Guidelines on Applying for Interdisciplinary Major, 2021-1
Under University Constitution and Regulations in Chapter 4, section3, Article 35
(Interdisciplinary Major) & Academic Operations Regulation Chapter6, Section2,
Article2 & Guideline for Interdisciplinary Major. The Interdisciplinary Major is an
undergraduate degree program that combines or integrates 2 or more degree
courses which may be established and managed upon satisfying the graduation
requirements of 36~81 credits for the 1st major. Interdisciplinary Major is conferred with the bachelor’s degree of 2 majors from the list stated below.
I. Application Information
1. Application Process
Applications are reviewed by the interdisciplinary major council and each
department/school that applicants belong to. Applicants’ overall GPA (including F grade) is taken into consideration.
2. Application Period
1) Application Period: October 5 (Mon) 10:00 ~ October 8 (Thu) 17:00
2) Application is only accepted online at KU Portal -> Registration &
Graduation -> Interdisciplinary Courses
3. Announcement of Successful Applicants
1) Date: October 30, 2020 (Fri); after 14:00 (To Be Confirmed)
2) Please go to KU Portal -> Bulletin -> Notice -> Undergraduate
1) The mandatory regulation of completing a second major is applied to
students entering from 2004 onward. Student subject to this
regulation must complete one of the followings; 1) intensive major
course of first major 2)double major 3) interdisciplinary major
4)student-designed major. (Applicant who is transferred with a
bachelor’s degree can choose not to complete a second major.
2) Students who withdraw second major program before applying for
the interdisciplinary major and fail to enter this program should take
an intensive course of the first major.
3) Intensive major course of 1st major assumes a similar form to the
existing single major system.
4) Among successful applicants, those only who retain the eligibility
conditions during the application semester (ie. Registration, approval
of pre-taken courses, designation of independent major courses,
course-registration) will be accepted to pursue Interdisciplinary
Major from the following semester. However, those who take a leave
of absence during the application semester will be allowed to apply
for other second majors for once according to section ①, ② of
Article 104 of the Korea University Academic Regulations.
5) Any application to “Bachelor of Financial Engineering” is limited to
6) Students may not apply for a "Crytology" & "Study of derivative
financial engineering" due to the abolition of interdisciplinary major.
7) Any questions related to the curriculum and graduation requirements
should contact the relevant department or college.
II. Basic Information for Application
① Under the Constitution and Academic Regulations of Korea University,
Article 35, applicants should have registered for more than three
semesters(those whose first major have not been designated are
ineligible) are eligible to apply for interdisciplinary major.
*students who are on leave of absence at the time of (or during the application
period) will be disqualified even after being announced as successful
② Transfer students can apply after completing a minimum of one
semester at Korea University.
③ Students on leave of absence are not eligible to apply.
④ Students who are already in the interdisciplinary major program are
ineligible to apply. Also students who are pursuing a double major or engineering authentication certificate program are ineligible to apply
unless students withdraw from the program before September 29,
2. Application Scope and Curriculum
① All undergraduate students including transfer students can apply for
② Students can not pursue Interdisciplinary major as their 1st major
and it should not also be considered as a minor.
3. Standard of Approval
The total number of students, selection criterion and standard of
approval will be determined by the Interdisciplinary Major Council.
4. Application Process
① Applicants for Interdisciplinary Major program should obtain the
permission of the university president after adhering to certain
② Details of selection procedure mentioned in 1 shall be set forth
separately in interdisciplinary major council.
5. Credit completion and approval
① The method of completing interdisciplinary major shall be determined
by each major’s curriculum regulations.
② Students majoring in this program shall complete the minimum of 36
credits or more (정보보호 72 or above, 의과학 44 or above,
소프트웨어벤처, 융합보안, 사회복지 42credits or more)
③ Interdisciplinary major courses which students have already
completed before the approval of the application shall be approved
as Interdisciplinary major credits.
④ Courses completed for interdisciplinary major can not be approved as
first major, minor, or dual degree. However, 6 credits out of 36 credits
earned for this program can be approved as 1st major credits except
for History of Medicine & Medical Humanities major.
6. Withdrawal from the Interdisciplinary Major
① Students entering Korea University before 2003; Those who intend on
withdrawing from the interdisciplinary major and graduate only with
single major should submit a request for a withdrawal at least one
month before the end of the semester( by January 20th or July 20th)
and complete the graduation requirements of their single major.
② Students entering from 2004 onwards; Those who withdraw from
interdisciplinary major should take another second major(or
intensive major) under Academic Operations Regulation Article 56.
③ Students who would like to cancel the acceptance to interdisciplinary
major and pursue a second major shall complete withdrawal
procedure 2 days before their application to the 2nd major.
Re-application to the interdisciplinary major can only be accepted
④ Courses taken for the interdisciplinary major shall be classified as
general electives if a student withdraws from it.
7. Graduation Requirements
① The interdisciplinary major council is responsible for reviewing the
eligibility of students’ graduation.
② The academic department that is responsible for the interdisciplinary
major shall review the eligibility of students’ graduation and notify
the results to each of 1st major department.
③ Students pursuing an interdisciplinary major may graduate only upon
satisfying the graduation requirements of both 1st and
8. Degree Conferral
Upon satisfying the graduation requirements for both 1st and
interdisciplinary major, students shall be conferred with the bachelor’s
degree of each major.
Interdisciplinary major degree shall be transcribed on each certificate as
① Certificate of Student Status: 1st and interdisciplinary Major
② Academic Transcript: 1st and interdisciplinary major
③ Certificate of Graduation: 1st and interdisciplinary major.