Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with Second Major in Sustainability

Single Degree with 2nd Major

Programme Type


This new second major incorporates relevant courses across all four colleges (CoS, CoE, CoHaSS and NBS) to provide students with the foundation and practical tools for understanding the concepts of sustainability and applying them to real world scenarios

It is designed to follow on sympathetically from the ICC course “Sustainability: Society, Economy and Environment”. The curriculum will be structured according to the three traditional pillars of sustainability: Society, Environment and Economy, colloquially known as People, Planet and Profit. At NTU, the students will then apply this knowledge through two additional pillars of Practice and Policy:

(a) Foundation in People, Planet and Profit

(b) Application to Practice and Policy

(c) Advanced Electives in Sustainability

Candidates must meet the minimum entry requirements of the Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences programme, including the minimum subject requirements. Please refer to the Office of Admissions for more information.   ​ 

The Second Major in Sustainability open to all single-major degree programmes. Students in double major programmes and second major programmes will not be allowed to take on the Second Major in Sustainability.

This is a full time four-year Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biological Sciences with 2nd major in Sustainability.

During the period of study for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with 2nd major in Sustainability, a student must pursue such courses of study as may be prescribed by Regulations made by the Academic Board on the recommendation of the School of Biological Sciences.

For successful completion of the programme and be eligible for graduation, students are required to fulfil the following requirements:

  • Students admitted to the programme from AY2023 and onwards should obtain a total of not less than 131 academic units within the maximum period permitted.
  1. Students are required to maintain a CGPA of at least 4.0 throughout their programme. Should a student fail to maintain the required CGPA, the school would recommend to him/her the option to drop the 2nd major and join the standard BS (Hons) programme.


  2. To qualify for the Sustainability 2nd Major, students must complete a minimum of:
    • 30 AUs of Sustainability courses for AY2023 and onwards


    The courses fall under the Broadening & Deepening Education (BDE) category.

Programme Structure details for matriculation Year 2023

BSSN Programme 2023 and onwards

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