DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
SINGLE MAJOR HONOURS
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Pass at least 100 MCs of PL or PL-recognised modules,
which include the following:

  • 1. PL1101E Introduction to Psychology
  • 2. PL2131 Research and Statistical Methods I
  • 3. PL2132 Research and Statistical Methods II
  • 4. PL3232 Biological Psychology
  • 5. PL3233 Cognitive Psychology
  • 6. PL3234 Developmental Psychology
  • 7. PL3235 Social Psychology
  • 8. PL3236 Abnormal Psychology
  • 9. PL3231 Independent Research Project
  • OR one of the PL328x lab modules
  • 10. A minimum of 64 MCs at level-2000 or higher
  • (excluding the modules above), with
  • i. a minimum of 40 MCs at level-4000 or higher
  • ii. a maximum of one other PL328x lab module not taken in (9) above
  • iii.a maximum of 2 PL modules at level-5000.
  • 11. a maximum of 1 PL-recognised module.
Note:
  • The following are PL-recognised modules:
    PH2201 Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
    PH2241 (former module code PH3212) Philosophy of Mind
    PH3201 Philosophy of Social Science
    LSM3215 Neuronal Signaling and Memory Mechanisms
    LSM3216 Neuronal Development and Diseases
  • Students may use only one out of the above PL-recognised modules to fulfil a level-3000 PL module equivalent.
  • PH2201, PH2241 or PH3201 can be double-counted to fulfil requirements for students who are majoring in both Psychology and Philosophy, or who are doing a major-minor in Psychology and Philosophy.
  • Students who are majoring in both Psychology and Life Sciences are allowed to double‐count a maximum of 8 MCs towards both majors.
  • To declare an Honours track, students must have completed the following:
    Cohort 2011 and before: Completed 110 MCs, including 60 MCs in the Major, with a CAP of 3.50 and above.
    Cohort 2012 onwards: Completed at least 110 MCs, including 60 MCs in the Major, with a CAP of 3.20 and above.
  • Honours Thesis/Project (15 MCs) is optional.
  • To qualify for the Honours Thesis/Project (15 MCs), students must be on the Honours Track. In order to obtain First Class Honours/Honours (Highest Distinction), students must achieve the following:
    Cohort 2011 and before: A CAP of 4.50 or higher AND at least an 'A-' in PL4401 Honours Thesis.
    Cohort 2012 onwards: A CAP of 4.50 or higher AND read and passed PL4401 Honours Thesis.
  • Students who do not attempt the Honours Thesis/Project will read level-4000 or higher PL modules to fulfil the Honours Requirements.
  • Students may also read a level-4000 Independent Study Module (5 MCs). This level-4000 ISM carries the following prerequisites:
    Cohort 2011 and before: Completed 100 MCs, including 60 MCs in PL, with a minimum CAP of 3.50.
    Cohort 2012 onwards: Completed 100 MCs, including 60 MCs in PL, with a minimum CAP of 3.20.
    This ISM and the Honours Thesis/Project preclude one another.
  • All level-4000 modules carry the following general prerequisites:
    Cohort 2011 and before: Completed 80 MCs, including 28 MCs in the Major, with a minimum CAP of 3.50 OR being on the Honours Track (some level-4000 modules may have different pre-requisites).
    Cohort 2012 onwards: Completed 80 MCs, including 28 MCs in the Major, with a minimum CAP of 3.20 OR being on the Honours Track (some level-4000 modules may have different pre-requisites).
  • For students who are attempting the Honours Thesis, the onus is on the students to secure a supervisor who would supervise them on the Honours Thesis. Students should settle on a topic as soon as possible and speak to the supervisors early, as staff are able to supervise only a limited number of theses. Students who are late may end up not working with the supervisor of their choice and have to settle on a different topic.
  • Students from cohort 2009 and after who would like to major in Psychology at NUS have to meet the pre-requisites for Psychology and obtain a grade of B- or better for the PL1101E and a grade of B- or better for the PL2131 module.