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JS1110

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)]

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Short Description

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 understand 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 currently offers the following majors:

  • BSocSc Criminology and Sociology
  • BSocSc Psychology
  • BSocSc 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.

BSocSc Criminology and Sociology (Applied Sociology Stream) and BSocSc Psychology students are eligible to apply for the following joint degree programme:

Admission Arrangements

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 completing the first-year curriculum.

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.

Remarks:

# Indicative intake quotas for JUPAS and non-JUPAS admissions, subject to change.


Useful Links:

Useful Information for JUPAS Applicants
Assessment of Applications
Interview Arrangements
Flexible Admission Arrangement for JUPAS Applicants
Special Consideration for JUPAS Applicants
CityU Scholarships for Hong Kong Talents
CityU Tiger Programme
JUPAS Admissions Score Reference

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS 3

Notes:

  • Liberal Studies would be used as the alternative of the core subject requirement of Citizenship and Social Development.
  • Unspecified electives may include Category A elective subjects, Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) (except for JS1801) and Category C other language subjects (at grade E or above) (except for JS1200, JS1201, JS1217, JS1801, JS1805JS1806 and JS1807). If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.
  • Applied Learning (ApL) subjects are not counted as elective subjects, except for JS1041, JS1042, JS1043, JS1044, JS1805JS1806 and JS1807.
  • Please refer to the minimum entrance requirements webpage for details.
  • Applicants who are marginally failed to meet the entrance requirements of the programme may still have opportunity of admission. CityU will continue the flexibility towards the minimum entrance requirements for JUPAS applicants in 2024/25 entry. The details of flexible admission arrangement will be announced in due course.


Remarks:

  • For details of the alternative Chinese Language qualifications acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please click here.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

CityU accepts repeat results and will use the best results in assessing whether applicants fulfil the entrance requirements and to calculate admission scores.

First Year Tuition Fee

Contacts

Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Email: ssbdss@cityu.edu.hk

Admissions Office

Email: ugadm.local@cityu.edu.hk

Tel: (852) 3442-7640

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 333 532 925 1160 871 3821
2022 273 545 848 1073 866 3605
2021 272 534 812 1079 878 3575
2020 462 646 1034 1414 1045 4601

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 11 0 0 0 0 11
2022 14 4 0 0 0 18
2021 18 2 2 0 0 22
2020 18 2 0 0 0 20
Footnote(s)
The information provided is subject to ongoing review. The University reserves the right to amend the information from time to time.