INTRODUCTION OF COURSE OF STUDY

Education Course
Qualification for Entrance
Academic Program
Subject required & Curriculum
Acquisition of Degree
Course of Qualification Process
• Individuals lacking high school diplomas (38 years old or above)
• The certification of entrance in the Course of Bachelor (fast-track) in AOU
• After registering and completing 3 month cyber education course at AOU
• Subject required: 3~4
- Own Value (President)
- Individual and Society (Vice President)
- Food Life and Health (Vice President)
- Encouragement and Direction for Study (Faculty)
Certification of Entrance into the Course of Bachelor in AOU
Course of Bachelor (Regular)
• Person with at least a high school diploma or the equivalent
• Person with Junior College Degree can be transferred into 3rd year at AOU after evaluation

• 4year (8-semester) graduation: Bachelor´s Degree
• 2year (4-semester) completion: Junior college degree
• Summer and winter sessions are available

• Credit required: Total 129~140 (including 48 credits of major subjects)
• Each college / department permits 50% of credit transfers acquired from institutions signed MOU with AOU
Conferment of Bachelor´s Degree
Course of Bachelor (Fast-track)
• Person with at least a high school diploma or the equivalent
• Person with Junior College Degree can be transferred into 3rd year at AOU after evaluation

• 1 year and 6 month (8 semester): Bachelor´s Degree
• 1year (4-semester) completion: Junior college degree
• In case of credit transfer from institutions with MOU accepted,
1 year (4-semester) study for certificate / diploma is available
• No summer and winter sessions are available
• An experienced person with 사계학 is given preferential treatment

•* Credit required: Total 129-140 (including 48 credits of major subjects)
• Each college / department permits 50% of credit transfers acquired from institutions signed MOU with AOU

Conferment of Bachelor´s Degree
Course of Master
• Person with Bachelor’s Degree of AOU (Regular or Fast-track)
• Person with Bachelor’s Degree of other school or the equivalent

• 2 year (4-semester) completion: Master´s Degree
• In case of credit transfer from institutions with MOU accepted, 1 year (2-semester) study for certificate / diploma is available
• Master’s dissertation must be submitted
Person who does not submit papers should take 1 more subject = (3 credits)

• Credit required: Total 24
• Each college / department permits 50% of credit transfers acquired from institutions signed MOU with AOU

Conferment of Master’s Degree
Course of Integrated Master and Doctorate
• Person with Bachelor’s Degree of AOU (Regular or Fast-track)
• Person with Bachelor’s Degree of other school or the equivalent

• 4 year (8-semester) completion: Doctor’s Degree
• In case of credit transfer from institutions with MOU accepted, 2 year (4-semester) study for certificate / diploma is available
• Doctor’s dissertation must be submitted

• Credit required: Total 60
• Each college / department permits 50% of credit transfers acquired from institutions signed MOU with AOU

Conferment of Doctor’s Degree
Course of Doctorate
• Person with Master’s Degree of AOU
• Person with Master’s Degree of other school or the equivalent

• 2 year (4-semester) completion: Doctor’s Degree
• In case of credit transfer from institutions with MOU accepted, 1 year (2-semester) study for certificate / diploma is available
• Doctor’s dissertation must be submitted

• Credit required: Total 36
• Each college / department permits 50% of credit transfers acquired from institutions signed MOU with AOU 

Conferment of Doctor’s Degree

AOU [Qualification Process] Organization Chart of Credit required
-6months special course-

Education Course
Semesters required
Academic Program
Subject required & Curriculum
Course of Qualification Process
• Person who completed the 6 months course at AOU
• Person with no high school diploma (38years old or above)

Cyber (remote) Education
- Own Value (President)
- Individual and Society (Vice President)
- Food Life and Health (Vice President)
- Encouragement and Direction for Study (Faculty)


Curriculum of AOU Qualification Process

Classification
Subjects
Classification
Subject
Beginning level (Option)
Basic Korean
Intermediate level (Option)
Business and Management
Basic English
Health Care and Welfare
Basic Mathematics
Religion and Philosophy
Basic Japanese
Geography and Environment
Basic Chinese
Advanced level (Required)
Own Value
Intermediate level (Option)
History and Culture
Individual and Society
Instruction to Computer
Food Life and Health
Food and Health
Encouragement and Direction for Study
Science and Technology
Total Subjects
17


Note :

  1. Students must take 2 subjects from beginning and intermediate, respectively, as options
  2. Student must take 4 subjects at the advanced level.
  3. Subjects acquired from AOU courses can be counted, aside from subjects in beginning and intermediate subjects
  4. To complete the 3 month Qualification Process, students must take 8 subjects of 4 each from optional and required subjects

