15 October 2020
The National University of Singapore plans to merge its Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Faculty of Science to form a new College of Humanities and Sciences.
Students enrolled in the new college will take modules in different disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, science and mathematics. They will be provided with greater flexibility in taking up modules offered by both faculties.
Separately, NUS will offer 10 cross-disciplinary degree programmes from August next year to leverage synergies between complementary disciplines. Some possible pairings of complementary disciplines include economics and data science, computing and project management, as well as engineering and business.
To graduate, a student will need to complete 160 modular credits, the same requirement as that for a four-year Bachelor with Honours degree programme. This comprises 40 credits covering the fundamentals for each of the two majors, 20 credits on integrative projects involving both majors, 20 credits on general education, and 40 credits on unrestricted electives in any discipline.