Economics and Psychology

During this four-year degree programme, undergraduates will read both Economics and Psychology, benefiting from the expertise and resources of both programmes from the School of Social Sciences(SSS).

The Economics curriculum offers opportunities to pursue specializations in both the traditional, as well as contemporary areas such as micro- and macro-economics, growth and development, labour economics, financial economics, environmental economics, health economics and behavioural economics.

The Psychology curriculum offers rigorous training to students in understanding human emotion, cognition and behaviours using scientific methods. The goals of our program focus on fostering critical thinking, methodological and quantitative reasoning skills. Students will complete a wide range of courses including but not limited to abnormal psychology, biopsychology, clinical psychology, cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, personality and social psychology.

Graduates will develop integral transferable skills that all employers require, such as communication, numeracy and independent learning. Teaching on statistics and research methodology, as well as scientific methods will allow graduates to understand and manipulate quantitative and qualitative data.

With their understanding of people and the economy, one possible career option is Market Research Analyst. Market research analysts evaluate market data such as demographics and economic conditions to determine how best a company can spend its money to increase sales.


Curriculum for AY2020 Intake and after

Major Requirements
General Education Requirement (GER)
Total (AUs)
Prescribed Electives
Final Year Project
GER Core
GER Prescribed Electives
GER Unrestricted Electives

 *Students may select one or two Final Year Projects, subject to the approval of the host schools. If they select just one, they have to read two 4000-level courses to fulfill the 8AUs requirement of the other discipline.

​I. Economics Curriculum

5 courses: 15 AUs
HE1001 Microeconomics Principles
HE1002 Macroeconomics Principles 
HE2001 Intermediate Microeconomics 
HE2002 Intermediate Macroeconomics 
HE2004 Introductory Econometrics OR HE2005 Principles of Econometrics

Prescribed Electives
11 Courses: 36 AUs

1. Minimum two (2) HE1XXX courses [6 AUs] from the following 3 courses:
    - HE1003 Basic Mathematics for Economists and HE1004 Introduction to Statistical Theory and Methods
    - HE1003 Basic Mathematics for Economists and HE1005 Introduction to Probability and Statistical Inference

2. Six (6) HE2XXX/HE3XXX courses [18 AUs] from the list of PEs below

3. Three (3) HE4XXX courses [12 AUs] from the list of PEs below

Economics Prescribed Electives
HE2006 International Monetary Economics
HE2007 Money and Banking
HE2010 Development Economics
HE2011 Labour Economics & Labour Relations
HE2013 International Trade
HE2015 Macroeconomic Issues and Policies in Contemporary China
HE2020 Survey Methods and Sampling Technique
HE2021 Public Economics
HE2022 Industrial Organisation and Business Strategies
HE2023 Housing Economics
HE3001 Mathematical Economics
HE3002 Game Theory & Applications to Social Sciences
HE3003 The Chinese Economy
HE3004 Health Economics
HE3005 Environmental Economics
HE3007 Financial Economics
HE3011 Cost‐Benefit Analysis
HE3013 Urban Economics
HE3014 Economics of Corporate Finance
HE3016 Principles of Mathematics Finance
HE3021 Intermediate Econometrics
HE3022 Econometric Modelling & Forecasting
HE3023 Econometric Analysis of Financial Data
HE3024 Introduction to Applied Economic Policy Research
HE3025 Introduction to Data Analytics
HE4001 Advanced Microeconomics
HE4002 Advanced Macroeconomics
HE4003 Advanced International Finance
HE4004 Behavioural Economics
HE4005 Growth Theory and Empirics
HE4010 Singapore Economy In A Globalized World
HE4011 Current Topics in Economics
HE4013 Experimental Economics
HE4015 Personnel Economics
HE4017 Monetary Economics
HE4018 Finance and Development
HE4020 Econometric Time Series Analysis
HE4021 Advanced Econometrics
HE4022 Empirical Strategy and Programme Evaluation
HE4023 Economics of Organisations and Corporate Management

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Cross-list Courses
These courses are offered by other prorgammes are not only relevant to the study of Economics but also provide breadth from a different perspective. For the list of courses that could be counted towards the Economics curriculum, please click here.

