the basic level: descriptive statistics.
  • Process, analyze and discuss quantitative information (tables, diagrams, mathematical expressions) as directed by the supervisor.

Deduction skill:

Upon completion of the study program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Analyze psychological data and behavior;
  • Describe  retrieval strategies of the sectoral information and obtain data under minimal supervision;
  • Analyze, interpret and evaluate information obtained as a result of research;
  • Study and evaluate different interpretations of psychological issues and events;
  • Analyze the extracted data and draw relevant conclusions.

Communication skill:

Upon completion of the study program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Participate in discussions and group work related to psychological topics;
  • Communicate with experts and non-experts in the field;
  • Use information and communication technologies, Internet and other electronic sources for communication and information retrieval at ease;
  • Communicate orally or in writing: the summary of subject literature and information, its own opinions, consistent and reasoned theoretical or experimental research plans and research results;
  • Write a paper/text, avoiding plagiarism by following the rules of quoting and referencing other people's works;

Learning skill:

Upon completion of the study program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Manage his/her learning process using a wide range of resources;
  • Assess their learning, identify the need for further learning and continuing to study with a high degree of independence;
  • Complete the assigned tasks independently;
  • Find the necessary information using existing educational and scientific resources;
  • Adequately assess his/her learning outcomes and identify further learning needs.


Upon completion of the study program, the graduate will protect:

  • Sectoral ethics standards for research planning, implementation, database creation and research reporting;
  • The rights and confidentiality of the subject person/participant

Teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • Discussion

Group work

  • Presentation
  • Survey
  • Homework
  • Independent work

Distant e-learning

Employment Opportunities

The graduate may be employed at:

  •  In the research and monitoring group of the public institutions

In the research and monitoring group of the non-governmental organizations

  • In the research and Monitoring Group of the International Organizations
  • In the research, monitoring or marketing group of the private sector

In the Mass Media Research and Monitoring Group

Structure of the study program

To complete the psychology course, the student must go through the learning components of the program:

  • Undergraduate General University Basic Module - 60 credits
  • Mandatory courses in psychology - 84 credits
  • Mandatory-elective courses in psychology - at least 36 credits
  • Free component or additional specialty - 60 credits
Title of the Module                                                                ECTS 
 General University Module  60
 Major Program  120
 Minor program or free component (elective courses)     60



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