University Scholars Programme

Students can be part of the Environmental Studies Programme and still join the University Scholars Programme (USP).

The USP curriculum occupies 48 MCs and students can be part of the Environmental Studies Programme as well as USP without adding to the total number of MCs required for graduating with an Honours degree.

For Cohorts Matriculated in AY12/13 to AY15/16

The following USP Inquiry Tier Modules fit well with the scope of the programme. USP students can read any 2 of the following USP Inquiry Tier Modules to fulfil the Level 2000 programme requirements for the BES degree:

UPI2205 Ethics and the Environment

ULS2204 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

USE2310 Questioning Sustainable Development

USE2306 Disasters and Responses

 

USP also recognises ENV3102 Environmental Challenges: Asian Case Studies II as fulfilling the requirements for a USP Independent Study Module within the Inquiry Tier.

University-level Requirements (ULRs): For students admitted in AY2015/16 and earlier, the USP modules you read will replace the ULRs.

Summary of the BES Degree Requirements (specialisation in Environmental Biology) with USP

Summary of Requirements MCs
UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
Foundation Tier Modules 12
Inquiry Tier Module 28 [extra 4 MCs fulfilled by

ENV3102 Environmental Challenges: Asian Case Studies II which counts as a USP ISM]

Reflection Tier Modules 4
UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES 0-8
PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS 108-117 [choose any 2 of the following USP Inquiry Tier modules:

UPI2205  Ethics and the Environment

ULS2204 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

USE2310 Questioning Sustainable Development

USE2306 Disasters and Responses

to count towards the overall Programme requirements]

TOTAL 160-161

Summary of the BES Degree Requirements (specialisation in Environmental Geography) with USP

Summary of Requirements MCs
UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
Foundation Tier Modules 12
Inquiry Tier Modules 28 [extra 4 MCs fulfilled by

ENV3102 Environmental Challenges: Asian Case Studies II which counts as a USP ISM]

Reflection Tier Modules 4
UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES 0-8
PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS 109-118 [choose any 2 of the following USP Inquiry Tier modules:

UPI2205  Ethics and the Environment

ULS2204 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

USE2310 Questioning Sustainable Development

USE2306 Disasters and Responses

to count towards the overall Programme requirements]

TOTAL 161-162

For Cohorts Matriculated in AY16/17 and After

The following USP Inquiry Tier Modules fit well with the scope of the programme. USP students can read any 2 of the following USP Inquiry Tier Modules to fulfil the Level 2000 programme requirements for the BES degree:

UPI2205 Ethics and the Environment

ULS2204 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

USE2310 Questioning Sustainable Development

USE2306 Disasters and Responses

USP also recognises ENV3102 Environmental Challenges: Asian Case Studies II as fulfilling the requirements for a USP Independent Study Module within the Inquiry Tier.

University-level Requirement (ULRs): General Education Pillar

Students admitted in AY2016/17 onwards, USP students are required to read a module from the Quantitative Reasoning pillar in partial fulfilment of the University Level Requirements for General Education. Also, USP students do not have to read four GE pillars, namely Thinking and Expression, Singapore Studies, Human Cultures and Asking Questions as the USP modules will be read in place of the GE pillars (4 out of 5 pillars).

Summary of the BES Degree Requirements (specialisation in Environmental Biology) with USP

Summary of Requirements MCs
UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
Foundation Tier Modules 12
Inquiry Tier Module 28 [extra 4 MCs fulfilled by

ENV3102 Environmental Challenges: Asian Case Studies II which counts as a USP ISM]

Reflection Tier Modules 4
UNIVERSITY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS (GER1000) 4
UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES 0-4
PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS 108-117 [choose any 2 of the following USP Inquiry Tier modules:

UPI2205  Ethics and the Environment

ULS2204 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

USE2310 Questioning Sustainable Development

USE2306 Disasters and Responses

to count towards the overall Programme requirements]

TOTAL 160-161

Summary of the BES Degree Requirements (specialisation in Environmental Geography) with USP

Summary of Requirements MCs
UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
Foundation Tier Modules 12
Inquiry Tier Modules 28 [extra 4 MCs fulfilled by

ENV3102 Environmental Challenges: Asian Case Studies II which counts as a USP ISM]

Reflection Tier Modules 4
UNIVERSITY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS (GER1000) 4
UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES 0-4
PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS 109-118 [choose any 2 of the following USP Inquiry Tier modules:

UPI2205  Ethics and the Environment

ULS2204 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

USE2310 Questioning Sustainable Development

USE2306 Disasters and Responses

to count towards the overall Programme requirements]

TOTAL 161-162