About the School of Interdisciplinary Studies – Message from the Dean
Join the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Korea University.
The College of Law has maintained its position as the top legal education institution in Korea since the founding of Korea University in 1905. This tradition was inherited by the School of Law, an institution training professional lawyers, and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, an institution providing students with a basic understanding of the humanities and social sciences and a wide range of knowledge designed to transform them into core members of this society. The College of Law at Korea University has produced numerous social and national leaders through various national exams, such as the bar, higher civil service, and foreign service examinations, and this know-how was passed on to the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.
Modern society demands expertise not only in a specific field but also in many complex and interconnected fields. In order to meet this demand, the School of Interdisciplinary Studies was established.
Our school offers the multidisciplinary program Public Governance and Leadership, which begins in the freshman year. Through this program, students are able to acquire a basic understanding of the social sciences, such as law, public administration, and economics, and a wide range of knowledge in select fields. This one-year program provides students with the opportunity to explore different academic fields before deciding on their major. After completing this program, students can choose their major from among 23 humanities departments in accordance with their aptitude and plans and begin to study this selected major in their sophomore year.
By taking common liberal arts courses in the humanities and classics, including Latin and Greek, general liberal arts courses covering various fields, and major-related liberal arts courses, students can obtain a broad yet interconnected knowledge of the humanities, and by taking multidisciplinary studies and courses in their majors, they can acquire in-depth knowledge in their selected field.
An interdisciplinary education is necessary to foster the spirit of daring and creativity demanded by the changing world, and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Korea University provides an excellent educational environment for young people moving toward the world.
The School of Interdisciplinary Studies enables students to find numerous opportunities after graduation, including entrance into the School of Law, enrollment in the Graduate School for in-depth study in their chosen field, preparation for national examinations, employment, and study abroad. Professors in the School of Law will become advisers of students in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and play the role of mentor. They will also teach and guide our students.
If you wish to become a highly accomplished yet warmhearted global leader, join the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.
Dean, the School of Interdisciplinary Studies Park, Semin