Curriculum

  • Common Curriculum

    At the heart of every student’s education is a program of coursework known as the Common Curriculum. Centered on the most fundamental questions in the liberal arts and science, it will offer students some understanding of the natural world, human psyche and social life, literature, the arts and history, and philosophical and mathematical thought.

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  • Majors

    Each major provides systematic training in a specific academic discipline or interdisciplinary area, and is designed to give students ample scope and flexibility to explore their interest in a chosen area of knowledge, while providing direction and depth to their studies.

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Seasonal Highlights

Newsroom

  • November 10, 2017
  • 10 November 2017: Yale-NUS team applies multidi...
  • By Daryl Yang | Image provided by Maline Bungum Last summer, a team of Yale-NUS students spent two months in Hua Hin, Thailand with two students from the Yale University and Dea...

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  • November 7, 2017
  • 7 November 2017: Students and faculty conduct r...
  • By Kelly Ng | Image by Bozy Lu Over the past few decades, the study of Quantum Information Science (QIS) has emerged as a field with startling potential to revolutionise science...

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  • October 24, 2017
  • 24 October 2017: Music and theatrical interplay...
  • Text and images by Yasunari Watanabe On 29 March, a dozen students abruptly marched into the Elm College dining hall and sat at a table lined with dinnerware. They then began to...

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  • October 20, 2017
  • 20 October 2017: Yale-NUS College welcomes 20 e...
  • Text and image by Courtney Carter This semester, 20 exchange students, who hail from 11 universities and colleges located in seven countries around the world, joined Yale-NUS Co...

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  • October 17, 2017
  • 17 October 2017: Between elves and the highway:...
  • By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Marcus Koe In June this year, two Yale-NUS College students embarked on a month-long journey across Iceland to study the connections between I...

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  • October 10, 2017
  • 10 October 2017: All in a day: Students put up ...
  • By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Leong Kit Ling Over two weekends in August 2017, two Yale-NUS student organisations organised events for students to create and produce art on...

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Our Alumni

  • From suites to suits, Yale-NUS graduates embark on their careers
  • While some such as Manas Punhani (Class of 2017) and May Tay (Class of 2017) will be joining multinational corporations such as global management consulting firm Oliver Wyman and clothing-retail company H&M respectively, others like Chua Yao Hui (Class of 2017) will be headed to local start-up Carousell.

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  • Making social impact with the liberal arts, Yale-NUS students embark on meaningful careers
  • As the first class of Yale-NUS College prepares to graduate in a few weeks’ time, some students have committed themselves to applying their liberal arts education to meaningful careers in the social services or healthcare sectors.

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  • Graduates from Yale-NUS’ first class head abroad for graduate studies
  • While Joan Danielle Ongchoco (Class of 2017, above) will be graduating from Yale-NUS College later this year with the rest of the inaugural class, her connection with Yale-NUS will continue as she heads to Yale University to pursue a PhD in Cognitive Psychology.

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  • Yale-NUS students head for public service careers after graduation
  • While many of the graduating Yale-NUS students are in the thick of exploring their post-graduation options, some have their immediate career paths mapped out as they will be fulfilling their bond requirements from government scholarships they received prior to entering Yale-NUS College.

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  • Industry Voices

    Yale-NUS interns are full of initiative and are always up for a challenge. They are energized by new ideas and their enthusiasm enlivens the team. They are independent workers and creative problem solvers, who can identify new ways of doing things. They are also good team members who play well in a team, whether in leadership or supporting roles. They demonstrate a good awareness of team dynamics, work well with others and exercise empathy in their thoughts and actions.

    Centre for Strategic Futures, Prime Minister’s Office

  • Industry Voices

    (Our Yale-NUS intern) Silvia has contributed greatly not only with her insights in research, but also by bringing an infectious enthusiasm to the team. She has definitely left a lasting impression on me and the team here at SAP.

    Mr. Benjamin Tan
    SAP, Innovation Centre Network

  • Industry Voices

    (Our Yale-NUS intern) Min was an incredible addition to the business development team at TIME Inc. over the summer where she was able to contribute from day one and proved herself to be efficient, hardworking and highly intelligent throughout her internship. It was wonderful to work with an intern of this caliber.

    Ms. Wendy Zhang
    Time Inc., International Business Development

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