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Students beginning their studies from 2016 on (revised on January 18, 2017)

  • Credits required for graduation: 130
  • Required minimum GPA : Major 2.0/All course 2.0
  • Required number of enrolled semesters : 6 semesters
    • * Minimum 44 credits in general elective courses and required credits as specified in the ‘Course Completion in Department of Biological Sciences rules
    • * Three or more courses offered in of English, including at least one major course is required. English language courses (College English and Advanced English) can be included.
    • * Students may complete multiple majors (in addition to their initial major), or they may select only one major.
Department of Biological Sciences Completion for graduation General Elective Major courses Multiple major Minor Others
Single major Multiple majors
Minimum credits 130 44 60 39 39 21 -
※ Basics of Writing (3 credits)
Two foreign language courses (4-6 credits)
limitation rule of English course
  • Advanced English course (required): students with TEPS score of 801 ~ 900
  • College English 2 course (required): student with TEPS score of 701 ~ 800
  • College English 1 course (required): student with TEPS score 551 ~ 700 or students who already taken basic English
  • Basic English course: students who have received a TEPS score below 550, College English 1 course must be taken after basic English course
※ Students who have received a TEPS score above 901, do not have to take the Advanced English course.
※ Please note that if you take English courses at a lower level than your English score or if you take other English courses at the same time in one semester, your grade will be treated as 'F'.
- Choose courses from Mathematics and Practice 1, 2, Advanced Mathematics and Practice 1 and 2, Mathematics for Life Science 1 and 2 (6 credits)
- Choose courses from Core electives: 12 credits in language and literature, literature and art, history and philosophy, politics and economics, human and society
* 12 credits or more required for electives and basic science courses (Biology 1, 2, Physics, Statistics, etc.) (Please refer to the college regulations for completion of electives)
〔Minimum credits for completion of major courses〕 Required Major Courses 20. Elective Major Courses 40 (4 courses required in the following major courses [Table 1]) Total: 60 credits (Required courses and credits for major has been adjusted, applicable to students entering after 2016)
Minimum credits for multiple majors : Required Major Courses 20. Elective Major Courses 19 Total: 39 credits
Required Major Courses (20 credits) 300.310 Genetics (3-3-0)
300.312 Biochemistry 1 (3-3-0)
300.313 Biochemistry 2 (3-3-0)
3346.203 Biology Field Study (1-0-2)
3346.204 Biodiversity and Environment (3-3-0)
3346.205 Cell Biology (3-3-0)
300.319 Molecular Biology (3-3-0)
3346.412A Biological Sciences Thesis Research for graduation (1-0-4) →Can be substituted with → Specialized Biological Sciences Research 2 (1-0-4).
※ For Biological Science Thesis Research for graduation, Biological Sciences research practice (2 courses) or participation in laboratory internship for 2 semesters or more is required.
Elective Major Courses (prerequisite) M1410.000100 Biological Sciences Lab 1 (2-0-4)
M1410.000200 Biological Sciences Lab 2 (2-0-4)
〔For Completion of Minor Study〕 21 credits on Required Major Courses. Major Elective Courses Total: 21 credits
(Every student minoring in the Department of Biological Sciences should complete all credits in the Department of Biological Sciences)
Required Minor Courses (21 credits) 300.310 Genetics (3-3-0)
300.312 Biochemistry 1 (3-3-0)
300.313 Biochemistry 2 (3-3-0)
3346.203 Biology Field Study (1-0-2)
3346.204 Biodiversity and Environment (3-3-0)
3346.205 Cell Biology (3-3-0)
300.319 Molecular Biology (3-3-0)
[Minimum credits for Completion of Multiple Major] Required Major Courses 20, Major Elective Courses 19 (4 courses required in [Major Courses] table below) Total: 39 credits (Required Courses and Credit numbers has been adjusted since student entering year 2016)
Elective Major Courses Total: 21 credits
(Every student minoring in the Department of Biological Sciences should complete all credits in the Department of Biological Sciences)
Required Courses of Elective Courses : 034.027 Biology 1, 034.028 Biology 2 (including experiment 1,2)
Required Major Courses (20 credits) 300.310 Genetics (3-3-0)
300.312 Biochemistry 1 (3-3-0)
300.313 Biochemistry 2 (3-3-0)
3346.203 Biology Field Study (1-0-2)
3346.204 Biodiversity and Environment (3-3-0)
3346.205 Cell Biology (3-3-0)
300.319 Molecular Biology (3-3-0)
3346.412A Biological Science Thesis Research for graduation (1-0-4) →Substitutable to → Specialized Biological Science Research 2(1-0-4)

