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Our vision is to become a leading centre of excellence in teaching and research in the humanities in Singapore and beyond.

A dynamic hub of research excellence in the humanities supported by a world-class faculty, the School of Humanities provides a rigorous and holistic education to develop students into well-rounded individuals who are able to think critically and articulate their ideas clearly and confidently. Through the dedicated efforts of our faculty and students, we hope to make a significant difference to society and culture in Singapore and beyond.​

At present, SoH has more than 110 full-time faculty members educating nearly 1,500 undergraduates spread across the core humanities— the study of history, language, literature and philosophy.


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Single Major

Click on each programme to find out more. Chinese
Linguistics and Multilingual Studies

Double Major

Click on each programme to find out more. Chinese and English
Chinese and Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
English and History
English and Philosophy
English Literature and Art History
History and Chinese
History and Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
Linguistics and Multilingual Studies and English
Linguistics and Multilingual Studies and Philosophy
Philosophy and Chinese
Philosophy and History​
Psychology and Linguistics and Multilingual Studies

Second Major

Students can choose to pursue a second Major in another discipline offered either by:
- their home School, or
​- by another School within the College.
The second major provides students with breadth of exposure and is also designed to provide greater depth of study in an additional discipline. Students will graduate with a degree in their First Major upon satisfying the academic requirements of the School. The Second Major will be shown on the final transcript, and students will receive an additional certificate. Students will need to obtain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.0 in their first year at university to be eligible to take up a second major. Available Second Major programmes include:

  • Art History
  • Chinese
  • Communication Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy and Global Affairs
  • Sociology
Click here to find out more about the second Major.


We encourage students to pursue a Minor in any of the Major disciplinary areas, as well as subjects that are not offered as a Major, or even one of our exciting Interdisciplinary Minors. To do a Minor, students are required to complete at least five core courses. These five courses will be counted under the elective requirements of their undergraduate programme. Unique Minors offered by the School of Humanities include: Minor in English Creative Writing
Minor in Chinese Creative Writing
Minor in Translation
Minor in Modern Languages Interdisciplinary Minors offered by the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences draw on the courses from the School of Humanities, the School of Art, Design and Media, the School of Social Sciences and Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. An interdisciplinary minor is a great option for motivated students who are looking to enrich their educational experience. ​​Minor in Environmental Humanities
Minor in Film
Minor in Gender & Diversity Studies
Minor in Geography and Urban Planning
Minor in Global Asia
Minor in Science, Technology and Society Click here to find out more about the Minors.


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