*Associate of Social Sciences (Psychology)

Key Features

  • Providing students a solid and comprehensive foundation in psychology
  • Understanding people’s thoughts and behaviors
  • Explaining the importance of mental health to human well-being

Programme Objectives

  • Provides relevant knowledge about psychology with a scientific analysis of mental processes and human behaviour

  • Equips students with ability to apply knowledge of psychology to daily life and interpersonal relationship

  • Prepares students for more advanced study in any area of psychology

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • demonstrate an understanding of major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and empirical findings from different sub-fields in psychology;
  • apply psychological principles to the analysis of personal, organisational, and social issues; and
  • identify and recognise the professional ethical issues in psychology.

Curriculum

General Education (36 Credits)

  • General English

  • English for Oral Academic Communication

  • English for Academic Writing

  • Business Communication

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication I

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication II

  • Evolution of Chinese Language

  • Logic and Critical Thinking

  • Understanding Morality

  • Introduction to Information Literacy

  • Free Elective (Details​)

  • Free Elective (Details​)

 

Programme Specific Courses (24 Credits)

  • Introduction to Psychology

  • Understanding Sociology

  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

  • Communication and Interpersonal Relations

  • Research Methods in Social Sciences

  • Social Statistics

  • Life-span Development

  • Exploring Social Psychology

 

Life Enrichment and Appreciation Programme (Details)
 

Articulation Prospects

The College has established an articulation agreement with the following overseas universities for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Psychology (Year 2), University of Huddersfield

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Business Communications (Top-up), London School of Business and Management

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Wesleyan College (Up to 50% of tuition scholarships will be given based on grades, recommendations and interviews.)


The College has established an articulation agreement with Hong Kong Shue Yan University for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sociology (Year 2)

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Counselling and Psychology (Year 2)

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Psychology (Year 2)


Some recent graduates of this programme were admitted to the following Bachelor’s Degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Social Science in Gender Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons), Lingnan University

Career Prospects

  • Family Services

  • Social Services

  • Student Services

  • Teaching Assistant

  • Government or Non-governmental Organisations

Remarks

  • Students have an opportunity of studying for one term in Mainland China or Taiwan.

Student Achievements

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HSBC Scholars Day 2016

Teaching and Learning Support

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Scholarship

The following scholarships were available for students with outstanding performance in academic studies, great achievement in extra-curricular activities and/or valuable contribution to the College/University/Community:

  • Lingnan Club Scholarship
  • Lingnan Education Organization Scholarship
  • Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Scholarship

Graduate Sharing

潘柏儀

潘柏儀

  • 2016年社會科學(心理學)副學士課程畢業生
  • 升讀嶺南大學社會科學(榮譽)學士課程三年級
本地大學聯招學額競爭激烈,副學士正好為學生提供另一道升學階梯。學院副學士課程與大學課程緊密銜接,學生無論修讀哪個範疇的副學士課程,均可對應相關學士學位課程。以我就讀的心理學為例,課程內容由淺入深,先教授基礎心理學知識,再涉獵較專門的心理學科目。此外,學院師生關係緊密,相處融洽,不論學習還是生活上,導師都予以指導與關懷。
吳家爗

吳家爗

 
  • 2015年社會科學(心理學)副學士課程畢業生
  • 升讀嶺南大學心理學社會科學(榮譽)學士課程三年級
在社區學院的兩年中,不但為我的大學學習打好根基,而且在副學士的學習生涯裏,我得到不遜於大學的支援。緊密的師生關係和充足的學習支援讓我在學習和人生的道路上走向成功。 除此以外,社區學院亦為我提供完善的生涯規劃,透過跳躍人生課程(LEAP)活動,讓我接觸到來自社會各界的人士,使我在升學及就業兩方面,都有著非常清晰的方向。