Frequently Asked Questions

The Major is the primary area of study for the student and identifies the student’s degree. For example:

  • A student with a Major in Computer Science and Engineering will receive the degree of B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering
  • A student with a Major in Sociology will receive the degree of B.A. (Research) in Sociology.
  • A student with a Major in Mathematics will receive the degree of B.Sc. (Research) in Chemistry.

A Minor is an optional qualification that can be earned by undergraduate students of SNU. It supplements the Major.

Undergraduate students can choose a Minor subject to meeting the selection and credit requirements by the offering department/s. The Minor has to be an area of study that is different from the student’s Major. For example, a student with a declared Major in Computer Science and Engineering may opt to do a Minor in Physics. In this case, the student shall receive the degree of B.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering with Minor in Physics.

A Minor is completed by crediting appropriate courses from the University Wide Elective category.

Students typically do a Minor in order to pursue a strong secondary interest, or to increase employability, or as a first step towards higher studies in the Minor topic.