Faculty of Social Sciences
Offered As: Major Minor
URL: https://sociology.hku.hk/programmes/undergraduate/criminology/ https://sociology.hku.hk/programmes/undergraduate/criminology/
*Open to students of other Faculties:
Credits: 72 36
What is it about? Criminology is an interdisciplinary field in the social sciences, drawing especially upon the research of sociologists, but with important contributions from the fields of psychology, social work, law and human rights. Our programme seeks to promote a critical and comparative understanding of crime and social deviance, how the criminal justice system operates, and the impact on different social groups and communities.

We will equip you with the conceptual and methodological tools, analytical and presentational skills, and a criminological imagination to take out into the world, and change it for the better. The programme is also helpful if you are seeking a career in the criminal justice system, or if you have a general interest in crime, social harms and justice.
Offering Faculty/ Department/ School/Institute Department of Sociology

Pre-requisite requirements and/or other conditions for declaring the major/minor Major:
SOCI1001 or SOCI1004 and 2 out of the following (not more than one from the same discipline):
GEOG1002/GEOG1003/GEOG1005/GEOG1012/GEOG1016/GEOG1017 or POLI1003 or PSYC1001/PSYC1004 or SOWK1001/SOWK1002/SOWK1004/SOWK1011/SOWK1012/SOWK1013 or SINO1002

SOCI1001 or SOCI1004

For details, please check with the Department of Sociology.
Career opportunities The programme is helpful if students are seeking a career in the criminal justice system, or if students have a general interest in crime, social harms and justice.
Further information https://www.socsc.hku.hk/fw/teaching-learning/undergraduate/academic-matters/regulations-and-syllabuses/

Contact E: sociug@hku.hk
* Note: Students pursuing curricula with major / minor programme(s) must complete at least one major programme from their home Faculties upon graduation. Disclaimer: The information mainly applies to students admitted in 2023-24 and thereafter. For students from different cohorts, the information is only for reference. Please check with Faculty/offering department for details. The pre-requisite requirements / conditions are subject to changes by Faculties from time to time, and students are advised to check with their Faculty Office in case of doubt.