[BIO] That’s not correct. Among 29 full-time faculty members in SLS, 17 faculty members constitute BIO track to study biological science such as cancer biology, metabolism, neurodegenerative disease, and genome instability. Even many of faculty members on BME track rely on the basic biology but they take more technical approaches to address biological questions.
[BME] School of Life Sciences of UNIST is supported by two majors, Biological Science [BIO] and Biomedical Engineering [BME]. The study of BIO includes several topics such as cell biology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology and ecology. On the other hand, biomedical engineers work at the intersection of engineering, the life science and healthcare. These engineers take engineering principles and apply them to biology and medicine. As two majors are placed in one school, academic curriculums of School of Life Sciences of UNIST could include more engineering courses.
On top of the world-leading, quality science in BIO, there are many research opportunities that undergraduate students could actively participate in. If you feel interested in the research topic of a specific lab, arrange an interview with the professor and feel free to ask him/her your questions. The faculty members in BIO are kind, open-minded, and willing to discuss their science with you. This is a very unique atmosphere among other Korean universities.
Several major could be relative to ‘Biomaterial’. Selection of your major depends on what you are interested in. If you are interested in developing new biomaterials, chemical engineering and material sciences are good candidates. On the other hand, if you like to use the biomaterials to build some devices, you could find a major in department of biological sciences. Currently, UNIST has student oriented programs which provides opportunities to participate in current research topics. The programs may help the selection of your major. Please don’t hesitate to contact faculty members if you need further information.
Please refer to a Korean website below for the current job market relevant to majors in life science. Obviously, MS or Ph.D will be better options if you would like to be involved in R&D process more professionally. [http://www.ibric.org/job/]
Bio track covers various fields including metabolic diseases, neuro biology, cancer biology, aging, development, protein structure and function.