For Biological Science Thesis Research for graduation, biological sciences research practice (2 courses) or participation in laboratory internship for 2 semesters or more is required.
Elective Major Courses (prerequisite) M1410.000100 Biological Sciences Lab 1 (2-0-4)
M1410.000200 Biological Sciences Lab 2 (2-0-4)
1. 4 major [elective] courses (12 credits)
4 major [elective] required courses (12 credits) Other Recommended Courses
3346.207A Microbiology 1
3346.322A Microbiology2
3346.217 Animal Phylogenetic Systematics & Lab
3346.321 Animal Physiology
300.317 Biophysics
33346.402 Developmental Biology
3346.403 Immunology
3346.415 Ecology
3346.215 Microbe Phylogenetic Systematics & Lab
3346.216 Plant Phylogenetic Systematics & Lab
3346.320 Plant Physiology
3346.211 Modern Botany
3346.401 Evolutionary Biology
3346.407 Virology
3346.404 Neurobiology
3346.208A Cell Cytology
3346.330 Introduction to Computer Science for Biologists
3346.408 Biological Engineering
3346.206 Introduction to Genetic Engineering
3346.328 Specialized Life Sciences Research 1
3346.227 Biophysics Lab
3346.210B Understanding Modern Biology 1
3346.220 Understanding Modern Biology 2
3346.409 Introduction to Animal Behavior
3346.218 Introduction to Bioinformatics
3346.331 Plant & Climate
3346.416 Human Evolution & Ecology
3346.410 Environmental Biology
Courses recommended by other departments
Organic Chemistry 1,2 (Dept. Chemistry)
Biostatistics (Dept. Statistics)
2. . Regulations on Submission of Graduation Thesis
1. For submitting graduation thesis, undergraduate students may select one of either experimental papers or review papers.
2. Submission of graduation thesis requires the completion of Biological Science Thesis Research for graduation.
3. Prior to completing Biological Science Thesis Research for graduation, two courses out of Biological Science Research Practices 1,2,3,4 (Lab experiment lecture courses) or experiment and research for 2 semesters in a lab allocated to each student. (1 Major, multiple majors).

Students entering years 2014 to 2015

  • Required credits for graduation: 130
  • Required minimum GPA : Major 2.0/All course 2.0 Required number of registration : 6 semesters
    • * * Minimum 44 credits in General Electives
    • * Minimum 3 English-lecturing courses (including English and advanced English courses, and minimum 1 major course) are required of the freshman year students entering in year 2007.
    • * First year (freshman) students of entering year 2008 and later should complete additional major(s) along with the initial major or need to earn more credits in their major courses.
Department of Biological Sciences Completion for graduation General Elective Major Courses Multiple majors (from student of other department) Minor
Single major Multiple majors
Minimum required credits 130 44 60 39 39 21
  • Basics of Writing
  • - College English or Advanced English
    (Students must take College English 1, College English or * Students who have received a TEPS score that is required to take the Advanced English course cannot take Basic English, College English 1, or College English 2
    * (The number and type of required English courses are determined by the higher score in either TEPS score at the time of enrollment or TEPS score in special exam for freshman.)
  • Choose courses from Mathematics and Practice 1, 2, Advanced Mathematics and Practice 1 and 2, Mathematics for Biological Sciences 1 and 2 (6 credits)
  • Core General Elective Courses: minimum 12 credits and at least 4 courses in language and literature, literature and art, history and philosophy, politics and economics, human and society
  • * For checking required credits for general electives and basic science courses (Biology 1, 2, Physics, Statistics, etc.), please refer to yearly general elective classification tables of credit allocation for freshmen.
    * 034.027 Biology 1, 034.028 Biology 2, 034.031 Biology Lab 1, 034.032 Biology Lab 2 are must-take courses.
〔Minimum credits for completion of major courses〕 Required Major Courses 18. Major Elective Courses 42 Total: 60 credits
[Minimum credits for multiple major]: Required Major Courses 18. Major Elective Courses 21 Total: 39 credits
Major Required (18 credits) 300.310 Genetics (3-3-0)
300.312 Biochemistry 1 (3-3-0)
3346.203 Biology Field Study (1-0-2)
3346.204 Biodiversity and Environment (3-3-0)
3346.205 Cell Biology (3-3-0)
M1410.000100 Biological Science Lab 1 (2-0-4)
M1410.000200 Biological Science Lab 2 (2-0-4)
3346.412A Life Sciences Thesis Research for graduation (1-0-4) → Can be substituted with ->3346.412 Specialized Life Sciences Research 2(1-0-4)
Thesis research subject is to apply after taking 2 courses from biological sciences research practices 1~4, or participation in laboratory research for minimum 2 semesters. In case of the last semester, student can take both thesis research and the pre-requisite courses above at the same time.
〔Minimum credits for completion of minor〕 Required Major Courses 17. Elective Major Courses 4 Total: 21 credits
Minor required (17 credits) 300.310 Genetics (3-3-0)
300.312 Biochemistry 1 (3-3-0)
3346.203 Biology Field Study (1-0-2)
3346.204 Biodiversity and Environment (3-3-0)
3346.205 Cell Biology (3-3-0)
M1410.000100 Biological Science Lab 1 (2-0-4)
M1410.000200 Biological Science Lab 2 (2-0-4)
〔 Completion of double major course 〕 Major Required 18 credits. Major selection 21 credits or Total: 39 credits
Required General Electives : 010.122 Biology 1, 010.123 Biology 2 (including experiment 1,2) Be sure to take this course
Major Required (18 credits) 300.310 Genetics (3-3-0)
300.312 Biochemistry 1 (3-3-0)
3346.204 Biodiversity and Environment (3-3-0)
3346.205 Cell Biology (3-3-0)
3346.203 Biology Field Study (1-0-2)
M1410.000100 Biological Science Lab 1 (2-0-4)
M1410.000200 Biological Science Lab 2 (2-0-4)
3346.412A Biological Science Thesis Research for graduation (1-0-4) →can be substituted with ->3346.412 Specialized Biological Science Research 2 (1-0-4)

[Student multiple- majoring in Department of Biological Sciences should take at least two courses from the Department Research Practice 1~4 or minimum 2 semester participation in lab research before submitting either experimental papers or review papers after taking Biological Science Thesis Research for graduation .].