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School of Social Sciences

Dean, School of Social Sciences

Dear Students,

Welcome to SMU’s School of Social Sciences (SOSS). Exciting times are ahead as you embark on this new chapter of your life with us.

SOSS, as you are aware, is unique in our broad-base and integrative approach to learning. We are committed to bridging your academic learning to real world experiences through our Psychology, Political Science and Sociology (PPS) major and the Politics, Law and Economics (PLE) major. These two majors – the PPS, which allows you both breadth and opportunity to specialize in one of the three disciplines, and the PLE, which is a collaborative initiative in partnership with our Schools of Law and Economics, offers a strong multi-disciplinary foundation that will prepare you for future success. We also offer three exciting second majors - Arts & Culture Management, International & Asian Studies, and Public Policy & Public Management, for those with interest in these areas.

Your university life will be full of promising opportunities for intellectual exploration and holistic development. Under the guidance of 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, step up and take charge of your next four years with us. Make it even more rewarding by contributing back to the School, the University and the Community. I am confident that what you are going to achieve, and the friendships you are going to forge, 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 13 Apr 2017 .