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 (by 31 January of the year). For students of Year 2/3 Entry can express their interest in pursuing a minor upon admissions in late August. Students must at least achieve 15 credits to pass a minor programme. Please refer to the Guidance Notes on Minor Programmes for more details.
Minor Programme Requirements
- 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.
- No GPA requirement needed for declaring a Minor.
- Each student can study at most one Minor.
Minor Programme offered by the Department of Journalism and Communication for Students in Other Departments
Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 credits with 2 compulsory courses and 3 courses out of the 10 courses offered:
|Course code||Course Title||Credits||Pre-requisite(s)|
|Compulsory (2 courses)|
|JOUR100||Introduction to Journalism and Mass Communication||3||NIL|
|News Reporting and Writing in Chinese I
English News Writing and Reporting
|Choose 3 out of 10 courses|
|JOUR260||Computer Graphic Design and Publishing||3||NIL|
|JOUR341||Digital News and Information Production||3||JOUR221 or JOUR303|
|JOUR350||Feature Writing||3||JOUR221 or JOUR303|
|JOUR395||Social Media and Networked Communication||3||NIL|
|JOUR460||Digitization and Interactive Multimedia||3||NIL|
|PRA330||Advertising Strategies and Design||3||NIL|
|PRA450||Risk and Crisis Communication||3||NIL|
For more details, please click [On or before 2020/21 AY] (or) [2021/22 AY onwards].
(1) JOUR221 “News Reporting and Writing in Chinese I” will be recoded to JOUR206 “News Reporting and Writing in Chinese”
(2) JOUR350 “Feature Writing” will be recoded to JOUR304 in AY2024/25.
BJMC Students to Study Minor Programmes Offered by Other Departments
Students may specialize in other subject areas to increase their competitive edge upon completion of different minor programmes.
|Department||Minor Programmes Offered|
Minor in Accounting
|Economics and Finance||Minor in Economics
Minor in Finance
|Counselling and Psychology||Minor in Psychology|
|Sociology||Minor in Sociology|
|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 Literary and Cultural Studies
Minor in Linguistics and Translation
|History||Minor in History|
|Business Administration||Minor in Business Administration
[On or before 2017/18 AY]
[2018/19 AY onwards]
Minor in Entrepreneurship
[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.