## Undergraduate Courses

- Graduation Credits : at least 130 credits in total
- ※ A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher out of a possibl

e 4.3 in all coursework

- ※ A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher out of a possibl
- General Course : At least 27 credits and 9AU(applicable to students entering KAIST in 2011 and thereafter; for those who have entered KAIST in 2010 and before, refer to the Course Completion Requirements by Year of Admission)
- Mandatory General Course
- Students entering KAIST in 2011 and thereafter: 6 credits and 9AU

English Communication(1), Critical Thinking in English(2), Writing(3), Physical Education(4AU), Humanity/Leadership(2AU), Ethics and Safety II(1AU), Happy College Life(1AU), Exciting College Life(1AU) - Students entering KAIST between 2009 and 2010: 6 credits and 9A

English Communication(1), Critical Thinking in English(2), Writing(3), Physical Education(4AU), Community Service(2AU), Humanity/Leadership(2AU), Ethics and Safety II(1AU) - Students entering KAIST between 2007 and 2008: 7 credits and 9AU

English Communication I(1), English Communication II(1), English Reading&Writing(2), Writing(3), Physical Education(4AU), Community Service(2AU), Humanity/Leadership(2AU), Ethics and Safety II(1AU)- English Communication I → English Communication
- English Communication II → English Conversation
- English Reading&Writing → Critical Thinking in English

- Students entering KAIST between 1998 and 2006: 7 credits and 9AU

English I(2), English II(2) Writing(4AU), Community Service(2AU), Humanity/Leadership(2AU), Ethics and Safety II(1AU)- English I → English Communication
- English II → Critical Thinking in English

- Students entering KAIST in 2011 and thereafter: 6 credits and 9AU
- Elective General Course in Humanities & Social Science : at least 21 credits
- Take (6 credits) 1 course of each of the following 2 categories among 3 categories: Humanity, Society and Literature and Arts; the rest can be chosen regardless of the category. (applicable to students entering KAIST in 2009 and thereafter; for those who have entered KAIST in 2008 and before, refer to the Course Completion Requirements by Year of Admission)
- Students entering KAIST between 2007 and 2010 should earn at least 9 credits through lectures in English among the 21 credits required as Elective General Courses in Humanities & Social Science.
- Students having a double major take 12 credits without considering categories. (Students entering KAIST between 2007 and 2010 should take 6 credits through lectures in English.)
- ※ The requirement of taking lectures in English as Elective General Courses in Humanities & Social Science is not applied to students entering KAIST in 2011 and thereafter.

- Mandatory General Course
- Completion of Basic Courses: at least 32 credits (applicable to students entering KAIST in 2012 and thereafter; for those who have entered KAIST in 2011 and before, refer to the Course Completion Requirements by Year of Admission)
- Mandatory Basic Courses: 23 credits
- ① 1 course among Fundamental Physics I (3), General Physics I (3), and Advanced Physics I (3)
- ② 1 course among Fundamental Physics II (3), General Physics II (3), and Advance Physics II (3)
- ③ 1 course of General Physics Lab I (1)
- ④ 1 course of Basic Biology (3) or General Biology (3)
- ⑤ 1 course of Calculus I (3) or Honor Calculus I (3)
- ⑥ 1 course of Calculus II (3) or Honor Calculus II (3)
- ⑦ 1 course among Basic Chemistry (3), General Chemistry I (3), and Advanced Chemistry (3)
- ⑧ 1 course of General Chemistry Lab I (1) or Advanced Chemistry Lab (1)
- ⑨ 1 course of Basic Programming (3) or Advanced Programming (3)
- - Students having entered KAIST in 2007 or before : 23 credits (①~⑨)
- - Students having entered KAIST between 2008 and 2011: 26 credits((①~⑨), Freshman Design Course: Introduction to Design and Communication)(3))

