Minor Programme

Minor Programme in Social Work**

** This Minor Programme will not lead to the same professional recognition as students who complete the programmes as major.

The Social Work Department offers a number of courses to students who would like to pursue a Minor Programme. The completion of the Minor in Social Work does not lead to the professional recognition as a Registered Social Worker (RSW). Students who would like to consider taking social work as a minor should preferably have an interest in social work policies, the social welfare systems and services. An aptitude in addressing social issues and support of the disadvantaged would be conducive to completing a social work minor.


  1. The minimum credit requirement for a Minor is 15 and each student is required to take at least one Minor course at Level 3 or 4.
  2. No GPA requirement needed for declaring a Minor.
  3. Each student can study at most one Minor.
  4. Due to the comparatively packed curriculum and/or the restriction stipulated by professional bodies/authority, students of the following programmes are not eligible to take Minor programme in other departments:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) in Law and Business
  • Bachelor of Social Work (Hons.)


Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 credits by choosing courses form the list below. Course enrollment spaces for students minoring in Social Work are limited and usually will not be more than three for each course.

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisite(s)
S.W. 100 Introduction to Philosophy of Social Welfare and Social Work 2 Nil
S.W. 110 Social Welfare System and Social Services in Hong Kong 3 Nil
S.W. 231 Human Development and Social Environment I 3 Psy. 100
S.W. 260 Volunteerism and Community Services 3 Nil
S.W. 300 Social Policy and Planning 3 S.W. 100 & S.W. 110
S.W. 310 Working with Marginal Youth 3 Nil
S.W. 340 Working with the Aged 2 Nil
S.W. 360 Working with New Arrivals 2 Nil
S.W. 480 Social Work Management 2 Nil