Academic programs


Welcome to Department of Physics

From 2014, the pre-existing Graduate School of Natural Science expands to include undergraduate Physics major. With this new framework, the Department of Physics aims at being at the forefront of both exploring fundamental scientific aspects of modern physics and establishing their links to various real-world applications.

Since the beginning of UNIST, interdisciplinary research has been an important keyword of its development strategy. Physics provides one of the most fundamental building blocks in that the collaboration with physicists equipped with various research experiences can be one ideal shape of interdisciplinary research. For the educational point of view, the physics major helps one to assemble diverse scientific methodologies to create an interdisciplinary research tool.

The Department is now growing very fast. In just one year, the number of faculty members has grown to 15, and some of them are having key roles in the Institute for Basic Science program hosted by UNIST. We especially plan to concentrate on the area of Plasma/Beam Physics, Quantum Materials Physics and Soft Matter/Biological Physics. Some undergraduate students will graduate with Physics degree as early as February 2015, and the Department will get on track very soon.

UNIST Physics Department has just begun. With its largest resource, the youth, we will do our best to make it grow into a world class physics program. We appreciate your support and encouragement.

Students, Staff, and Faculty of the Physics Department at UNIST


The Department of Chemistry provides opportunities for undergraduate students to gain deep fundamental knowledge in all areas of chemistry. We offer general lecture courses in inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry, plus many specialized courses in analytical, macromolecular chemistry, chemical biology, and other contemporary fields. Students may also gain laboratory experience in inorganic and organic synthesis, analytical methods, physical chemical measurements, spectroscopy and theory. Independence and creativity are emphasized as part of the Chemistry curriculum, and students are encouraged to engage in research activities.

Students in their sophomore year may choose Chemistry as their primary major, where a minimum of 48 credits is required. Alternatively, students who are studying one of the other physical or biomedical sciences, or engineering, may choose Chemistry as their secondary major. To receive a secondary degree in Chemistry, at least 18 credits are required.

The Department of Chemistry also offers a graduate studies program where students may work toward a MS, PhD or a combined MS/PhD degree. Focus in the program is directed toward individual learning in a field of research that is chosen by the student. Incoming students typically engage in research activities soon after enrollment. In addition to completing a series of lecture courses during the first two years of study, seminars from leading scientists from around the world are continuously offered and provide a rich stream of knowledge throughout the student’s career in the program. Graduate students may receive financial support through research assistantships, fellowships, and teaching appointments.

Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics is the universal language of science, essential for a clear understanding of nature. Students majoring in mathematics will gain the fundamental knowledge of mathematical structures and the abstract reasoning skills necessary to solve mathematical and scientific problems. Virtually every core area of mathematics is strongly represented in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at UNIST, The graduate program also provides stimulating research environments with a plenty of chances for interdisciplinary research and collaboration with domestic and international researcher. The department offers a wide spectrum of courses in mathematics and trains students to be competent users of mathematics and mathematical applications to a wide variety of disciplines, including the physical sciences, mathematical biology, engineering applications, medical sciences and mathematical finance.

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