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2.2.1.3    BA (Hons) or BSocSci (Hons) degree – USP students

To graduate with a BA (Hons) or BSocSci (Hons) degree, USP students must have:

  1. Fulfilled the requirements specified below and obtained a minimum of 160 MCs.
  2. Obtained a minimum CAP of 3.00 for the award of an Honours degree. Additionally, USP students are required to attain a minimum CAP of 3.50 to fulfil USP requirements.
  3. Completed the BA (Hons) or BSocSci (Hons) degree within a maximum of ten semesters, unless otherwise approved by the University.
REQUIREMENTS MCs
(1) USP Requirements 40-48*
Programme
(2)   Faculty Core modules 12
    i) Exposure modules 12
(3)   Single Major***

(not including the Major’s Exposure module which is counted in Faculty Core or Unrestricted Electives)

84****
Unrestricted Electives
(4) Unrestricted elective modules 20-12*
i) GER1000 4
ii) GET1050 4
iii) Modules read outside the major 8-0*
iv) Modules read within or outside the major 8
                                                  Total 160

*  The number of MCs read here would depend on the number of USP ISMs read under the major requirements. A student is required to read at least one, but no more than two USP ISMs. If a student reads a USP ISM towards his/her major requirements, the number of MCs required under (1) would decrease. The student would then need to read modules under Unrestricted Electives to meet 160 total MCs for graduation. The table below summarises the possible permutations for 2 USP ISMs.

**      USP students are exempt from FAS1101, which is the other WEC module.

***    Students must earn the stipulated minimum number of MCs from level-3000 and level-4000 modules of their major. The Faculty requires students to earn a minimum of 20 MCs from level-3000 modules and a minimum of 40 MCs from level-4000 modules or higher in their major. However, for both levels, some majors may stipulate a higher number for their minimum. Students may be allowed, in lieu of their level-4000 modules, a maximum of two level-5000 modules (subject to the department’s approval and module pre-requisites, if any,) to fulfil graduation requirements. Students should take note that level-5000 FASS modules offered to undergraduates will be worth 5 MCs each. The level-5000 module codes for undergraduates will have the suffix ‘R’ (for example: EC5555R). Some departments as a matter of policy do not allow undergraduates to read their graduate modules. Level-5000 Independent Studies Modules (ISMs) or level-6000 modules (including ISMs) will not be open to undergraduates. Please refer to the requirements specified by the department/programme for each subject.

****  The minimum MCs requirement for a major at honours level is 84 MCs (some majors may require more) and the minimum MCs requirement for UE modules read outside the major is 4 MCs (GER1000).