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The Bachelor's Degree in Psychology is aimed at those individuals with the ability to understand and listen. Studying for the Bachelor´s Degree in Psychology will allow you to learn about the mental processes that shape human behavior, and will provide you with a base to carry out your professional activity in the social, clinical, educational and organizational realms of Psychology.
During the four years of studies in Psychology, you will acquire basic skills and abilities to promote and improve people's health and quality of life. All of this stemming from the plurality and diversity of approaches present in this field, with training from a practical point of view and aimed at future professional practice.
The degree has more than 70 internships available.
Studying Psychology at Comillas will allow you to carry out supervised internships at more than 70 companies and institutions with which we collaborate.
Many people just like you are already making the most of their undergraduate degree. Learn more about their experiences.
"The connection between teachers and students is excellent, in an atmosphere of closeness and respect."
"This is a necessary step to be able to acquire the education and training that allows me to see myself as a good professional."
"It has taught me to overcome daily challenges and to value the importance of small achievements."
Percentage of students in the last years in this degree who do internships.
Percentage of recently graduated students from the Faculty who participated in student exchange programs throughout their studies.
Percentage of alumni of the University who would recommend the degree studied
With this degree you will contribute to transform society
María Angustias RoldánProfessor at Comillas CIHS
School and Educational Psychologists
Psychologists for Companies and Organizations
Professional in Social Intervention, Crises, and Catastrophes
You may participate in Q&A Sessions and Information Days. This step is not required, but potential candidates are encouraged to delve into the Programs, learn about Study Plans and Curricula, ask questions, and gather additional information.
Applying for admission. The process begins via the web page, once the decision has been made concerning the Degree in which applicants wish to enroll. If deemed necessary, you may apply for scholarships, grants and financial aid from the University at the same time as you apply for admission.
You will find information here on everything related to the process of admission and entrance exams.
Communication and legal requirements for access to the University. Having been admitted does not exempt you from proving that you meet the legal requirements for access to the University. Meeting these requirements is an essential prerequisite in order to begin your studies at the University.
Completing the registration process. Once admitted, students must complete the registration process, which is initiated on the web page. It is necessary to submit the registration form and the additional documentation required personally to the University General Registrar´s Office before the end of June.
The Pre-University Campus, is designed for those students who wish to facilitate a smooth beginning as they start their University life. It takes place at the end of August.
Submission of applications: October 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021.
Admission exams will be administered on-line on Thursday, March 25, Saturday, April 24 and Thursday, May 6, 2021 and students will be contacted with sufficient advance notice concerning details and instructions.
Information Sessions and University Open Days: You may consult the dates for the next Information Sessions here.
Classes start in early September.
Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation
Requirements and Documentation
To begin your studies is a prerequisite condition prove you accomplish with the legal requirements of access to the University.
Information about the documentation to submit
Subjects of the Diploma in Personal, Communicative, and Professional Skills
|Social Reality Analysis||3.0 ECTS|
|History of Psychology||6.0 ECTS|
|Developmental Psychology: Infants and Adolescents||6.0 ECTS|
|Written Expression Techniques||2.0 ECTS|
|Basic Interview Skills Practice||3.0 ECTS|
|Developmental Psychology: Youth, adulthood and old age||6.0 ECTS|
|Social Psychology||6.0 ECTS|
|Human Learning and Conditioning||6.0 ECTS|
