The Undergraduate department was established in the year 1988 and Post Graduate Department started in 2017. Program of Psychology at St. Thomas College, Bhilai, provides comprehensive learning of Psychology by covering all the important subfields of Psychology like Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Life Span Development, and Research Methodology and statistics. It aims to provide a strong theoretical grounding and skills to understand and deal with human experience. The course necessitates use of application based pedagogical practices for teaching which include practical exercises, group discussions and field studies.
The faculty of the department draws upon theoretical and methodological pluralism which is inherent to Psychology and brings their own research expertise and field experiences to enable students find their own ways of understanding and applying the discipline. The study of psychology equips students to pursue careers and research in the fields of mental health, human resources, social work, education, advertising, market research, law – to name a few. The Masters program offers three choices of specialization namely Clinical, Educational and Management.