- As early as 1963, Social Science courses were offered by individual Colleges, which were later amalgamated into The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
- In 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong was established.
- In 1974, the independent Faculty of Social Science was established.
- Undergraduate student numbers rose significantly in the early 1990s and have reached a plateau in the last decade.
- At present, there are 8 Departments/ Schools in the Faculty, hosting a total of 1704 undergraduate students in our 8 major undergraduate programmes.
- In recent years, tailor-made postgraduate programmes have grown to meet a rising demand for professional training and life-long learning. Currently, the Faculty offers 9 research doctoral programmes, 8 research master’s programmes, 1 taught doctoral programme and 22 taught master’s programmes. The total number of postgraduate students amounts to 1838.
- The first inter-Faculty programme of the Social Science Faculty, namely Gender Studies, was established in 1997. Since then, more breakthroughs in the development of cross-disciplinary teaching programmes have taken place and numbers of inter-Faculty programmes have risen to the present high of 10 (including 3 undergraduate programmes and 7 postgraduate programmes).
- Today, there are 167 full-time faculty members in our Faculty. They have different origins and educational backgrounds. Interactions amongst colleagues and between teachers and students are dynamic and mutually enriching.
(as of March 2012)