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Social Science (Board-based)

Programme Code
Study Period
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Programme Code
Social Science
Study Period
4 Years
Open for
JUPAS / Non-JUPAS Year 1 / International / Mainland
Programme Introduction

Social Science – Searching for True Love

Social science includes various academic disciplines that study the functioning of human society and social relationships among individuals. Each social science subject offers a unique disciplinary perspective and involves knowledge and skills to decipher how society and individuals as part of society are intertwined. Beginning their academic journey in Social Science provides students with a broad base, which allows them to explore and learn more about the disciplines and how they interact. The curriculum design enables students to find their interests and paves the way for them to become social scientists, who can contribute to the well-being of individuals in society.

Learning Path

The Social Science Faculty’s broad-based admissions provide students with an option to explore their real interests in the field of Social Science. In the first year, students enrol in faculty package courses without committing to a particular major. From the second year onward, the students commit to one major Social Science programme to pursue a Bachelor of Social Science degree.

Guidance and Flexibility

The Faculty of Social Science is committed to helping broad-based students pursue their preferred major and to realize their aspirations by providing extensive counselling and advice. The curriculum is designed with great flexibility to allow completely free choice with no quota restrictions or competition among students.

11 Social Science Majors

After realizing their potential and interests, students can declare any one of the following major programmes* and continue their studies in Years 2 to 4.

  • Architectural Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography and Resource Management
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Journalism and Communication
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies
  • Data Science and Policy Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Global Communication

*Admission to specific programme(s) is subject to relevant conditions.

If you are interested in this programme, please review the application requirements and deadlines specific to the respective admission scheme to increase your chances of getting accepted.


More Information:

Faculty of Social Science:

Room 111, 1/F, Sino Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong

(852) 3943 9638