Choose your Major/Minor

Choose Your Major/Minor

Choosing a major is an exploratory process that involves careful investigation and responsible decision making. You can follow the different steps to find out an area of study that matches your interest, abilities and values.

Remember, you are unique. What you find fascinating maybe not be the same for others. We hope you can find YOUR major that brings you passion!

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your skills, interests, personality and values



the list of major/minor offered



the major pre-requisites for your intended major



with the advisors to discuss your study plan



out when and how to declare your major



your major declaration application on time!

List of Majors

List of Majors (2016/17 Cohort)

For other cohorts, please refer to the UG Curriculum Handbook

To declare for these majors, you will have to fulfill the major pre-requisites BEFORE declaration of major. Click on each major to view their curriculum in PDF format.

School of Science

Environmental Science (ENVS)

  • International Research Enrichment Track

Division of Life Science

Biochemistry and Cell Biology (BCB)

  • International Research Enrichment Track

Biological Science (BISC)

Biotechnology (BIOT)

  • International Research Enrichment Track

#BSc in Biotechnology and Business

Department of Chemistry

Chemistry (CHEM)

  • Biomolecular Chemistry Option
  • Environmental and Analytical Chemistry Option
  • Material Chemistry Option
  • Pure Chemistry Option
  • International Research Enrichment Track

Department of Physics

Physics (PHYS)

  • Applied Physics Option
  • Physics and Mathematics Option
  • Honors Physics Option
  • International Research Enrichment Track

Department of Mathematics

Mathematics (MATH)

  • Applied Mathematics Track
  • Computer Science Track
  • Mathematics and Physics Track
  • Pure Mathematics Track
  • Pure Mathematics (Advanced) Track
  • Statistics and Financial Mathematics Track
  • International Research Enrichment Track

#Mathematics and Economics (MAEC)

Major/Minor Declaration

Major Declaration

When should I declare my major?

There will be two rounds of application:
1. During the Spring Term in the 1st year
2. During the Fall Term in the 2nd year

**You are strongly advised to join the 1st round where majority of the program quotas are expected to be filled. 

What will be the selection criteria?

The total grade points of your best 4 science foundation courses will be the primary score for ranking. Interviews and other means of evaluation will be used if necessary. 

How to declare my major?

1, Decide on the majors that you want to declare (maximum of 3 choices)
2. Make sure you have fulfilled all the major pre-requisites requirements
3. Submit the Major Declaration Form online by 25 Apr 2016 5pm

Want to know more? Read the FAQ.


Minor Declaration

What are the minor programs offered in HKUST?

For the list of minor programs offered, you can visit the Program Catalog.

When should I declare my minor?

You can register in the minor program after declaring your major, no later than the last day of add/drop period in the first regular term of your final year of study.

How to declare my minor?

Declaration for a minor may requires the approval of the Minor-program Coordinator. A form of Declaration of Undergraduate Minor Program can be downloaded from Admission, Registration and Records Office's website.

Want to know more? Read the FAQ.


Additional Major Declaration

When can I declare an additional major?

You can declare an additional major after you have been successfully admitted to a first major program, and before the last day of the add-drop period of your second regular term of the final year of study.

How to declare my additional major?

With the approval of the relevant Major-program Coordinators, students may complete the requirements for more than one major program. Please refer to the application procedures on the form for Declaration /Withdrawal of Additional Undergraduate Major Program (RR-47) for details.

What requirements do I need to satisfy in order to graduate with an additional major?

You need to satisfy its program requirements (but not school requirements, if any), with at least 20 single-counted credits that cannot be used to fulfill any other requirements for graduation except for the 120-credit degree requirements. In addition, if your additional major is a Science program, your additional major program director may:

a. Waive your 3-credit program specific English language requirement, based on the fact that you already have a total of 12-credit English language requirement from your first major.
b. Require you to do a capstone project of the additional major, or substitute it by that of your first major if appropriate.

Want to know more? Read the FAQ.