Founded in 2005, Underwood Division (UD) is the oldest division at UIC with five specialized majors combined by a rigorous common curriculum program, emphasizing core reasoning and communication skills. UD students may choose from five majors covering humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
During their first-year of study, all Underwood Division students will be involved in a residential college life at the Yonsei International Campus, where they will take common curriculum courses with students from other UIC divisions, introductory courses to majors and various electives. Starting from their second year, students will move to the Sinchon Campus, where they will take the courses of their respective majors, electives, UIC seminars and other common curriculum courses.
Economics is the study of how individuals and societies make decisions; most human and social phenomena cannot be properly understood without economic perspectives. Majoring in Economics seeks to nurture students to be equipped with economic problem solving skills that are vital to understanding and responding to modern society. Students majoring in Economics will learn conceptual models and analytical tools necessary to comprehend their everyday lives with regards to international issues. They are expected to hone their critical thinking and communication skills to become leading experts of their desired fields.