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Requirements (Undergraduate)
 
To acquire a bachelor’s degree students need to, complete their registration, complete the curriculum, and pass a dissertation examination.
 
 Graduation Requirements for International Students from the Class of 2007 and After 
 
Registration Credits Required for Graduation

“3 PUM”

(3 Qualifications)

GPA Graduation Dissertation

Minimum of 8 semesters

Must meet requirements of: Total Credits, Fundamental course Credits, Major course credits

International Qualification*

2.00 or greater

Varies according to dept.

* Students entered in 2014~2015 must submit certificate of 4 level or higher of TOPIK test, students entered after 2016 must submit certificate of 5 level or higher of TOPIK test. (Students who transferred and entered as English Track are exempted.

※ International students are exempt from credit requirement of International Language Courses

 
 If a student only completes a degree program, he/she cannot acquire a bachelor’s degree. 
- When a student completes the requisite course credits and has a high enough GPA but fails to pass the dissertation examination, the student is marked as ‘completed.’
- A certificate of completion is not issued to a completed student.
- If the completed student acquires the requirements for graduation within the next semester, a bachelor’s degree is given on the semester’s graduation date at the end of each academic semester.
- There is no time limitation to acquire the requirements for graduation after completion. 
 
 Type of Graduation Dissertation
- Depending on the department, some may require laboratory test reports, practice presentations or a graduation exam instead of a dissertation. Students must check the requirements with the administration office. 
- Students doing a plural or triple major should pass the dissertation examination for both the first, second, and third dept. If the student fails to pass any of the examinations, he/she cannot graduate. 
 
 
Early Graduation (Undergraduate) 
 
Early graduation is for students who acquired all the graduation requirements and showed outstanding performance before attending 8 semesters. The student should apply to their college administration office for early graduation at the beginning of each semester. 
 
 Application Qualification 
- Early graduation in 6th semester: If a student has acquired all the requirements for graduation by the 6th semester, he/she should submit an application for early graduation at the beginning of the 6th semester during the designated period.
- Early graduation in 7th semester: If a student has acquired all the requirements for graduation by the 7th semester, he/she should submit an application for early graduation at the beginning of the 7th semester during the designated period.
 
 GPA for Early Graduation
- Class of 2001 or after: GPA over 4.00 (excluding course failures, retaken courses, and withdrawn course)
- Class of 2000 or before: GPA over 3.75 (including course failures, retaken courses, and withdrawn course)
 
 Cancellation of Early Graduation Application
- If the student has acquired all the requirements for graduation and applied for early graduation, he/she cannot cancel early graduation.
 
 Failing from Early Graduation
- If the student has applied for the early graduation but not acquired the requirements for it, he/she fails early graduation and becomes subject to same graduation process as other students. 
 
Requirements (Graduate)
 

To acquire a master’s degree and Ph.D., students should fulfill all the requirements including registering for regular semesters required, fulfilling the minimum credits for completion, passing the dissertation submission qualifying examination, qualifying Korean language ability and successfully defending dissertation examination.

 
 General Graduate School-Master Degree Acquisition Requirements (Joined after 2006)
 

- Registration (4 semesters) + Fulfilling all requirements of requisite and prerequisite course credits + Fulfilling requisite international course credits + Obtaining GPA (over 3.00 based on acquired credits) + Passing the dissertation submission qualifying examination + Successfully defending dissertation examination

* Students admitted by submitting proof of English proficiency should satisfy minimum requirement of Korean language ability before graduation.(from 2017 Spring semester)

 

 General Graduate School-Doctorate Degree Acquisition Requirements (Joined after 2006)

 

- Registration (4 semesters) + Fulfilling all requirements of requisite and prerequisite course credits + Fulfilling requisite international courses credits + Obtaining GPA (over 3.00 based on acquired credits) + Registration for research (4 semesters max.) + Passing the dissertation submission qualifying examination + Successfully defending dissertation examination

* Students admitted by submitting proof of English proficiency should satisfy minimum requirement of Korean language ability before graduation.(from 2017 Spring semester)

 
 

 General Graduate School-Combined Master and Ph.D Program Graduation Requirements (Joined after 2006)

 

- Registration (8 semesters) + Fulfilling all requirements of requisite and prerequisite course credits + Fulfilling requisite international courses credits (6 credits from student’s dept.) + Registration for Research (4 semesters max.) + Obtaining GPA (over 3.00 based on acquired credits) + Passing the dissertation submission qualifying examination + Successfully defending dissertation examination

* Students admitted by submitting proof of English proficiency should satisfy minimum requirement of Korean language ability before graduation.(from 2017 Spring semester) language courses.

 

 Professional Graduate School-Master Degree Acquisition Requirements (Joined after 2008)

 

- Professional Graduate School Master Program Class of 2009 and After

→ Registration (4 semesters) + Fulfilling all requirements of requisite and prerequisite course credits + Fulfilling requisite international courses credits (3 credits from student’s dept.) + Obtaining GPA (over 3.00 based on acquired credits) + Passing the dissertation submission qualifying examination + Successfully defending dissertation examination

 

- Professional Graduate School Professional Master Program Joined after 2008

→ Registration (4 semesters) + Fulfilling all requirements of requisite and prerequisite course credits + Fulfilling requisite international courses credits (3 credits from student’s dept.) + Obtaining GPA (over 3.00 based on acquired credits) + Passing the dissertation submission qualifying examination + Successfully defending dissertation examination

 

 Professional Graduate School-Doctorate Acquisition Requirements (Joined after 2008)

 

- Registration (4 semesters) + Fulfilling all requirements of requisite and prerequisite course credits + Registration for Research (4 semesters max) + Fulfilling requisite international courses credits (3 credits from student’s dept.) + Obtaining GPA (over 3.00 based on acquired credits) + Passing the dissertation submission qualifying examination + Successfully defending dissertation examination

 

 Professional Graduate School-Combined Master and Ph.D Program Graduation Requirements (Joined after 2007)

 

- Registration (8 semesters) + Fulfilling all requirements of requisite and prerequisite course credits + Registration for Research (4 semesters max) + Obtaining GPA (over 3.00 based on acquired credits) + Passing the dissertation submission qualifying examination + Successfully defending dissertation examination