Academics at Sogang

Exchange participants are required to take a full-time course load (at least 12 Temple credits) while abroad and will earn transfer credit.

Language of Instruction

English and Korean

Course Load

The equivalent of 12-18 Temple credits.

Best for Academic Fields

Business, Liberal Arts, STEM

Course Offerings

A number of courses taught in English are available in the following disciplines.
  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English Literature
  • Finance
  • History
  • International Business
  • Korean Language
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Science (biology, chemistry, physics electives)
  • Sociology

Students proficient in Korean will have additional course options.


Please note that there are typically fewer assessments (both formative and summative), and often less classroom contact time, at host universities than you might be used to in the U.S. With more weight placed on fewer assignments and cumulative exams, you should expect to approach your learning with more independence. 

Course Approvals Process

If you are accepted to your program, you will submit your planned courses for approval through Temple's External and Exchange Course Approval Process. Completion of the approval process will allow you to maintain full-time enrollment status, apply eligible financial aid to your program, and transfer credits earned abroad back to Temple.

View more details about the course approvals process.

Access Course List

To access the course listing, click the link above. Choose the appropriate year and semester, understanding that 1st Semester refers to Spring and 2nd Semester refers to Fall. Under Position, click the drop down menu to select The Undergraduate School. To see courses taught in English, check the box Courses for Exchange Students. If you click Search, a list of courses will appear after a few seconds. To access syllabi for each course, click the Inquiry button under the Syllabus column header.

Transferring credits back to Temple

Temple will accept approved courses with a passing grade equivalent to a C or better. After Temple receives an official transcript from your host institution, our team will evaluate the transcript for approved courses and determine credit equivalencies. We will post qualifying courses and equivalent credits to your transcript at that time. Your Temple GPA will not be affected by grades earned on an exchange; however, keep in mind that graduate schools will typically request all of your transcripts. Learn more about Temple's transfer credit policy.

*Sogang University classes typically transfer on a 1:1 ratio with Temple (i.e. 3 Sogang credits equals 3 Temple credits).

Sogang University Grading Scale

Sogang Grade Temple Equivalent