|Christianity and Social Ethics||6.0 ECTS|
|Biological Foundations of Behaviour||6.0 ECTS|
|Research Methodology and Data Analysis in Psychology I||9.0 ECTS|
|English Communication Skills||12.0 ECTS|
|Images of Human Beings in Film and Literature||3.0 ECTS|
|Personal Growth Workshop||3.0 ECTS|
|Psychological Evaluation I||6.0 ECTS|
|Research Methodology and Data Analysis in Psychology II||6.0 ECTS|
|Cultural and Community Psychology||6.0 ECTS|
|Psychology of Personality||3.0 ECTS|
|Cognitive-Behavioural Theory and Practice||6.0 ECTS|
|Learning and Service I||1.0 ECTS|
|Debate and Argument Techniques||2.0 ECTS|
|Psychological Evaluation II||6.0 ECTS|
|Memory, Attention and Perception||6.0 ECTS|
|Family and Couple Relationships||6.0 ECTS|
|Theory and Intervention in Humanistic Psychotherapy||6.0 ECTS|
|Theoretical and Clinical Psychoanalysis||6.0 ECTS|
|Ignatian Leadership||2.0 ECTS|
|English Communication Skills||12.0 ECTS|
|Thought and Language||6.0 ECTS|
|Practicum I (Intervention)||6.0 ECTS|
|Educational Psychology||6.0 ECTS|
|Work and Organisational Psychology||6.0 ECTS|
|Entrepreneurship and Professional Development||2.0 ECTS|
|Integrated Functions of the Mind||6.0 ECTS|
|Anthropological Fundamentals of Psychology||3.0 ECTS|
|Introduction to Psychopathology||6.0 ECTS|
|Research Internship||3.0 ECTS|
|Practicum II||6.0 ECTS|
|English for Social Sciences I||6.0 ECTS|
|Intervention in Exclusion Environments||6.0 ECTS|
|Practicum III||12.0 ECTS|
|Clinical Psychopathology||6.0 ECTS|
|Cognitive Therapy||6.0 ECTS|
|Learning and Service II||2.0 ECTS|
|Professional Ethics||6.0 ECTS|
|Psychology of Health||6.0 ECTS|
|Final Degree Project||6.0 ECTS|
|English for Social Sciences II||6.0 ECTS|
|Group Dynamics||3.0 ECTS|
|Human Resource Management||6.0 ECTS|
|Crisis and Emergency Intervention||3.0 ECTS|
|Negotiation and Mediation||3.0 ECTS|
|Educational Guidance and Intervention in Learning Difficulties||6.0 ECTS|
|Psychological assessment||6.0 ECTS|
|Criminal and Forensic Psychology||6.0 ECTS|
|Psychology of Religion||3.0 ECTS|
|Human Sexuality Psychology||3.0 ECTS|
|Psychology of Addiction||3.0 ECTS|
|Testimony Psychology||3.0 ECTS|
|Correctional psychology||3.0 ECTS|
The main academic regulations that govern the Bachelor's Degree in Psychology are:
Academic Standards applicable to Bachelor's Degree Programs in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Recognition and Transfer of Credits Regulations
Table showing recognition of credits with previous plan
CG 01 - Ability to Analyze and synthesize.
CG 02 - Ability to organize and plan.
CG 03 - Oral and written communication skills in your native language.
CG 04 - Decision making ability.
CG 05 - Problem solving ability.
CG 06 - Information management ability.
CG 07 - IT knowledge relating to the area of study.
CG 08 - Ability to work in a team and cooperate effectively with others.
CG 09 - Interpersonal relationship skills.
CG 10 - Critical and self-critical reasoning.
CG 11 - Ethical commitment.
CG 12 - Recognition of diversity and multiculturalism.
CG 13 - Ability to develop and keep up to date your own competences, skills, and knowledge in accordance with the standards of the profession.
CG 14 - Ability to adapt to new situations.
CG 15 - Ability to work autonomously and to think creatively, developing new ideas and concepts.
CG 16 - Concern for the quality and excellence of your own work.
CE 01 - Know the functions, characteristics, and limitations of the different theoretical models of Psychology.
CE 02 - Know the basic laws of the different psychological processes.
CE 03 - Know the principal processes and stages of psychological development throughout the life-cycle including the normal and abnormal aspects.
CE 04 - Understand the genetic and evolutionary bases of individual differences in behavior.
CE 05 - Know about the psychosocial principles of the workings of groups.
CE 06 - Know about the psychosocial principles of the workings of organizations.
CE 07 - Know about the social and anthropological dimension of the human being taking into account the historical and cultural factors that intervene in human psychological configuration.
CE 08 - Know about different research designs, and procedures for formulating and contrasting hypotheses and interpreting the results.
CE 09 - The ability to analyze differences, needs, and demands of the recipients (individual, group, and family) in different contexts.
CE 10 - Ability to negotiate and establish the goals of basic psychological intervention in different contexts.
