Undergraduate Information

Graduation Requirements

Single Major Honours

Cohort 2007-2015

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:
    1. a minimum of 40 MCs at level-4000 or higher
    2. a maximum of one other PL328x lab module not taken in (9) above*
    3. a maximum of 2 PL modules at level-5000.
    4. a maximum of 1 PL-recognised module.

Cohort 2016 onwards

  1. Pass PL1101E Introduction to Psychology. This will be counted towards the Faculty Core or UE requirements.
  2. Pass at least 84 MCs of PL modules or PL-recognised modules which include the following:
    1. PL2131 Research and Statistical Methods I
    2. PL2132 Research and Statistical Methods II
    3. PL3232 Biological Psychology
    4. PL3233 Cognitive Psychology
    5. PL3234 Developmental Psychology
    6. PL3235 Social Psychology
    7. PL3236 Abnormal Psychology
    8. PL3231 Independent Research Project
      OR one of the PL328x lab modules*
    9. A minimum of 52 MCs at level-2000 or higher (excluding the modules above), with
      1. a minimum of 40 MCs at level-4000 or higher
      2. a maximum of one other PL328x lab module not taken in (viii) above*
      3. maximum of 2 PL modules at level-5000.
      4. a maximum of 2 PL-recognised modules.

Note:

  • * As PL3231 and the PL328x lab modules serve the same purpose of strengthening the empirical research skills of students, students are only allowed to read a maximum of 2 such modules, in any of the following combinations: (1) PL3231, (2) PL328x, (3) PL3231 + PL328x, (4) PL328x + PL328x.
  • The following are PL-recognised modules:
    PH2201 Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
    PH2241 Philosophy of Mind
    PH3201 Philosophy of Social Science
    LSM3215 Neuronal Signaling and Memory Mechanisms
    LSM3216 Neuronal Development and Diseases
    SW3208 Negotiation & Conflict Resolution (applicable for Cohort 2016 onwards)
    SW3209 Counselling Theories & Practice (applicable for Cohort 2016 onwards)
  • Students intending to do a double major in PL and SW are advised to read PL2131 in their first year because the module serves as a gate for determining whether one could pursue a major in Psychology and also because it could be read in place of SW3101.
  • Students are allowed to map a maximum of 2 PL level-4000 modules taken during exchange.
  • To declare an Honours track, students must have completed the following:
    Cohort 2012 - 2015: Completed at least 110 MCs, including 60 MCs in the Major, with a CAP of 3.20 and above.
    Cohort 2016 onwards: Completed at least 110 MCs, including 44 MCs in the Major, with a CAP of 3.20 and above.
  • Honours Thesis/Project (15 MCs) is optional.
  • In order to obtain First Class Honours/Honours (Highest Distinction), students must achieve the following:
    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 2012 - 2015: Completed 100 MCs, including 60 MCs in PL, with a minimum CAP of 3.20.
    Cohort 2016 onwards: Completed 100 MCs, including 44 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 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.

Single Major

Cohort 2007-2015

Pass at least 60 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 24 MCs at level-2000 or higher (excluding the modules above), with:
    1. a maximum of one other PL328X lab module.*
    2. a maximum of 1 PL-recognised module.

Cohort 2016 onwards

  1. Pass PL1101E Introduction to Psychology. This will be counted towards the Faculty Core or UE requirements.
  2. Pass at least 44 MCs of PL modules or PL-recognised modules which include the following:
    1. PL2131 Research and Statistical Methods I
    2. PL2132 Research and Statistical Methods II
    3. PL3232 Biological Psychology
    4. PL3233 Cognitive Psychology
    5. PL3234 Developmental Psychology
    6. PL3235 Social Psychology
    7. PL3236 Abnormal Psychology
    8. PL3231 Independent Research Project
      OR one of the PL328x lab modules*
    9. A minimum of 12 MCs at level-2000 or higher (excluding the modules above), with
      1. a maximum of one other PL328X lab module.*
      2. a maximum of 2 PL-recognised modules.

