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.
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.
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 for 2014/15 admission exercise for FASS students:
||Monday, 9 June 2014 (5 pm)
|Result of application:
||end June 2014
Please submit this application form to the Department of Economics by fax (67752646), email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in person.
FASS students who are applying for second major in Statistics, please note that there will not be any interviews.
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.
The coordinator at the Department Economics is Dr Chen Yi-Chun.