Our Academic Curriculum

Whether you are in your first two years exploring our global Common Curriculum or going deep into your chosen major, you will acquire the intellectual habits and critical knowledge that you need to be a leader in any field you choose.


3 Components of a Big-Thinking Education

The Common Curriculum

Featuring the timeless ideas of human existence, our Common Curriculum is the cornerstone of the Yale-NUS education. The Common Curriculum not only lays the foundation for your major, it strengthens ideation by grounding you in the principles of academic inquiry and problem solving. More than that, the broad-based knowledge you gain will set you apart in thinking and reasoning, and lead to the kind of fresh ideas that every employer seeks and values.


Our Academic Curriculum
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