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School of Social Sciences

Dean, School of Social Sciences

Dear Students,

A very warm welcome to SMU’s School of Social Sciences (SOSS).

The start of the academic year is always an exciting moment for the School as we prepare to receive a new cohort of students.  

SOSS is unique in our broad-base and integrative approach to learning.  We are dedicated to connect your academic learning to real world experiences. Our majors – Political Science, Psychology and Sociology (PPS) – offers you the breadth of a multidisciplinary foundation and the opportunity to specialize in one of the three disciplines, while  Politics, Law and Economics (PLE) major offers a more integrative approach in linking the three fields and prepare you for multiple career paths. We also offer three challenging second majors – Arts & Culture Management, Public Policy & Public Management and Global Asia for students who are interested.

Given these opportunities for intellectual exploration and holistic development, your life in SMU will be a promising one. With guidance from the faculty, staff and senior students, you will build upon new knowledge and pick up new skills to gain a better understanding of today’s increasingly complex and volatile world. You will learn to develop a global mindset, hone your strategic critical-thinking skills and be equipped with the soft skills of a future leader.

So, take control of your next four years with us! Make it even more fulfilling by contributing back to the School, the University and the Community. I believe that your SMU experience and the friendships you are going to build will remain an important part of your lives for many years to come.


Professor James T H Tang
Dean, School of Social Sciences
Singapore Management University

Professor James T H Tang
Dean, School of Social Sciences


Last updated on 24 May 2017 .