The General Education Requirement (GER) embodies the NTU educational philosophy that undergraduates should be trained, not just in narrow technical or professional fields, but also in critical thinking, reasoning, communication and quantitative skills applicable to a broad range of occupations. It covers courses in key fields of knowledge in the humanities, sciences and business to build the core competencies of a well-rounded graduate, while providing a wide selection of free electives and enrichment options to cater for individual interests.
GER Core Requirements
Unless otherwise stated, undergraduates from BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences programmes are required to read the following General Education Requirement (GER) Core Courses.
As an exception, the BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences and Biobusiness (Double Major) programme ; BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences and Psychology (Double Major) and the BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences and B. in Chinese Medicines (Double Degree) programme have different GER Core requirements. Students in those programmes should refer to their respective curriculum for details.
For students admitted in AY2020 and onwards (including direct-entry to Year 2 students admitted in AY2021 and onwards)
For students admitted in AY2018 and onwards (including direct-entry to Year 2 students admitted in AY2019 and AY2020)
^^ Students from AY2018 intake who have read and completed BS0001 Biology and Society (as GER-Core) before AY2019 Sem 2 are NOT required to read BS0005 One Health.
^ Online Course
For students admitted in AY2016 and AY2017 (including direct-entry to Year 2 students admitted in AY2016 to AY2018)
BS0001 is replaced by BS0005. Students from AY16 & AY17 intake who have not completed BS0001 will have to read BS0005 One Health in semester 2.
^ Online Course
For School of Biological Sciences students
For other NTU students