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.
The Political Science and International Relations (PSIR) major offers a wide range of opportunities to study theories and practices about political science and international relations. The PSIR major intends to train future leaders in various sections of society who have a deeper understanding of the world and a wider perspective on how the world works. To meet such challenges, we provide a wide range of courses including Political Philosophy, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Korean Politics.