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Declaration of Major

Deciding and Applying for a Major

Definition

Undergraduate students admitted with an undecided major must decide and apply for their major.

Application Period (Within the separately decided period)

Freshmen year, 2nd semester (decisions will be make before the 1st semester of the students sophomore year).

Application Process

Apply on Academic System → print application form → Obtan approval from advisor → submit to the Academic Registrars Team → The Academic Affairs Team must listen to the opinion of the relevant departments department head/advising professor, and will be confirmed once the deciding officer gives his/her approval → the dean of academic affairs must report, within one week of the decision, to the relevant department head and head of the relevant departments.

Document Submission

1 copy of the Undergraduate department/Declaration of Major Form (Attach transcript)

Management of Undeclared/Unregistered Users

Students who have not declared their major for no particular reason even though the application period has ended, will be managed by the Freshmen Support Department until the student applies to declare their major.

Major(Advanced Major/Double Major/Minor/Individually Designed Major)

Definition

An undergraduate student should select one of Advanced major/Minor/Double major/Individually designed major if they have acquired more than 34 credits but less than 102 credits. (An undergraduate student were admitted in 2015 or before may apply for a double major or minor if they have acquired more than 33 credits but less than 98 credits and may apply for Advanced major or Individually designed major if desired)

Application Period

Within 2 weeks of the beginning of the semester.

Change/Cancel Period

Within 4 weeks of the beginning of the semester.

Credit Requirements
  • Advanced major: At least 12 credits from major courses designed by the affiliated department
  • Minor: At least 18 credits from minor major courses designated by the department offering the minor
  • Double Major: At least 40 credits from double major courses designated by the department offering the double major
  • Individually designed major: At least 12credits from major courses of two or more departments other than the affiliated department
    ※ Requirements for each major may vary according to the relevant department
Application Procedure

Apply on Academic System → print application form → Obtain signatures from advisor, head of current department, and head of desired department → submit to the Academic Affairs Office (Academic Registrars Team) → approval of major

Document Submission
  • 1 copy of the Major Application Form
  • 1 copy of the Major Cancellation Form
  • 1 copy of the original transcript
Cautionary Measures
  • Application Requirement:
    • Who were admitted in 2016 and onward: earned more than 34 credits but less than 102 credits.
    • Who were admitted in 2015 or before: earned more than 33 credits but less than 98 credits for a double major or minor(may apply for Advanced major or Individually designed major if desired)
    • However, if the student can satisfy requirements of desired major, the student can apply for the major at the application period of the graduation semester. (However, Guidelines for Collecting Tuition and Fees Article 7-3 is not applied in this case and tuition fees should be paid.)

    * Guidelines for Collecting Tuition and Fees Article 7-3:
    Guidelines for Collecting Tuition and Fees Article 7-3: Students in the extended student period and applied for a minor major are granted a semester of grace period for tuition fees payment and two semester of grace period for the students who applied for a double major.

  • Students majoring in the Department of Business and Technology Management and have acquired less than 34 credits can apply for a double major.
  • A student that has not declared their major may not apply for a major.
  • Students who were admitted in 2015 or before: Up to 9 credits acknowledged if major courses of the department offering the minor/double major overlap with that of the affiliated department.
  • Students who were 2016 and onward: Up to 6 credits acknowledged if major courses of the department offering the double major overlap with that of the affiliated department(Applies to students on Advanced Major or Individually Designed Major despite entering class before 2016)
  • If the student has over designated credits during their graduating semester, the student can change their minor to a double major and vice versa.

Changing Majors

Definition

The student may change their department/major depending on their aptitude and desire.

Application Period

Within 1 week of the designated period from 1 month before the beginning date of the every semester

Application Procedure

Apply on Academic System → print application form → advising professor and new and prior department head / opinions and approval by the major advising professor → consent of affiliated institution (limited to applicable persons) → submit to the Academic Affairs Office (Academic Affairs Team) → Approval of the change in major.

Limitations to Changing Majors
  • The student may apply to change majors/departments if they are able to complete all requirements within the enrollment duration.
  • After changing majors/departments, the student must be able to complete all requirements and be enrolled in the new department for at least 1 semester for undergraduate students, 2 semesters (1 year) for graduate students, and 4 semesters (2 years) for Ph.D. students.
  • For graduate and Ph.D. students on government scholarships, up to 10% of the students of the affiliated department, before the change in major/departments, may be allowed to change majors/departments.
Document Submission
  • 1 copy of the Change of Major Application Form
  • Must receive approval of the advising professor and department head of the new/old department/major (included in the Change of Major Application Form)
  • 1 copy of the transcript
  • 1 copy of the Consent Form from the head of the affiliated organization (limited to general scholarship students)