students select a major track, and then take courses relevant to this major
as well as basic science and humanities courses.
Students when first admitted to GIST College are inducted into the General Studies program-which consists of basic science, humanities and social science courses- for their first years of studies before selecting a concentration. Before the end of their 2nd semester, students select a major track, and then take courses relevant to this major as well as basic science and humanities courses.
Basic Science Curriculum
The goal of the basic science curriculum goal is to ensure that students understand the world around them and fundamental scientific priciples giving them a basis on which to build their future inquiries. Students learn not only the concepts of these natural science or engineering science courses, but a variety of research methods which are relevant to their future major courses as well. Furthermore, our curriculum extends to modern scientific developments, giving our students the up-to-date knowledge needed to pioneer cutting edge science and technology.
Humanities and Social Science Curricula
Today, knowledge of science and technology weighs heavily in determining our way of life as human beings. We can anticipate that the relative importance of this knowledge will only increase and become ever more crucial to the knowledge-based society of the future. As a result professionals in science and technology will as a consequence expand into more prominent social roles and greater responsibilities. Therefore, our students should complete a well-rounded course of study which prepares them to perform their duties and roles in this future society. As such, humanities and social science curricula also form a key part of the mission of GIST College. Our goal is to provide students with courses from which they can gain the knowledge and character necessary for a reflection on their lives and the lives of their neighbors, a life which is not only more prosperous but also more rewarding.