Double Major (Honours) in Biological Sciences and Psychology



Year 1
Semester 1
(22 AU)
BS1001 Introductory Biology ^ Core 3 AU
BS1002 Biophysical Chemistry Core 3 AU
BS1003 Organic Chemistry Core 3 AU
BS1005 Biochemistry I Core 3 AU
ML0001 Absolute Basics for Career ^ GER-Core 1 AU
HP1000 Introduction To Psychology Core 3 AU
HP1100 Fundamentals  of Social Science Research Core 3 AU
Year 1
Semester 2
(19 AU)
BS1006 Principles of Genetics Core 3 AU
BS1007 Molecular and Cell Biology I Core 3 AU
BS1008 Biostatistics Core 3 AU
BS1100 Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques Level 1 Core 3 AU
GC0001 Introduction to Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Solutions ^ GER-Core 1 AU
HP2100 Research Design and Data Analysis in Psychology Core 3 AU
Major PE from Table E Major-PE 3 AU

**Students will be pre-registered with GER-PE-BM (BU8101) in their first semester. Students may drop the pre-registered GER-PE-BM and register for other available GER-PEs.

Year 2
Semester 1
(17 AU)
BS2001 Physiology Core 3 AU
BS2002 Microbiology Core 3 AU
BS2003 Biochemistry II Core 3 AU
HW0128 Scientific Communication I GER-Core 2 AU
HP2200 Biological Psychology Core 3 AU
Major PE from Table E Major-PE 3 AU
Year 2
Semester 2
(18 AU)
BS2008 Experimental Molecular & Cell Biology Core 3 AU
Major PE from Table A / C Major-PE 3 AU
HW0228 Scientific Communication II GER-Core 2 AU
HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning ^ GER-Core 1 AU
HP2600 Cognitive Psychology Core 3 AU
HP2700 Abnormal Psychology Core 3 AU
Major PE from Table E Major-PE 3 AU



(May – July)
BS9001 Research Experience Major-PE 3 AU


Year 3
Semester 1
(19 AU)
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 6 AU
Major PE from Table D GER-UE 3 AU
Major PE from Table E Major-PE 9 AU
ML0002 Career Power Up! ^ GER-Core 1 AU
Year 3
Semester 2
(20 AU)
Major PE from Table A / C Major-PE 9 AU
ET0001 Entrepreneurship and Innovation^ GER-Core 1 AU
Major PE from Table D GER-UE 3 AU
Major PE from Table E Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table F Major-PE 4 AU

Year 4
Semester 1
(17 AU)
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table E Major-PE 6 AU
Major PE from Table F Major-PE 8 AU
Year 4
Semester 2
(12 AU)
BS4020 Final Year Project Major-PE 12 AU
BS4224 Professional Internship (11 AU) ^^^ + BS4223 Professional Career Development (1 AU) ^^ Major-PE 12 AU

^ Online courses

^^Students are recommended to read BS4223 in Year 3 Sem 1 , Year 3 Sem 2 or Year 4 Sem 1 before going on Professional Internship. "ML0002 Career Power Up!" is the co-requisite of BS4223.  

^^^ Students may opt to take BS4224 Professional Internship in Year 4 Sem 1 or Year 4 Sem 2.

BS9001 Research Experience (Optional)
Note: If a student earns 3AU by completing BS9001 Research Experience course, he/she may take 1 less Major-PE (3AU) from Table B or C.

Table A
Table B
BS2020 Mathematics, Physics and Basic Programming for the Structural Biologist 3 AU​
BS3001* Neurobiology 3 AU
BS3003 Developmental Biology 3 AU
BS3004 Cancer Biology and Therapy 3 AU
BS3005 Advanced Molecular Genetics 3 AU
​BS3018 Plant Biology ​3 AU
BS3021 Bioimaging Techniques in EM 3 AU​
BS3023 Regulatory Control of Healthcare Products and  Medical 
3 AU​
BS3031 Beauty and the Myths 3 AU
BS3032 Environmental Microbiology 3 AU
BS3033 Data Science for Biologists 3 AU
BS3334# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop   
              (Series II) – DNA engineering for Fluorescent In-situ Hybridization      
​3 AU
​​BS3338# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop
             (Series II) – Effect of anti-mitotic drugs on cancer cells
​3 AU
BS3342Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) - Role of Actin cytoskeleton regulators in metastasis 
3 AU​
BS3343# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) - Genetics of Human Diseases  3 AU ​
BS3344# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) Macromolecular Crystallography 3 AU
BS3345# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) Microbial Biotechnology and Systems Biology 3 AU
​BS4002 Current Topics in Cell Biology 3 AU​
​BS4004 Current Topics in Immunology ​3 AU
BS4006 Virology ​3 AU
BS4009 Biology of Aging ​3 AU
BS4010 Synthetic Biology ​3 AU
BS4011* Biology of Social Behavior ​3 AU
BS4012 3 AU
BS4013 ​Physiological Systems: Animal Models for Drug Development 3 AU
BS4014 Molecular Basis of Diseases  3 AU
BS4015 Plant Biotechnology 3 AU
BS9001 Research Experience ​3 AU
BS2103^^ TCM Diagnostics 6 AU
​HH2016 History of Animals ​ ​3 AU
Table C
​BS3006 Bioentrepreneurship 3 AU​
BS3008 Computational Biology & Modelling 3 AU​
BS3010 Current Topics in Stem Cell and Developmental Biology 3 AU
BS3011 Protein Folding & Biomolecular NMR 3 AU
BS3012 Functional Genomics and Proteomics 3 AU
BS3013 Drug discovery & Development, Biotechnology ​3 AU
​BS3014* Biological Foundations of Behavior ​3 AU
BS3015 The RNA world ​3 AU
BS3017 Advanced Microbial Pathogenesis ​3 AU
BS3019* Neuropsychology of Stress and Resilience ​3 AU
BS3022 Protein Trafficking ​3 AU
​BS3027 Spectroscopic Methods in Biomedical Structural Biology ​3 AU
​BS3028 Chemical Biology ​3 AU
BS3030 Telomere Biology: Genome Stability, Cancer and Ageing ​​3 AU
BS3331# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) 
              Workshop (Series I) – Applied Immunology
​3 AU
​​BS3336# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop
             (Series I) – Proteomics Workshop
​​3 AU
​​BS3339# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop
             (Series I) – Neurobiology
​​3 AU
​​BS3340# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop 
             (Series I) – Science of aging and life extension in C. elegans
​​3 AU
​​BS3346# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop 
             (Series I) – Bridges between Neuroscience and Psychology
​​3 AU
BS1101^^ Basics of TCM 6 AU
HH3010 Biotechnology and Society 3 AU

