B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Sciences

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NTU General Education requirements

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)
Course Code Course Title No. of AU Recommended Year & Sem
GC0001 Sustainability: Seeing through the Haze^ 1 Year 1 Sem 2
ML0003 Kickstart your Career Success^ 1 Year 2 Sem 1
BS0004 Introduction to Data Science 3 Year 2 Sem 1
HW0111 Communication: A Journey of Inquiry through Writing and Speech 2 Year 1 Sem 1
HW​0228 Scientific Communication II 2 Year 2 Sem 2
HY0001 ​Ethics and Moral Reasoning^ ​1 Year 2 Sem 2
BS0005 One Health^^ 3 Year 2 Sem 2
ET0001 Enterprise and Innovation^ 1 Year 3 Sem 2
  Total​ 14  


For students admitted in AY2018 and onwards (including direct-entry to Year 2 students admitted in AY2019 and AY2020)
Course Code Course Title No. of AU Recommended Year & Sem
GC0001 Sustainability: Seeing through the Haze^ 1 Year 1 Sem 2
ML0003 Kickstart your Career Success^ 1 Year 2 Sem 1
BS0004 Introduction to Data Science 3 Year 2 Sem 1
HW0128 Scientific Communication I 2 Year 2 Sem 1
HW​0228 Scientific Communication II 2 Year 2 Sem 2
HY0001 ​Ethics and Moral Reasoning^ ​1 Year 2 Sem 2
BS0005 One Health^^ 3 Year 2 Sem 2
ET0001 Enterprise and Innovation^ 1 Year 3 Sem 2
  Total​ 14  
^^ 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.

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For students admitted in AY2016 and AY2017 (including direct-entry to Year 2 students admitted in AY2016 to AY2018)
Course Code Course Title No. of AU Recommended Year & Sem
ML0001 Absolute Basics for Career ^​​ 1 Year 1 Sem 1
GC0001 Sustainability: Seeing through the Haze^ 1 Year 1 Sem 2
HW0128 Scientific Communication I 2 Year 2 Sem 1
HW​0228 Scientific Communication II 2 Year 2 Sem 2
HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning^ ​1 Year 2 Sem 2
BS0001++ Biology and Society 3 Year 3 Sem 1
ML0002 Career Power Up! ^ 1 Year 3 Sem 1
ET0001 Enterprise and Innovation^ 1 Year 3 Sem 2
  Total 12  
++ 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
School of Biological Sciences students are expected to fulfil the General Education Requirement (Click here for more information. For more details on course selections, please visit: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/Students/Undergraduate/AcademicServices/CourseRegistration/Pages/default.aspx


For other NTU students
The School of Biological Scie​nces offers a number of GER Prescribed Electives. Visit http://www.ntu.edu.sg/Students/Undergraduate/AcademicServices/CourseRegistration/Pages/default.aspx

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