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Division of Social Sciences

Major of Converged Practical Law, Major of Politics & Public Administration, Major of Land Management, Major of Social Welfare & Sociology


Major of Converged Practical Law

  • Through education on basic law theory and interpretations of positive law, students cultivate basic legal knowledge, which is considered a prerequisite for living in a constitutional modern society
  • Interdisciplinary integrated courses and integrated courses within the major are offered, cultivating integrated knowledge related to law
  • In running extra-curricular programs for acquiring certifications and providing field training, practical abilities necessary for the workplace are enhanced

Major of Politics & Public Administration

Based on the interaction between the fields of political science and public administration, the Major in Political Public Administration allows students to work in the operation of multilateral government, public administrative agencies, private corporations and other organizations, and acquire adequate basic knowledge in public administration for planning, human resources, finance, and organization management. Students will also be instructed on political theory, Korean political theory, international political theory, and comparative political theory, which analyze the core concepts in the field of political science such as international relations, statehood, power, and security to enhance their political capability to interpret the reality of political phenomenon. We provide education focusing on professional knowledge in politics and administration, cultivating talented professionals that are in demand by the public and private sectors of modern society.

Major of Land Management

The Major in Land Management was established in 1979, partially to present scientific theories for the effective use of territory and scientific theory for development and conservation and partially at the request of the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs (formerly Ministry of Home Affairs) to meet the rising demand for professional, highly educated personnel in the land sector. There are only 3 universities in Korea that offer a 4-year education of a Major in Land Management, and Cheongju University boasts the longest tradition and history among them. The Major in Land Management has 38 years of history and tradition, and as of 2016, it has produced a total of 1,300 professionals in the field of land management. At present, alumni have joined universities across the country with land management programs, or are actively employed at places such as the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, local governments, public corporations (Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corporation (LX), Korea Land & Housing Corporation (LH), Seoul Housing & Communities Corporation (SH), etc.), related companies (spatial information, real estate appraisal, aerial photogrammetry, cadastral survey etc.), showing how our program has been a mecca for this field. In particular, the Major in Land Management implements a field trip event every year for students to gain a sense of the field and for further inspiration. Through winter and summer internships and short working stints, students are offered opportunities to gain on-site work experience.

Major of Social Welfare & Sociology

The Major in Social Welfare encompasses both sociology, which systematically understands society and empirically surveys and analyzes it through theoretical knowledge, which scientifically analyzes and explains social phenomenon, and social welfare studies, which connects and integrates social welfare related professional knowledge and technology, enabling proper application in the field. Based on the virtues of social welfare, we train professionals that can implement professional knowledge with a sense of duty, connecting it to the practice of social welfare, and based on this, enable students to acquire a national level certification, the 2nd Grade Social Worker. And by passing a national examination it is possible to acquire the 1st Social Worker, and with training it is even possible to acquire the 2nd Psychiatric Social Worker. This way, we cultivate professionals with the capability to identify social structures and changes empirically through social perspectives, and the use of knowledge and survey learning of social phenomenon, while at the same time, we teach students to acquire the nationally accredited Social Survey Analyst.