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Chemistry and Medical Chemistry



All products including computers, cell phones, medicine, cosmetics, clothes, construction materials, and cars are all manufactured by chemical reactions with chemical materials. As such, chemistry is the pillar that enables our lives and industry, and its significance will only increase as we walk toward the future.

According to the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences which as the longest history in engineering in the world, future technology will be divided into chemistry and material technology, information and communications, and genetic engineering. The Academy predicts that not a single area of science and technology will be outside the three categories. Therefore, there is no doubt that chemistry is one of the most important sectors for science and technology development in the 21st century.


The objective is to nurture talents who are capable of leading the development of future chemistry and chemical industry. To this end, students will study basic theories and conduct experiments to strengthen scientific thinking and creativity. In addition, they will have a structural understanding of the basic concepts, and system of chemistry. This will broaden their expertise and the ability to apply what they learn to their lives and work. In addition, they will be able to contribute to social development, and identify the possibility of convergence with other studies.

Sub-major and courses

Students will become high-caliber manpower who can adjust to professional sectors in chemistry, and lead the development of the sector by learning basic concepts and applicability. To this end, they will go through theoretical study, experiment, and application. The major is divided into the following sub-majors and areas.

Organic chemistry
Inorganic chemistry
Physical chemistry
Analytical chemistry
Applied chemistry


Year 1 Course
Optional courses General Chemistry and Experiments 1 & 2
Year 2  
Required courses Organic chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Experiments for Organic Chemistry, Experiments for Analytical Chemistry
Optional courses Bio-organic chemistry, Modern Physics, Application and exercise, Electro-analytical Chemistry
Year 3  
Required courses Inorganic Chemistry, Experiments for Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry 1, Experiments for Physical Chemistry
Optional courses Industrial Chemistry, Organic Reaction Mechanism, Analysis on Organic Structure, Physical Chemistry 2, Instrumental Analysis, Coordination Chemistry
Year 4  
Optional courses Quantum Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, High-polymer Chemistry, Advanced Chemical Experiment 1 & 2, Separation Analytical Chemistry, Medical Chemistry, Methods of Teaching Chemistry, Chemistry Education, Molecular Spectroscopy, Material Chemistry

Outlook after graduation

Chemistry graduates have the following options.

Graduate School of Medicine, Graduate School of Dentistry, Graduate School of Pharmacy
Joining research and development departments for cutting-edge chemical technology in State-funded institutes (KIST) or companies (Samsung, LG, KCC)
Continue studying by entering graduate school in Yonsei or other educational facilities
Linking chemistry with other studies by majoring in another subject in Sinchon Campus
Teaching after gaining a teachers’ license after completing relevant courses
Becoming a public servant after passing various national exams and becoming public servants
Transferring to Sinchon Campus or start a double major

Professor introduction

Chung, Chanmoon
 Chung, Chanmoon Professor
Polymer Chemistry
Jang, Doook
 Jang, Doook Professor
Organic Chemistry
Jeong, Inhowa
 Jeong, Inhowa Professor
Organic Chemistry
Lee, Myongeuy
 Lee, Myongeuy Professor
Inorganic Chemistry
Lee, Sunghan
 Lee, Sunghan Professor
Ph.D.(Yonsei Univ.,1985)
Physical Chemistry
Pang, Kiechung
 Pang, Kiechung Professor
Analytical Chemistry
Jeon, Sunglan
 Jeon, Sunglan Assistant Professor
Ph.D.(Yonsei Univ.,2004)
Oh, Jaemin
 Oh, Jaemin Assistant Professor
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