II. Psychology Curriculum​


5 courses: 15 AUs
HP1000 Introduction to Psychology
HP1100 Fundamentals of Social Science Research
HP2100 Research Design and Data Analysis in Psychology
HP2400 Social Psychology
HP2600 Cognitive Psychology

Prescribed Electives
10 Courses: 34 AUs

1. Minimum two (2) HP2XXX courses [6 AUs]

    Choose two out of four: 
    -  HP2200 Biological Psychology
    -  HP2300 Developmental Psychology
    -  HP2500 Personality and Individual Differences
    -  HP2700 Abnormal Psychology

2. Minimum two (2) HP3XXX courses [6 AUs]

3. Minimum three (3) HP4XXX level courses [12 AUs], at least one must be a laboratory course  
4. Remaining 10 AUs from HP2XXX/3XXX/4XXX courses

Psychology Prescribed Electives
HP3002 Positive Psychology
HP3003 The Psychology of Everyday Design
HP3004 The Psychology of Food and Eating
HP3100 Selected Topics in Basic Psychological Sciences
HP3101 Applied Statistical Methods for Psychological Research
HP3200 Selected Topics in Social and Personality Psychology
HP3201 Evolutionary Psychology
HP3203 Conservation Psychology
HP3204 An Ape's Guide to Human Language
HP3205 Animal Behaviour
HP3206 Environmental Psychology
HP3300 Selected Topics in Applied Psychological Sciences
HP3302 Cognitive Development
HP3402 Social Cognition
HP3501 Human Motivation
HP3601 Human Memory
HP3603 Sensation and Perception​
HP3702 Child Psychopathology
HP3703 Health Psychology
HP3704 Introduction to Neuropsychology
HP3708 Biopsychosocial Criminology
HP3802 Personnel Psychology
HP3804 Psychological Testing
HP3805 Managing Organisational Behavior
HP3806 Consumer Psychology
HP3807 Occupational Health Psychology​
HP3901 Cultural Psychology

Laboratory Courses
(All students who intend to complete a Graduation Project/FYP in Psychology are required to complete one laboratory course before starting the Graduation Project/FYP)

HP4021 Laboratory in Human and Animal Neuroscience
HP4031 Laboratory in Developmental Psychology
HP4041 Laboratory in Social Psychology
HP4051 Laboratory in Personality and Individual Differences
HP4061 Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology
HP4081 Laboratory in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
HP4091 Current Research in Cultural Psychology

Professional Courses
HP4102 Trauma Psychology, Crisis Intervention and Management
HP4103 The Forensic Psychology of Crime, Terrorism and Disasters
HP4104 Evidence-based Practice in Clinical Psychology
HP4105 Correctional Psychology
HP4106 Mental Health in the Community
HP4107 Industrial-Organisational Psychology in Practice

HP4002 Qualitative Methods in Psychology
HP4012 Applied Multivariate Methods for Psychological Research
HP4063 Research Lab in Language in Perception and Thought
HP4201 Technology and Social Behaviour
HP4222 The Neuroscience of Love
HP4232 Development of Self-Regulation
HP4233 Social Cognition in Childhood
HP4242 Advanced Topics in Social Cognition
HP4243 Intergroup Relations
HP4262 Multisensory Integration
HP4271 Cognitive Neuroplasticity
Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology
HP4273 Introduction to Functional Neuroimaging
HP4274 The Last Dance: Psycho-Social-Cultural Perspectives of Death, Dying and Bereavement
HP4281 Psychology of Leadership
HP4282 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

For Course Description, please click here.

Cross-list Courses
These courses are offered by other prorgammes are not only relevant to the study of Psychology but also provide breadth from a different perspective. For the list of courses that could be counted towards the Psychology curriculum, please click here​​​​​​