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Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons)

Our Majors

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Under the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) Programme, we offer a total of seven Majors.

 

Majors


First and Senior Year (Year 3 Entry) are required to take up one Major. Successful Senior year students will be admitted to the third year and will normally complete their studies within two years.The normal duration for full-time First and Senior Year students is four and two years, respectively.

 

Econ

 

ECONOMICS (ECON)

(For Year One and Year Three Entry)

  • Explores how to tackle dilemmas and difficult choices under limited resoruces
  • Studies the consequences of such choices by individuals, businesses, government, and society
  • Introduces students to using data to analyse the world and test theory against reality

 

Polsci

 

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE (POL)

(For Year One Entry and Year Three Entry)

  • Studies the shaping and sharing of power, including its uses, acquisition, and distribution: politics is the study of “who gets what, when and how”
  • Covers Chinese politics, Hong Kong politics, comparative politics, international politics, international relations of Asia Pacific
  • Cultivates students’ critical spirit which allows them to challenge traditional ideas in a changing world

 

Psy

 

PSYCHOLOGY (PSY)

(For Year One Entry and Year Three Entry)

  • Provides students with essential knowledge and principles from different sub-fields of psychology, including developmental psychology, social psychology and cognitive psychology
  • Develops students’ ability to scientifically analyse human cognitive processes and behaviour
  • Prepares students for further studies, such as in psychology, teaching, and social work; and for employment especially those involving human relations, managerial and administrative occupations

 

Counselpsy

 

COUNSELLING PSYCHOLGOY CONCENTRATION #

(For students majoring in Psychology, this Concentration is OPTIONAL for Year One entry, COMPULSORY for Year 3 Entry)

  • A growing mental-health service specialty within the field of applied psychology, concerned with the psycho-social, vocational and developmental aspects of people’s lives
  • Aims to enhance the quality of life and effectiveness of people’s functioning through handling mental health issues and facilitating human development and adjustment, both at individual and organisational levels
  • Prepares graduates for future postgraduate training in counselling-related professions and for entry-level positions in human service agencies (e.g. social work, school psychology, healthcare, human resources) where counselling skills are necessary

 

Soc

 

SOCIOLOGY (SOC)

(For Year One and Year Three Entry)

  • Dedicated to the understanding of the fundamental principles of social life and to the systematic study of social institutions and social transformations
  • Enables students to answer the “what”, “how” and “why” questions about human societies, past and present
  • Graduates will have a broad array of postgraduate opportunities and will be equipped to pursue employment opportunities in government, NGOs and the private sector

 

Hssm

 

HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES MANAGEMENT (HSSM)

(For Year Three Entry ONLY)

  • Introduces students to the latest theories and practices in health and social services
  • Facilitates students’ integration of theory and practice through experiential learning and internship opportunities
  • Equips students with essential knowledge and skills to take on a wide range of jobs related to social services and healthcare in both public and private sectors such as project officers, training officers, social services administrators and research officers

 

Iep

 

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY AND POLITICS (IEP)

(For Year Three Entry ONLY)

  • Trains students to think globally and to comprehend the current trends of global affairs
  • Studies the causes and origins of  geopolitical conflicts, transnational economic conflicts and identity politics
  • Uses a multidisciplinary approach to equip students with knowledge and skills to interpret and understand global transformations

 

Spps

 

SOCIAL AND PUBLIC POLICY STUDIES (SPPS) ^

(For Year One and Year Three Entry)

  • Studies social and public policies, particularly as they relate to the rapid changes in local, regional and global environments
  • Studies social and economic issues such as ageing and population, gender, employment, housing, health and social welfare
  • Provides inter-disciplinary perspectives that will enhance students’ ability to analyse social and public policy issues and debates

#BSocSc students designated as Year 3 students upon admission in 2019-20 and after under the Major in Psychology are required to complete five counselling-related courses to declare the Concentration in Counselling Psychology. First year students under this Major who have completed the five courses are qualified for declaring the Concentration.

^Students are qualified for declaring the "Smart Cities and Digital Society Concentration" after completing the specified courses under the Major.



Allocation of Majors


Should the number of students ranking a particular Major as their first choice exceed the designated quota, priority for allocation will be based on criteria including students’ preferences, their cumulative GPA, and the final grades(s) of Social Sciences foundation courses. The Office of the Faculty of Social Sciences will hold regular Major Briefings to share with students the details of the individual Majors as well as the criteria for allocation of Majors.

 

 


Departments


Applied Psychology

Economics

Political Science

Sociology & Social Policy

Information for Prospective Students


Undergraduate

Taught Postgraduate

Research Postgraduate

 

Contact


Tel: (852) 2616 7176 / (852) 2616 7552

E-mail: socsc@LN.edu.hk