|The College of Science began as Department of Mathematics and Physics of Chosun Christian College (Yonhi College) in March of 1915. It served as the pioneering source from which the seeds of modern western natural science were spread in Korea, and it has continued to contribute unsparingly to the development of natural science in Korea. After the Liberation, it became the Science Institute of Yonhi College in August of 1946; it was promoted to the College of Science and Engineering in 1950. Due to the rapidly increasing number of enrollments, it was divided into the Divisions of Science and Engineering in 1961. And then, in 1977, it became the College of Science of Yonsei University.
Presently, the College of Science encompasses eight basic science departments: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth System Sciences, Astronomy, Atmospheric Sciences, and Biochemistry together with Pre-Medical Science and Pre-Dentistry. It consists of 131 full-time professors and approximately 1,600 undergraduate and 700 graduate students housed in the Science Hall and Yonsei Science Research Center. The College serves as a leader of education and research in natural science. Research institutes support research works, which include the Natural Research Institute, the Institute for Mathematical Science, the Institute of Molecular Science, the Institute of Global Environment, the Institute of Groundwater and Soil Environment, the Atomic-scale Surface Science Research Center, and the Protein Network Research Center, all of which are actively engaged in pure and applied science researches.