The College of Natural Sciences is composed of 4 Departments: Department of Physics, Mathematical Sciences, Chemistry, and Graduate School of Nanoscience and Technology. The College strives to produce graduates in science and engineering with the depth of knowledge and practical skills which will enable them to take key roles in society. Each Department also aims to provide an environment which nurtures its staff by providing support for and encouraging excellence in teaching and research.
Each Department is responsible not only for the teaching of its own discipline, but also for providing broad essential scientific foundations at various levels to all students within KAIST. Furthermore, a wide and systematic relationship is maintained within the College to assist in the development of research activities of an interdisciplinary nature.
The College has received national and international recognition for its contributions to research-oriented education at both graduate and undergraduate levels and for its active participation in the development of new industrial technologies.
The Natural Science Research Institute is an integral part of the College. The Institute provides the points of contact for academic staff with government research institutes and private companies. The Institute also makes available a basis for members of the College to engage in international cooperative projects through academic exchange programs.