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Undergraduate Courses
General Courses Basic Courses Major Courses Elective
Courses
Research Total
Mandatory Elective Subtotal Mandatory Elective Subtotal Mandatory Elective Subtotal
7(9AU) 21 28(9AU) 23 9 32 18 30 48 3 130
Graduation Credits : at least 130 credits in total

※ A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher out of a possible 4.3 in all coursework

General Course : At least 28 credits and 9AU(applicable to students entering KAIST in 2014 and thereafter; for those who have entered KAIST in 2010 and before, refer to the Course Completion Requirements by Year of Admission)

◦ Mandatory General Course
- Students entering KAIST in 2014 and thereafter: 7 credits and 9AU
English Presentation & Discussion(1), Advanced English Listening(1), Advanced English Reading(1),
Advanced English Writing(1), Wring(3), Physical Education(4AU), Humanity/Leadership(2AU),
Ethics and Safety II(1AU), Happy College Life(1AU), Exciting College Life(1AU)
- Students entering KAIST in 2011 and thereafter: 6 credits and 9AUEnglish Communication(1), Critical Thinking in English(2), Writing(3), Physical Education(4AU), Humanity/Leadership(2AU), Ethics and Safety II(1AU), Happy College Life(1AU), Exciting College Life(1AU)

* Community service : not applicable, Submitting the confirmation of community service, the leadership mileage will be granted
- Students entering KAIST between 2009 and 2010: 6 credits and 9AUEnglish Communication(1), Critical Thinking in English(2), Writing(3), Physical Education(4AU), Community Service(2AU), Humanity/Leadership(2AU), Ethics and Safety II(1AU)
- Students entering KAIST between 2007 and 2008: 7 credits and 9AU
English Communication I(1), English Communication II(1), English Reading&Writing(2), Writing(3), Physical Education(4AU), Community Service(2AU), Humanity/Leadership(2AU), Ethics and Safety II(1AU)

English Communication I → English Communication
English Communication II → English Conversation
English Reading&Writing → Critical Thinking in English

- Students entering KAIST between 1998 and 2006: 7 credits and 9AU
English I(2), English II(2) Writing(4AU), Community Service(2AU), Humanity/Leadership(2AU), Ethics and Safety II(1AU)

* English I → English Communication
English II → Critical Thinking in English

◦ Elective General Course in Humanities & Social Science : at least 21 credits
- Take 1 course (9 credits) of each of the following 2 categories among 3 categories: Humanity, Society and Literature and Arts.
- Take 1 course (9 credits) of each of the following 3 categories among 5 categories: Science Technology,
literary arts, philosophy of history, social science, foreign language and linguistic. (previous version of the Course Completion Requirements in 2009)
- Take 1 course (9 credits) of each of the following 2 categories among 3 categories: Humanity, Society and Literature and Arts. (revised version of the Course Completion Requirements in 2009)
- Students entering KAIST between 2007 and 2010 should earn at least 9 credits through lectures in English among the 21 credits required as Elective General Courses in Humanities & Social Science.
- Students having a double major take 12 credits without considering categories. (Students entering KAIST between 2007 and 2010 should take 6 credits through lectures in English.)
※ The requirement of taking lectures in English as Elective General Courses in Humanities & Social Science is not applied to students entering KAIST in 2011 and thereafter.



Completion of Basic Courses: at least 32 credits (applicable to students entering KAIST in 2012 and thereafter; for those who have entered KAIST in 2011 and before, refer to the Course Completion Requirements by Year of Admission)

