Secondary (minor) field of Study / Multi-Field of Studies / Interdisciplinary Studies

1. Secondary (minor) field of Study

  • a. A secondary field of study refers to any study other than a student’s major, and, in which you must complete the prescribed credits of that field in order to receive a diploma acknowledging both fields of study upon graduation.
  • b. Requirements and Support for Applicants
    • (1)Students who have completed the required credits of their major for over one semester may apply.
      (Students who have not met the required credits, and, thus, are not candidates for graduation cannot apply.)
    • (2)All fields may be considered as a secondary field of study except for the following colleges: the Division of Interdisciplinary Industrial Studies, Medicine, Nursing and Law.
      ※ As of 2008, minoring in the teaching profession is no longer offered. For enquiries, call the School of Education at (02-2220-109)
    • (3)Only one minor may be selected.
    • (4)Students choosing a secondary field of study must complete the 12 credits of mandatory courses, as well as obtain the minimal 21 credits of courses related to the field of study. (For the School of Architecture minors, students must complete 33 credits of mandatory courses, as well as obtain the minimal of 51 credits of courses related to this field.)
    • (5)Students applying for the School of Global Business Interdisciplinary Studies will follow separate instructions. During the application period, login to HY-in. Go to Apply-->Studies Management-->Apply/Surrender Major Menu. Input your application, save, and print out the application form. Submit it to the department.

2. Multi-Field of Studies

  • a. Multi-field of studies refer to any studies other than a student’s major, and, in which you must complete the prescribed credits of those fields in order to receive a diploma acknowledging your major and those areas of study on your graduation diploma.
  • b. Students who have completed the required credits of their major for over one semester may apply to any studies except the following colleges: the Division of Interdisciplinary Industrial Studies, Medicine, Nursing and Law. (Students who have not met the required credits, and, thus, are not candidates for graduation cannot apply.)
  • c. Students choosing a multi-field of studies may come across difficulties if they transfer to a different university or affiliation due to an excess of credits. They are advised to carefully consider their realistic abilities, possible semesters for study, and previously completed courses. In some cases, students may have to attend more than nine semesters in order to complete the required credits in the multi-fields of study.
  • d. Students must obtain all the required credits in their original major along with 21 credits of mandatory courses and 6 credits major courses in their multi-field of studies that will be included for a minimum of 36 credits. (For the School of Architecture minors, students must complete a minimal 84 credits of mandatory courses.)
  • e. Upon graduation, if the acquired credits of the original major and multi-field of studies differ, the student will be awarded a degree in the studies in which most of the credits were obtained.
  • f. In the case that all the required credits of the major are obtained but the secondary field of study has credits remaining, the student must submit a graduation postponement form. If a postponement request form is not submitted, the university will assume that the minor studies was abandoned and a graduation degree will be awarded only in name of the major study.
  • g. If a student does not meet requirements for graduation for either their major or the multi-field studies, they will have to wait until all the conditions for graduation are met before receiving a degree reflecting their major and multi-field of studies.
  • h. Students who decide to abandon their pursuit of multi-field of studies may submit the corresponding form to reflect their decision but may be able to receive an acknowledgement of a secondary field of study if all requirements are met by checking the box on the form. (Law Studies cannot be transferred as a minor.)
  • i. For students wishing to abandon multi-field of studies and changing to secondary field of study, they can login to HY-in. Go to Apply-->Studies Management-->Apply/Surrender Major Menu. On the form for abandoning multi-fields of study, check the box to consider secondary field of study transfer. Print out the application form. Submit it to the administration office of the college under consideration

3. Interdisciplinary Studies

  • a. Interdisciplinary studies refers to three or more departments participating to form a new virtual department in which students can obtain credits from the various departments’ available courses. Cooperation from the participating departments allows for a varied and specialized form of study. The major difference between this type of study and multi-fields of study is that the latter is takes its studies from already existing departments, while interdisciplinary studies forms a new virtual department not in existence at the school.
  • b. Students must obtain all credits from their major. See the Academic Affairs homepage under Academics Methods for more information.

4. Integrated Studies

  • a. Integrated studies refer to an integration of existing studies, departments or majors and forming an independent education course that can be chosen as a secondary or tertiary field of study. Currently, Chinese Economics and Trade Integrated Studies, Performative Humanities Integrated Studies (seven areas of study), Integrated Education Studies, and Reading Classics Integrated Studies are available.
  • b. Students who have completed the required credits of their major for over one semester may apply to the Chinese Economics and Trade Integrated Studies and Integrated Education Studies. (Students who have not met the required credits, and, thus, are not candidates for graduation cannot apply.)
  • c. Application for the Chinese Economics and Trade Integrated Studies is during the latter part of the fall semester of the student’s freshman year. The remaining integrated studies accept applications every semester at the assigned time. Refer to the conditions under the corresponding major for more information.

