The NUS Bachelor of Environmental Studies programme (BES) is designed to produce the next generation of environmental professionals who can contribute to the solutions for complex, modern environmental issues such as climate change, land conversion, habitat and species conservation, water usage, alternative energy and the building of liveable high-density cities.

The BES mission

  • BES fosters an interdisciplinary method of identifying, analyzing and solving environmental challenges.
  • BES strives to develop environmental leaders: agents of change who are passionate about the environment, scientifically informed on the issues, and creative in generating solutions and opportunities.
  • BES promotes the personal development of environmental ethics that, while recognizing tradition, culture and heritage, are fundamentally based on science.
  • BES strives to reconstitute human-environment bonds through diverse pedagogy, leading to a greater appreciation and conservation ethos—not only for within Singapore but also regionally.
  • BES seeks to create regional advocates for the environment. We want students to look outside Singapore and use their prodigious talents to contribute to environmental conservation and management in the Asian region and beyond. We view this as a necessary type of technology transfer from a developed country to its developing neighbors.

Designed for top students with a passion for the environment.

The Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) programme combines science disciplines from a diverse range of areas whilst helping to nurture students’ passion for the environment and conservation. The range of knowledge and transferable skills acquired during the programme enriches postgraduate studies and enhances student’s employability. These allow our students with an aptitude and passion for environmental issues to translate their enthusiasm into meaningful action.

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Paris Summit 2015

This week, world leaders are meeting in Paris to discuss how to combat climate change.
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Environment and Health: Vector-borne and Infectious Diesease

Synopses The Challenge of Dengue and other Vector-borne Diseases in Singapore, A/P Ng Lee Ching Singapore has been confronted by the emergence and re-emergence of several important vector-borne diseases (such as dengue, chikungunya and malaria),…
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ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

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BES Seminar Series - Environmental Career Panel

Abstract Students interested in the environment as a career often wonder what they can do with their degrees, and what their environmental careers could potentially look like. To gain further insights into these questions and provide a window…
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Urban Wildlife Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation Policy: Meet the BES Lecturers

Abstract We live in an increasingly urban world. By 2050, 70% of all people on Earth will live in cities, and so the conversion of natural areas to concrete jungles continues. Although the process of urbanization is highly destructive to wildlife…

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.

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