Department of Economics

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Double Major in Economics and Statistics

   
 
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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 & Statistics

The disciplines of Statistics and Economics are closely related. On one hand, statistical procedures play a key role in describing and forecasting economic behaviour and testing economic theories of that behaviour. On the other hand, economics provides a variety of problems and cases to help in the understanding of statistics.

The Department of Economics at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at the Faculty of Science (FoS) have thus come together to jointly promote the Double Major in Economics and Statistics, within the Double Major Programme framework of NUS.

 

Application Procedure


Intake

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 Statistics and applying to read second major in Economics:
• MA1101R Linear Algebra I
• ST1131 Introduction to Statistics
• ST2131/MA2216 Probability
• EC1301 Principles of Economics

For FASS students who are reading primary major in Economics and applying to read second major in Statistics:
• 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 Statistics webpage for the requirements for second major in ST while FoS students can refer to the requirement for second major in EC.


Schedule
Schedule for 2015/2016 admission exercise for FASS students:

Application deadline: To be annouced
Result of application: To be annouced

 

FASS Economics major students matriculated in AY2014/2015 should apply for second major in Statistics using this application form by email (askecon@nus.edu.sg) or in person to the Department of Economics. Please note  that in some cases, an interview may be part of this admission exercise. Only selected students will be notified by the Statistics department if they need to attend an interview.

FoS students matriculated in AY2014/2015 should apply for second major in Economics under this admission exercise through their home department.



Coordinator
The coordinator at the Department Economics for DMP is Dr Lim Boon Tiong.