5. Double major application during final semester

  • a.Double major refers to a senior who postpones their graduation and obtains credits from another major. The two credited majors are reflected on the degree.
  • b.With the exception of the Division of Interdisciplinary Industrial Studies, Medicine, Pharmacy, Education, Sports and Arts, College of Engineering, Department of Integrative Engineering, Department of National Defense and Information Engineering, and the Department of Accounting and Tax, all other departments in the Seoul and ERICA campuses may be considered. All studies of the Sports and Arts Department, aside from the Applied Music discipline, may be a double major but are limited to studies in the same field.
  • c.Double major applicants must apply during the assigned period of May and November.
  • d.Students must obtain all the required credits in their original major along with 21 credits of mandatory courses and 6 credits major courses in their double major that will be included for a minimum of 36 credits. (For the School of Architecture double majors, students must complete a minimal 84 credits of mandatory courses. Moreover, if a particular department assigns additional course(s), students must obtain those credits.
  • e.If a student has chosen the same studies for their double major as they had for their secondary field of study, their secondary field of study application is annulled.
  • f.Double majors will attend at least two semesters of the chosen field of study.
  • g.Double majors must attend at least two semesters, but if they abandon the studies, the student will be awarded a degree in their major during that semester.
  • h.Double majors can apply across both campuses.

6. The minimum credits needed for each major in order to receive degree

  • a.for secondary (minor) field of study
    for secondary (minor) field of study
    College/Department 2016-2019 Course Curriculum
    Single Major Secondary (minor) field of Study
    Major Secondary (minor) field of Study
    College of Engineering 87(361),242)) 39(211),62))+ Introductory Major 21(121))
    Department of Architecture 129(84, 18) 84(841)) + Introductory Major 51(33)
    College of Humanities, Department of Korean Language & Literature, Department of English Language & Literature, Department of Chinese Language & Literature 66(27, 18) 36(21, 6) + Introductory Major 21(12)
    College of Humanities, Department of German Language & Literature, Department of History, Department of Philosophy 66(27, 12)
    College of Social Sciences 66(37, 18)
    College of Natural Sciences 72(27, 18)
    College of Policy Science 66(27, 18)
    College of Economics And Finance 66(27, 18)
    School of Business 66(24, 18)
    College of Education 66(27, 12)
    College of Human Ecology 66(27, 18)
    College of Music 66(27, 18)
    College of Performing Arts And Sport 66(27, 18)
    Division of International Studies 66(27, 18)

    Within (), 1) indicates Intermediate Major, and 2) for Advanced Major

  • b.for Multi-Field of Studies
    for Multi-Field of Studies
    College/Department 2016-2019 Course Curriculum
    Single Major Multi-Field of Studies
    Major Multi-Field of Studies
    College of Engineering 87(361),242)) 39 (211),62)) + Introductory Major 36(211),62))
    Department of Architecture 129(84, 18) 84 (841)) + Introductory Major 84(841))
    College of Humanities, Department of Korean Language & Literature, Department of English Language & Literature, Department of Chinese Language & Literature 66(27, 18) 36 (21, 6) + Introductory Major 36(21, 6)
    College of Humanities, Department of German Language & Literature, Department of History, Department of Philosophy 66(27, 12)
    College of Social Sciences 66(37, 18)
    College of Natural Sciences 72(27, 18)
    College of Policy Science 66(27, 18)
    College of Economics And Finance 66(27, 18)
    School of Business 66(24, 18)
    College of Education 66(27, 12)
    College of Human Ecology 66(27, 18)
    College of Music 66(27, 18)
    College of Performing Arts And Sport 66(27, 18)
    Division of International Studies 66(27, 18)

    Within (), 1) indicates Intermediate Major, and 2) for Advanced Major

  • c.for Double major
    for Double major
    College/Department 2016-2019 Course Curriculum
    Single Major Double major
    College of Engineering 87(361),242)) 36(211),62))
    Department of Architecture 129(84, 18) 84(841))
    College of Humanities, Department of Korean Language & Literature, Department of English Language & Literature, Department of Chinese Language & Literature 66(27, 18) 36(21,6)
    College of Humanities, Department of German Language & Literature, Department of History, Department of Philosophy 66(27, 12)
    College of Social Sciences 66(37, 18)
    College of Natural Sciences 72(27, 18)
    College of Policy Science 66(27, 18)
    College of Economics And Finance 66(27, 18)
    School of Business 66(24, 18)
    College of Education 66(27, 12)
    College of Human Ecology 66(27, 18)
    College of Music 66(27, 18)
    College of Performing Arts And Sport 66(27, 18)
    Division of International Studies 66(27, 18)
    Division of International Studies 66(27, 18)  

    Within (), 1) indicates Intermediate Major, and 2) for Advanced Major