Department of Economics

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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Double Major in Economics and Maths/Applied Maths

   
 
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Honours Thesis (EC4401) / Independent Study (EC4660)
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Second Major in Economics

Students with strong interest in economics but majoring in other disciplines may wish to pursue a Second Major in Economics.  The second Major programme offers the same core curriculum in Economics as the primary Major in the discipline. The five or more elective modules in the programme requirements provide the student with the flexibility to design a curriculum which complements their primary major and other interests.

 

Double Major in Economics and Mathematics/Applied Mathematics

The disciplines of Mathematics and Economics closely relate to and are natural complements of each other. On one hand, mathematical methods are indispensible to the development of economic theory and analysis. On the other hand, economics has provided a variety of important problems for mathematics such as those in optimization and operations research.


To provide an additional and more streamlined avenue for students of one department to do a second major in the other department, the Department of Economics at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and the Department of Mathematics at the Faculty of Science (FoS) have come together to jointly promote the Double Major in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics and Economics, within the Double Major Programme framework of NUS.



Application Procedure

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Each department will call for applications in June every year, which will only be opened to its own students beginning their second year in August of the same year. Students should apply for the double major programme through their home department.

To apply for this double major, applicants must satisfy the following conditions:
1. Obtained a CAP of at least 3.50 at the end of the first year of study in NUS; and
2. Passed four qualifying modules in the first year; and
3. Achieved a group average point (GAP) of at least 3.50 for the qualifying modules.


Qualifying Modules

For FoS students who are reading primary major in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics and applying to read second major in Economics:
• MA1101R Linear Algebra I
• MA1102R Calculus
• MA2216/ST2131 Probability
• EC1301 Principles of Economics

For FASS students who are reading primary major in Economics and applying to read second major in Mathematics:
• MA1101R Linear Algebra I
• MA1102R Calculus
• EC2101 Microeconomics I
• EC2102 Macroeconomics I

Students admitted to read this double major will proceed to fulfill the respective second major requirements from semester 1 of their second year. FASS students should refer to the Department of Mathematics webpage for the requirements for second major in mathematics while FoS students can refer to the requirements for second major in EC.


Schedule
Schedule for 2014/15 admission exercise for FASS students:

Application deadline: Monday, 9 June 2014 (5 pm)
Result of application: end June 2014

 

Please submit this application form to the Department of Economics by email (askecon@nus.edu.sg) or in person.

FASS
students who are applying for second major in Mathematics / Applied Mathematics, please note  that in some cases, an interview may be part of this admission exercise. Only selected students will be notified by the Mathematics department if they need to attend an interview. The scheduled interview dates are 12-13 June 2014.

FoS
students who are applying for second major in Economics under this admission exercise through your home department, please note that there will not be any interviews.

Coordinator
The coordinator at the Department of Economics is Dr Chen Yi-Chun.