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BSc Psychology

A broad-based programme covering a range of theoretical, conceptual, analytical and functional skills in Psychology.

BSc Psychology


Overview

A broad-based programme covering a range of theoretical, conceptual, analytical and functional skills in Psychology. You will receive a comprehensive education in Psychology, and you may choose from specialised electives such as in organisational/work psychology and health psychology/well-being.

You may pursue Psychology as a single subject or in combination with a Minor.

Refer to Minor Courses for more details.

Financial Assistance

There are also various types of financial aid available to students who need financial assistance. Please click here for more details.

Programme Structure

BSc Psychology
Students are required to complete a total of 130 credit units (cu) to graduate with a basic degree, inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS core courses.

The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:

  • 40 cu of Psychology core courses;
  • 10 cu of Social Science core courses;
  • 60 cu of courses from one of these Tracks: Organizational Psychology Specialisation Track, Health, Performance & Well-being Track, or General Track;
  • 10 cu of General Electives courses; and
  • 10 cu of SUSS core courses.

BSc (Hons) Psychology
This programme has an honours option. Students who achieve a CGPA of 3.5 and above upon completion of their basic degree will be invited to enroll in the Honours programme. To graduate with a basic degree, students are required to complete a total of 130 credit units (cu) of courses, inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS core courses. A total of 170 cu is required to graduate with honours, inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS core courses.

The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:

  • 55 cu of Psychology core courses;
  • 10 cu of Social Science core courses;
  • 60 cu of courses from one of these Tracks: Organizational Psychology Specialisation Track, Health, Performance & Well-being Track, or General Track;
  • 25 cu of Honours Electives from the corresponding Track.
  • 10 cu of General Electives courses; and
  • 10 cu of SUSS core courses.

BSc / BA Psychology with Minor
Students are required to complete a total of 130 credit units (cu) to graduate with a basic degree, inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS core courses.

The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:

  • 40 cu of Psychology core courses;
  • 10 cu of Social Science core courses;
  • 20 cu of Psychology electives;
  • 40 cu of Minor courses;
  • 10 cu of General Electives courses and
  • 10 cu of SUSS core courses.

BSc / BA (Hons) Psychology with Minor
This programme has an honours option. Students who achieve a CGPA of 3.5 and above upon completion of their basic degree will be invited to enroll in the Honours programme. To graduate with a basic degree, students are required to complete a total of 130 credit units (cu) of courses, inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS core courses. A total of 170 cu is required to graduate with honours, inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS core courses.

The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:

  • 55 cu of Psychology core courses;
  • 10 cu of Social Science core courses;
  • 45 cu of Psychology electives;
  • 40 cu of Minor courses;
  • 10 cu of General Electives courses and
  • 10 cu of SUSS core courses.
Module Types
SUSS CORE COMPULSORY
10 cu
COMPULSORY
50 cu
~ GENERAL ELECTIVE ~
10 cu
MINOR COURSES
  • Tracks
60 cu

This programme is for all those who find Psychology interesting, and wish to pursue it either as a career or as an aid to some other career. The degree programme is enriching for those who are in jobs that involve working with people or that require an understanding of them. Sometimes, what is needed are skills to understand people as people; in other situations, an objective and detached judgement is required. In either case, however, grounding in Psychology is helpful.

A psychology bachelor's degree is a general social sciences degree. Graduates can basically work in any field. However, to pursue a career in psychology (e.g., as a clinical, counselling, educational, or academic psychologist), a higher degree in psychology is required (e.g., master's or PhD). Some of our alumni, after having obtained an honours degree in psychology at SUSS, have pursued a master’s/ PhD degree in other universities.

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