AOU [Course of Bachelor (Regular)] Organization Chart of Credit required
- 4year [8-semester] regular course -

Semester
1-1
(first semester)
1-2
(second semester)
2-1
(third semester)
2-2
(fourth semester)
3-1
(fifth semester)
3-2
(sixth semester)
4-1
(seventh semester)
4-2
(eighth semester)
8semester
Month
Mar to Aug
(6months)
Sep to Feb
(6months)
Mar to Aug
(6months)
Mar to Aug
(6months)
Mar to Aug
(6months)
Mar to Aug
(6months)
Mar to Aug
(6months)
Mar to Aug
(6months)
4years
Required Major Credit
6credits
6credits
6credits
6credits
6credits
6credits
6credits
6credits
48credits
Credit of optional major + liberal arts
12credits
12credits
12credits
12credits
9credits
9credits
9credits
9credits
48credits
Number of Subjects
6subjects
6subjects
6subjects
6subjects
5subjects
5subjects
5subjects
5subjects
44subjects
Credit to graduate (cumulative)
18credits
36credits
54credits
72credits
87credits
102credits
117credits
132credits
129~140
credits in total

AOU [Course of Bachelor (Fast-track)] Organization Chart of Credit required
- 1year and 6months [8-semester] special course -

Semester
1-1
(first semester)
1-2
(second semester)
2-1
(third semester)
2-2
(fourth semester)
3-1
(fifth semester)
3-2
(sixth semester)
4-1
(seventh semester)
4-2
(eighth semester)
8semester
Month
Mar to Apr
May to Jun
Jul to Aug
Sep to Oct
Nov to Dec
Jan to Feb
Mar to Apr
May to Jun
1 year and 6 months
Required Major Credit
6credits
6credits
6credits
6credits
6credits
6credits
6credits
6credits
48credits
Credit of optional major + liberal arts
12credits
12credits
12credits
12credits
9credits
9credits
9credits
9credits
48credits
Number of Subjects
6subjects
6subjects
6subjects
6subjects
5subjects
5subjects
5subjects
5subjects
44subjects
Credit to graduate (cumulative)
18credits
36credits
54credits
72credits
87credits
102credits
117credits
132credits
129~140
credits in total

AOU [Course of Master] Organization Chart of Credit required
- 2years (4-semester) regular course -

Semester
1-1
(first semester)
1-2
(second semester)
2-1
(third semester)
2-2
(fourth semester)
8semester
Month
Mar to Aug
(6months)
Sep to Feb
(6months)
Mar to Aug
(6months)
Sep to Feb
(6months)
2 years
Credit to complete
9credits
9credits
9credits
9credits
36credits
Number of Subjects
2subjects
2subjects
2subjects
2subjects
8subjects
Credit to graduate (cumulative)
9credits
18credits
27credits
36credits
36 credits in total + dissertation

AOU [Course of Integrated Master and Doctorate] Organization Chart of Credit required
- 4years (8-semester) integrated course) -

Semester
1-1
(first semester)
1-2
(second semester)
2-1
(third semester)
2-2
(fourth semester)
3-1
(fifth semester)
3-2
(sixth semester)
4-1
(seventh semester)
4-2
(eighth semester)
8semester
Month
Mar to Aug
(6months)
Sep to Feb
(6months)
Mar to Aug
(6months)
Sep to Feb
(6months)
Mar to Aug
(6months)
Sep to Feb
(6months)
Mar to Aug
(6months)
Sep to Feb
(6months)
4 years
Credit to complete
9credits
9credits
9credits
9credits
9credits
9credits
6credits
Dissertation
48credits
Number of Subjects
3subjects
3subjects
3subjects
subjects3
3subjects
3subjects
2subjects
Dissertation
44subjects
Credit to graduate (cumulative)
9credits
18credits
27credits
36credits
45credits
54credits
60credits
Dissertation
60credits+Dissertation

AOU [Course of Doctorate] Organization Chart of Credit required
- 2years (4-semester) regular course) -

Semester
1-1
(first semester)
1-2
(second semester)
2-1
(third semester)
2-2
(fourth semester)
8semester
Month
Mar to Aug
(6months)
Sep to Feb
(6months)
Mar to Aug
(6months)
Sep to Feb
(6months)
2 years
Credit to complete
15credits
15credits
15credits
15credits+Dissertation
60credits
Number of Subjects
3subjects
3subjects
3subjects
3subjects+Dissertation
12subjects
Credit to graduate (cumulative)
15credits
30credits
45credits
60credits
60 credits in total + dissertation