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College of Natural Sciences

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry


  • Major of Chemistry
  • Major of Biochemistry


In order to improve the health and quality of life of humankind, the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry opened curricula in not only the basic chemical and biochemical sectors, but also in application fields. It focuses on raising basic understanding through experiments/lab work and to raise the applicability of chemistry and biochemistry to foster creative abilities that can be applied directly in the field.

The aim is to foster scientists who understand the properties, composition, structure and reaction of matter and the ability to apply them. Education is provided so that students can actively work in not only the basic chemistry and biochemistry sectors, but also the pharmaceutical, electronic, nano and bio materials development sectors.

For this, the curriculum is organized of theories and lab work on basics such as inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry, as well as organic/inorganic material chemistry, polymer chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, physiology, immunology, genetic engineering, and pharmaceutical chemistry, as well as industry-cooperation education programs that include field work and creative design experiments to help with employment activities.

Chemistry and biochemistry is applied widely in fields such as engineering, pharmacology, and medicine, and it provides the driving force for technological innovation in the 21st century for a better life.

At the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, professors and students are working hard on research and education to foster excellent scholars that can work in the global arena.

Academic scholarships, labor scholarships, alumni scholarships, and a wide array of outside scholarships are offered to students.

Graduates are actively working in various fields such as precision chemistry, cosmetics, bio-industry, energy, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, materials, and IT, and a number of graduates go on to graduate school to receive education to further deepen their expertise and to go on to conduct research at universities, and public and corporate research centers.

Major of Chemistry

Chemistry is a branch of natural sciences that deals with the properties, composition, structure and changes of matter.

In particular, chemistry is an experiment-based science that provides basic knowledge for natural science and engineering discipline through studies of the structure of molecules, the synthesis of novel organic and inorganic compounds, and separation of complex mixtures and analysis of matter. In addition, through interdisciplinary studies in these subjects, it plays a pivotal role in the development of creative and productive technologies.

The goal of this department is sub-divided as shown below, based on the education mission presented by our university for 'Creative human education based on a spirit of patriotism'.

First, it provides education to help students understand natural principles and observe things with creative attitude, and human education for logical thinking abilities and rational comprehensive abilities.

Second, by studying theories and experiments on natural science, students will equip with creative and proprietary problem solving skills in order to become the driving force in creative academic activities.

Third, it fosters leading manpower with ability to actively resolve the general issues in the rapidly changing modern society through scientific thinking based on the understanding of natural phenomena through laboratory work of applying basic principles of chemistry.

Fourth, chemistry is a basic discipline in natural science that fosters manpower in high-tech science by acquiring a wide range of knowledge on basic science.

Fifth, it fosters manpower that can work for industries based on their chemical knowledge.

Sixth, it provides education that can adapt to actual production by acquiring chemistry theories via laboratory exercises.

Major of Biochemistry

Biochemistry is a field of study that focuses on the understanding of life phenomena at the molecular level trying to find out the answers to the fundamental questions such as ‘what kind of chemicals is an organism composed of ?’, ‘what kind of chemical reactions occur within the cells ?’, ‘how do they overall affect the life itself ?’, etc. Since the discovery of DNA double helix structure by Watson and Crick in 1953, biochemistry and its most prominent applied field, genetic engineering, have made an amazing advancement, letting this field receive an unprecedented spotlight.

The researches in biochemistry and its related fields, such as the Human Genome Project, have not only paved a way to the better understanding on almost everything about our body, but also shed a light on the development of more accurate and prompt diagnosis and treatment of cancers, AIDS, and various hereditary diseases.

The results of these basic researches and their application in biotechnology and genetic engineering will also play a pivotal role in solving many issues in agriculture, energy, and environment that we are facing these days.


Established and authorized in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry (30 new students)
Graduated first batch of graduates from the Department of Chemistry
Authorized to establish master's degree course at the Department of Chemistry Graduate School
Department of Chemistry research lab and experiment lab moved from the basic science hall to science hall 1
Installation of PhD program for Department of Chemistry Graduate School, undergraduate quota increased to 80 students
Moved to College of Sciences
Installed Chemical Education major in the College of Education and increased student quota to 104
Newly established and authorized Department of Biochemistry in the College of Science
Recruited first new students for the Department of Biochemistry (40)
Authorization to establish master's degree program in the Department of Biochemistry Graduate School
Changed name and affiliation of Department of Biochemistry - integrated to the Department of Bioengineering (Molecular life science major)
Carried out international chemistry olympiads at the Department of Chemistry experiment lab
Selected as pharmaceutical/precision chemistry specialization project team in the regional university specialization project (CK-1), Integrated undergraduate department (changed name to School of Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Job Fields

Major of Chemistry

Advanced studies or graduate studies : Korean and foreign graduate schools
Government research centers: Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
Government Institutions: Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Ministry of Health and Welfare, National Institute of Scientific Investigation, Korea Intellectual Property Office, Environmental Protection Agency
Businesses: Research centers at conglomerates and university hospitals
Teaching profession: Professors, Primary and secondary school teacher (chemistry, science)

Major of Biochemistry

As bioindustry has a great outlook for the coming years and biochemistry is the core discipline underlying most of these bioindustries, lots of opportunities for the employment and career in various basic and applied biofields are available and more jobs will be created in the future. Government research centers, pharmaceutical companies, food companies, cosmetics companies, hospitals, biotechnology companies, and medical institutes are just some of the prospective workplaces where students can work after graduation.
Students can also continue their study at the graduate school, medical school, dental school or pharmacy school. Their ultimate goals could be professors, researchers, medical or pharmacy doctors.


  • Kang, Misook, Professor

    - Kyoto Univ., Inorganic Chemistry
  • Kim, Young-Il, Professor

    - The Ohio State Univ., Solid State Chemistry
  • CHO DAE WON, Professor

    - Pusan National Univ.
  • Kim, Young Soo, Associate Professor

    - , Nanochemistry, Plasmonics, Analytical Chemistry
  • Young-Sang Youn, Associate ProfessorHomepage

    - , Surface physical chemistry
  • Yoon, Seog Joon, Assistant Professor

    - University of Notre Dame, Physical Chemistry

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Major of Chemistry

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Major of Biochemistry

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