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 competencies by pursuing a second Major alongside their primary Major. The Second Major affords a degree of depth, although its modular credit (MC) requirement is set below that of the Major. The Second Major is a non-Honours major and may be taken in the same Faculty that offers the student’s Major or from a different Faculty.

For students admitted prior to AY2014/2015, the MC requirement for a Second Major is 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.
  • At least 16 MCs must be at Level 3000.

For students admitted from AY2014/2015 to AY2018/2019, the MC requirement for a Second Major is 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 double-counting towards a Minor, only a maximum of 8 MCs is allowed);
  • At least 16 MCs must be at Level 3000.
  • A minimum of 60% of the Second Major requirements must be earned from modules read at NUS. Modules read at NUS include all modules taught, co-taught, supervised or co-supervised by NUS faculty member(s). 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.

For students admitted from AY2019/2020 onwards, the MC requirement for a Second Major is at least 40 MCs, of which:

  • Up to 16 MCs (40% of the MC requirements for a 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.
  • A minimum of 60% of the Second Major requirements must be earned from modules read at NUS. Modules read at NUS include all modules taught, co-taught, supervised or co-supervised by NUS faculty member(s). 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.

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 reflected 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: