Minor in Life Sciences

The Minor in Life Sciences is offered to all NTU students except students who are registered in the School of Biological Sciences degree programs. The purpose of this program is to prepare non​-Biology major students for a variety of career opportunities in, and related to, the Life Sciences industry. The program is extremely useful for students majoring in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Material Science, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Sports Science and Business who are interested in complementing their major study with knowledge of today’s Life Sciences.


A minimum of 15AUs shall constitute a Minor in Life Sciences and may be obtained over the duration of the student’s respective degree program. To fulfill this requirement the student must take courses from the lists below.

The following 4 courses are compulsory

Course CodeCourse TitleAUsSemester
BS1001​Introductory Biology31
BS1005Biochemistry I32
BS1006Principles of Genetics32
BS1007Molecular and Cell Biology I32

Students are to select 1 course from the list below

Course CodeCourse TitleAUsSemester
BS2004Molecular and Cell Biology II32


  • For students who will be reading ‘CM1051 Basic Biology and Biochemistry’ in AY2019 and onwards, you are to replace ‘BS1005 Biochemistry’ with one of the electives i.e. BS1008 / BS2001 / BS2002 / BS2004.
  • For students who had read ‘CM1051 Basic Biology and Biochemistry’ from AY2015 to AY2018, you are to replace ‘BS1001 Introductory Biology’ with one of the electives i.e. BS1008 / BS2001 / BS2002 / BS2004.

For more information on Minor programmes, please refer to the Office of Academic Services website at https://www.ntu.edu.sg/education/degree-programmes#Content_C109_Col03