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The College of Science offers four academic degree programs at undergraduate level and five at graduate level. Generally, each department has one program for bachelor, master, and Ph.D. programs.

There is one additional program for the interdisciplinary study of Physics and Chemistry which is only offered as a combined master and Ph.D. program for undergraduate students.

 

 

Degree Program Overview

Degree Program Overview
Program Department/ Program Degree Conferrable Degree Typical Duration
Undergraduate
  • Biological Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
Bachelor Bachelor of Science(BSc) 4 Years
Graduate
  • Biological Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Interdisciplinary Course for Physics and Chemistry(ICPC)
Master Master of Science (MSc) 2 Years
Ph.D. Ph.D. in Science 2-3 Years
Combined Master/Ph.D. Ph.D. in Science 4 Years
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ICPC only offers a combined Master/Ph.D. program. No singular degrees for these levels are offered.

Please go to the page of each department for more details about courses.

 

 

Departmental Student Support Office for Degree Programs

The College of Science has six administration offices as follows; the College of Science Office provides general and collegiate support to international students and scholars, while the department offices help their students and faculty members with more department-specific issues.

Some research units have their own 'support' office, but it is recommended that students contact the College of Science or department offices as the first.

 

Departmental Student Support Office for Degree Programs
Department Location Email Phone
Sciences 32267, 2F, Science Building 2 ksa4664@skku.edu +82-31-290-7000
Mathematics 31356, 3F, Science Building 1 math@skku.edu +82-31-290-7020
Physics 31206, 2F, Science Building 1 koko1977@skku.edu +82-31-290-7040
Chemistry 330210, 2F, Chemistry Building babkeng@skku.edu +82-31-290-7060
ICPC 32354A, 3F, Science Building 2 seon@skku.edu +82-31-290-5262
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Credit Requirement

The CS adopts the university’s credit requirement for completion and graduation. However, please note the table below for the maximum independent research course credits which specifically applies to the CS graduate programs.

 

Credit Requirement
Degree Regular Credit Requirement for Completion Pre-requisite
Total Total (Min.)
Major Course
(Min.)
Int's Language
Course
(Min.)
Independent Research Course (Max.)
Master 24 12 3 6 As assigned
(24 Max.)
PhD 36 18 3 9
Combined Master/Ph.D. 51 30 6 12
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Ph.D. Specialization

A PhD degree candidate will be required to select one of the following specializations at the time when he/she advances to their dissertation examination/defense at the last stage of his or her academic trajectory. An academic and dissertation advisor will consult with the student and advise on which specialization is academically adequate for the degree candidate.

 

Ph.D. Specialization
Major Specialization
Biological Sciences
(18)
  • Animal Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biodiversity and Conservation Ecology
  • Cell Signal Transduction
  • Evolutionary Genomics
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular and Cellular Glycobiology
  • Molecular and Environmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Neuroscience
  • Plant Phylogenetic Systematics
  • Plant Physiology
  • Structural Biology
  • Virology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
Mathematics
(4)
  • Analytics
  • Algebra
  • Statistics/Applied Mathematics
  • Geometry/Topology
Physics
(4)
  • Condensed/Statistical Physics
  • Nano Physics
  • Nuclear/Particle Physics
  • Physical Acoustics
Chemistry
(5)
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
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Semester Fulfillment Plan: Graduate Program

The table below shows the sample plans for fulling semester requirements for graduate programs. In contrast with the undergraduate programs for bachelor's degree, graduate programs may require students to plan in advance the time frame you wish to adhere to in regards to degree completion. Please ensure to ask the graduate program officer for the advice which is applicable to your own situation.

 

Semester Fulfillment Plan: Graduate Program
Degree Program Semesters Note
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Master                                                  
PhD                                                        
Combinded Master/Ph.D.                                                     *Early Graduation  
                                                   
                                                   
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   Regular semester registration
   Extra semester registration
  * This is only for those who did not fulfill the credit requirements within the required regular semesters
   Research semester registration
  * The remaining research semester(s) shall be waived if a student is conferred a degree before the    last research semester starts