Beginning from the spring semester of 2014, 1,942 credits of liberal arts courses will be offered to UOS students.
Compared to 2013 when the university offered 2,537 credits, 595 credits will be reduced in the upcoming semester. Credits will be reduced by reducing divided classes of various subjects instead of the subjects themselves. The main reason for this reduction is so UOS can receive certification from Ministry of Education. UOS must increase the ratio of the amount of instructional time of full-time professors to 50 percentage in order to receive financial support from Ministry of Education.
▲ An extract from full text of Academic Educational Center's reference
This has caused a major controversy as it was implemented without informing the students of UOS. Most of the students who heard of this issue expressed strong objection. They responded,“It is scary that the school implemented this with no announcement,” or “This issue must be discussed with the president of UOS.”