Students in this BSocSc curriculum may choose to major in one of the five core disciplines: China Studies, Geography, Politics and Public Administration, Social Policy and Social Development, and Sociology. Students may also opt for a double major in (multi)disciplinary options such as Psychology, Cognitive Science, Counselling, Criminology, Media and Culture Studies, Neuroscience, Urban Governance as well as majors offered by other Faculties of the University. Students can choose to combine a major with one or two minors. The BSocSc curriculum requires all students, as a condition of graduation, to undertake 24 credits (equivalent to 4 courses) of off-campus learning under the twin themes: Social Innovation (12 credits) and Global Citizenship (12 credits).
Jointly organised by Social Sciences and Arts, the programme addresses the growing interest in the study of Greater China from a multi-disciplinary approach. Wide range of courses are offered to introduce China’s political, economical, social, and cultural traits in the past and present.
The major also offers experiential learning opportunities and exchanges that focus on China Studies on the Mainland, Taiwan, or any China Studies centre overseas.