Introduction of Faculty

College of Humanities

Division of Chemistry and Bio-Environmental Sciences

Major of Chemistry

The Chemistry major trains female scientists to obtain in-depth knowledge in chemistry, to have professional abilities and the right attitude so that they can make a meaningful contribution to chemistry. At the Chemistry major, students will learn about the structure of materials, action/reactions, basic theory of the properties of materials and applications. By learning diverse academic theories, students will become well educated in chemistry in the world of rapidly changing science. Many will be able to develop new technology based on their knowledge. In the first year, you will be taking introductory courses in chemistry such as "General Chemistry" and "Introduction to Chemistry." The second and third year provides a broader background in chemistry through "Organic Chemistry", "Inorganic Chemistry", "Analytical Chemistry" and "Physics and Chemistry", with particular attention given to the integration of diverse subdivisions of chemistry. Lab research corresponds with the lectures so that students can add depth to their understanding of chemistry. The chemistry lab features the latest equipment and devices such as FT-IR, GC-MS, GC, HPLC, IR, UV-vis spectrophotometer, AA spectrometer, Fluorometer and SEM.

Professional opportunities

Research careers in chemistry can be found in institutions of higher education, environmental research centers, the Korean National Institute for Technology and Quality, the Institute of Scientific Investigation, the Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA), and the Korea Institute for Science and Technology (KIST). Some graduates have become teachers, government workers, and patent and legal consultants. Many graduates have gone on to petro-chemical, precision chemical and environmental industries, working to produce fabric-dye, fertilizer, fabric, pharmaceutics, cosmetics, foods, complex molecules, semiconductors, ceramics, and raw materials for electric components. Others have become chemical products importers, or work for public corporations such as Korea Electric Power Corporation or clinical centers of large hospitals. Some have continued to study chemistry at the graduate level.

Advice when considering this major

A group of graduates named "Hwasamo" facilitates the friendship between graduates and students. As chemistry is the backbone of many industries, graduates may choose from a wide variety of fields for a career. As it is certain that people educated in science and technology will become leaders of the future, a solid grounding in fundamental science is essential to training talent in science and technology. Chemistry provides the basis for other sciences such as environmental, food and nutrition, health, horticultural, medical, biotechnological and material science, which have revolutionized life in today's industrialized world. If you wish to get into the above-mentioned fields, you should have a solid understanding of chemistry.