Undergraduate Programs 2024-25

Students studying a 4-year bachelor’s degree are required to fulfill the following requirements:

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  • To graduate with an additional major, students admitted in 2015-16 or after must fulfill all the requirements specified for that major, within which there must be at least 20 credits single-counted for that major. These 20 credits cannot be used to fulfill any other requirements for graduation except for the 120-credit degree requirement.
  • To make sure they can complete their program within the normal duration of study, students are recommended to seek academic advice from their Schools and Departments, and follow an appropriate study plan.  For up-to-date information on courses offering and scheduling, students should check it out from their Schools and Departments, and the Academic Registry website. Examples on student’s pathways for each major are provided FOR REFERENCE.
  • Students may use no more than 6 credits earned from courses offered in self-paced online delivery mode to satisfy the graduation requirements of a degree program. This 6-credit limit does not apply to credits obtained through the credit transfer procedures of the University.
  • Under the new 30-credit Common Core Program which is applicable to students admitted to the University in 2022-23 and thereafter, courses that have been counted towards School and/or Major Requirements are not allowed to be reused for fulfilment of the University Common Core Requirements. Students should look up the details of the Common Core Program including the general and School-/program-specific distributional requirements posted on the Common Core website where the link to it is available on this website.
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is committed to providing equal educational opportunities to all students. Students with any learning difficulties may reach out to instructors and/or the Counseling and Wellness Center for support. The Center provides a wide range of services and resources: (a) It coordinates with course instructors to provide reasonable academic accommodations or adjustments to courses for students with special educational needs (SEN) and/or temporary health conditions. Students may contact sen@ust.hk to arrange a confidential discussion regarding equitable access to the chosen program and reasonable accommodations; (b) It also provides personal counseling service for students who have concerns on their well-being and personal problems. Students may make an online appointment or contact counsel@ust.hk to arrange a confidential discussion to get help and advice.