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Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Psychology) – Full-time


Program Overview

Developed and awarded by the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, US.

Candidates who have outstanding academic results may apply for direct entry into the double major program at the point of application. Alternatively, if students are enrolled in a single degree program and have done well ie. have been accepted into the major and are considered to be in academic good standing, they are eligible to apply for the double major program.

In the double major program, students can graduate with two majors and within the minimum of 120 credits. They will be awarded with one degree with two majors, not two degrees, regardless of how many credits are earned.

A comprehensive Economics curriculum integrating economic theory with applied topics

The departmental excellence with the Economics department in UB include:
economics of growth and development; industrial organization; international trade; crime and justice; uncertainty and information; urban economics; and applied econometrics.

UB’s Economics program integrates economic theory with applied topics, including finance, international trade, econometrics, education, growth and development, monetary economics, labor economics, urban and regional economics, industrial organization, and regulation.

Student discuss on matters relating to consumers and producers, market equilibrium, investment and savings, employment, money and banking, and government taxation and spending.

As an Economics major, you will:

  • Study the scarcity and its implications for the use of resources, production and welfare, and other vital concerns to society.
  • Acquire the knowledge to determine the most effective use of resources to meet private and social goals.
  • Learn to apply the knowledge to achieve the most satisfactory allocation of resources.

Psychology – the science of the mind and behavior

You will learn insights and skills in the mind and behavior of human beings which is invaluable in promoting effective interactions and relationships with people.

Founded in 1920’s, Psychology is one of the largest undergraduate majors in UB. The department of Psychology in UB is a member of the American Psychological Society and is ranked among the top 50 (US News, 2012 ranking) in the US.

As a Psychology major, you will:

  • Learn about psychological principles and scientific methods for evaluating theories and research in social and behavioral sciences
  • Understand the basic processes of sensation, perception, learning, cognition, development and personality along with principles of social psychology, clinical psychology, and behavioral neuroscience

More than 50% of modules are taught by US /overseas visiting faculty, covering the full semester throughout the entire program. The rest of the modules are taught by qualified local faculty with the experience and academic expertise approved by UB.

The program is taught by engaged, committed faculty. Coursework includes hands-on experience, active class presentation and participation, projects and all the best practices of American college education.


Further Education

Graduates have also gone on to graduate schools for further studies.


Career Prospects

The demand for economists has increased over the past decades. The well-trained economics graduate offers employers analytic insights and the knowledge in applications of economics analysis in their scope of work.

With these double major qualifications, you have job opportunities in

  • Brokerage firms
  • Investment and retail banks
  • Insurance and financial services sectors
  • International relations
  • Research
  • Special education industry
  • Medical and health industry
  • Policy making
  • Other professions

Why Study at SIM-UB

Distinctive features of SIM-UB programs:

  • High quality and interactive American education
  • Students admitted are regular UB students (no distinction between Singapore and Buffalo)
  • Admission standards and academic expectations are the same as UB
  • Accreditation and recognition of UB degree
  • Quality assurance mechanisms
  • Option to study one semester in Buffalo’s home campus in US
  • Full-time Resident Director and Assistant Resident director
  • Full-time Academic Advisors
  • Full-time, regular UB faculty and visiting faculty teach in the program covering the full semester
  • Excellent value with lower tuition costs here than studying in the US
  • Successful graduates and extensive alumni network

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Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Economics)
Bachelor of Arts (Communication and International Trade)
Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Psychology)
Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Sociology)
Bachelor of Arts (Economics)
Bachelor of Arts (Economics and International Trade)
Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Sociology)
Bachelor of Arts (International Trade)
Bachelor of Arts (International Trade and Psychology)
Bachelor of Arts (International Trade and Sociology)
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Sociology)
Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)
Bachelor of Science (Business Administration)
Bachelor of Science (Business Administration and Geographic Information Science)
Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) and Bachelor of Arts (Communication)
Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) and Bachelor of Arts (Economics)
Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) and Bachelor of Arts (International Trade) 
Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) and Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)
Bachelor of Science (Geographic Information Science)
Bachelor of Science (Geographic Information Science) and Bachelor of Arts (Communication)
Bachelor of Science (Geographic Information Science) and Bachelor of Arts (Economics)
Bachelor of Science (Geographic Information Science) and Bachelor of Arts (International Trade)
Bachelor of Science (Geographic Information Science) and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Bachelor of Science (Geographic Information Science) and Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)