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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is HASS?
    HASS stands for the College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences. It is formed in 2006 by bringing together four Schools, namely, the School of Art, Design and Media; School of Humanities, School of Social Sciences; and Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information.

    The College, comprising the School of Art, Design and Media, the School of Humanities, the School of Social Sciences, and the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, seeks to offer a balance of breadth and depth of learning and fosters a culture of excellence and creativity that will stand our students in good stead long after they graduate.

  2. How is HASS different?
    HASS offers a new curriculum of greater breadth and depth that includes:
    • Double Majors, General Education, Interdisciplinary Minors, Electives
    • Writing and Communication
    • Art and culture

    Furthermore, HASS offers four-year direct honours programmes. For students interested to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Sciences degree, we offer direct entry to your major. We equip our students with practical and adaptable skills, and we believe in a student-centered education

    Curriculum of Depth and Breath

    Besides an academic Major, our students can read from a wide range of Minor subjects, which include:

    School of Art, Design & Media

    • Minor in Art History

    School of Humanities

    • Minor in Chinese
    • Minor in Creative Writing
    • Minor in English Literature
    • Minor in Environmental Humanities
    • Minor in Gender and Diversity Studies
    • Minor in History
    • Minor in Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
    • Minor in Modern Languages
    • Minor in Public Administration
    • Minor in Translation

    School of Social Sciences

    • Minor in Economics
    • Minor in Geography and Urban Planning
    • Minor in Psychology
    • Minor in Sociology

    Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
    • Minor in Communication Studies

    Nanyang Institute of Education
    • Minor in Drama and Performance

  3. What are the career prospects of a HASS graduate?
    Graduates from the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) can look forward to rewarding careers in digital animation, digital filmmaking, photography and digital imaging, interactive media, product design and visual communication.

    Graduates from the School of Humanities can look forward to a diversity of careers in sectors such as the civil service, education, journalism, advertising, publishing, management, public administration, curating, arts administration and other creative industries..

    Graduates from the School of Social Sciences are ready for a wide variety of careers in sectors such  as banking, the public service, education, social work, journalism, advertising, publishing, human resources, management, social research, public administration, arts administration and other creative industries.

    Graduates from the Wee Kim Wee School of Information and Communication (WKWSCI) are sought after by the media giants in Singapore and abroad in industries such as journalism, broadcast and cinema studies, advertising, publishing, human resources management, public administration, arts administration, and creative industries.

  4. Can I apply for HASS College Scholarship?
    The College Scholarship is a new scholarship that NTU is launching from Academic Year 2010/11. It will be awarded to outstanding freshmen pursuing full-time undergraduate programmes in NTU. For more information on eligibility and benefits of the Scholarship, please see:

  5. Does HASS offer direct Honours?
    Yes, all four Schools under HASS offer four-year direct honours programmes.

  6. Which are the schools and centres under the ambit of College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences?
    The College is made up of four Schools and two Centres, namely:

    4 Schools
    • School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) - Singapore's only comprehensive professional art school to offer degree courses in art, design and interactive digital media. It aims to empower artistic talents with the knowledge and tools to explore, experiment and create. See:
    • School of Humanities (SoH) – the heart, soul and spirit of education that prepares students to challenge fixed assumptions, as well as thinking creatively and out of the box. See:
    • School of Social Sciences (SSS) – a dynamic school that readies students for a global future by nurturing them into critical, analytical and creative thinkers. See:
    • Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information (WKWSCI) - a premier school in communication studies in Asia, with a highly relevant and stimulating curriculum that gives students a head start in their media careers. The School is well connected to an international network of educators, researchers and media professionals; it is also the alma mater of many highly-regarded media professionals. See:

    2 Centres
    • Nanyang Centre for Public Administration (NCPA) - a first-class academic institution that provides education and training for Chinese officials. NCPA offers Master of Public Administration and Master of Science in Managerial Economics in Chinese targeted at senior officials from China. The "Mayors' Class", a name coined by the media for classes offered by NCPA, now has close to 1,000 MPA and MME graduates, and some 10,000 from short-term executive programmes. See:
    • Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) - CLASS was established in 2006 under the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and restructured in 2010 into the research hub of the College, CLASS seeks to facilitate, coordinate and encourage interdisciplinary research within and beyond the College. The Centre is a member of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University. See:

  7. What are the minimum subject requirements for HASS courses?
    Each of HASS' Schools and programmes has different set of minimum subject requirements. Please click here for more information:

  8. How can I contact College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences?

    We are at:
    College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
    Nanyang Technological University
    48 Nanyang Avenue
    Singapore 639818

    Contact Details
    Tel : 6790 6792
    Fax : 6791 1604

    To contact us on specific matters, please refer to the staff directory at the link here.