SMU School of Social Sciences

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90 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178903
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The School of Social Sciences (SOSS) is one of the six schools at the Singapore Management University (SMU), and the first institution in Singapore to offer a multidisciplinary and liberal arts education. SOSS awards the Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc) degree upon successful completion of the four-year undergraduate programme; Masters in Tri-Sector Collaboration and PhD in Psychology for its postgraduate and research programmes respectively. BSocSc programme candidates may choose to declare a primary major in Political Science, Psychology or Sociology, and may attempt a secondary major offered by any SMU schools. Additionally, SOSS offers three majors that SMU undergraduates may attempt as a secondary major: Public Policy and Public Management (PPPM), International and Asian Studies (IAS) or Arts and Cultural Management (ACM).
SOSS is the smallest school in SMU in terms of enrolment, and is often considered the most tightly knit community in SMU. It is often referred informally within SMU as the "SOSS family" by faculty members and undergraduates.
SOSS graduates typically fare better than other Social Sciences graduates who attempted a comparable programme offered by NUS or NTU. Employment statistics published by the Ministry of Education consistently reported that SOSS graduates with a Cum Laude and above earn a higher median gross monthly salary than their counterparts from NUS or NTU, and are on par with their counterparts from the SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business.
Graduates often joins the private sector, civil service, non-governmental organisations, and advocacy groups. SOSS graduates fared well in admission to postgraduate education as well, and have been accepted in a wide range of Masters and PhD programmes in prestigious universities, including at the University of Oxford, Harvard University, London School of Economics, Erasmus University, Princeton University and Columbia University.
SOSS has also hosted distinguished academics such as Professor Ezra Vogel of Harvard University, Professor Elizabeth Perry of Harvard University, Professor John Ikenberry of Princeton University, and Professor Huang Yasheng of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, giving SOSS students the unique opportunity to tap the minds of these respected thinkers.
SOSS hosts an annual Social Sciences Conference for pre-university students in Singapore, which inaugurated in 2012. The Social Sciences Conference is a student-led event, where over 250 students from various pre-university institutions visit the SMU School of Social Sciences campus to attend interactive seminars and dialogues with SOSS faculty members, undergraduates, and industry leaders.


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SMU School of Social Sciences

Address: 90 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178903