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Bachelor of Science in Biology and Education

Double major

Programme Type


The Biology major takes a broad approach to explore the science of life at all levels, from molecules to ecosystem. Courses offered cover the breadth of traditional and modern biology such as evolution, diversity, and ecosystems; cell structure and function; molecular genetics and microbiology; current genetics; physiological and biochemical processes occurring in both plants and animals; molecular biotechnology; behavioural biology; and developmental biology. Our courses use a range of teaching modes including lectures, practical/field trips, and academic exercise, through which to equip you with critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and communication skills.

    Academic Discipline Minimum Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Biology and Education 

    Important Note
    Meeting the minimum requirement for a specific academic subject does not guarantee the allocation of the academic subject.

    Allocation of academic subject is dependent on ranking based on student teachers’ qualifications and results (at the discretion of the academic group) as well as the availability of vacancies.

    At least a Grade C at GCE 'A' Level in Biology
    At least a Grade C at H2 level in Biology
    At least a Grade 5 pass at Higher level in Biology (IB Diploma)
    At least a major CAP of 3.0 for NUS High School Diploma in Biology
    At least an overall CAP of 2.0 for NUS High School Diploma in Biology
    A good polytechnic diploma in the approved Biology-related disciplines.

    Suitability Tests
    Applicants may, at the discretion of the Singapore Ministry of Education and the University, be required to undergo such tests as may be set to assess their suitability for University study and teacher-training and to appear for interviews.

    Please refer here for more information.

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