Minor Programmes

A Minor Programme is a coherent course of study that provides significant depth; but unlike a specialisation, it does so in an additional area outside of the Major.

The MC requirement for a Minor Programme is at least 24 MCs, of which up to 8 MCs may be used to meet the requirements for both the Minor and a Major or another Minor, subject to the agreement of the particular department(s)/programme(s) or Faculty/School hosting the Minor. In addition, at least 12MCs (out of 24MCs) for any Minor programme must be taken from outside the entire set of modules that are listed for the major(s)/another minor that the student is taking/has taken. The Minor programme(s) will be reflected in the student's transcript upon successful completion.

Relevant General Education Modules (GEMs) may be included in the list of modules approved for a Minor. Students who read such a GEM may count it towards both the General Education and Minor requirements. The MCs under the Breadth and Unrestricted Elective module requirements can also be used to satisfy the Minor programme requirements.

The Minor Programmes available in NUS are listed below. For details on the requirements of each Minor, please refer to the relevant sections under each Faculty/School at the NUS Bulletin Online.

Minor

Host Faculty/Department

Type
(see ‘Note' below)

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

 

 

Disciplinary Minors

 

 

Chinese Language

Department of Chinese Studies

Open

Chinese Studies

Department of Chinese Studies

Open

Chinese Translation

Department of Chinese Studies

(with effect from AY2014/15)

Open

Communications and New Media

Department of Communications and New Media

Open

Economics

Department of Economics

Open

English Language

Department of English Language & Literature

Open

English Literature

Department of English Language & Literature

Open

European Studies

Office of Programmes

Open

History

Department of History

Open

Human Services

Department of Social Work

Open

India Studies (formerly Minor in South Asian Studies; offered to Cohort 2006-2007 only)

South Asian Studies Programme
(Offered to Cohort 2008 onwards)

Open

Japanese Studies

Department of Japanese Studies

Open

Joint Minor with University of Toronto (UoT) Department of Geography Restricted

Malay Studies

Department of Malay Studies

Open

Philosophy

Department of Philosophy

Open

Political Science

Department of Political Science

Open

Psychology

Department of Psychology

Open

Sociology

Department of Sociology

Open

Southeast Asian Studies

Department of Southeast Asian Studies

Open

Theatre Studies

Department of English Language & Literature

Open

Multidisciplinary Minors

 

 

Aquatic Ecology

Department of Geography and
Department of Biological Sciences

Restricted

Cultural Studies

Office of Programmes

Open

English Studies

Department of English Language & Literature

Open

Film Studies

Department of English Language & Literature

Open

Gender Studies

Office of Programmes

Open

Geographical Information Systems

Department of Geography

Open

Geosciences

Department of Geography

Open

Global Studies Department of Political Science Open

Health and Social Sciences

Department of Sociology

Open

Interactive Media Development Department of Communications and New Media & Department of Computer Science Open
Petroleum Exploration Department of Geography Open

Religious Studies

Office of Programmes

Open

Science, Technology and Society

Office of Programmes

Open

Urban Studies

Department of Geography and
Department of Real Estate

Open

School of Business

 

Management (formerly Minor in Business; prior to AY2007/08)

School of Business

Restricted

Management of Technology

School of Business and
Faculty of Engineering

Restricted

Technopreneurship

Department of Business Policy

Open

School of Computing

 

 

Minor    

Computer Science

School of Computing

Restricted

Information Systems
(formerly Management of Information Technology)

School of Computing

Restricted

Multidisciplinary Minor    
Interactive Media Development Department of Computer Science & Department of Communications and New Media Open

School of Design & Environment

 

 

Project Management

Department of Building

Restricted

Real Estate

Department of Real Estate

Restricted

Urban Studies

Department of Real Estate and
Department of Geography

Open

Faculty of Engineering

 

 

Bioengineering Division of Bioengineering Restricted

Engineering Materials (formerly Minor in Materials Science and Engineering; prior to AY2005/06)

Faculty of Engineering and
Faculty of Science

Restricted

Management of Technology

Faculty of Engineering and
School of Business

Restricted

Systems Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

Restricted

Medical Physics Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Physics

Restricted

Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

 
Public Health Department of Public Health - Undergraduate Programme Open

Faculty of Science

 

 

Analytical Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

Open

Aquatic Ecology Department of Biological Sciences and
Department of Geography
Restricted

Biophysics

Department of Physics and
Life Sciences Programme

Open

Engineering Materials (formerly Minor in Materials Science and Engineering; prior to AY2005/06)

Faculty of Science and
Faculty of Engineering

Restricted

Financial Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

Open

Joint Minor in Environmental Biology with University of Toronto

Faculty of Science, NUS and Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto

Restricted

Joint Minor in Environmental Chemistry with University of Toronto

Faculty of Science, NUS and Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto

Restricted

Life Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences

Restricted

Forensic Science

Department of Biological Sciences and
Department of Chemistry

Restricted

Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

Open

Medical Physics Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Physics Restricted

Nanoscience

Department of Physics and
Department of Chemistry

Open

Optical & Semiconductor Technology

Department of Physics

Open

Pharmaceutical Sciences Department of Pharmacy Restricted

Physics

Department of Physics

Open

Statistics

Department of Statistics & Probability

Open

Note:
‘Open' Minor - students can declare their intention to do an open minor via the Centralised Online Registration System (CORS) without any prior approval from the Host Faculty/Department. 
‘Restricted' Minor - students are required to apply to the Host Faculty/Department and obtain approval to read a restricted minor.