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Regulations on Course Completion (Undergraduate)

Guide on General Education Courses for New Students
  • 1st grade: 18 credits
  • Foundations of Learning: Korean(3), Physics(3), Physics Lab.(1), Calculus1(3),
    Foundations of Learning(Astronomy(3)/Astronomy Lab.(1))
  • Courses in General Education: Freshman Seminar(1), Select from Courses in General Education area(3)

In accordance with the table of Distribution of Minimal Required Credits for Courses in General Education (standard table for course completion), students should apply for College Korean in the Foundations of Learning area. Physics I and Physics Lab. courses are the essential ones for the physics and astronomy areas, as Calculus I is the fundamental course to the advanced level of math majors. Students also can select one or two subjects of their interest from the Foundations of Learning area. Students who want to major in astronomy are advised to take Astronomy(3credits), Astronomy and Lab.(1credit) courses. New student seminars are held with the participation of a limited number of students and professors in a conversational style and is advisable to students in that the seminars help cultivate presentation skills. As for the last one in the general education area, students are recommended to take a course from other than science and engineering areas (humanities, social, arts, etc.). Besides Calculus or Physics, new students are advised to take a wider range of foundation and general education courses.

Standard Type of Undergraduate Course Completion
  first semester second semester
2nd grade 300.215 Stars and Stellar System 300.218 Galaxies and Universe
3rd grade 3345.319 Astronomical Observations & Lab 1
3345.321 Solar System Astronimy and Lab
3345.320 Astronomical Observations & Lab 2
3345.322 Introduction to Astrophysics 1
4th grade 3345.419 Supervised Reading & Research
3345.420 Introduction to Astrophysics 2
3345.455 Computational Astronomy
3345.487 Space Environment
3345.421 Introduction to Stellar Atmosphere
3348.454 Introduction to Modern Cosmology
3348.456 Introduction to Astronomical Instrumentation
  • Courses Approved as Core Electives

    1) 010.139(Statistics), 881.007(Introduction to Linear Algebra), 881.003(Differential Equation),
    881.320(Introduction to Numerical Analysis) Other math-related courses for the astronomy major

    2) 300.209(Introduction to Mechanics)[or 300.211(Mechanics1), 200.212(Mechanics2)],
    884.001(Introduction to electromagnetism)[or 300.214(Electricity and Magnetism),
    884.301(electromagnetic waves and optics)], 884.305(Introduction to Quantum Physics)
    [or 884.303(Quantum Physics 1), 884.304(Quantum Physics 2)], 884.302(Thermal and Statistical Physics),
    Other math-related courses for the physics major

    3) Other courses approved for the astronomy major

  • Regulations for Course Completion

    1) Required Courses
    3345.319 Astronomical Observations & Lab 1 , 3345.320 Astronomical Observations & Lab 2,
    3345.322 Introduction to Astrophysics 1, 3345.420 Introduction to Astrophysics 2

    2) Required to take two or more courses
    300.215 Stars and Stellar System, 300.218 Galaxies and Universe, 3345.321 Solar System Astronimy and Lab,
    3345.421 Introduction to Stellar Atmosphere, 3348.454 Introduction to Modern Cosmology,
    3345.419 Supervised Reading & Research

  • Regulations on Double Major
    Same as the regulations on major course completion

  • Regulations on Minor
    1) Required Courses
    3345.319 Astronomical Observations & Lab 1 , 3345.320 Astronomical Observations & Lab 2,
    3345.322 Introduction to Astrophysics 1, 3345.420 Introduction to Astrophysics 2

  • Qualifications for Graduation

    A bachelors degree needs the completion of at least 130 credits that include 36 or more credits in the general education and 45 or more credits (class of 2004 and after) in the major course, and the GPA for the entire courses needs to be 2.00 and over (out of a perfect score of 4.30).
    The graduation thesis should be submitted in the form of a thesis after taking Supervised Reading & Research courses.


Regulations on Course Completion (Graduate)
Master programs
  1. Registrations: 4 ~ 8 times
  2. Credits acquired: 24 or more credits
  3. Scores: GPA for entire courses should be 3.0 and over
  4. Thesis submission period
    Within 4 year after course completion (Military service period excluded)
    Extendable up to two years subject to the deliberations by the Graduate Studies Committee
  5. Thesis research course credits in master's programs can be approved up to 6 credits
  6. Qualifications for taking the thesis-submission qualification test
    Students who registered 3 or more semesters in the master's program and acquired 18 or more credits
Ph.D. programs
  1. Registrations: 4 ~ 12 times
  2. Credits acquired: 36 or more credits (course credits)
  3. Scores: GPA for entire courses should be 3.0 and over
  4. Thesis submission period
    Within 6 year after course completion (Military service period excluded) Extendable up to two years subject to the deliberations by the Graduate Studies Committee
  5. Thesis research course credits in Ph.D. programs can be approved up to 12 credits
  6. Qualifications for taking the thesis-submission qualification test
    Students who registered 3 or more semesters in the Ph.D. program and acquired 18 or more credits
Master's and doctoral integrated programs
  1. Registrations:: 4 ~ 16 times
  2. Credits acquired: 60 or more credits
  3. Scores: GPA for entire courses should be 3.0 and over
  4. Thesis submission period
    Within 6 year after course completion (Military service period excluded)
  5. Thesis research course credits in the programs can be approved up to 18 credits
  6. Qualifications for taking the thesis-submission qualification test
    Students who registered 5 or more semesters in the master's program and acquired 36 or more credits
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