Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry with Second Major in Environmental Science

Single Degree with 2nd Major

An interdisciplinary programme combining an education in general Chemistry with its special applications to the Earth Sciences and Environmental Management.

This programme is run by the School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CCEB) in partnership with the Asian School of the Environment and the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Humanity's impacts on the environment, from microplastic pollution in the oceans to the effects of global climate change, will be a defining theme of the 21st century. Trained chemists have a critical role to play in developing a better scientific understanding of the environmental changes occurring around us, as well as designing systems to detect, mitigate, and correct for these problems. This programme is an excellent stepping stone for those interested in contributing to these important scientific challenges.

Graduates of the programmes have exciting career prospects in environmental consultancies, regulatory agencies, the chemical industry, and more.

Minimum Subject Requirements

Qualification Minimum Subject Requirements
Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level H2 Level pass in Chemistry and Mathematics/Physics.
Polytechnic Diploma Relevant diploma. Click here for more information.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Pass in Chemistry and Mathematics/Physics at Higher Level.
NUS High School Diploma Major CAP of 2.0 in Chemistry and Mathematics/Physics.
Others (including international applicants) A good grade in Chemistry and Mathematics/Physics at the senior high school level, equivalent to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level or International Baccalaureate.

This is a full-time four-year Bachelor of Science programme.

Programme Overview

Course TypeAU
Core Courses63 AU
Prescribed Electives
Usually taken in Year 4.
22 (12) AU
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Common Core17 AU
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Foundational Core10 (15) AU
Second Major Courses
21 AU of required courses, and a choice of three additional Earth Sciences or Environmental Management courses.
30 AU
Broadening and Deepening Electives (BDE)
Can take BDEs offered by any School.
4 (9) AU
Total146 AU


For AY23 and before

  • A grade of A- or better in the Final Year Project is require to be eligible for Honours (Highest Distinction).

For AY24 and after

  • A minimum CGPA of 4.50 and at least an ‘A-‘ grade for the Final Year Project (FYP), are required to be eligible for Honours (Highest Distinction) degree.
  • A minimum CGPA of 4.00 and a ‘Pass’ grade for the Final Year Project (FYP), are required to be eligible for Honours (Distinction) degree.

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