Table D


Table E

HP2300 Developmental Psychology 3 AU
HP2400 Social Psychology ​3 AU
HP2500 Personality and Individual Differences 3 AU​
HP3001 Learning and Behavioral Analysis 3 AU​
HP3002 Positive Psychology 3 AU​
HP3003 Engineering Psychology 3 AU​
HP3101 Applied Statistical Methods for Psychological Research 3 AU​
HP3201 Evolutionary Psychology 3 AU​
HP3202 Alcohol, Drugs and Behavior 3 AU​
HP3203 Conservation Psychology 3 AU​
HP3301 Issues and Concerns in Adolescence 3 AU​
HP3302 Cognitive Development 3 AU​
HP3401 The Social Psychology of Human Communication 3 AU​
HP3402 Social Cognition 3 AU​
HP3501 Human Motivation 3 AU​
HP3601 Human Memory 3 AU​
HP3602 Reading Development & disorders 3 AU​
HP3603 Sensation & Perception 3 AU​
HP3701 Psychological Adjustment and Mental Health 3 AU​
HP3702 Child Psychopathology 3 AU​
HP3703 Health Psychology 3 AU​
HP3704 Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology 3 AU​
HP3705 Clinical Community Psychology 3 AU​
HP3706 Biofeedback & Neurofeedback: Health and performance 3 AU​
HP3707 The psychology of pain and its management 3 AU​
HP3801 Psychology in the Workplace 3 AU​
HP3802 Personnel Psychology 3 AU​
HP3804 Psychological Testing 3 AU​
HP3805 Managing Organisational Behavior 3 AU​
HP3806 Consumer psychology 3 AU​
HP3807 Occupational Health Psychology 3 AU​
HP3901 Cultural Psychology 3 AU​
HP3902 Psychology in the Asian Context 3 AU​

Table F

HP4002 Qualitative Methods in Psychology 4 AU
HP4012 Applied Multivariate Methods for Psychological Research 4 AU
HP4101 Clinical Psychology 4 AU​
HP4102 Trauma Psychology and Crisis Management 4 AU​
HP4103 The Forensic Psychology of Crime, Terrorism and Disasters 4 AU​
HP4104 Evidence-based Practice in Clinical Psychology 4 AU​
HP4105 Correctional psychology 4 AU​
HP4106 Mental Health in the Community 4 AU​
HP4201 Technology and Social Behaviour 4 AU​
HP4211 Agent-Based Computational Psychology 4 AU​
HP4221 Primate Psychology 4 AU​
HP4222 Comparative Physiology of Social Interaction 4 AU​
HP4231 Social and Emotional Development 4 AU​
HP4232 Development of Self-Regulation 4 AU​
HP4233 Psychological and Sociomoral Reasoning in Infancy 4 AU​
HP4241 Interpersonal relations and family studies 4 AU​
HP4242 Advanced Topics in Social Cognition 4 AU​
HP4243 Intergroup relations 4 AU​
HP4261 Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience of Vision 4 AU​
HP4262 Multisensory integration 4 AU​
HP4263 Language in Perception and thought 4 AU​
HP4271 Cognitive Neuroplasticity 4 AU​
HP4272 Neuropsychology 4 AU​
HP4273 Introduction to FMRI 4 AU​
HP4274 The Last Dance: Psycho-socio-cultural perspectives of Death, Dying and Bereavement 4 AU​
HP4281 Psychology of Leadership 4 AU​
HP4282 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 4 AU​

^ Recommended Major PE which is conducted during 1-week term break, before the term or after the final examination

^^ BS1101 and BS2103 are considered as ONE Major PE.

* BS3001, BS3014, BS3019 and BS4011 are allowed to be cleared as Major PE when all UE requirements are being fulfilled.

Note: Information obtained from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and is correct as at 17th March 2017.

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