The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences offers a four-year direct honours degree programme. Undergraduates will read two majors chosen from among the disciplinary strengths of the College's four schools, namely, School of Art, Design and Media, School of Humanities, School of Social Sciences, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI).
This exclusive Double Major Degree offers students the opportunity to tap on the strengths of each academic discipline, while developing an intellectual flexibility and diversity that will offer students a broader range of analytical skills.
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. In keeping with the prevailing practice with the current single degree programmes, students may apply for a transfer of major after the first year if they wish.
All 16 academic combinations offer exciting multidisciplinary approaches and bring different disciplines into conversation with each other. Many of these disciplines already exist as single major degrees in NTU’s progressive College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, while several new emphases are being introduced. For example, our programme was the first to offer Art History as a major in a Singapore university and will make a valuable contribution to Singapore’s exciting Arts and Culture environment, while Media Analytics, a cutting-edge new major, offered by Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, will enable students to understand, and engage with, the shifting social media landscape, big data, and digital media, and it will develop students who have high-level competency in evaluating organisational opportunities and risks.
All of these combinations will focus on developing genuine academic depth in two disciplines and will encourage students to develop a truly multidisciplinary outlook and a set of widely usable skills after graduation.
The Double Major Programme will offer students the opportunity to specialise in any two major academic disciplines and will encourage a multidisciplinary educational and intellectual focus; it will equip students with the transferable skills of a liberal arts education for successful careers in the rapidly changing environment of the 21st century. Graduates from this programme will be suitable employees in both the public and private sectors in Singapore and beyond. Key combinations of disciplines will also facilitate comparative intellectual insights and nourish a mature capacity to engage different perspectives, research approaches, and interpretive strategies.
This programme will retain the strengths of the individual disciplines while developing an interdisciplinary focus that will educate graduates in a multi-skilled fashion. Students’ ability to develop transferable skills will be further enhanced in ways that will directly benefit an ever-changing social and employment landscape; when society experiences multidimensional transformations, human knowledge goes through rapid renewal, and employers of many kinds require creativity and innovation.
It is a 4-year direct honours programme. If your CGPA is more than 3.0, the honours stays with you.
Unlike second major programme, you will receive equal training for both majors.
Waste No Time
Plunge directly into the core courses from your first semester. You don't need to waste time exploring courses not related to your major.
With careful planning, you can apply for a full semester exchange with NTU's 350 partner universities all over the world.
Degree Scroll - 2 Majors
Both Majors will be listed on the degree scroll. 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 from the new selected programme.
Programmes are put in place to bridge the gap between educational outcomes of our students and employer expectations. Eg: Internship and URECA programme
Pairings of diverse disciplines enabled students to be better prepared for an increasingly multi-focused Singapore.