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

Aims of Major

Major in Psychology aims at providing students with a comprehensive training in psychology, with emphasis on research competence in the study of human behaviour, for further advancement in professional practice in human and social behavioural services.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Major (MILOs)

  1. Identify the ethical issues and relate their significance for the protection of human integrity and diversity;
  2. Demonstrate systematic knowledge and its scientific underpinning in the core areas of psychology;
  3. Use psychological theories and empirical evidence to analyse human behaviour and mental processes scientifically;
  4. Construct and conduct a scientific study and produce a systematic presentation of analyses in a professional manner; and
  5. Evaluate and make psychological discoveries in a changing social and cultural context.

Degree Requirements

Requirements Normative 4-year
Advanced Standing I1 Advanced Standing II2
Gateway Education requirement 30 credit units 21 credit units 12 credit units
College requirement 6 credit units 6 credit units 0 credit unit
Major requirement

63 credit units

57 credit units 48 credit units
Free electives / Minor (if applicable) 21 credit units 6 credit units 0 credit unit
Minimum Graduation Requirement: 120 credit units 90 credit units 60 credit units
Maximum Credit Units Permitted: 144 credit units 114 credit units 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.

Professional Recognition

Holders of this degree with at least a lower second class honours or GPA 3.0 and have successfully completed a list of courses in different areas of psychology stipulated by the Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS) shall be eligible to apply for Graduate Membership of the HKPS. Every HKPS membership application is assessed on an individual basis.

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