LEADING GLOBAL CITIZENS
School of Humanities and Social Science
The BSc program in Quantitative Social Analysis prepares students for the rapidly growing number of positions in business, government, and the non-profit sector that involve the analysis of social data. The program emphasizes a balanced training in social science and quantitative analysis, with the intent of producing a well-rounded graduate. Students learn how to apply quantitative methods in a way that accounts for the unique challenges associated with the analysis of social data. To complement methodological training, students take courses in sociology, economics, political science, and public policy according to their interests.
World-Renowned Faculty Our diverse faculty are recruited internationally and hold doctoral degrees from major research universities including Caltech, Cambridge, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, London School of Economics, MIT, Northwestern, NYU, Oxford, Princeton, Stanford, Tokyo, Toronto, UBC, UC-Berkeley, UC-San Diego, Yale, and so on. In addition to being highly accomplished as scholars, SHSS faculty are professional, caring, and committed to bringing the best out of each student.
Social Science Theory & Evidence
Methoodological Training Develop skills for analyzing social data Colloquium Generate research ideas for capstone projects Capstone Research Project Execute a project and present results
Research-Based Teaching The content of SHSS courses reflects the expertise of faculty who are actively engaged in research in the humanities and social science. Our faculty regularly engage students to participate in their research projects as interns or assistants. The opportunity for undergraduates to partner with faculty in this manner is unparalleled among peer institutions. Furthermore, in their final year, SHSS students are individually mentored by faculty to develop an original piece of research as their capstone or thesis requirement.
I have always had a passion for understanding the underlying principles of how the world works, and I am glad that I can do so by making sense of real-life data now. Brian CHAN (QSA, Class of 2022)
Center for Chinese Linguistics
The Global China Center
The South China Research Center
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships 2019 Awardee
Methodology · Social Science · Mathematics · Others
SHSS prepares students to be leading global citizens of the 21st century by cultivating the communication, critical thinking, moral reasoning, and analytical skills that are essential for thriving in a rapidly changing world. With the largest interdisciplinary program in the humanities and social science, SHSS courses span over fifteen academic disciplines and include creative arts offerings in music, writing, and film. Some believe that “soft skills” are hard to learn, and yet, they are the most enduring ones that university students will retain years after graduation as they adapt to new employment opportunities and
communities. SHSS embraces this reality. Our School is known for global best practice in undergraduate training through the use of innovative pedagogies, including blended on-line courses, digital technology, group projects, service learning, multi-media assessments, fieldwork, and research opportunities. Our strategic partnerships with leading universities worldwide offer students and faculty ample international opportunities for collaborative research, in-residence exchanges, joint student training, and dual degree programs. The SHSS community extends well beyond HKUST’s physical campus.
Topical Social Science Electives
MINOR Students may choose to enhance their learning experiences through enrolling in different minor programs offered by other Schools.
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