Graduation Requirements (for latest cohort)

To graduate with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons), a student needs to 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 OR One of the PL328x lab modules.
10. a minimum of 64 MCs at level-3000 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.

Note:
1.PH3212 Philosophy of Mind may be used to fulfil level-3000 PL module equivalent.
2.To declare an Honours track, students must have completed 110 MCs, including 60 MCs in the Major, with a CAP of 3.5 and above.
3.Honours Thesis/Project (15 MCs) is optional.
4.To qualify for the Honours Thesis/ Project (15 MCs), students must be on the Honours Track. In order to obtain First Class Honours, students must achieve a CAP of 4.5 or higher AND at least an ‘A-’ in the Honours Thesis/Project.
5.Students who do not attempt the Honours Thesis/Project will read level-4000 or higher PL modules to fulfil the Honours Requirements.
6.Students may also read a level-4000 Independent Study Module (5 MCs). This level-4000 ISM carries a pre-requisite of 100 MCs completed, including 60 MCs in the Major, with a minimum CAP of 3.5. This ISM and the Honours Thesis/Project preclude one another.
7.All level-4000 modules carry a general prerequisite of having completed 80 MCs, including 28 MCs in the Major, with a minimum CAP of 3.5 OR being on the Honours Track (some level-4000 modules may have different pre-requisites).
8.PH3212 may be used to fulfil Psychology OR Philosophy major requirements, but NOT
both.
9.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.

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To complete a minor in Psychology, a student needs to 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:
i. PL3232 Biological Psychology
ii. PL3233 Cognitive Psychology
iii. PL3234 Developmental Psychology
iv. PL3235 Social Psychology
v. PL3236 Abnormal Psychology

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Reference from the Department of Psychology, NUS FASS

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