Applied Sociology
Applied Sociology
Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Applied Sociology
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Mode of Study

Aims of Major

This Major aims to train students to become sociologically oriented professionals equipped with sound knowledge on related theory and practice and social research methods to solve problems and manage services in personal, organizational, community, societal, national, and international contexts. It addresses professional challenges that are emerging in these fields, examines social conditions to which the services respond, and assists the aspirant professionals to advance existing practices.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Major (MILOs)

  1. Identify and comply with professional standards and values of Applied Sociology;
  2. Describe concepts and theories in sociology and sociological practice;
  3. Conduct qualitative and quantitative social research and communicate its results to the public;
  4. Analyse the impacts of social, technological, and environmental changes on individuals and society;
  5. Use sociological knowledge generated to improve existing practice; and
  6. Devise creative and innovative solutions to problems identified in the sociological inquiry process.

Degree Requirements

Requirements Normative 4-year
Advanced Standing I1 Advanced Standing II2
Gateway Education requirement -- -- 12 credit units
College / School requirement -- -- 0 credit unit
Major requirement


-- 51 credit units
Free electives / Minor (if applicable) -- -- 0 credit unit
Minimum Graduation Requirement: -- -- 63 credit units
Maximum Credit Units Permitted: -- -- 84 credit units
Note 1: For students with recognised Advanced Level Examinations or equivalent qualifications.
Note 2: For Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates admitted as senior-year intake students.