Undergraduate Education

Flagship Programmes: Chemistry as a Major

  • The Department of Chemistry offers a 3-year 120 MCs programme leading to BSc degree, and a 4-year 160 MCs degree programme leading to either BSc(Hons) or BSc(Hons) with Specialisation degree.
  • In Year 1 and 2, you will learn fundamental chemistry principles in areas of Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry. In Year 3 and 4, you will be given the opportunity to further your interest in various multidisciplinary subjects including nanotechnology, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, materials chemistry as well as energy and environmental sciences.
  • In addition, as a honours student in your 4th year, you will be given a chance to work in a research laboratory for your Final Year Project, or intern in a related company as your Final Year Internship. You will also be given the option to specialise in either Materials Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry or Environment and Energy.

Double Major in Chemistry and Food Science

  • The Department, in conjunction with the Food Science and Technology (FST) Programme, offers a direct 4-year BSc(Hons) degree programme with double major in Chemistry and Food Science.

Other Degree Programmes

  • The Department of Chemistry offers a 4-year joint degree programme with the Australia National University (ANU) leading to a joint BSc(Hons) degree from NUS and BPhil(Hons) degree from ANU.
  • The Department of Chemistry also offers a 5-year concurrent degree programme with the King’s College, London (KCL) leading to a concurrent BSc(Hons) degree from NUS and MSc degree from KCL in Forensic Science or Analytical Toxicology.

Chemistry as a Minor

  • The Department of Chemistry offers 4 Chemistry as a Minor programmes that can be co-opted along with another Major degree. The Minor in Environmental Chemistry is co-offered by University of Toronto.

Enrichment Activities

  • Students are given opportunities to take up enrichment programmes such as the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme in Science (UROPS), European Research Immersion Programme (EURIP), Undergraduate Professional Internship Programme (UPIP), or Student Exchange Programme (SEP) equip them with more holistic education during the study here.
  • Modular credits (MC) obtained from these enrichment programmes can be counted towards the fulfilment of students’ graduation.

Admission Requirements

  • The admission requirements are for 'A' Level graduates are you should possess a good H2 pass in Chemistry or its equivalent and at least a good 'O' Level pass in Mathematics, whereas for Polytechnic graduates, you should possess good diploma in related courses such as Chemical Process Technology, Process/Chemical Engineering.
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  • Undergraduate education at NUS is highly subsidized by the Singapore Government, which pays for the bulk of the operating costs besides the infrastructural costs.
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Student Organisations

  • The Department of Chemistry is affiliated to 2 active undergraduate student societies namely Chemical Sciences Society and NUS ACS Student Chapter. Do read about their enriching learning experience!