Colleges and Majors

Seoul Campus

Global Campus

Departments marked with asterisks (*) are English track majors.

College of English

The College of English developed from the Department of English Linguistics and played a significant role in the history of HUFS. Currently positioned as a standout in the field of English education, the College of English was reorganized in 2005, in order to stay ahead of current trends in English learning and increase specializations in English language studies; British and American literature, and interpretation and translation. With a solid academic foundation, the College of English is well-equipped to cultivate a global standard of expertise in the field.

      • *ELLT (English Linguistics and Language Technology)

      • English Literature and Culture

      • *EICC (English for International Conferences and Communication)

College of Humanities

The College of Humanities at HUFS consists of majors in Philosophy, History and Linguistics & Cognitive Science. Its curriculum aims to identify and promote values through the studies of humanities, which is a foundation for other scientific fields: the study of humans through their humanity. Through studying to properly understand our human values and our ability to express ourselves, the College of Humanities suggests ways to study humanities throughout the world.


      • Philosophy

      • History

      • Linguistics and Cognitive Science

College of Occidental Languages

The College of Occidental Languages, a pillar in the founding of HUFS, offers the study of eight foreign languages of western and northern Europe. Every department in the College of Occidental Languages is highly acclaimed in its relevant field and contributes to the advancement of humanities studies and society.

Division of French Language

      • Applied French Linguistics and Literature

      • FATI

      • French and European Studies

  • German

  • Russian

  • Spanish

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • Dutch

  • Scandinavian Languages

College of Interpretation & Translation

The College of Interpretation and Translation, whose educational environment is unmatched in Korea, consists of the English Interpretation and Translation Division, Department of German Interpretation and Translation, Department of Spanish Interpretation and Translation, Department of Italian Interpretation and Translation, Department of Chinese Interpretation and Translation, Department of Japanese Interpretation and Translation, Department of Thai Interpretation and Translation, Department of Arabic Interpretation and Translation and Department of Malay-Indonesian Interpretation and Translation.

The curriculum is designed to cultivate globalized professionals in interpretation and translation, who have extensive knowledge in regional studies and human and social sciences, including politics, economy, society and culture, as well as excellent language fluency to facilitate international communication and contribute to national development.

School of English For Interpretation & Translation

      • English-Korean Interpretation and Translation Studies

      • Interpretation and Translation for International Trade and Relations in English-speaking Areas

      • English Literature and Translation

      • TESOL & English Linguistics

  • German Interpretation and Translation

  • Spanish Interpretation and Translation

  • Italian Interpretation and Translation

  • Chinese Interpretation and Translation

  • Japanese Interpretation and Translation

  • Thai Interpretation and Translation

  • Arabic Interpretation and Translation

  • Malay-Indonesian Interpretation and Translation

College of Asian Languages & Cultures

The College of Oriental Languages is Korea’s foremost educational institution of Oriental languages and area studies. The college includes the Department of Malay-Indonesia (the only program of its kind in Korea), the Department of Arabic, and the Department of Mongolian, among others. Unconstrained by borders, races, cultures and major fields of study, the College of Oriental Languages continues to cultivate global leaders who will further increase the internationalization of the Asia-Pacific region.

      • Malay-Indonesian

      • Arabic

      • Thai

      • Vietnamese

      • Hindi

      • Turkish and Azerbaijani

      • Persian

      • Mongolian

College of Central & East European Studies

The College of Central and Eastern European Studies consists of the Department of Polish, Department of Romanian, Department of Czech and Slovak Studies, Department of Hungarian and Department of South Slavic Studies. It is Korea’s best and only educational institution in Eastern European studies. As a home to many Eastern European experts, it leads the development of Eastern European studies in Korea and promotes the differentiated future value of individual students.

      • Polish

      • Romanian

      • Czech and Slovak Studies

      • Hungarian

      • South Slavic Studies

      • Ukrainian Studies

College of Chinese

The first school of its kind ever to be established among Korean universities, the College of Chinese provides a specialized education that encompasses not only language studies but various areas in the field of of Chinese Studies. Graduates leave equipped with globally-oriented theoretical and practical capabilities.

Division of Chinese Language, Literature, and Culture

      • Chinese Language, Literature, and Culture

Division of Chinese Foreign Affairs and Commerce

      • Chinese Foreign Affairs and Commerce

College of International & Area Studies

The College of International and Area Studies consists of the Department of French Studies, Department of Brazilian Studies, Department of Greek and Bulgarian Studies, Department of Indian Studies, Department of Central Asian Studies, Department of Russian Studies, Division of African Studies and Division of International Sports and Leisure. The curriculum is designed for students to enhance perspectives on overseas areas and sophisticated language skills through classes conducted by native-speaking professors. It also has courses in major fields for students to deepen academic knowledge in the areas of their interest.

