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Global Leader for the East Asian Century

Interdisciplinary Major of Unification and International Peace

1. Educational Objective

The interdisciplinary major of Unification and International Peace aims to produce talented graduates with a comparative and historical understanding of unification and peace from a humanities perspective. German reunification serves as a precedent for the reunification of the Korean Peninsula. Germany, which achieved reunification over 30 years ago, continuously established and implemented various policies and cultural exchanges aimed at reunification between East and West Germany. In the German reunification process, long-term and consistent social and cultural communication, integration policies, and subsequent infrastructure development were crucial for its success. Education on this topic is essential for developing individuals who can objectively reflect on the reality of the Korean Peninsula and propose feasible strategies for the reunification of the two Koreas.

In short, the primary objective of this interdisciplinary major is to nurture talented individuals with knowledge in humanities who are able to fundamentally reflect on the reunification of the Korean Peninsula and the establishment of international peace and find fundamental solutions in the context of the new realities of the 21st century.

2. Careers and Strengths

Career Paths

Graduate Schools: Degree holders may pursue master’s or doctoral degrees at relevant domestic or foreign graduate schools (general graduate schools, special graduate schools, etc.) and develop their careers in universities, research institutes, or administrative agencies

Government Offices: Government agencies (Ministry of Unification, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, etc.), overseas Korean embassies, embassies, and cultural centers from foreign countries in Korea

International Organizations: Global business and cross-cultural affairs in the United Nations and its affiliated organizations, international peace NGOs, KOICA, or KOTRA

Media/Cultural Institutions and Foundations: Media/broadcasting outlets, museums, Northeast Asian History Foundation



• This interdisciplinary major aims to produce talented individuals with the ability to respond to and lead the rapidly changing era of globalization. These individuals will be equipped with expertise in the areas of Korean reunification, international peace, cultural exchange and volunteering, and education, which will position them favorably for careers in relevant institutions and organizations.


3. Degree

Bachelor of International Peace

4. Program Completion Requirements

1) A minimum of 36 credits must be acquired for program completion.

2) A minimum of 6 credits must be acquired from major required courses.

3) The following elective courses must be taken:

- A minimum of 9 credits from elective courses in Section A (Understanding of History and Humanities)

- A minimum of 9 credits from elective courses in Section B (Understanding of Cultural Communication)

- A minimum of 9 credits in Section B (Understanding of International Relations)

4) Up to 6 credits acquired from first major courses may be acknowledged as credits acquired from the interdisciplinary major courses.