Minor Programmes at SYU

To enrich the learning experience and employability of our students, the University started offering undergraduate minor programmes in the academic year of 2016/17. Students have the option to study another subject, broaden their level of expertise, and enhance their prospects of future career development.

For students of Year 1 entry can express their interest in pursuing a minor during the second semester of their first year of studies. For students of  Year 2/3 Entry can express their interest in pursuing a minor upon admissions in late August. Students must at least acheive 15 credits to pass a minor programme. Please refer to the Guidance Notes on Minor Programmes for more details. 

Due to the intensive curricula of particular departments or requirements by professional bodies or registration boards, students of the following major programmes are not allowed to join the minor programme scheme: BA (Hons) in Media Design & Immersive Technology, BCom (Hons) in Accounting, BCom (Hons) in Law & Business and BSW (Hons).


Possible major-minor combinations

Major Minor Related Careers
Business Administration Linguistics and Translation Corporate Communications
Chinese Language and Literature Literacy and Cultural Studies Copyrighter
Sociology Economics Public Policy Research
English Journalism and Communication Publication Editor

Departments which offer minor programmes:

Department Minor Programme Offered (1) Minor Programme Offered (2)
Accounting Minor in Accounting#
(On or before 2018/19 AY)
(2019/20 AY onwards)
Business Administration Minor in Business Administration
(On or before 2017/18 AY)
(2018/19 AY onwards)
Minor in Entrepreneurship
Economics and Finance Minor in Economics Minor in Finance
Counselling and Psychology Minor in Psychology# -
Sociology Minor in Sociology
(On or before 2020/21 AY)
(2020/21 AY onwards)
Social Work Minor in Social Work# -
Chinese Language and Literature Minor in Chinese Language and Literature
(On or before 2019/20 AY)
(2020/21 AY onwards)
English Language and Literature Minor in Literacy and Cultural Studies Minor in Linguistics and Translation
History Minor in History -
Journalism and Communication Minor in Journalism and Mass Communication
(On or before 2020/21 AY)
(2021/22 AY onwards)
# These Undergraduate Minor Programmes will not lead to the same professional recognition as students who complete the programmes as a major.