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2.3.3    Double Major Programme

A Double Major consists of two single majors within the same faculty or from two different faculties.

All students intending to pursue a Double Major with their second major in an FASS subject may declare it directly, subject to their passing the eligibility requirements, using the Academic Plan Declaration (APD), just before ModReg begins.

Applications are needed if FASS students intend to read a Double Major with their second major from another faculty. They have to apply during the stipulated application period when they have typically completed 40 to 100 MCs, and have attained a minimum CAP of 3.50.

Both majors will be noted on the student’s transcript. In exceptional cases, the Faculty may design approved double major programmes in which case the requirements will be specific to the programme.

Students may similarly withdraw from the Double Major Programme by updating their intention in APD, just before ModReg begins. Students may also be asked to withdraw from the programme if they do not maintain the minimum academic standards required.  Students who withdraw from the double major programme will have to re-declare a single major. Modules read to fulfil the requirements of the second major may be used to fulfil some from the Unrestricted Electives (outside of Major) requirements.

Total MCs required for graduation will be dependent on the requirements of each of the two majors and how much double counting is permitted as specified by the respective Faculties/Departments.

Tables 1 and 2 illustrate the minimum MCs required for the relevant degrees. Please refer to 3.2 Degree Requirements for other requirements that must be met for the respective degrees.

Table 1: Graduation Requirements for FASS BA (Hons) or BSocSci (Hons) degree with Double Major (within FASS) or Double Major (Cross Faculty)

 Requirements MCs %
University
(1)   General Education curriculum 20 11.9
Programme
(2)   Faculty Core

  • 12 MC (Faculty Level-1000 Exposure modules at least one from each Division including the student’s major(s))
  • 6 MC (Writing, Expression and Communication or WEC modules – FAS1101 (4 MC) and FAS1103 (2 MC))
  • 2 MC – CFG1002 Career Catalyst
20 11.9
(3)   Primary Major* (excluding exposure module) 84 50.0
(4)   Second Major** (excluding exposure module) 44 26.2
Total 168 100

 

*   Students must earn a 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 the major. However, for both levels, some majors may require students to earn more than these minimums. Students may be allowed, in lieu of their level-4000 modules, a maximum of 2 level-5000 modules (subject department’s approval and module pre-requisites, if any), to fulfil graduation requirements. Note that some departments may as a matter of policy not allow undergraduates to read their graduate modules. No level-5000 Independent Studies Modules (ISMs) or level-6000 modules (including ISMs) will be open to undergraduates. Please refer to the requirements specified by the Department/Programme for each subject.

**  A maximum of 16 MCs, where possible, from the Second Major can be double counted with the Primary Major.

Table 2: Graduation Requirements for FASS BA degree with Double Major (within FASS) or Double Major (Cross Faculty)

 Requirements MCs %
University
(1)   General Education curriculum 20 15.6
Programme
(2)   Faculty Core

  • 12 MC (Faculty Level-1000 Exposure modules at least one from each Division including the student’s major(s))
  • 6 MC (Writing, Expression and Communication or WEC modules – FAS1101 (4 MC) and FAS1103 (2 MC))
  • 2 MC – CFG1002 Career Catalyst
20 15.6
(3)   Primary Major* (excluding exposure module) 44 34.4
(4)   Second Major** (excluding exposure module) 44 34.4
Total 128 100

*   For the single major (BA), the Faculty requires students to earn a minimum of 20 MCs from Level-3000 modules.  However, some majors may require students to earn more than this minimum.  Please refer to the requirements specified by the relevant Department/Programme for each subject.

**  A maximum of 16 MCs, where possible, from the Second Major can be double counted with the Primary Major.