The College of Natural Sciences was established in 1982 when the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences was divided into two colleges, the College of Natural Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts. The core departments that made up the College of Natural Sciences were established 1951, and they have been actively contributing to the education and research of basic and applied sciences for the past 60 years.
The College of Natural Sciences started with the Departments of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Computer Science. The Department of Statistics was added to the College in 1988. In order to meet the growing technological demands of industries, the Department of Environmental Science & Engineering was added to the College in 1993 and the Department of Architecture and the Department of Information Electronics Engineering in 1994. In 1996, these three departments and the Department of Computer Science & Engineering merged as the College of Engineering. The College of Natural Sciences currently includes mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry and biological sciences majors.
The main goal of the College of Natural Sciences is to develop and produce excellent female leaders in the fields of science and technology. The college is mainly located in the Science Buildings with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and computer systems. Our Research Institute for Basic Sciences with its multipurpose laboratories provides the highest quality educational experience for students.
Today's rapidly changing technological society requires innovative application of scientific creativity that can only be developed from the basis of an inter-disciplinary knowledge of science and technology. The broad curricula of the College of Natural Sciences offer such essential education and training. From 1996, the College of Natural Sciences has provided a double major program to give undergraduate students the freedom and opportunity to choose a curriculum that interests them and relates to their future graduate studies.
Many of the graduates are working in major universities and research centers throughout the country. Many more students are applying their scientific knowledge and skills in diverse areas such as educational, governmental, and banking institutions as well as commercial industries. The opportunity for graduates to work in broader areas of industry and society is expected to grow even more as today's technological society demands graduates with a special working knowledge of science and technology.
|1996.08||Extension to Science Building A and B completed.|
|1997.02||Research Institute of Ecoscience founded with Prof. Kim Kyu-han of Science Education appointed as its first director.|
|1997.03||Prof. Kim Sung-gu of Physics appointed as the 7th dean of the college.|
|1997.12||The Division of Natural Sciences separated into the Division of Mathematical Sciences and the Division of Natural Sciences, with the former consisting of Mathematics, Statistics majors and the latter Physics, Chemistry, and Biological Sciences majors|
|1998.03||The Institute of Mathematical Sciences founded with Prof. Dong-sun Shin of Mathematics as its first director. The Institute of Genetic Engineering founded with Prof. Gil-ja Jeon of Chemistry as its first director.|
|1998.06||Center for Cell Signaling Research founded under the university with Prof. Jun-seung Lee of Biological Sciences as the first director. Selected by the Ministry of Science & Technology as one of the "Centers for Excellence".|
|1999.03||The Institute of Life Sciences and the Institute of Genetic Engineering closed. Established the Research Institute of Life Sciences. Prof. Hei-sook Lee of Mathematics appointed as the first director.|
|1999.08||Prof. Kyung-hwa Kim of Mathematics appointed as the 8th dean of college.|
|2001.08||Prof. Jong-man Yang of Physics appointed as the 9th dean of the college.|
|2003.08||Prof. Nam-sook Lee of Life Science appointed as the 10th dean of the college.|
|2005.03||The Division of Natural Sciences divided into the Division of Mathematical and Physical Science (Mathematics, Statistics, Physics), and the Division of Molecular and Life Science (Chemistry, Life Science, Molecular Life Science).|
|2005.08||Prof. Jung-won Woo of Physics appointed as the 11th dean of the college.|
|2006.03||Departments of Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics placed under the Division of Mathematical and Physical Science; Departments of Chemistry and Life Science placed under the Division of Molecular and Life Science.|
|2007.08||Prof. Hei-sook Lee of Mathematics appointed as the 12th dean of the college|
|2008.03||Chemistry renamed as Chemistry and Nano Science|
|2010.08||Prof. Sung-jin Kim of Chemistry and Nano Science appointed as the 13th and14th dean of the college.|
|2012.09||Construction of Science Building D completed.|
|2014.08||Prof. Yung-dae Yun of Life Science appointed as the 15th dean of the college.|
|2017.08||Prof. Oe-sook Lee of Statistics appointed as the 16th dean of the college.|
The college aims to train students to be knowledgeable and skillful to enable them to lead the advancement of natural science through experimental and theoretical research. We also assist students to develop understanding of a wide range of scientific principles and methods and enhance their problem-solving skills through carefully designed curricula and related activities. Students who enthusiastically engage in the course and successfully complete it will be able to challenge, adapt and contribute to today's rapidly changing technological society.
Information Security, Bioinformatics, Natural science and Philosophy, Computational Sciences