B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Sciences with Psychology Major

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Curriculum & Course Descriptions for Students admitted in AY2015 and onwards

Year 1
Semester 1
(22 AU)
BS1001 Introductory Biology ^
(exempted with H2 Biology =A)+
Major-Core 3 AU
BS1002 Biophysical Chemistry Major-Core 3 AU
BS1003 Organic Chemistry
(exempted with H2 Chemistry =A)+
Major-Core 3 AU
BS1005 Biochemistry I Major-Core 3 AU
ML0001 Absolute Basics for Career ^ ​GER-Core ​​1 AU
​GER-UE (Course from the Psychology Major menu)** ​GER-UE 6 AU
GER-PE>> GER-PE 3 AU
Year 1
Semester 2
(22 AU)
BS1006 Principles of Genetics Major-Core 3 AU
BS1007 Molecular and Cell Biology I
(exempted with H3 subject = Distinction or Merit)+
Major-Core 3 AU
BS1008 Biostatistics Major-Core 3 AU
BS1100 Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques Level 1 Major-Core 3 AU
GC0001 Introduction to Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Solutions ^ ​GER-Core ​​1 AU
​GER-UE (Course from the Psychology Major menu)** ​GER-UE ​6 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU
>>Students will be pre-registered with GER-PE-LA 'HE9091 Principles of Economics' (3AUs) in their first semester. Students may drop the pre-registered GER-PE-LA and register for other available GER-PE. 

+Students may be exempted with other courses if they have other matching H2 or H3 courses. Please see Table 1

Year 2
Semester 1
(20 AU)
BS2001 Physiology Major-Core 3 AU
BS2002 Microbiology ​Major-Core ​3 AU
BS2003 Biochemistry II Major-Core 3 AU
HW0128 Scientific Communication I GER-Core 2 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU
GER-UE (Course from the Psychology Major menu)** GER-UE 6 AU
Year 2
Semester 2
(21 AU)
BS2008 Experimental Molecular & Cell Biology Major-Core 3 AU
Major PE from Table A Major-PE 9 AU
HW0228 Scientific Communication II GER-Core 2 AU
HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-UE (Course from the Psychology Major menu)** GER-UE 6 AU
 
Inter-semester Break
(May-July)
Major-PE 3 AU
 
Year 3
Semester 1
(19 AU)
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 9 AU
BS0001 Biology and Society GER-Core 3 AU
ML0002 Career Power Up! ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU
GER-UE (Course from the Psychology Major menu)** GER-UE 3 AU
Year 3
Semester 2
(17 AU)
Major PE from Table C Major-PE 12 AU
ET0001 Entrepreneurship and Innovation ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-UE (Course from the Psychology Major menu)** GER-UE 4 AU
 
Year 4
Semester 1
(16 AU)
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 12 AU
​GER-UE (Course from the Psychology Major menu)** GER-UE 4 AU
Year 4
Semester 2
(12 AU)
 
                 or
Major-PE
12 AU
 
For students admitted in AY2016/17 and onwards (excluding the direct-entry to Year 2 students admitted in AY2016), please adhere to the following curriculum in Year 4 Sem 2 :
Year 4
Semester 2
(12 AU)
BS4020 Final Year Project    or, Major-PE 12 AU
Major-PE
1 AU
+ 11AU
^^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.  
 
 
**To qualify for the Psychology Major, candidates must complete a minimum of 35AUs of courses from the Psychology Major menu ( http://www.hss.ntu.edu.sg/Programmes/psychology/programmes/undergraduate/Second%20Major%20in%20Psychology/Pages/Home.aspx ). The 35 AUs of psychology courses fall under the General Education Requirement Unrestricted Elective (GER-UE) category. Candidates have the flexibility to choose during which semester they will read the individual courses.
 
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
​BS1101* Basics of TCM ​​Major-PE ​​6 AU
BS2103* TCM Diagnostics ​Major-PE ​6 AU
​BS1200 Understanding Singapore Healthcare System ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS2015 Virology ​Major-PE 3 AU
BS3001 Neurobiology Major-PE 3 AU
BS3003 Developmental Biology Major-PE 3 AU
BS3004 Cancer Biology and Therapy Major-PE 3 AU
BS3014 Biological Foundations of Behavior Major-PE 3 AU
​BS3018 Plant Biology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
​BS3021 Bioimaging Techniques in EM ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3023 Regulatory Control of Healthcare Products and Medical Devices
​Major-PE 3 AU​
BS3024 Evolution in Health and Disease ​Major-PE ​3 AU​
BS​​​3027 Spectroscopic Methods in Biomedical Structural Biology​ Major-PE 3 AU
BS3032 Environmental Microbiology Major-PE 3 AU
BS3033 Data Science for Biologists Major-PE 3 AU
BS3331# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB)
              Workshop (Series I) – Applied Immunology
Major-PE 3 AU
​​BS3338# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop
             (Series II) – Effect on anti-mitotic drugs on cancer cells
​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3340# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop
             (Series I) – Science of aging and life extension in C. elegans
​Major-PE ​3 AU
​BS3342# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) - Role of Actin cytoskeleton regulators in metastasis
​Major-PE 3 AU​
BS3344# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) – Macromolecular Crystallography Major-PE 3 AU​
BS3348# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) Field Studies in Functional Plant Ecology
Major-PE 3 AU
BS3349# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) Introduction to R programming​ ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS4002 Current Topics in Cell Biology ​ ​Major-PE 3 AU​
BS4010 Synthetic Biology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
​BS4014 Molecular Basis of Diseases
​Major-PE 3 AU​
BS4015 Plant Biotechnology Major-PE 3 AU
BS4016 Advanced Virology ​Major-PE ​​3 AU
​BS4017 High-Throughput Bioinformatics ​Major-PE​ ​3 AU
​BS9001++ Research Experience ​​Major-PE ​3 AU
ES3302 Tropical Ecology ​​Major-PE  ​​3 AU
​ES4303 Marine and Aquatic Ecology ​​Major-PE  ​​3 AU
BG4215 Biomedical Nanotechnology ​​​Major-PE ​3 AU
CH4306 Bioanalytical Techniques​ ​​Major-PE ​3 AU
ES2304 Microbes on natural ecosystems​​​ ​​​Major-PE ​3 AU​
HH2016 History of Animals ​​Major-PE  3 AU
Table C

GER-UE

Note: BS students can only take it as UE (BMS students are barred).
 
 ^Online courses

*BS1101 and BS2103 are considered as ONE Major PE

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

​​​++ Recommended Major PE which is conducted during the inter-semestral break. Completion of BS9001 will allow you to do one less Major PE in any of the future semesters. Registration of BS9001 will be done by the School.