Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Double Major - Psychology and Linguistics & Multilingual Studies

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Double Major - Psychology and Linguistics & Multilingual Studies

Double major

Programme Type

Full-time

The Double Major Programme is a four-year direct honours degree programme. Undergraduate students will read two majors chosen from among the disciplinary strengths of the four schools in the College, namely, the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), the School of Humanities (SoH), the School of Social Sciences (SSS), and the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI).
 
Unlike the existing single discipline-based degrees, this degree will feature two distinct majors within an innovative new structure. As such this is a fully conceived double-disciplinary degree. Students will be admitted into this Double Major degree programme at the point of entry to NTU, and declare their two majors at this point.

During this four-year degree programme, undergraduates will read both their majors in both Linguistics and Multilingual Studies and Psychology, benefiting from the expertise and resources of both the School of Humanities(SoH) and the School of Social Sciences(SSS).

The Psychology curriculum offers rigorous training to students in understanding human emotion, cognition and behaviours using scientific methods. The goals of our program focus on fostering critical thinking, methodological and quantitative reasoning skills. Students will complete a wide range of courses including but not limited to abnormal psychology, biopsychology, clinical psychology, cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, personality and social psychology.

The Linguistics and Multilingual Studies curriculum allows students to explore the many interesting facets of language and communication, from the properties of speech sounds to grammatical and discourse structure, from children's language development to communication in bilingual and multilingual societies.

4-Year Direct Honours Programme
This is a four-year direct honours degree programme. If your CGPA is 3.0 and above, your Honours stays with you.

Equal Weightage 
Unlike second major, you will receive equal training for both majors. 

Degree Scroll
Both majors will be listed on the degree school. You will be recognised for the effort and time spent for the programme

Flexible
You may apply to change your programme after your first year. You must meet the minimum requirement set for your admit year and the acceptance of the new selected programme.

For GCE 'A' level certificate holders:

  • NTU General Admission Requirements
  • A good grade in H1 Level Mathematics
  • A good grade in General Paper/Knowledge & Inquiry/H1 or H2 Level Humanities subject

For International Baccalaureate Diploma holders:

  • NTU General Admission Requirements
  • A good grade in Mathematics at Standard Level
  • A good grade in English at Standard Level

For NUS High School Diploma holders:

  • NTU General Admission Requirements
  • Major CAP of 2.0 in Mathematics
  • Good Overall CAP in English Language

For International Students & Students with other qualifications:

  • A good grade in Additional Mathematics ɸ at Junior High School Level
  • A good grade in General Paper/English at Senior High School Level
ɸ Mathematics at Senior High School Level is only applicable to applicants who have not read Additional Mathematics at Junior High School Level.
Successful Polytechnic applicants will be exempted certain courses that will be confirmed before the start of their first semester.
A 4-year direct honours programme.  The core courses equip students with a firm foundation in their two Majors. Students can then choose from a range of prescribed electives in their interests. 

 

To graduate, students must complete two (2) categories of requirement, totalling at least 138 Academic Units (AUs): 

*Students who are eligible to do the FYP will be strongly encouraged to do an inter-major FYP.  Students whose GPAs fall in a certain range can choose whether or not to do the FYP. Students who do not do the FYP must clear 8 AUs of PEs (two 4000-level courses, one from each discipline) within the double major.

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core Courses (ICC):

ICC Curriculum

Broadening and Deepening Electives (BDE):

BDE Curriculum

 

I. Psychology Curriculum​

Core [12 AUs]
HP1000 Introduction to Psychology
HP1100 Fundamentals of Social Science Research
HP2100 Research Design and Data Analysis in Psychology
HP2600 Cognitive Psychology

 

Major Prescribed Electives [26 AUs]

1. Two (2) HP2XXX courses [6 AUs] 
     Choose two out of five:
    -  HP2200 Biological Psychology
    -  HP2300 Developmental Psychology
    -  HP2400 Social Psychology
    -  HP2500 Personality and Individual Differences
    -  HP2700 Abnormal Psychology

 2. Two (2) HP3XXX courses [6 AUs]

 3. Two (2) HP4XXX level courses [8 AUs], at least one must be a laboratory course 

 4. Remaining 6 AUs from HP2XXX/3XXX/4XXX courses

Psychology Prescribed Electives
Click here for the list of Level 3000 courses.

Laboratory Courses
(All students who intend to complete a Graduation Project/FYP in Psychology are required to complete one laboratory course before starting the Graduation Project/FYP)
Click here for the list of Level 4000 Laboratory Courses.

Professional Courses
Click here for the list of Level 4000 Professional Courses.

Seminars
Click here for the list of Level 4000 Seminar Courses.


II. Linguistics & Multilingual Studies Curriculum​

Core [12 AUs]
HG1001 Mind and Meaning
HG2003 Phonetics and Phonology
HG2020 Language in Society
HG2034 Structure of Modern English

Major Prescribed Electives [26 AUs]
Minimum 1 from HG3000 level, and minimum 2 from HG4000 level

Click here for the list of Linguistics & Multilingual Studies MPEs.

 

III. Inter-Major Prescribed Electives

8 AUs
Students must clear at least 8 AUs from the Inter-Major Prescribed Electives listed below. 
(Note: Courses listed as Inter-Major PEs can be counted as Major PEs)

Inter-Major PE offerings from Psychology:
All listed Psychology MPEs can be counted towards Inter-Major PE requirement.

Inter-Major PE offerings from Linguistics & Multilingual Studies:
HG2010 Bilingualism and Multilingualism
HG2012 Cognitive Linguistics
HG2013 Child Language
HG2014 Second Language Acquisition
HG2016 Language and Music
HG2030 Reading Developments and Disorders
HG3010 Language and Communication Disorders
HG3016 Language and Cognition in Bilingualism and Multilingualism
HG3017 Advanced Study of Language and Literacy in Infancy
HG4011 Language and the Brain
HG4013 Multilingualism across the Lifespan
HG4015 Psycholinguistics

Graduates will acquire valuable intellectual skills, such as analytical reasoning, critical thinking, argumentation, and clarity of expression. This means making insightful observations, formulating clear, testable hypotheses, generating predictions, making arguments and drawing conclusions, and communicating findings to a wider community.

Career paths may include areas such as the civil service, marketing, journalism, language therapy, childcare, health and education. 

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