Department of Social Welfare


The Department of Social Welfare focuses on solving human problems from the lens of human dignity and value, right to participate, personal growth, and democratic ideology. The field is based on social sciences such as sociology, economics, psychology, psychiatry, anthropology, biology, history, law, pedagogy, philosophy, and simultaneously has developed its own theories and technologies.
Modern countries and societies and rapid industrialization have caused such problems as wealth inequality, unemployment, housing, transportation, hygiene, and education. In order to solve these problems and improve welfare for the masses, the need for social welfare studies at the national and social level is on the rise.
We train social welfare experts who meet these needs. Also, students are offered courses on various national exams in order to prepare them for employment. Upon graduation, students can apply for the first-level national qualification for social worker certification and take the second-level national qualification exam. Students can also work on the front lines of social welfare institutions in the public and private sectors.

Educational Goal


    Provide social welfare education based on Christian principles.


    Cultivate experts in the field of social welfare who can cope with the diversifying world.


    Social workers full of wisdom and passion who can actively cope with the 4th Industrial Revolution with the spirit of truth and love for humanity.

Who we are looking for

  • Cultivate creative leaders in the field of social welfare who possess passion, mission, and vision.
  • Foster sincere leaders of social welfare who love others as themselves.
  • Foster social welfare experts with creative and practical expertise for the public and private sectors .


General social worker, social welfare professional (government service level 7 and 9), mental health social worker, medical social worker, school social worker, corporate social contribution expert, rehabilitation therapy teacher, professional social worker of NGO, domestic and international graduate school, etc.


Upon graduation, students can apply for the first-level national qualification for social worker certification and receive the second-level national certificate. Social Research Analyst Level 2, Child Care Teacher, School Social Worker, Mental Health Social Worker, Medical Social Worker, Legal Social Worker, etc. (Some professional qualifications require training after graduation.)

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Credits for Graduation

General Education Core Courses Credits for Graduation
Required/Electives Required Electives Core Courses
39 Single Major 30 45 75 135
Double Major 30 15 45

Coursework Completion

List of courses required for obtaining a social worker national certificate (as of 2020)

Required Credits Courses
Core Courses
(10 courses 30 credits)
Introduction to Social Welfare, Human Behavior and Social Environment, Social Welfare Practice, Social Welfare Practice Technology, Social Welfare Administration Theory, Social Welfare Research Theory, Community Social Welfare, Social Welfare Policy Theory, Social Welfare Legislation and Practice, Social Welfare Field Practice
Core Electives
(7 courses 21 credits)
Child Welfare Theory, Youth Welfare Theory, Elderly Welfare, Welfare for the Disabled, Welfare for the Disabled, Family Welfare, Industrial Welfare, Medical Social Work, School Social Work, Mental Health, Corrective Welfare, Social Security, Social Problems, Volunteerism, Mental Health Social Welfare, Social welfare guidance supervision theory, social welfare data analysis theory, program development and evaluation, social welfare community history, social welfare ethics and philosophy
  • In order to obtain the social worker certificate (Level 1 and Level 2), 51 credits in core courses (30 required credits, 21 elective credits) must be completed at the undergraduate level. From 51 credits, you must complete 21 credits (7 courses) from the above 8 national exam courses, Introduction to Social Welfare, and Social Welfare Field Practice (3 credits). From courses required by Social Welfare Act, students must take 21 credits or 7 courses (Social Welfare Act).
  • Students who wish to double major and transfer to the department must first have an interview with the dean of the department. After interviewing the student, the head of the department provides a study plan and conducts an orientation necessary for completing the coursework. Students must complete mandatory core and elective courses specified in the Social Welfare Act.
  • Bylaws for credit recognition
    • The recognition of transfer credits will be decided through a faculty meeting for a maximum of 2 courses (6 credits) for grades A or higher for a core course completed in another university or department.
    • Only core courses of identical or similar curriculum are recognized as transfer credits. However, social welfare field practice must be completed within the coursework of the department. Transfer credits are not recognized.
  • List of required courses for graduation assessment of the Department of Social Welfare
    • Majors, transfer students, and double majors of the department go through graduation eligibility review to if they have completed the courses required for social worker national qualification certificate, and avoid any disadvantages caused by not completing any required coursework. However, credit exchange with other universities is also recognized within the limits of core courses.
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undergraduate School Office
  • +82-2-3399-3606
Department Office
  • +82-2-3399-1593