Students will major in Interdisciplinary Studies where they will take five courses from each of the two pathways so that they gain knowledge from diverse disciplines. Students can also take an additional major / minors / electives to further enhance their interdisciplinarity.
Interdisciplinary and BASc Core Courses, students’ internship experiences and their Capstone Project will help them combine and apply their knowledge in a way that can impact the real world.
|No. of credits|
|Interdisciplinary Curriculum (Major in Interdisciplinary Studies)*||96|
|1) Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies I and II||12|
|2) Interdisciplinary Capstone Course||12|
|3) Courses from Two Pathways (60 credits)|
a. Cultures/ Societies
b. Physical World/ Biological/ Human Sciences
|4) Internship (Social Innovation requirement)||12|
|BASc Core Courses||18|
|1) Sustainable Leadership||6|
|2) Foundations of Human Knowledge||6|
|3) Essential Skills for Undergraduates: Foundations of Data Science||6|
|Common Core Courses||24|
|Language Enhancement Courses||12|
|Non-credit bearing course(s) as required||– –|
|Electives Courses (or Second Major)||90|
* This programme will not be offered to non-BASc students as a second major.
Other Essential Learning
Besides the courses and internship offered by different faculties at HKU, students in the BASc family programmes will take additional courses designed in collaboration with external leadership training organisations, executive directors, CEOs and leaders in different fields that will equip our students with the skills to lead others and execute their ideas for a better world.
- Sustainable Leadership
- Foundations of Human Knowledge
- Essential Skills for Undergraduates: Foundations of Data Science
BASc programme students will also take BASC1001 and BASC1002 Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies I/II to sharpen their research skills across multiple disciplinary subjects.