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 double counted and used to meet (i) the Second Major requirement and (ii) another requirement, e.g., General Education (only for students admitted from AY2021/2022 onwards), College (e.g., Common Curriculum), Faculty, Major, Second Major, Minor, Specialisation or other requirement, i.e., at least 24 MCs of the Second Major must be distinct and not overlapping.
  • 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:

Second Major Host Faculty/Department Type
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Anthropology
(Offered to Cohort 2022 onwards)

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Open
Chinese Language Department of Chinese Studies Open
Chinese Studies Department of Chinese Studies Open
Communications and New Media Department of Communications and New Media Open
Economics Department of Economics Open
English Language Department of English, Linguistics and Theatre Studies Open
English Literature Department of English, Linguistics and Theatre Studies Open
European Studies
(Offered only up to Cohort 2019)
Department of History Open
Geography Department of Geography Open
Global Studies Department of Political Science Open
History Department of History Open
Japanese Studies Department of Japanese Studies Open
Malay Studies Department of Malay Studies Open
Philosophy Department of Philosophy Open
Political Science Department of Political Science Open
Psychology Department of Psychology Open
Social Work Department of Social Work Open
Sociology Department of Sociology and Anthropology Open
Southeast Asian Studies Department of Southeast Asian Studies Open
South Asian Studies South Asian Studies Programme Open
Theatre Studies Department of English, Linguistics and Theatre Studies Open
School of Business
Management School of Business Restricted
Real Estate Finance School of Business Restricted
School of Computing
Business Analytics School of Computing Restricted
Computer Science School of Computing Restricted
Information Security School of Computing Restricted
College of Design and Engineering
Civil Infrastructure
(for Cohorts AY2019/20 & AY2020/21)
College of Design and Engineering Restricted
Innovation and Design College of Design and Engineering Restricted
Systems Engineering College of Design and Engineering Restricted
Sustainable Urban Development College of Design and Engineering Restricted
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
Public Health Department of Public Health Restricted
Faculty of Science
Chemistry Faculty of Science Open
Data Analytics Faculty of Science Open
Food Science Faculty of Science Restricted
Life Sciences Faculty of Science Open
Mathematics Faculty of Science Open
Nutrition Faculty of Science Restricted
Pharmaceutical Science Faculty of Science Restricted
Physics Faculty of Science Open
Quantitative Finance Faculty of Science Open
Statistics Faculty of Science Open
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
Music-related
  • Composition
  • Voice
  • Music and Society
  • Music, Collaboration and Production
  • Instrumental Performance:
    • Bassoon
    • Cello
    • Clarinet
    • Double Bass
    • Flute
    • Harp
    • Horn
    • Oboe
    • Percussion
    • Piano
    • Trumpet
    • Trombone
    • Tuba
    • Violin
    • Viola
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Restricted
Audio Arts and Sciences Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Restricted