Frequently Asked Questions | Department of Sociology

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, undergraduates can earn part-time jobs by applying and qualifying for the On-Campus Job (OCJ) opportunities provided by the Unversity and earn stipend.

Your main subject of study is your academic major. A major prepares you to go on for graduate work in the same field or for particular types of professions. A Chemistry major, for example, typically prepares a student to take a Masters degree in Chemistry or to take up a job in a related field.

A minor is any subject apart from your major that you choose to take to complete your set of credits. You can choose any subject that is offered by the university as your minor

Students can receive a maximum grade point of 10.0 or decimal fractions thereof per course, on a scale of 0.0 – 10.0. GPA is the average of points obtained in all courses undertaken in that semester. It is calculated at the end of each semester to determine whether students are in “good standing” regarding the work required to complete their program. At the completion of the program, GPA for all semesters will determine the final grade or position for each student.

A 'credit' or credit-hour is a point that a student gets for every lecture hour (or variously, number of workshops and lab hours) attended. SNU students have to complete a specific number of credits to obtain their degree. Every course carries a number of 'credits' and on completion of the course; the student acquires the said credits. Every undergraduate student has to obtain XX credits at the end of his or her academic programme. The total number of credits can be obtained from various combinations of courses in the academic programme. Courses can also be taken from other disciplines. Every student has to select some core courses, and then choose courses for the major (main subject being studied) and electives offered by other disciplines. For example, an English Major can take a combination of courses from English, a core course on theatre and university-wide elective courses on videogame design and mathematics to obtain a Bachelor's degree

The undergraduate curriculum at SNU is designed to ensure that the very basics of the discipline are not compromised and that allows students with no prior sociology experience to feel comfortable with the rigour of the program as well as its pace.