Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences (options: BSocSc Criminology and Sociology, BSocSc Psychology, BSocSc Social Work)

社會及行為科學系 [選項: 社會科學學士(犯罪學及社會學)、社會科學學士(心理學)、社會科學學士(社會工作)]


Year of Entry 2020
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code JS1110
Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences (options: BSocSc Criminology and Sociology, BSocSc Psychology, BSocSc Social Work)
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
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Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences


The Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences prides itself on its long track record of offering quality education delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of faculty members.  “Social and Behavioural Sciences ” is the term used to describe the scientific studies of the thoughts, feelings and behaviours of humans and animals and their surrounded social systems in order to understanding and resolve individual, social, and community issues. It includes the study of counselling, criminology, psychology, social work and sociology.

The Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences offers the following majors:

  • Criminology and Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

Criminology and Sociology provides students with a broad knowledge of criminology and sociological practice, and professional competence to conduct sociological research to solve problems in organisational, community, societal, national and international contexts. This major is suitable for students with a particular interest in protecting the public and maintaining Hong Kong’s status as one of the safest cities in the world.  Psychology is a scientific study of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Students are provided with comprehensive education in major fields of psychology, including biological, clinical, cognitive, developmental, educational, health, personality, and social psychology. They are also offered opportunities to design and conduct psychological research. Social Work is a helping profession that applies knowledge from various disciplines of the social sciences to develop theories and practices. We set out to strengthen and provide support for individuals, families, groups and the community, in problem solving as well as in achieving growth and development.  

 

「犯罪學和社會學」提供廣博的犯罪學和社會學知識和實踐,學生擁有專業能力進行社會研究以解決組織、社區、社會,以至國家和國際環境的問題。該主修亦適合有志於投身紀律部隊以保護公眾的學生,維持香港作為世界上最安全的城市之一。「心理學」是有關思維,情感和行為的科學研究。我們的課程讓學生理解心理學的主要範疇,包括生物心理學、臨床心理學、認知心理學、發展心理學、教育心理學、健康心理學、人格心理學以及社會心理學等;學生亦有機會親身設計和進行心理學的研究。「社會工作」是一門跨學科的助人專業,應用不同社會科學的知識來發展理論和實踐,以協助個人、家庭、群體以至社會面對和解決問題,推動其成長與進步。


Admission Arrangements for JUPAS Applicants

The Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences currently offers the following JUPAS programmes:
 
  • Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences (options: BSocSc Criminology and Sociology, BSocSc Psychology, BSocSc Social Work) (admission code: JS1110)
  • BSocSc Criminology and Sociology (admission code: JS1111)
  • BSocSc Psychology (admission code: JS1112)
  • BSocSc Social Work (admission code: JS1113)
 
The first-year curriculum of JS1110, JS1111, JS1112 and JS1113 are identical.
 
JUPAS applicants will be considered for admission to first-year studies at the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences (admission code: JS1110). Students will have a free choice of majors (current major options: Criminology and Sociology; Psychology; Social Work) offered by the Department after one year of study.
 
The programmes of JS1111, JS1112 and JS1113 allow students who have a special interest in Criminology and Sociology / Psychology / Social Work to directly enter the major. 
 
Students interested in any of the three majors can include either majors (JS1111 / JS1112 / JS1113) or Department studies (JS1110), or both, in their JUPAS programme choices.

Entrance Requirements for JUPAS Applicants


To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the minimum entrance requirements.

 


First-Year Curriculum


In general, the four-year curriculum allows students to gain in-depth knowledge through major studies, and diversify students’ learning through GE courses, electives and optional minors. Here in SS, we have Departmental requirements in the first year of the curriculum, which exposes students to the three major disciplines prior to major declaration, giving students the opportunity to make a more informed decision on their choice of major. As well as the three courses which make up the departmental requirements, SS also offers students the opportunity to get involved in non-credit bearing course, which help students with the adjustment to university life.


Major Option(s) Currently Available (The University reserves the right to make changes to the major offerings.)