Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Double Major - Economics and Psychology

Double major

Programme Type


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 Economics and Psychology, benefiting from the expertise and resources of both programmes from the School of Social Sciences(SSS).

The Economics curriculum offers opportunities to pursue specializations in both the traditional, as well as contemporary areas such as micro- and macro-economics, growth and development, labour economics, financial economics, environmental economics, health economics and behavioural economics.

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.
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


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 H2 Level Mathematics
  • A good grade in General Paper/Knowledge & Inquiry

For International Baccalaureate Diploma holders:

  • NTU General Admission Requirements
  • A good grade in Mathematics at Higher 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:

  • NTU General Admission Requirements
  • A good grade in Mathematics at Senior High School Level
  • A good grade in General Paper/English at Senior 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. Economics Courses

Core [12 AUs]
HE1001 Microeconomics Principles
HE1002 Macroeconomics Principles 
HE2001 Intermediate Microeconomics 
HE2002 Intermediate Macroeconomics 

Major Prescribed Electives [26 AUs]

1. Compulsory Courses:
     HE1004 Mathematics for Economists I
     HE2003 Econometrics I
     HE3001 Microeconomics III
     HE3002 Macroeconomics III
     HE3003 Econometrics II
     MH1820 Probability & Introduction to Statistics

2. Two (2) HE4XXX courses [8 AUs]

Click  here for full list of Economics MPEs and course description.


II. Psychology Courses

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.

Click here for the list of Level 4000 Seminar Courses.


III. Inter-Major Prescribed Electives

Students must clear at least 8 AUs from the Inter-Major Prescribed Electives listed below. 

Inter-Major PE offerings from Economics:
(Note: Only HE4040 and HE4140 can be counted as Major PEs)
HE3004 Mathematical Economist II
HE3010 Money and Banking
HE3012 Financial Economics
HE3013 Economics of Corporate Finance
HE3020 International Economics 
HE3021 Development Economics
HE3022 Public Economics
HE3023 Labour Economics
HE3024 Environmental Economics
HE3025 Health Economics
HE3026 Urban Economics 
HE3027 Housing Economics
HE3031 Industrial Organization & Business Strategies
HE3032 Game Theory 
HE3033 The Chinese Economy
HE3034 Economics of Education
HE3111 Monetary Economics
HE3125 Economics of Mental Health and Well-Being
HE4040 Behavioural Economics
HE4140 Experiment Economics

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


Graduates will develop integral transferable skills that all employers require, such as communication, numeracy and independent learning. Teaching on statistics and research methodology, as well as scientific methods will allow graduates to understand and manipulate quantitative and qualitative data.

With their understanding of people and the economy, one possible career option is Market Research Analyst. Market research analysts evaluate market data such as demographics and economic conditions to determine how best a company can spend its money to increase sales.

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