Bachelor of Environmental Studies Programme
1/ Overview of programme
[jointly offered by Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences and Faculty of Science, with participation from Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Law, School of Design & Environment, NUS Business School, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health]
The Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) is a 4-year direct Honours degree programme offered jointly by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences with participation from Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Law, School of Design and Environment, NUS Business School, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. NUS recognises that the environmental issues that are presented to the world today are global, complex and interconnected. There is a compelling need for new educational models such as the BES to nurture graduates who can think broadly and deeply so as to effectively address the societal and scientific needs for understanding complex environmental issues. At NUS, we hope to continue to be the preferred choice of top students in Singapore and around the world by always putting ourselves at the forefront of innovative education.
2/ Admission requirements
Students with an aptitude and passion for environmental issues are welcome to apply for direct admission into the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) if they meet the following minimum criteria:
* Good H1 pass or equivalent in Mathematics
* Good H2 pass or equivalent in either Biology or Chemistry
Students who do not meet the above-stated criteria but have a keen interest for the BES may be interviewed for suitability for the programme.
Admission will be on a competitive basis.
3/ Exiting the programme
Environmental Studies is a 4-year programme and the BES with Honours degree will be awarded to candidates who completed 160 MCs and performed well throughout the course, as determined by their cumulative average point (CAP of at least 3.0). Those who do not qualify for an Honours degree will be awarded a BES degree.
4/ Relevant website
Further information on the programme is available at: www.envstudies.nus.edu.sg
Adopts a broad-based and interdisciplinary approach to effectively address the societal and scientific needs for understanding complex, modern environmental issues such as climate change, land use, water usage, alternative energy and the building of liveable high-density cities...
* Experts in Ecology, Geology, Conservation Biology, Wild life Biolgy
* Experts in Parks management, Environmental management, Governmental agencies, Business firms…