This is a Bachelor of Arts degree programme that confers a doubly validated qualification from both NUS and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). It is a distinctive programme combining the broad, structured General Education component of the UNC-CH degree, with the extended, in-depth study of the major at NUS. FASS students who successfully complete Honours requirements in this programme will be awarded Bachelor of Arts with Honors by both institutions. Geography is one of the Majors offered in this programme (alongside Economics, English Literature, Geography, History, Philosophy and Political Science).
Students will stay at the host institution (UNC-CH) for a minimum of two and a maximum of four semesters. The period at the host university may occur at any time after (but not including) the first semester of study, and before (but not including) the eighth and final semester. NUS students are recommended to go early in their course of study (semesters 3-5), in order to benefit from UNC-CH's general education offerings.
Unlike Student Exchange Programmes (SEPs), students will transfer grades as well as credit. Grades will be converted using an agreed and equitable scale. Modules and grades may be used towards any part of the student's programme of study, including electives, major, minor and general education requirements.
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