Bachelor of Social Sciences
The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Social Sciences
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
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Students in this curriculum may choose to major in one of the six core disciplines: China Studies, Geography, Politics and Public Administration, Psychology, Social Policy and Social Development, and Sociology. Students may also opt for a double major in multidisciplinary options such as Cognitive Science, Counselling, Criminology, Media and Cultural Studies, Neuroscience and Urban Governance, and other majors offered by the University. Students can choose to combine a major with one or two minors.
The Bachelor of Social Sciences curriculum requires all students to undertake 24 credits (equivalent to 4 courses) of off-campus learning as a condition of graduation. 12 credits each must be taken in two areas: Social Innovation and Global Citizenship. We seek to nurture a good understanding of social issues through first-hand practical experience in local/overseas organisations; provide a training platform for students to apply knowledge and skills acquired at the University to real work situations, and assist students in becoming more socially aware, develop critical thinking and analytical ability so that they can identify practical solutions to complex problems as well as improve their interpersonal and communication skills.