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What will I learn?

The period of study for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences is four academic years.

During the period of study for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, a candidate must pursue such courses of study as may be prescribed by Regulations made by the Academic Board on the recommendation of the School of Biological Sciences.


The courses of study and the distribution of courses for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biological Sciences will be determined by the School of Biological Sciences with the approval from the University.

Each Course will be assigned a certain number of Academic Units (AUs) as determined by the University. The distribution of the courses of study and the associated number of AUs are shown in the tables below.

There are five compulsory components in the curriculum:

Major Core Courses (Major-Core)

Major core courses are offered throughout the programme of study. They are foundation courses designed to provide essential training in the fundamental Life Sciences and Social Sciences

Major Prescribed Elective Courses (Major-PE)

Major-PE courses provide students with opportunities to explore specialized areas of Biology and Psychology in more depth and intensity. The students may select their courses of study according to their own interests and career goals. Emphasis will be placed on group work and discussion of research papers.

General Education Requirement: Core Courses (GER-Core)

The GER-Core courses are specified by the School as being essential to train today's Science graduates, covering areas such as communication and environmental sustainability. General Education Requirement: Prescribed Elective Courses (GER-PE) Students undertaking the Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences programme are required to read and pass the GER Prescribed Electives from a range of areas. The number of AUs to be read in each area is specified by the School and in the table below. Students have the flexibility to choose the semester which they will read the individual courses.

General Education Requirement: Unrestricted Elective Courses (GER-UE)

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences students are required to read and pass 15 academic units of GER Unrestricted Electives. Students may select to read any courses from the list of Unrestricted Electives offered by all Schools within the University. Students have the flexibility to choose during which semester they will read the individual courses.

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Annual fee - Subsidised tuition fee: SG $17,550; Non-Subsidised tuition fee (lab-based fee): SG $32,950; non lab-based fee: SG $31,970
Start date

Expected August 2022


College of Science

60 Nanyang Drive,


637551, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

You must have completed at least 12 years of general education or will be taking High School national examinations in the year of application in order to be considered for admission.

For GCE 'A' level certificate holders:

General entry requirements of NTU

At least H1 level pass in Mathematics AND H2 level pass in one of Physics OR Chemistry OR Biology

For Polytechnic graduates:

General entry requirements of NTU

Graduates holding any of the diplomas listed are eligible for application. Graduates with a Certificate of Merit (or equivalent honour) in other diplomas are also eligible to apply.

Submission of IELTS (a minimum Overall 6, writing 6) or TOEFL (a minimum of 90) or SAT (a minimum of 1250 for SAT taken for March 2016 onwards) or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) (a minimum of 55) or ACT with Writing (a minimum of composite score of 30 in ACT with Writing in one sitting) or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) are only compulsory for applicants

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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