The School of Science is committed to pursuing cutting-edge research, making groundbreaking discoveries, and establishing new research paradigms. Our high-quality and well-balanced education heavily emphasizes grit, curiosity, and creativity. We are dedicated to equipping our students with the knowledge and confidence they need to become inspirational leaders capable of making a difference to society.
The school-based programs of the School of Science provide an invaluable opportunity for students to have a deeper understanding of the world and themselves, before they decide on their majors at the end of the first year. The goal is to offer a more diverse, interdisciplinary, and inquiry-driven undergraduate education to students interested in science. Students can enjoy greater course flexibility in accordance with their aspirations.
Most science major programs offer different study tracks and options, while providing opportunity for double majors and minors. Based on the students’ interests, the programs provide opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of the major discipline, which will be useful for graduate degrees in the future. Meanwhile, interdisciplinary and collaborative efforts with other units within and outside of the University are emphasized in the science programs to ensure that our education is in step with the ever-changing world.
The School also offers three programs of program-based admissions, including International Research Enrichment, Biotechnology and Business, and Mathematics and Economics, which are suitable to applicants who have developed clear interests in the program and want to be admitted directly to the programs since the first year of study.
Diverse Learning Experience
The curricula also provide a diverse learning experience for students. Lectures, laboratory courses, capstone projects and language courses tailor-made for science students are integrated into the 4-year curriculum to ensure that students have adequate exposure to a range of science disciplines. Students who are keen on research can also join Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), a HKUST signature program in which the students work closely with faculty members on research and scholarly activities.
Apart from academic learning, students will have ample opportunities to enjoy a slew of co-curricular programs and student development activities aimed at widening exposure and fostering personal development.