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3.6.2    Joint Minor Programme with University of Toronto

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Leveraging on the expertise of University of Toronto (UofT), renowned for its environmental sciences, this Joint Minor Programme (JMP) offers students a comprehensive curriculum that broadens and deepens the education they receive in NUS. Unlike other short overseas studying stints, the JMP integrates the overseas study period into the student’s degree programme, allowing grades as well as credits to be transferred from UofT to NUS. The duration of the overseas studies at UofT is one semester, on an exchange basis, where NUS students continue to pay only NUS tuition fees. This first international JMP offered by NUS FoS was launched in AY2008/09, offering two minors to NUS students: Environmental Biology and Environmental Chemistry.

Joint Minor Programme in Environmental Biology hosted by Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (UofT) and the Department of Biological Sciences (NUS)

Programme Requirements

Pass the following 3 NUS modules:

  • LSM1105 Evolutionary Biology
  • LSM2251 Ecology and Environment
  • LSM2252 Biodiversity

and any four of the following UofT courses:

  • ENV234H1 Environmental Biology: Structure and Function of Ecosystems
  • EEB318H1 Principles of Evolution
  • EEB319H1 Population Ecology
  • EEB321H1 Community Ecology
  • EEB322H1 Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology
  • EEB323H1 Evolutionary Genetics
  • EEB324H1 Evolutionary Ecology
  • EEB328H1 Physiological Ecology
  • EEB330H1 Systematic Botany
  • EEB331H1 Introduction to the Fungi
  • EEB362H1 Macroevolution
  • EEB365H1 Topics in Applied Conservation Biology
  • EEB380H1 Diversity of Insects
  • EEB382H1 Diversity of Fishes
  • EEB386H1 Diversity of Birds
  • EEB388H1 Diversity of Mammals
  • EEB403H0/1 Tropical Field Biology
  • EEB405H0/1 Temperate Field Biology
  • EEB407H0/1 Alpine Ecosystems
  • EEB410H0/1 Lake Ecosystem Dynamics

The duration at UofT will be one semester, from August to December or January to May. FoS students need to pay the tuition fees to NUS only, for the study abroad segment at UofT.

Students whose primary disciplines involve a specialisation in Environmental Biology (i.e. Life Sciences Majors and students reading the Bachelor of Environmental Studies) may also participate in this JMP but will not be conferred the Joint Minor upon completion, and only grade-transfer for UofT courses will apply.

For more information, please visit http://www.lifesciences.nus.edu.sg/programmes.html#lssp

Joint Minor in Environmental Chemistry hosted by Department of Chemistry (UofT), the School of the Environment (UofT), and Department of Chemistry (NUS)

Programme Requirements

Pass ALL of the following NUS and UofT modules:

  • CM2121 Organic Chemistry (NUS)
  • CM3261 Environmental Chemistry (NUS)
  • CM3242 Instrumental Analysis II (NUS) or CHM317H Introduction to Instrumental Methods of Analysis (UofT)
  • ENV237H/ENV238H Physics of the Changing Environment (UofT)
  • CHM210H Chemistry of Environmental Change (UofT) or CHM310H Environmental Chemistry (UofT)
  • CHM415H Topics in Atmospheric Chemistry (UofT)

The duration at UofT will be one semester, from January to May. For NUS students whose major includes the CM modules taken for this minor, not more than 8 MCs are allowed to be double-counted.

For more information, please visit https://myportal.nus.edu.sg/studentportal/sci/chm/ug/

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