The School of Social Sciences (SSS) offers a Bachelor of Social Sciences (with honours) degree for undergraduates who major in psychology. The 4-year major curriculum provides students with comprehensive education in psychology. Striking a balance between breadth and depth, our core courses provide students with basic knowledge of the main fields of psychology, while our elective courses provide students with opportunities for focused study in more specialised areas, particularly in areas of current psychological research.
For students from disciplines other than psychology, our second major and minor programmes offer opportunities for students to acquire in-depth knowledge in psychology beyond an introductory level. In our broadening courses, we involve students from all disciplines in exploring the relevance of psychology in everyday life.
Psychology students share a common curiosity about human emotions, behaviours and thoughts. At the same time, students develop varied interests in the specific fields of psychological research and their applications – from the biological to the socio-cultural basis of psychology, and from basic scientific discovery to mental health and business applications.
Through opportunities within and beyond the Programme, our students further their intellectual and professional skill development in their chosen areas of interest. This allows them to tailor their undergraduate experience to match their personal interests and life goals.
Students choose from a wide range of psychology electives according to their interests. Examples include brain and biology, human development, culture and social processes, personality, memory and cognition, evolutionary psychology, clinical psychology, and industrial and organisational psychology.
More information on psychology courses.
Students interested in conducting psychology research will work closely with faculty members as research assistants, graduation project students, or research students under the university’s Undergraduate Research Experience on CAmpus (URECA) programme. Our undergraduate student research projects have resulted in research grants from research funding agencies, undergraduate thesis awards from the Singapore Psychology Society, international awards and conference presentations, and publications in academic journals.
NTU Psychology Society
The student-run society organises activities within and outside of the university community with the aim of increasing the public’s awareness and understanding of psychology.
More information on NTU Psychology Society
Psychology experience beyond NTU
Our students gain further educational and working experience in psychology through volunteer work, internships, and professional attachments in psychology-related settings. Some organisations where our students have been attached to include the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Ministry of Education (MOE), National Youth Council (NYC), Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS), Singapore Boy’s Home, and Movement of the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS).
More information on professional attachment.
Double Major BSocSci (Hons)
As a School of College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS), we also offer a Double Major programme. The Double Major programme is a four-year, direct Honours degree programme. Undergraduates will read two majors chosen from among the disciplinary strengths of the four schools in HASS—School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), School of Humanities (SoH), SSS, and Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI).
The weightage of each major is equal, and students will have the opportunity to complete Graduate Projects from each major.
Double Major combinations (with Psychology) housed under SSS:
- BSocSci (Hons) in Economics & Psychology
- BSocSci (Hons) in Psychology & Media Analytics
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Honours) in Psychology & Linguistics and Multilingual Studies is housed under SoH.
At NTU, students majoring in Psychology will also have the opportunity to pursue a Second Major.
Qualified students may take a second major in another discipline offered within the School of Social Sciences, or one offered by another School within the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS).
Students will need to read 11 courses specific to the field of study, which includes both the Major Core Subjects and Major Prescribed Electives. They will have to complete 135 to 138 Academic Units to be eligible to graduate with a Second Major. Students will graduate with a BSocSci (Hons) in their First Major. The Second Major will be shown on the final transcript and students will receive an additional certificate.
For more information on Second Majors under HASS, head here.