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BSc Psychology

Bachelor's Degree Programme
(Part-time)

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

BSc Psychology


Overview

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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.

Students may pursue Psychology as a single major or in combination with a Minor.

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Financial Assistance

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Programme Structure

BSc Psychology
To graduate with a basic degree, students are required to complete 130 credit units (cu), which include:

  • 20 cu of SUSS Core courses
  • 50 cu of Major Compulsory courses
  • 30 cu of Major Elective courses (Students to take any 1 out of 3 specialisation tracks, or general track)
  • 30 cu of Free Electives or Minor

BSc (Hons) Psychology
This programme has an honours option. Students who achieve a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.5 and above upon completion of their basic degree may be invited to enrol in the honours programme, which will be offered only if the requisite number of students is met. Graduating students who meet the eligibility criteria for an Honours classification will be awarded an honours degree based on aggregate academic performance measured by the CGPA assessed throughout the degree programme.

To graduate with an honours degree, students are to complete an additional 40 cu to achieve a total of 170 cu, which include:

  • 30 cu of SUSS Core courses
  • 70 cu of Major Compulsory courses
  • 30 cu of Major Elective courses (Students to take any 1 out of 3 specialisation tracks, or general track)
  • 40 cu of Free Electives and/or Minor

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 counsellor, 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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