Note:

  • Students are not allowed to read level-5000 PL modules.
  • * As PL3231 and the PL328x lab modules serve the same purpose of strengthening the empirical research skills of students, students are only allowed to read a maximum of 2 such modules, in any of the following combinations: (1) PL3231, (2) PL328x, (3) PL3231 + PL328x, (4) PL328x + PL328x.
  • The following are PL-recognised modules:
    PH2201 Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
    PH2241 Philosophy of Mind
    PH3201 Philosophy of Social Science
    LSM3215 Neuronal Signaling and Memory Mechanisms
    LSM3216 Neuronal Development and Diseases
    SW3208 Negotiation & Conflict Resolution (applicable for Cohort 2016 onwards)
    SW3209 Counselling Theories & Practice (applicable for Cohort 2016 onwards)
  • Students intending to do a double major in PL and SW are advised to read PL2131 in their first year because the module serves as a gate for determining whether one could pursue a major in Psychology and also because it could be read in place of SW3101.
  • 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.

Second Major

Cohort 2007-2015

Pass at least 48 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. a minimum of 16 MCs at levels-2000 and 3000 (excluding modules above), with:
    1. a maximum of 2 PL328X lab modules.*
    2. a maximum of 1 PL-recognised module.

Cohort 2016 onwards

  1. Pass PL1101E Introduction to Psychology. This will be counted towards the Faculty Core or UE requirements.
  2. Pass at least 44 MCs of PL modules or PL-recognised modules which include the following:
    1. PL2131 Research and Statistical Methods I
    2. PL2132 Research and Statistical Methods II
    3. PL3232 Biological Psychology
    4. PL3233 Cognitive Psychology
    5. PL3234 Developmental Psychology
    6. PL3235 Social Psychology
    7. PL3236 Abnormal Psychology
    8. PL3231 Independent Research Project
      OR one of the PL328x lab modules*
    9. a minimum of 12 MCs at levels-2000 and 3000 (excluding the modules above), with:
      1. a maximum of one other PL328X lab module.*
      2. a maximum of 2 PL-recognised modules.

Note:

  • Students are not allowed to read level-4000 PL modules.

  • * As PL3231 and the PL328x lab modules serve the same purpose of strengthening the empirical research skills of students, students are only allowed to read a maximum of 2 such modules, in any of the following combinations: (1) PL3231, (2) PL328x, (3) PL3231 + PL328x, (4) PL328x + PL328x.

  • The following are PL-recognised modules:
    PH2201 Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
    PH2241 Philosophy of Mind
    PH3201 Philosophy of Social Science
    LSM3215 Neuronal Signaling and Memory Mechanisms
    LSM3216 Neuronal Development and Diseases
    SW3208 Negotiation & Conflict Resolution (applicable for Cohort 2016 onwards)
    SW3209 Counselling Theories & Practice (applicable for Cohort 2016 onwards)
    MNO1706 Organisational Behaviour (applicable for Cohort 2017 onwards)

  • Students intending to do a double major in PL and SW are advised to read PL2131 in their first year because the module serves as a gate for determining whether one could pursue a major in Psychology and also because it could be read in place of SW3101.

  • 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.

Minor

Pass at least 24 MCs of PL modules, which include the following:

  1. PL1101E Introduction to Psychology
  2. PL2131 Research and Statistical Methods I
  3. a minimum of 16 MCs from the following:
    1. PL3232 Biological Psychology
    2. PL3233 Cognitive Psychology
    3. PL3234 Developmental Psychology
    4. PL3235 Social Psychology
    5. PL3236 Abnormal Psychology

Note:

  • A maximum of 8 MCs from the minor can be used to satisfy the requirements of a major or another minor. However, the credits for these modules will be counted ONCE. FASS students will still need to fulfil the MCs required for the UE outside major requirements.
  • Students could not use modules in their Major requirements to double-count for any of the PL modules in the Minor basket.

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