      • French Studies

      • Brazilian Studies

      • Greek and Bulgarian Studies

      • Indian Studies

      • Central Asian Studies

African Studies

      • Studies of East African Language and Culture

      • Studies of West African Language and Culture

      • Studies of South African Language and Culture

  • Russian Studies

  • Korean Studies

Division of International Sports and Leisure

College of Japanese

To fulfill its vision of building a center for fostering world-class specialists on Japan, the college's faculty continuously strives to improve its academic quality and strengthen its position as a globally competitive institution, one recognized for innovation and advanced research responding to international demands. The college defines its educational goal as nurturing Japan specialists through inquiry into language, literature and area studies.

Division of Japanese Language, Literature, and Culture

      • Japanese Language, Literature, and Culture

Division of Integrated Japanese Studies

      • Integrated Japanese Studies

College of Business & Economics

Consisting of Department of International Business, Department of Economics and Department of Management Information Systems, the College of Economics and Business cultivates talented staff equipped with quick responsiveness and applications required by future society, along with an international mindset developed through proactive affiliation with related fields. Students lay a firm foundation to move toward the world by acquiring creative business techniques as well as excellent foreign language abilities, a signature strength of HUFS.

Division of Global Business and Technology

      • Global Business and Technology

  • International Finance

College of Social Sciences

The College of Social Sciences, which consists of the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy, Department of Public Administration, and Journalism and Mass Communication Division, aims to develop creative specialists and leaders for future society based on close inter-departmental relations. Upholding its basic belief in cultivating the innovative and creative workforce required by a globalized, information-oriented and high-tech society, the College of Social Sciences supports its students to develop practical minds that contribute to the sustainable development of humanity as well as local communities.

      • Political Science and Diplomacy

      • Public Administration

Media Communication Division

      • Journalism and Media Studies

      • Advertising, Public Relations, Branding

      • Broadcasting, Film, New Media

College of Natural Science

As an educational and research institution in the natural sciences, basic science for the national competitiveness in the 21st century, the College of Natural Sciences at HUFS consists of majors in Mathematics, Information Statistics, Electronic Physics, Environmental Science, Bioscience and Biotechnology, and Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Based on a deep understanding of nature and the university education required by today’s information and knowledge-based society, the College of Natural Sciences produces talented manpower generating synergy between nature and humans, as well as between people, creating values for the future.

      • Mathematics

      • Statistics

      • Electronic Physics

      • Environmental Science

      • Bioscience and Biotechnology

      • Chemistry

College of Business & Economics

The College of Business and Economics consists of the Department of International Economics and Law, which originated from the Department of International Trade and is taking root as an independent academic institution to train specialists in international economics and law; and the Economics Division, which is leading education and research in economics in Korea. Providing courses encompassing international area studies on the basis of international economics and law, this college nurtures competent human resources who can present creative alternatives to international economic and legal issues while keeping pace with the 21st century

The College of Business Administration Division originated from the Department of Business Administration and aims to provide its students with the education, tools and experience necessary to launch and accelerate successful business careers. The college aids in developing its students' business acumen and experiences, preparing them for the demands of today's global business environment.

*International Economics and Law

Economics Division

      • Economics

Business Administration Division

      • Business Administration

College of Engineering

The home of majors in Computer Science and Engineering, Information Communications Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Digital Information Engineering, and the Industrial and Management Engineering Division, the College of Information and Industrial Engineering creates synergy between IT-related departments, including electronics, computer engineering, information and communication, automation and systems engineering, and offers a specialized educational environment. Through the most up-to-date curriculum and thorough classes by young and competent faculty with abundant experience in the field, students gain both practical high-tech knowledge and field adaptability

Computer and Electronic Systems Engineering

      • Computer and Electronic Systems Engineering

  • Information and Communications Engineering

  • Electronics Engineering

  • Industrial and Management Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering

College of Education

The College of Education, which consists of the 40-year-old Department of English Education, Department of French Education, Department of German Education and Department of Korean Education, is focused on cultivating teaching professionals with the knowledge, experience, personality and disposition required of middle and high school teachers. Furthermore, it also exerts efforts to produce regional experts demanded in the globalization era.

      • English Education

      • French Education

      • German Education

      • Chinese Education

      • Korean Education

Division of Biomedical Engineering

      • Biomedical Engineering

Division of International Studies

The Division of International Studies was created to cultivate international experts who can demonstrate outstanding capabilities in the globalization era. The division’s specialized curriculum requires students to acquire excellent language proficiency and the professional knowledge demanded by the international community to build distinctive future competitiveness. The Division of International Studies consists of an International Cooperation Major and an International Trade and Economy Major and provides various supports to students to deepen their fields of specialization based on their own interests and aptitudes. All classes are conducted in English to train students to be fluent at a sophisticated level.

*International Studies

Division of KFL

      • Korean Education as a Foreign Language

      • Korean Interpretation and Translation as a Foreign Language