Double Major Programme

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.

In keeping with the prevailing practice with HASS’s current single degree programmes, students may apply for a transfer of major after the first year if they wish.

 

Academic Focus

Art History

Chinese, English, History, Philosophy and Linguistics and Multilingual Studies

Economics, Psychology, and Public Policy and Global Affairs

Media Analytics

Additional majors that will be offered as part of this double major structure will be developed to meet the needs of Singapore’s employment market. 

Combinations

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.

Why do a Double Major Programme?

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.

 

Direct Honours

It is a 4-year direct honours programme. If your CGPA is more than 3.0, the honours stays with you.

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Equal Weightage

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

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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.

Debunk Myth

With careful planning, you can apply for a full semester exchange with NTU's 150 partner universities all over the world.

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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.

Flexible

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.

Asst Prof Sujatha Arundathi Meegama, ADM

Experiential Learning

Programmes are put in place to bridge the gap between educational outcomes of our students and employer expectations. Eg: Internship and URECA programme

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Employability

Pairings of diverse disciplines enabled students to be better prepared for an increasingly multi-focused Singapore.

Hear from Our Students

How are the majors linked?

“Being able to predict and understand economic trends with the knowledge obtained from data analytics allows us to go beyond traditional economics theory. Information analytics is evident in econometrics, where data mining is used to determine factors affecting economic outcomes and also make accurate predictions that could help firms make decisions. Media courses also give us fundamental knowledge on media effects in the capitalist market. Theoretical and practical skills from both fields complement seamlessly, filling the gap of growing necessity for technologically literate individuals in the financial sector.”

"One of the fascinating development in the world of Economics is Behavioural Economics; it seeks to explain the irrational rationality behind human’s decision. Especially in the issues relating to money. For example, the psychology of saving, debt, and investment; what makes people more likely to save of invest? Using the knowledge from the psychology behind economics, policies can be introduced to encourage a healthy economy."

"ECPP is an interesting nexus as economics is an inherent consideration in policy making, while similarly, politics permeates many levels and types of economic decisions. For example, government budgets constrain policy decisions, international relations affect trading agreements, game theory techniques can be used in analyzing voting behaviour, etc.  This combination teaches you to make sense of a mass of knowledge, trail some logic through how the fields interact, and from there, derive breadth and depth in your own understanding of politics, economics, and decision making."

"Studying English Literature and Art History is all about stories - whether it’s a Shakespearean play or a bas-relief depicting a scene from the Ramayana, the study of these subjects enables students to examine the narratives while delving deep into the cultures that made them, finding meaning and trying to understand how the world became the way it is today."

"In Linguistics, students are exposed to various aspects of language and communication, from the properties of speech sounds to the grammatical and discourse structure. With Psychology, students learn about how individuals acquire and understand language, and the brain functions related to language processing."

"In the era of big data, the media analytics course teaches students crucial skills in retrieving, understanding, and presenting information from the growing media landscape. Psychology further aids students in uncovering and utilizing the reasoning behind the trends, by giving them a strong understanding of the intricacies and quirks of human behaviour."

Why they chose HASS Double Major Programme