A Minor programme is a coherent course of study in an additional area outside of the Major. By doing this, it contributes to the breadth of learning envisaged for undergraduate education.


Minimum MC Requirements for Minor:


For students admitted from AY2019 onwards:

For students admitted from AY2019/20 onwards, the module credit (MC) requirement for a Minor programme is 20 MCs , of which:

(a) Up to 8 MCs (40% of the total requirements for Minor) may be used to meet the requirements for both the Minor and a Major/Second Major, or another Minor.

(b) At least 12 MCs for any Minor programme must be taken from outside the entire set of modules that are listed for the major(s)/another minor that the student is taking/ has taken.

(c) A minimum of 60% of the total MCs of the Minor requirements must be earned from modules read in NUS. Modules read at NUS include all modules taught, co-taught, supervised or co-supervised by NUS faculty members. These consist of graded modules or modules with an ‘S' or ‘CS' grade. The remaining MCs may be earned through credit transfers, advanced placement and exemptions, from modules deemed relevant to the particular Second Major or Minor.
 

For students admitted from AY2014/15 up to AY2018/2019:

For students admitted prior to AY2019/20, the modular credit (MC) requirement for a Minor programme should be at least 24 MCs.

(a) Up to 8 MCs (out of 24MCs) may be used to meet the requirements for both the Minor and Faculty Requirements, a Major/Second Major, or another Minor, subject to the agreement of the particular department(s)/programme(s) or Faculty/School hosting the Minor.

(b) At least 12 MCs (out of 24MCs) for any Minor programme must be taken from outside the entire set of modules that are listed for the major(s)/another minor that the student is taking/ has taken.

(c) A minimum 16 MCs of the Minor requirements must be earned from modules read in NUS, unless indicated otherwise by Faculties/Departments for specific minors. Modules read at NUS include all modules taught, co-taught, supervised or co-supervised by one or more NUS faculty members. These would consist of graded modules with assigned grade points, or modules with an ‘S' or ‘CS' grade. The other 8 MCs may be earned through credit transfers, advanced placement and exemptions, provided these MCs are earned from modules deemed relevant to the particular Minor programme.

For students admitted from AY2015/16 onwards: Students who read modules coded as GEH/GEQ/GER/GES/GET to fulfil requirements for Minor programmes are not allowed to count these modules towards fulfilling both the General Education and the Major/Minor requirements. For example, if a student had taken a GEH module for his/her Minor programme, he/she would have to take another GEH module to fulfil the Human Cultures 2 pillar of the GE requirement. The MCs under the Unrestricted Elective module requirements may be used to satisfy Minor programme requirements.


For students admitted prior to AY2015/16:

For students admitted prior to AY2015/16: Relevant General Education Modules (GEMs) may be included in the list of modules approved for a Minor. Students who read such a GEM may count it towards both the General Education and Minor requirements. The MCs under the Breadth and Unrestricted Elective module requirements can be used to satisfy the Minor programme requirements.

For students admitted prior to AY2014/15:

For students admitted prior to AY2014/2015, modules counted towards fulfillment of the Minor requirements must be letter graded. A module taken on Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis cannot be used to satisfy the Minor requirements.

 

Direct admissions into minor programmes during admission exercise

From AY2017/2018 onwards, Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-level Graduates can apply with NUS Office of Admissions directly to pursue one of the SoC programmes, and select one of the following minor programmes from another faculty:

• Business Analytics with a Minor in Economics (offered by Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) 
• Business Analytics with a Minor in Financial Mathematics (offered by Faculty of Science)
• Business Analytics with a Minor in Information Security (offered by SoC)
• Business Analytics with a Minor in Real Estate (offered by School of Design and Environment)
• Business Analytics with a Minor in Statistics (offered by Faculty of Science)
• Computer Science with a Minor in Interactive Media Development (jointly offered with Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
• Computer Science with a Minor in Management (offered by NUS Business School)
• Computer Science with a Minor in Mathematics (offered by Faculty of Science)
• Computer Science with a Minor in Statistics (offered by Faculty of Science)
• Information Security with a Minor in Financial Mathematics (offered by Faculty of Science)
• Information Security with a Minor in Management(offered by NUS Business School)
• Information Security with a Minor in Mathematics(offered by Faculty of Science)
• Information Security with a Minor in Statistics (offered by Faculty of Science)
• Information Systems with a Minor in Economics (offered by Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
• Information Systems with a Minor in Interactive Media Development (jointly offered with Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
• Information Systems with a Minor in Management (offered by NUS Business School)

 

To apply with NUS Office of Admissions, please click here.

In-Progress admissions into minor programmes


SoC students may apply for minors offered by other faculties under in-progress admission by referring to the website of the host faculties or departments.

For example, the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health offers an open minor in Public Health and students can declare it via EduRec based on prevailing policy for declaring a minor programme.  Details of the minor can be found at: https://sph.nus.edu.sg/education/ph-minor/