- Elective Basic Courses: at least 9 credits (including at least two courses among MAS109, MAS201 and MAS202)
- ※ Students with a double major take 3 credits or above including at least one course between MAS201 and MAS202
- ※ MAS250 can be regarded as the elective major course for students in Department of Mathematical Sciences (Including double major students)

- Mandatory Basic Courses: 23 credits
- Major Course Requirements : At least 42 credits.
- Must include 4 courses selected from the following courses:Linear Algebra (3), Analysis I (4), Modern Algebra I (4), Introduction to Differential Geometry (4), Topology (4), Complex Variables (3), Probability and Statistics (3)
- The courses of other departments listed below can be regarded as major courses up to 9 credits.
- PH212 Mathematical Methods in Physics II, PH221 Classical Mechanics I, PH301 Quantum Mechanics I
- MAE220 Fluid Mechanics or MAE221 Fluid Mechanics, MAE230 Solid Mechanics or MAE231 Solid Mechanics
- IE331 Operations Research I, IE341 Engineering Statistics II, IE342 Regression Analysis and Experimental Designs
- EE202 Signals and Systems, EE204 Electromagnetics or PH231 Electormagnetism I, EE321 Communication Engineering
- CS206 Data Structure, CS300 Introduction to Algorithms

- MAS250 can be regarded as the elective major course for students in Department of Mathematical Sciences (Including double major students)
- Certificates (Optional)
- If at least four courses on the list below are completed, `Certificate in Financial Mathematics’ is written in the transcript:Mathematical Statistics, Introduction to Numerical Analysis, Introduction to Financial Mathematics, Lebesgue Integral Theory, Financial Mathematics and Stochastic Models, Computer Simulations in Financial Mathematics
- If at least four courses on the list below are completed, `Certificate in Applied Mathematics’ is written in the transcript:Applied Mathematics and Modeling, Elementary Probability Theory, Mathematical Statistics, Introduction to Numerical Analysis, Optimization Theory, Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
- If at least four courses on the list below are completed, `Certificate in Information Mathematics’ is written in the transcript:Discrete Mathematics, Modern Algebra II, Mathematical Statistics, Information Mathematics, Introduction to Cryptography
- If Certificate requirements are met for more than one, then only one Certificate of the student’s choice is written in the transcript.

- Research Courses: At least 3 credits including 3 credit hours of graduation research
- ※ Students having a double major are exempt.

- Elective Courses :
- English Proficiency Requirements upon Graduation
- Before entering or during studying at KAIST, students should obtain the minimum required score or higher from one of the following: TOEFL, TOEIC, TEPS and IELTS.
- Students who have hearing impairment level 3 or above should obtain the minimum required score or higher, excluding listening.

- Students who have submitted past scores for TOEIC (before April 2006) or TEPS (before February 28, 2007)
- Students admitted in 2008 or later

**Classification****iBT TOFEL****PBT TOFEL****CBT TOFEL****TOEIC****TEPS****IELTS**General qualification score 83 560 220 775 690 6.5 Qualification score for hearing impairment level 3 or above 62 372 146 387 414 4.8 - Students admitted in 2007 or earlier

**Classification****iBT TOFEL****PBT TOFEL****CBT TOFEL****TOEIC****TEPS****IELTS**General qualification score 83 560 220 760 670 6.5 Qualification score for hearing impairment level 3 or above 62 372 146 380 402 4.8

- Students admitted in 2008 or later
- Students who have submitted NEW TOEIC score taken after May 2006 or TEPS score taken after March 1, 2007

**Classification****iBT TOFEL****PBT TOFEL****CBT TOFEL****TOEIC****TEPS****IELTS**General qualification score 83 560 220 720 599 6.5 Qualification score for hearing impairment level 3 or above 62 372 146 360 359 4.8

- Graduation Requirements for Foreign Students: TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean)
- Undergraduate foreign students are required to obtain level 2 or higher score in TOPIK before entering or during studying at KAIST.
- ※ Applies to students entering KAIST in 2013 and thereafter

- Requirements for Double Major and Minor
- A student who is pursuing a major in another department may complete 40 credits including mandatory major courses
- A minor may be completed by a student with a major in another department by earning at least 18 credits among the courses offered by the Department.

