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Double Major (Honours) in Biological Sciences and Psychology




What will I learn?

In collaboration with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, this highly inter-disciplinary degree offers students the opportunity to specialize in two major academic disciplines from the two Schools. The programme equips students with the transferrable skills of a combined education for successful careers in the rapidly changing environment of the 21st century. In Singapore with its population encountering increasing higher levels of stress, there is a growing emphasis on awareness of mental health and a demand for professionals with interdisciplinary training in Psychology. This programme offers more consistent depth in both disciplines. Students who have a curiosity in areas such as human emotions, behaviours and thoughts can now adopt a more integrated approach towards its understanding.

The period of study for the Double Major Programme (Honours) in Biological Sciences and Psychology is four academic years.

During the period of study for the Double Major Programme (Honours) in Biological Sciences and Psychology, a candidate must pursue such courses of study as may be prescribed by Regulations made by the Academic Board on the recommendation of the School of Biological Sciences.


The courses of study and the distribution of courses for Double Major Programme (Honours) in Biological Sciences and Psychology will be determined by the School of Biological Sciences with the approval from the University.

Each course will be assigned a certain number of Academic Units (AUs) as determined by the University. The distribution of the courses of study and the associated number of AUs are shown in the tables below.

There are five compulsory components in the curriculum:

Major Core courses (Major-Core)

Major Core courses are offered throughout the programme of study. They are foundation courses designed to provide essential training in the fundamental life sciences and Social Sciences.

Major Prescribed Elective courses (Major-PE)

Major-PE courses provide students with opportunities to explore specialized areas of Biology and Psychology in more depth and intensity. The students may select their courses of study according to their own interests and career goals. Emphasis will be placed on group work and discussion of research papers.

General Education Requirement: Core courses (GER-Core)

The GER-Core courses are specified by the School as being essential to train today’s Science graduates, covering areas such as communication and environmental sustainability.

General Education Requirement: Prescribed Elective courses (GER-PE)

Students undertaking the Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences programme are required to read and pass GER Prescribed Electives from a range of areas. The number of AUs to be read in each area is specified by the School and in the table below. Students have the flexibility to choose the semester which they will read the individual courses.

General Education Requirement: Unrestricted Elective courses (GER-UE)

Double Major B.Sc programme (Students admitted in AY2017) in Biological Sciences and Psychology students are required to read and pass 6 AUs of GER-UE; while students admitted in AY2018 are required to read and pass 3 AUs. Students may select to read any courses from the list of UEs offered by all Schools within the University. Students have the flexibility to choose the semester of which they will read the individual courses.

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Annual fee - Subsidised tuition fee: SG $17,550; Non-Subsidised tuition fee (lab-based fee): SG $32,950; non lab-based fee: SG $31,970
Start date

Expected August 2023


College of Science

60 Nanyang Drive,


637551, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

You must have completed at least 12 years of general education or will be taking High School national examinations in the year of application in order to be considered for admission.

For GCE 'A' level certificate holders:

  • General entry requirements of NTU
  • At least H1 level pass in Mathematics
  • At least H2 level pass in Chemistry OR Biology OR Physics

For Polytechnic graduates:

  • General entry requirements of NTU
  • Graduates holding any of the diplomas listed are eligible for application. Graduates with a Certificate of Merit (or equivalent honour) in other diplomas are also eligible to apply.

Submission of IELTS (a minimum Overall 6, writing 6) or TOEFL (a minimum of 90) or SAT (a minimum of 1250 for SAT taken for March 2016 onwards) or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) (a minimum of 55) or ACT with Writing (a minimum of composite score of 30 in ACT with Writing in one sitting) or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) are only compulsory for applicants

With PRC Gao Kao qualification (i.e. Applicants who will be taking Gao Kao in June 2020 and those who have already taken Gao Kao) OR

With Taiwan General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) qualification OR

With South Korean College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT)/High School Diploma qualification OR

Who do not take up English language in Junior and Senior High School or taken English language only as a 2nd language.

For IELTS, TOEFL and PTE Academic, only scores obtained in the 2 years leading up to the application deadline will be considered. The validity period for SAT and ACT is 5 years.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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