The Division of Psychology offers scientific and practical training to introduce students to the field of psychology. The programme also introduces students to the professional practices of psychologists and prepares students with the skills and training needed to enter into postgraduate training should they prefer to carry on their education as a psychologist or behavioural researcher. Our division currently has fifteen full-time faculty members with postgraduate degrees from prominent universities in North America, Europe, and Asia. The division trains around 1,500 students each semester within our core and elective modules, and we have about 500 undergraduate students and 40 graduate research students currently enrolled in the programme.
The Psychology Program
The Psychology Division offers a Bachelor of Arts (with honours) degree for undergraduates who major in psychology. The 4-year major curriculum provides students with comprehensive education in main fields of psychology. Striking a balance between breadth and depth, our core courses provide students with basic knowledge of main fields of psychology, whereas our elective courses provide students with opportunities for focused study in more specialized research areas.
For students from other disciplines, our second major and minor programs offer opportunities for interested students to acquire more in-depth knowledge in psychology beyond an introductory psychology course. In our broadening courses, we involve students from all disciplines in exploring the relevance of psychology in everyday life.
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The Psychology Undergraduate Experience
Psychology students share a common curiosity about human emotions, behaviors and thoughts. At the same time, students develop varied interests in the specific fields of psychological research and their applications – from the biological to the socio-cultural basis of psychology, and from basic scientific discovery to mental health and business applications.
Through opportunities within and beyond the Division, our students further their intellectual and professional skill development in their chosen areas of interest. This allows them to tailor their undergraduate experience to match their personal interests and life goals.
- Psychology courses
Students choose from a wide range of psychology electives according to their interests. Examples include brain and biology, human development, culture and social processes, personality, memory and cognition, evolutionary psychology, clinical psychology, and industrial and organizational psychology.
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- Research experience
Those interested in conducting psychology research work closely with faculty members as research assistants, graduation project students, or research students under the university’s Undergraduate Research on Campus (URECA) program. Our undergraduate student research projects have resulted in research grants from research funding agencies, undergraduate thesis award from Singapore Psychology Society, international conference presentations, and publications in academic journals.
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- NTU Psychology Society
The student-run society organizes activities within and outside of the university community with the aim of increasing the public’s awareness and understanding of psychology.
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- Psychology experience beyond NTU
Our students gain further educational and working experience in psychology through volunteer work, internship, and professional attachment in psychology-related settings. Some organizations where our students have been attached to include Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Ministry of Education (MOE), National Youth Council (NYC), Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS), Singapore Boy’s Home, and Movement of the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS).
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