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Double Major Programme – Environmental Earth System Science and Public Policy and Global Affairs



What will I learn?

Students admitted to this multidisciplinary course will develop a strong background in quantitative environmental earth systems science and communication, public affairs, and international relations. The joint programme will give students the opportunity to build complementary skills in leadership, group work, and innovative problem-solving, empowering the next generation of public policy makers with the tools required to face the challenges of today’s rapidly changing world.

The combination of Environmental Earth Systems Science (Society and the Earth System specialisation) with Public Policy and Global Affairs is a natural choice from the Asian School of the Environment as the Society and Earth System specialisation already links well with the major in Public Policy and Global Affairs in the School of Social Sciences.

Possible career options:

  • Government roles - planning, policy, and management
  • Foreign and domestic policy
  • Science communications
  • Environmental consulting
  • Environmental media and journalism
  • Academic research
  • Education
  • Non-government organisations
  • Graduates from this Double Major program will also have the unique opportunity to choose careers with employers bridging science, business and policy:
  • Reinsurance companies, who rely on a balance of earth science data and policy intuition to help assess long-term risk.
  • International governance, such as the World Bank, UNESCO and World Food Agency who seek graduates with quantitative knowledge about the science underlying fundamental changes in policy around the world.
  • Businesses or corporations that value technical knowledge, creative problem solving and leadership ability when dealing with changing environmental policy and the global move towards improved global sustainability practices.

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (Total (AUs) - 142)

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 2023


College of Science

60 Nanyang Drive,


637551, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Earth Systems Science and Public Policy and Global Affairs programme accepts ‘A’ Level, IB, NUSHS Diploma, Polytechnic Diploma and other equivalent international qualifications on a selective basis. All candidates with strong academic potential who satisfy the minimum subject requirements as well as the general admission requirements set by NTU will be considered.

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.

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

With PRC Gao Kao qualification (i.e. Applicants who will be taking Gao Kao in June 2020 and those who have already taken Gao Kao) OR

With Taiwan General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) qualification OR

With South Korean College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT)/High School Diploma qualification OR

Who do not take up English language in Junior and Senior High School or taken English language only as a 2nd language.

For IELTS, TOEFL and PTE Academic, only scores obtained in the 2 years leading up to the application deadline will be considered. The validity period for SAT and ACT is 5 years.

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


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