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2.2.1.1    BA (Hons) or BSocSci (Hons) degree

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

  1. Fulfilled the requirements specified in Table 1 and obtained the minimum MCs required for the relevant degree.
  2. Obtained a minimum CAP of 3.00 for the award of an Honours degree. (Refer to Table 2)

Completed the BA (Hons)/BSocSci (Hons) degree within a maximum of ten semesters, unless otherwise approved by the University.

Table 1: Graduation Requirements for FASS BA (Hons) or BSocSci (Hons) degree with Single Major

REQUIREMENTS MCs %
General Education
(1)   General Education modules 20 12.5
Programme
(2)   Faculty Core modules 20 12.5
    i) Exposure modules 12
   ii) Writing, Expression and Communication (WEC) modules
  • FAS1101 Writing Academically: Arts and Social Sciences or Freshman Seminar (FMA)
4
  • FAS1102 Public Writing and Communication
4
(3)   Single Major* 84 52.5
Unrestricted Electives
(4)   Unrestricted elective modules
(a minimum of 28 MCs must be outside student’s major, remaining 8 MCs can be within or outside the major)
36 22.5
                                                  Total 160 100

* 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.

Table 2: Award for Honours

BA (Hons) or BSocSci (Hons) degree

CLASSIFICATION CAP (BASED ON ALL MODULES READ)
Honours (Highest Distinction) 4.50 & above, plus pass* the Honours Thesis (HT)
Honours (Distinction) 4.00 – 4.49
Honours (Merit) 3.50 – 3.99
Honours 3.00 – 3.49
Pass (B.A.) 2.00 – 2.99

* With grades A+ to D