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Seoul Courses – 2023 Yonsei University Fall

If you have questions about the academics or courses available on this program, locate the Program Advisor to email them your questions directly.

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.


USAC’s partnership with Yonsei University provides you with an array of academic offerings taught in English. Students who already have an advanced level of Korean language may also enroll in courses taught in Korean.

Yonsei’s minimum full-time enrollment requirement is 9 semester credits. USAC students normally take 12-15 credits; however, due to social distancing requirements and classroom capacity limits that have been put in place at Yonsei, we cannot guarantee that all students will be able to take a minimum of 12 credits during the semester. Although you will submit your desired courses to Yonsei in advance; course registration will not be confirmed and finalized until after you have arrived onsite. Consult with advisors at your home university to understand your minimum credit requirements and any steps that will need to be taken if you are not able to enroll in more than 9 semester credits at Yonsei.

Course offerings are too numerous to be listed here, but areas of study believed to be of most interest to USAC students are included below as a sample of what the University offers. Courses are subject to availability and approval of prerequisites which are determined by Yonsei University. Yonsei University is AACSB, KABEA, and EQUIS accredited.

Areas of Study at Yonsei University (subject to change):

Business (limited to business majors)

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Production and Operations

Commerce and Economics

  • Banking
  • Games Theory and Applications
  • Korean Economy
  • Macroeconomics
  • Mathematics for Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • R and Python Programming
  • Regression Analysis


  • Comparative Education
  • Curriculum Development
  • Learning Science


  • Architecture
  • Circuits
  • Design
  • Electronics
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Materials
  • Microprocessors
  • Programming
  • Regression Analysis
  • Thermodynamics

Intensive Korean Language

  • Levels 1-6

Korean and East Asian Studies

  • Comparative Study of the Far East’s Cinemas
  • Communication Media in Korea
  • Confucian Ethics in Modern Korean Society
  • Early Modern Korea and its Historical Sites in Seoul
  • Introduction to Korean Music
  • Introduction to Korean Philosophy
  • Introduction to Korean Studies
  • Korea through Ethnography
  • Korean Language
  • Modern and Contemporary Korean Art
  • Modern Korean History
  • Philosophy in East Asian Literature
  • Pre-Modern Korean History
  • Topics on Korean Language and Culture
  • Traditional Korean Society and Modernization
  • Understanding K-Pop

Liberal Arts

  • English
  • Literature
  • Speech and Debate
  • Writing

Life System

  • Biology
  • Genetics
  • Neuroscience

Region Studies

  • Chinese Studies and Language
  • Japanese Studies and Language
  • Korean Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies and Language


  • Algebra
  • Chemistry
  • Logic
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics

Social Sciences

  • Chinese Studies
  • Communications
  • Ethics
  • Journalism
  • Politics

Graduate Areas of Study

  • Business
  • Communication and Art
  • Education
  • Social Welfare
  • Theology

Course Descriptions

To obtain course syllabi, click on the link below and follow the prompts to specific course information. Please contact the USAC Advising department if you have difficulty finding the information.

  • Yonsei University (Semester)
    • Switch language to English then click on Course Catalogue and Syllabus
    • From the first drop down menu select the year and semester i.e.: “2022” “2nd Semester
      • For courses offered in the Fall term choose “2nd Semester.” For courses offered in the Spring term choose “1st Semester.”
    • From the second drop down menu select one of the following “Undergraduate Programs or Graduate programs
      • Do not choose one with Mirae at the end
    • From the third drop down menu select an appropriate college of study
      • To see a varied blend of elective courses that are open to all exchange students, select study abroad course
    • Finally, click on the search button. This should pull up the courses offered in that college for that semester
      • * Course syllabus is available by clicking on the single page icon between the class section and credit columns
      • * You can filter to English courses only by checking the box "View only English lectures in the results"
      • * Check the Language column to see what language the course is taught in
      • * Students can only take courses marked “Y” in the Eligibility of Exchange Student column, regardless of if they are taught in English

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

Kookmin University

  • Summer: Open
    • Deadline: May 1
  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: May 1
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: Nov 1

Korea University

  • Summer: Open
    • Deadline: May 1
  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: April 1
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1
  • January: Open
    • Deadline: Nov 1

Yonsei University

  • Summer: Open
    • Deadline: April 1
  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: April 1
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1
  • January: Open
    • Session I / I&II deadline: Oct. 15

Program Type

Partnership (all programs)


Overseas credit (all programs)


Kookmin University

Minimum GPA: 2.5 (all terms)

Semester programs only:

Minimum class standing: Sophomore

Open to degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application

Korea University

Minimum GPA: 2.5 (all terms)

Semester programs only:

Minimum class standing: Applicants must have sophomore standing or higher at time of application, and
transfer students must have completed at least one semester at their current institution.

Yonsei University

Minimum GPA: 2.5 (all terms)

Semester programs only:

Applicants must be degree-seeking at a 4-year institution and have sophomore standing at time of application. In addition to above, transfer students must have one semester completed at their current institution.

Program Capacity

Kookmin University: 40 students
Korea University: 30 students
Yonsei University: 80 students


English | Korean (all programs)

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