**※ General and basic courses in undergraduate program are different from years of admission; therefore, students entering KAIST in 2011 and before should refer to the Course Completion Requirements by Year of Admission.**

## Master’s Programs

### Thesis Master’s Degree

Mandatory General |
Mandatory Major |
Elective |
Research |
Total |

3 + 1AU | 0 | 21 | 12 | 36 |

- Graduation Credits: at least 36 credits
- Mandatory General Course : 3 credits and 1AU
- One course (3 credits) from CC500, CC510, CC511, CC513, CC530, CC532
- CC010 Special Lecture on Leadership(non-credit, this applies to students entering KAIST in 2002 and thereafter; general scholarship students, foreign students are excluded)
- CC020 Ethics and Safety I(1AU)

- Elective Course: at least 21 credits
- Must include 4 courses selected from the following 8 courses:
- Algebra I, Differential Geometry I, Algebraic Topology I, Real Analysis, Complex Function Theory, Probability Theory, Advanced Statistics, Numerical Analysis

- Research Course Requirements: at most 12 credits, including 1 credit for MAS966 seminar and 1 credit for MAS967 `How to Teach Mathematics I. (M.S.)’. Foreign students are exempt from MAS967 requirement.

### Coursework Master’s Degree

Mandatory General |
Mandatory Major |
Elective |
Research |
Total |

3 + 1AU | 0 | 30 | 3 | 36 |

- Graduation Credits: at least 36 credits
- Mandatory General Course : at least 3 credits and 1AU
- One course (3 credits) from CC500, CC510, CC511, CC513, CC530, CC532
- CC010 Special Lecture on Leadership(non-credit, this applies to students entering KAIST in 2002 and thereafter; general scholarship students, foreign students are excluded)
- CC020 Ethics and Safety I(1AU)

- Elective Course: at least 30 credits
- Must include 4 courses selected from the following 8 courses:
- Algebra I, Differential Geometry I, Algebraic Topology I, Real Analysis, Complex Function Theory, Probability Theory, Advanced Statistics, Numerical Analysis

- Research Course Requirements: at most 3 credits, including 1 credit for MAS966 seminar and 1 credit for MAS967 `How to Teach Mathematics I (M.S.)’. Foreign students are exempt from MAS967 requirement.

## Doctoral Program

Mandatory General |
Mandatory Major |
Elective |
Research |
Total |

3 + 1AU | 0 | 33 | 30 | 66 |

- Graduation Credits: at least 66 credits
- Mandatory general Course : 3 credits (those students who completed the required common courses in the master’s program do not need to repeat them)
- One course (3 credits) from CC500, CC510, CC511, CC513, CC530, CC532
- CC010 Special Lecture on Leadership(non-credit, this applies to students entering KAIST in 2002 and thereafter; general scholarship students, foreign students are excluded)
- CC020 Ethics and Safety I(1AU) (If having taken “CC020 Ethics and Safety I” in Master’s Program, it is not necessary to take it again.)

- Elective Course: at least 33 credits
- Must include 4 courses selected from the following 8 courses:
- Algebra I, Differential Geometry I, Algebraic Topology I, Real Analysis, Complex Function Theory, Probability Theory, Advanced Statistics, Numerical Analysis

- Research Course Requirements: at least 30 credits, including 2 credits for MAS986 seminar and 1 credit for MAS987 `How to Teach Mathematics I.(Ph.D.)’. Foreign students are exempt from MAS967 requirement.
- Students who have taken MAS967 in the master’s program may omit it in the Ph.D. program.

※ Credits(for general courses and major courses) earned in the master’s program can be included in the doctoral program.

※ If course A can be replaced by course B, then only one of A and B should be taken.

## Interim Accommodations

- Undergraduate Course
- These requirements apply to all students of Department of Mathematical Sciences who entered KAIST in or after the 2012 academic year.