Bachelor of Science (JUPAS Code: JS2510)

Programme Structure


Component Unit Requirement
Major Discipline Courses Year 1 Science Courses
13-16
Major (Required)
49-60#
University Core Requirements Language Chinese
3
English
6
Healthy Lifestyle
2
The Art of Persuasion
2
General Education (GE) Programme
18
Free Elective Courses
24-32#
Total 
128*



It is possible for science students to pursue Minor Programmes in addition to the basic requirements listed above.

Year 1 Science Courses

^ Apart from Integrated Science Laboratory, students are free to choose at least four of the above lecture courses.


* The unit requirement of BSc (Hons) in Bioresource and Agricultural Science is 129 units with the additional unit for Summer Internship.

# The unit requirements for Major (Required) Courses and Free Elective Courses are different for different programmes:

BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology

Students majoring in BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology are required to take 49-52 units of Major (Required) courses, together with the 13-16 units of Year 1 Science courses, making up a total of 65 units of Major Discipline courses. They are required to take 32 units of free elective courses.

BSc (Hons) in Bioresource and Agricultural Science

Students majoring in BSc (Hons) in Bioresource and Agricultural Science are required to take 52-55 units of Major (Required) courses, together with the 13-16 units of Year 1 Science courses, making up a total of 68 units of Major Discipline courses. They are required to take 30 units of free elective courses. Total Unit Requirement: 129

BSc (Hons) in Computer Science

Students majoring in BSc (Hons) in Computer Science are required to take 57-60 units of Major (Required) courses, together with the 13-16 units of Year 1 Science courses, making up a total of 73 units of Major Discipline courses. They are required to take 24 units of free elective courses.

BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics and BSc in Actuarial Science

Students majoring in BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics and BSc in Actuarial Science are required to take 67 units of Major Discipline courses and 30 units of free elective courses. They are also required to fulfill the unit requirement for the programme at Simon Fraser University. Please click here for details.

Other Major Programmes

For other science majors, students are required to take 51-54 units of Major (Required) courses, together with the 13-16 units of Year 1 Science courses, making up a total of 67 units of Major Discipline courses. They are required to take 30 units of free elective courses.


Note: The above information is for reference only. In case of discrepancy, the information provided by the Hong Kong Baptist University prevails.


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Major Discipline Courses

  • Align with basic courses related to the major discipline, including a final year project as capstone course.

General Education Courses

  • Help you acquire a wide range of transferable skills, guiding principles, attitudes for future professional and personal lives as well as a better understanding of the world around you.

Free Elective Courses

  • Being application-oriented in nature, they are built upon the major discipline courses and can flexibly tie in with different major discipline courses to suit your specific development needs.

Minor Programmes

In order to widen students’ academic exposure, students can make use of 15 units of electives to pursue a minor programme. A great variety of minor programmes will be offered by the Faculty of Science.

  • Analytical and Testing Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Physics and Green Energy
  • Statistics

Introduction to Biology

  • suit the needs of students who need a broad background in biology; and
  • to deliver the main principles and mechanisms in biological sciences for pursuing in-depth studies

Introduction to Chemistry

  • provide students with fundamental concepts and principles in chemistry; and
  • to demonstrate the diverse and important applications of chemistry in everyday life.

Essence of Computing

  • prepare students with problem solving methodologies and skills using computer;
  • discuss the key components of a computer and the use of computer in our daily life.
  • introduce high level programming methodology and skills.
  • upon completion, students are able to:
    1. describe how a computer works and its importance in our daily life and
    2. write high level programs for solving real world problems.

Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics

  • introduces basic mathematics and statistics for university students.
  • covers a wide range of mathematical topics including elementary calculus, optimization, numerical methods, and applications in finance, as well as statistical topics such as confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, and linear regression.

Introduction to Green Energy

  • introduces basic physics concepts and engineering toolbox for applications in innovative green energy technologies and smart environment;
  • explores quantitative principles and methodologies underlying efficient energy harvesting, conversion, storage and usage;
  • discusses the impact of green energy technologies towards building modern smart cities.

Introduction to Physics

  • provides a modern perspective to physics that focuses on its role in generating fundamental understanding of natural phenomena as well as innovation of new technologies;
  • emphasizes the exercise and development of skills of quantitative reasoning and analysis in the context of daily life experience.

Integrated Science Laboratory

  • provide students with basic foundation knowledge in laboratory; and
  • give practical experience in solving real life problems by integrating knowledge from various science perspectives.

Note: No laboratory works is allowed before the student completed the Laboratory Safety training in the first class.

Common First Year courses

"Common First Year" courses refer to the list of science courses that all of you will study in the first year, so you can build up a solid foundation before moving on to your Major programme.