◦ Mandatory Basic Courses: 23 credits
① 1 course among Fundamental Physics I (3), General Physics I (3), and Advanced Physics I (3)
② 1 course among Fundamental Physics II (3), General Physics II (3), and Advance Physics II (3)
③ 1 course of General Physics Lab I (1)
④ 1 course of Basic Biology (3) or General Biology (3)
⑤ 1 course of Calculus I (3) or Honor Calculus I (3)
⑥ 1 course of Calculus II (3) or Honor Calculus II (3)
⑦ 1 course among Basic Chemistry (3), General Chemistry I (3), and Advanced Chemistry (3)
⑧ 1 course of General Chemistry Lab I (1) or Advanced Chemistry Lab (1)
⑨ 1 course of Basic Programming (3) or Advanced Programming (3)
- Students having entered KAIST in 2007 or before : 23 credits (①~⑨
- Students having entered KAIST between 2008 and 2011: 26 credits((①~⑨), Freshman Design Course:Introduction to Design and Communication)(3))
◦ Elective Basic Courses: Including General Chemistry II (3) at least 9 credits
- Students entered KAIST before 2011 should earn at least 6 credits including General Chemistry II.
* Students having a double major should earn at least 6 credits including General Chemistry II.
- Students entered KAIST before 2011 should earn at least 3 credits including General Chemistry II.



Major Course: at least 48 credits

◦ Mandatory Major Courses : at least 18 creditsMolecular Biology, Biochemistry I, Biochemistry II, Biochemistry Experiment, Cell Biology, Cell Biology Experiment.
◦ Elective Major Courses : at least 30 creditsFour Chemistry major courses (CH221 Organic Chemistry I, CH223 Organic Chemistry II, CH261 Analytical Chemistry, CH325 Biological Organic Chemistry) and three Bio&Brain Engineering major courses (BiS225 Anatomy & Physiology, BiS432 Biomedical Statistics, BiS438 Bioinformatics) are also considered as elective major courses.

Elective Courses

Research Course: at least 3 credits

◦ Thesis Research (Required): at least 3 credits (Students having a double major are exempt)
◦ Specified Research (Elective): 1 credit
◦ Seminar (Elective): 2 credits

English Proficiency Requirements upon Graduation

◦ Before entering or during studying at KAIST, students should obtain the minimum required score or higher from one of the following: TOEFL, TOEIC, TEPS and IELTS.
◦ Students who have hearing impairment level 3 or above should obtain the minimum required score or higher, excluding listening.
1) Students who have submitted past scores for TOEIC (before April 2006) or TEPS (before February 28, 2007)

- Students admitted in 2008 or later

Classification iBT
TOEFL
PBT
TOEFL
CBT
TOEFL
TOEIC TEPS IELTS
General qualification score 83 560 220 775 690 6.5
Qualification score for hearing impairment
level 3 or above
62 372 146 387 414 4.8

- Students admitted in 2007 or earlier

Classification iBT
TOEFL
PBT
TOEFL
CBT
TOEFL
TOEIC TEPS IELTS
General qualification score 83 560 220 760 670 6.5
Qualification score for hearing impairment
level 3 or above
62 372 146 380 402 4.8

2) Students who have submitted NEW TOEIC score taken after May 2006 or TEPS score taken after March 1, 2007

Classification iBT
TOEFL
PBT
TOEFL
CBT
TOEFL
TOEIC TEPS IELTS
General qualification score 83 560 220 720 599 6.5
Qualification score for hearing impairment
level 3 or above
62 372 146 360 359 4.8
Graduation Requirements for Foreign Students: TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean)

◦ Undergraduate foreign students are required to obtain level 2 or higher score in TOPIK before entering or during studying at KAIST.
※ Applies to students entering KAIST in 2013 and thereafter.


Requirements for Double Major and Minor

◦ Double major : 40 credits including mandatory major courses
◦ Minor : Including 12 credits of subject with the ten-digits of subject number in 0, 21 credits or more major courses have to be completed.
※ General and basic courses in undergraduate program are different from years of admission; therefore, students should refer to the Course Completion Requirements by Year of Admission.

Interim measures

- This completion requirement is applied to freshman who entered KAIST in 2010 fall semester.
- Graders must achieve either previous or revised completion requirement.
- Students who want to graduate with previous completion requirement but couldn't complete Evolution or Biochemistry can be replace for one of subject in elective major courses.
- Admissible substitute course for major subject
(Laboratory in Cell Biology & Genetics → Cell Biology Experiment)
(CH261 Analysis Chemistry → CH361 Analysis Chemistry Introduction)