There are a few special majors in SSU. ST met up with Soongsilians with unusual majors. Let’s listen to their stories. ........................... Ed
During our school days, we meet students with different majors. Everyone may be curious after hearing about other students’ majors. Curiosity would probably be even greater if it was a department with a unique name, or a department that was not common in other universities. In this article, ST met up with 4 SSU students and focused on the stories of undergraduates taking these majors.
Add a Venture to Business Studies, Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Entrepreneurship and Small Business, which is affiliated with the College of Business Administration, is a major that tackles knowledge related to small enterprises and ventures and at the same time discussing the general theory of existing management and accounting. In this department, ST interviewed Oh Ye-sung, a sophomore in the Entrepreneurship and Small Business course.
ST: What is the difference between a student of Business Administration and other majors in the College of Business Administration?
Oh Ye-Sung: I think there’s a perception that Business Administration covers other departments. Business Administration is on the course’s overall framework, and we seem to learn about it in more depth, such as small business ventures, knowledge of founding, etc.
ST: Which class is the most specialized major you’ve taken so far?
Oh: The most specialized class may be business-planning and implementation. However, I cannot take that class yet, but I thought ‘This is Entrepreneurship and Small Business’ when I took the ‘start-up design thinking’ class in the first semester of my first year.
ST: Would you like to recommend the Entrepreneurship and Small Business course?
Oh: If one is considering starting a business or wants to get a job at a venture company, I can’t help but recommend it. For students taking that direction, this major is most helpful.
Do ‘Faculty of Art Creation, Major in Creative Writing' Students Learn Only Writing?
Major in Creative Writing, a part of Department of Art Creation, understands the concepts of general literary concepts and various content composition methods. ST talked to 1st year student Park Jun-young about his major, Major in Creative Writing.
ST: Why did you choose this major?
Park Jun-young: In fact, since elementary school, my dream has always been about becoming a novelist. That is why I chose the Major in Creative Writing.
ST: The following question is a common misconception with regard to Major in Creative Writing students. Do students only compose writings?
Park: Many people misunderstand us. I thought I only learned to write, but I didn’t. We study basic literature in the first year, and learn all the genres that require storytelling by the second year, including fairy tales, movies, dramas, and games.
ST: If you recommend your department, whom would you recommend it to?
Park: I recommend this to anyone who wants to create their own world regardless of genre.
Statistics? Actuarial Science? Do you have to choose one?
The Statistics and Actuarial Science course is part of the College of Natural Science, and is a discipline that teaches rational decision-making through statistics, while also dealing with mathematical theories and analytical methodologies related to insurance. ST met Kim Si-heon, a sophomore in the Statistics and Actuarial Science course.
ST: Why did you go on to take Statistics and Actuarial Science?
Kim Si-heon: In the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, I thought that if I could handle big data and understand the relationship between them, there’s no other promising job like this one. And the potential for the development of statistics also affected my choice of majors.
ST: What is your most impressive major class so far?
Kim: Regression Analysis 1 was the most impressive subject because I was able to identify the probabilistic relationship between data and data based on big data. And I think, as many people describe it as a flower of statistics, it was a lecture that most closely matched the term ‘statistics’.
ST: If you will recommend your major, whom would you recommend it to?
Kim: I recommend it to those who are confident in math because all subjects are based on math. Also, there are many classes dealing with big data with the R program, so if you can even do a little programming, it’s perfect!
School of Systems Biomedical Science, what do you learn from it?
The School of Systems Biomedical Science is affiliated with the College of Natural Science, and students can choose between being bioengineering majors and bioinformatics majors with a focus on nurturing human resources in the field of system biology. ST interviewed Jung Chan-hwi, a sophomore at this department.
ST: We are curious about the undergraduate program’s ideas and criteria for choosing bioengineering majors and bioinformatics majors.
Jung Chan-Hwi: We can graduate from a chosen major, but some classmates can complete all given curriculum subjects and graduate with a fusion major. I think it’s really good to choose a career path that fits you more by choosing your major one more time. I think the criteria for choosing between the two majors are up to one’s tendency.
ST: Which class is the most specialized you’ve taken so far?
Jung: I think ‘Experiment Classes’ are the best suited to biotechnology. I felt that performing experiments and analyzing errors were the most specialized tasks in biotechnology. I think the most specialized bioinformatics class is ‘Life Information Overview’. By searching the papers and seeing the characteristics of DNA sequences and so on, I felt I was learning bioinformatics.
ST: If you want to recommend your major to someone, whom would you recommend it to?
Jung: Our program is recommended for those who want to learn more about biotechnology and bioinformatics. It is hard to learn one concept deeply but the range of knowledge that can be learned is expansive. If you are a student who uses programming language well and designs experiments calmly, I think it will be great for you.
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