CE 11 - Ability to separate the interests and needs of the recipient from those of the others involved.
CE 12 - Ability to identify and measure variables that are relevant to understanding human behavior.
CE 13 - Ability to plan and carry out an interview.
CE 14 - Know different evaluation methods in different applied areas of psychology and be able to make diagnoses according to different schools.
CE 15 - Ability to describe and measure the processes for interaction, group dynamics, and group and intergroup structure.
CE 16 - Ability to analyze the context in which individual behavior, and group and organizational processes develop.
CE 17 - The ability to prepare the intervention plan for each of the basic phases of any treatment.
CE 18 - Know about different psychological treatments in different applied fields and know how to choose basic intervention techniques.
CE 19 - Ability to use strategies and techniques to involve recipients in the intervention.
CE 20 - Ability to promote health and quality of life in different areas of intervention.
CE 21 - Ability to realize an adequate evaluation of the intervention.
CE 22 - Know how to provide feedback to the recipients in an adequate and precise manner.
CE 23 - Know and conform with the deontological obligations of the profession.
CE 24 - Know about the structure, organization, and functioning of the nervous system in relation with behavior.
CE 25 - Understand the physiological mechanisms of neural communication how psycho-pharmaceuticals affect it.
CE 26 - Know about the main psychological research strategies and methods and understanding their uses.
CE 27 - Know about human sexual anatomy, the sexual response cycle, as well as an approach to the bio-physiological bases of sexual desire.
CE 28 - Know about the biological bases of the lower psychological functions and the higher psychological processes.
Our school holds a long-standing tradition in Clinical Psychology. We have a large number of lecturers with significant professional experience in intervention in the different areas of clinical psychology and health. Furthermore, we have a clinical unit (UNINPSI, Psychosocial Intervention Unit), where Junior, Senior, and Graduate students, will have access to their first professional training with patients.
School and educational psychology
One of our university's main traditions is the professional training of psychologists specialized in the school and educational field. Students can carry out internships in a large number of public and (state-subsidized) educational centers in the Community of Madrid.
Work and organizational psychology
Our programs also cover the field of business and organizations, taking advantage of the synergy with the university's economics and business administration programs. We have a large number of agreements with companies to carry out internships as well as a graduate degree specializing in human resources management.
Social intervention and other professional fields
Psychologists from Comillas find work in many areas as a result of the training they received on their course: social intervention, forensic psychology, sports psychology, crisis and catastrophe intervention, etc.
Related official master's degrees:
Official Master's Degree in General Health Psychology
Official Master's Degree in Teaching Compulsory Secondary and Pre-university Education
Official Master's Degree in Human Resources
Related Comillas postgraduate programs:
Master's Degree in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for children and adolescents
Master's Degree in Family/Systemic Therapy
Master's Degree in Humanist and Experience Psychotherapy, and Master's Degree in Emotion-focused Psychotherapy
Related Bachelor's Degrees:
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Bachelor's Degree in Criminology
STRUCTURE OF THE BACHELOR'S DEGREE
The Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Comillas Pontifical University is part of the Health Sciences branch of knowledge.
The Bachelor's degree consists of 240 ECTS spread over four years.
The training features compulsory and optional modules, including ones that are basic or specific to the Bachelor's Degree, and also includes a final project.
60 ECTS of Compulsory basic training: Health sciences (42 ECTS), and other branches (18 ECTS);
111 ECTS of Compulsory specific training, and
24 ECTS of Specific training in optional modules.
An external internship of 24 ECTS and other internships (15 ECTS) are also envisaged.
And, the Final Bachelor's Project (6 ECTS).
The 24 ECTS that the student must complete in optional modules during the degree are organized in an initial block based on the student's personal and human development and a later block planned to give students knowledge of professional fields of the psychologist in order to guide their future postgraduate training. The credits that legislation recognizes for university participation activities will also be counted as optional.
At the same time as studying for the Degree in Psychology you will also study the 'Diploma in Communicative Skills and the Foreign Languages Studies' that comprises between 30 and 36 ECTS and will accredit, as one of the university's private qualifications, your level of competence and command of the English language.