Double Major





The Double Major Programme is a four-year direct honours degree programme. Undergraduate students will read two majors chosen from among the disciplinary strengths of the four schools in the College, namely, the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), the School of Humanities (SoH), the School of Social Sciences (SSS), and the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI).

Unlike the existing single discipline-based degrees, this degree will feature two distinct majors within an innovative new structure. As such this is a fully conceived double-disciplinary degree. Students will be admitted into this Double Major degree programme at the point of entry to NTU, and declare their two majors at this point.

In keeping with the prevailing practice with HASS’s current single degree programmes, students may apply for a transfer of major after the first year if they wish.

Why do a Double Major

The Double Major Programme will offer students the opportunity to specialise in any two major academic disciplines and will encourage a multidisciplinary educational and intellectual focus; it will equip students with the transferable skills of a liberal arts education for successful careers in the rapidly changing environment of the 21st century. Graduates from this programme will be suitable employees in both the public and private sectors in Singapore and beyond. Key combinations of disciplines will also facilitate comparative intellectual insights and nourish a mature capacity to engage different perspectives, research approaches, and interpretive strategies.

This programme will retain the strengths of the individual disciplines while developing an interdisciplinary focus that will educate graduates in a multi-skilled fashion. Students’ ability to develop transferable skills will be further enhanced in ways that will directly benefit an ever-changing social and employment landscape; when society experiences multidimensional transformations, human knowledge goes through rapid renewal, and employers of many kinds require creativity and innovation.



Academic Focus

Students will elect two Majors from among the major disciplines in which the college currently has significant expertise. These include the following:

School of Humanities

- English Literature, and Linguistics and Multilingual Studies

School of Social Sciences

- Economics, Psychology, and Public Policy and Global Affairs

School of Art Design and Media

- Art History

Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information

- Media Analytics

Additional majors that will be offered as part of this double major structure will be developed to meet the needs of Singapore’s employment market. 

Click here for DM Prospectus


For enquiries, please contact
Elaine Chua
Assistant Director, Double Major Programme
Tel: +65 6513 8659
Office: HSS-05-62