Double Major Programmes

A Double Major is a single degree programme, in which a student satisfies the requirements of two Majors. It is conceived as an opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge and capacities by pursuing a second Major alongside their primary Major. The Second Major affords a significant degree of depth, although its MC requirement is set below that of the Major. The Second Major is a non-Honours major. It may be taken in the same Faculty that offers the Major or from a different Faculty.

For students admitted prior to AY2014/2015, a Second Major consists of at least 48 MCs, of which:

  • Up to 8 MCs may be used to meet the requirements for both the Second Major and the Faculty/Major/Minor requirements; and
  • At least 16 MCs must be at Level 3000.

For students admitted from AY2014/2015 onwards, a Second Major consists of at least 48 MCs, of which:

  • Up to 16 MCs may be used to meet the requirements for both the Second Major and the Faculty/Major/Minor requirements (Note: for counting towards a Minor, only a maximum of 8 MCs are allowed);
  • At least 16 MCs must be at Level 3000; and
  • A minimum 60% of the Second Major requirements must be earned from modules read in NUS. Modules read at NUS include all modules taught, co-taught, supervised or co-supervised by one or more NUS faculty members. These would consist of graded modules with assigned grade points, or modules with an ‘S' or ‘CS' grade. The other 40% of credits may be earned through credit transfers, advanced placement and exemptions, provided these MCs are earned from modules deemed relevant to the particular Major.

For students admitted from AY2019/2020 onwards, a Second Major consists of 40 MCs, of which:

  • Up to 16 MCs (40% of the total requirements for Second Major) may be used to meet (i) the Second Major requirement and (ii) another requirement, e.g., College, Faculty, Major, Second Major, Minor, Specialisation or other requirement.
  • At least 12 MCs must be at Level 3000; and
  • A minimum 60% of the Second Major requirements must be earned from modules read in NUS. Modules read at NUS include all modules taught, co-taught, supervised or co-supervised by NUS faculty members. These consist of graded modules or modules with an ‘S' or ‘CS' grade. The remaining MCs may be earned through credit transfers, advanced placement and exemptions, from modules deemed relevant to the particular Second Major or Minor.

Students can be admitted to Double Major Programmes at the point of admission to NUS, or by applying to the relevant Faculties/Schools no later than the end of the fifth semester of study. For a list of Double Major Programmes available at the point of admission, please refer to the website of the Office of Admissions.

The Second Major will be mentioned in the student's transcript upon successful completion. For more information, please click on the FAQ.

The Second Majors that are currently on offer are: