Enrollment & Application Procedure


Any undergraduate students who have completed at least two regular terms of study with a CGA of 2.3 or above may enroll in the minor program.



To graduate with a minor in Psychological and Behavioral Science (PBS), the students must have enrolled in the minor program and completed a minimum total of 18 credits and all of its requirements, as well as all the requirements of their major program of study. They are also required to attain an average grade point of at least 1.7 in courses taken within the minor program.

A maximum total of 6 credits completed successfully outside HKUST can be transferred to the minor program.

Out of the total credits required by the minor program, at least 9 credits should be single-counted within the minor and are not used to fulfill any other requirements for graduation except the 120-credit degree requirement. Courses used to fulfill the requirements of other minor programs offered by the School of Humanities and Social Science or the School of Business and Management cannot be used to count toward the minor program.



Students must declare their intention to enroll in the program during the application period conducted in January and August every year no later than the commencement of their final year of study. (*The application period is DIFFERENT from other SHSS minor programs.) Students who wish to withdraw from the minor program should apply before the last day of the add/drop period in the first regular term of their final year of study.

Enrollment Schedule in 2023 – 2024 Academic Year


1 AUGUST 2023 – 14 AUGUST 2023

1 JANUARY 2024 – 14 JANUARY 2024

Application Procedures

Students complete the Declaration of Undergraduate Minor Program form and pass the form to their major department for approval. The form can be downloaded from the website of the Academic Records and Registration, Academic Registry (ARRO).

  1. Students submit the approved form to the Program Service and Advising Office (room 3399) together with supporting documents showing the latest CGA (e.g. information like unofficial academic transcript obtained from Student Information Enquiry on Administrative Intranet for Students) for internal reference.
  2. The Minor Program Coordinator of SHSS checks students’ eligibility to enroll in the Minor Program and sends the form to the UG Program Coordinator of the School or Division concerned for endorsement.
  3. Students will receive a confirmation letter from ARRO if the application is approved.