Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Double Major - Economics and Public Policy & Global Affairs

Double major

Programme Type


Undergraduate Admissions

The Double Major Programme is a four-year direct honours degree programme. Undergraduate students will read two majors chosen from among the disciplinary strengths of the four schools in the College, namely, the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), the School of Humanities (SoH), the School of Social Sciences (SSS), and the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI).

Unlike the existing single discipline-based degrees, this degree will feature two distinct majors within an innovative new structure. As such this is a fully conceived double-disciplinary degree. Students will be admitted into this Double Major degree programme at the point of entry to NTU, and declare their two majors at this point.

During this four-year degree programme, undergraduates will read both Economics and Public Policy and Global Affairs, benefiting from the expertise and resources of both programmes from the School of Social Sciences(SSS).

The Economics curriculum offers opportunities to pursue specializations in both the traditional, as well as contemporary areas such as micro- and macro-economics, growth and development, labour economics, financial economics, environmental economics, health economics and behavioural economics.

The Public Policy and Global Affairs curriculum focuses on public administration, public policy, Singapore politics and government, public organisation and management, comparative public administration, government budgeting and financial management, human resource management, international relations, public service ethics, and programme evaluation. The aim is to provide students with a general understanding of and exposure to the field of Public Administration and Public Policy. It complements the relevant curriculum in fields such as Economics by introducing the economics rationales behind policy decisions and policy impact in the context of economics.

4-Year Direct Honours Programme
This is a four-year direct honours degree programme. If your CGPA is 3.0 and above, your Honours stays with you.

Equal Weightage 
Unlike second major, you will receive equal training for both majors. 

Degree Scroll
Both majors will be listed on the degree school. You will be recognised for the effort and time spent for the programme

You may apply to change your programme after your first year. You must meet the minimum requirement set for your admit year and the acceptance of the new selected programme.

For GCE 'A' level certificate holders:

  • NTU General Admission Requirements
  • A good grade in H2 Level Mathematics
  • A good grade in General Paper/Knowledge & Inquiry/H1 Level History/English Literature/Geography

For International Baccalaureate Diploma holders:

  • NTU General Admission Requirements
  • A good grade in Mathematics at Higher Level
  • A good grade in English at Standard Level

For NUS High School Diploma holders:

  • NTU General Admission Requirements
  • Major CAP of 2.0 in Mathematics
  • Good Overall CAP in English Language

For International Students & Students with other qualifications:

  • NTU General Admission Requirements
  • A good grade in Mathematics at Senior High School Level
  • A good grade in General Paper/English at Senior High School Level
Successful Polytechnic applicants will be exempted certain courses that will be confirmed before the start of their first semester.
A 4-year direct honours programme.  The core courses equip students with a firm foundation in their two Majors. Students can then choose from a range of prescribed electives in their interests. 


To graduate, students must complete two (2) categories of requirement, totalling at least 138 Academic Units (AUs):

*Students who are eligible to do an FYP will be strongly encouraged to do an inter-major FYP. Students whose GPAs fall in a certain range can choose whether or not to do an FYP. Students who do not do an FYP must clear 8 AUs of PEs from either discipline within the double major.





Graduates will possess complex problem solving, social perceptiveness and writing skills.  They can develop a career in conducting social research for market research companies or in the public sector, where they can advise decision-makers on relevant programmes, campaigns or policies.

One possible career option is a Political Scientist. Using the critical thinking and analytical skills gained, Political Scientist collect public opinion and election data, look at how the law affects people's daily lives and make insightful predictions about political trends.