FACULTY OF SCIENCES
CHEMISTRY
Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Mustafa YILMAZ

Erasmus Co-ordinator: Assist. Prof. Dr. Semahat KÜÇÜKKOLBAŞI

Farabi Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aydan YILMAZ

ECTS Coordinator: Dr. Salih Zeki BAŞ

Purpose: The fundamental aim of the undergraduate courses in Chemistry Department is to train chemists who have a comprehensive and adequately the knowledge contains chemistry and other chemistry-related areas, ready to graduate education, sensitive to scientific research principles and ethics inquisitive, creative, ability to response chemistry-related requirements with the scientific thinking in the age of modern science and technology.

Vision: The vision of Department of Chemistry is to become a department which determines its educational and research goals in line with Turkeys current requirements, competes with the world owing to its knowledge and research infrastructure by making national and international research activities, contributes to the chemistry-related issues, can produce the solutions to problems, and gains a prestige at the national and international level.

Mission: To train chemists who are to scientific developments in chemistry and related fields, can combine knowledge and creativity and gained experimental skills at high level. To conduct research and publish to meet universal science and the needs of the country. To contribute to society and industry with education, research and practice.

Program Language: Turkish

Program Description: Department of Chemistry was established in 1976 under the name of Chemical Engineering based on Faculty of Science. In 1984, it was transformed into Department of Chemistry by connecting Faculty of Science and Arts. After the division of the Faculty of Science and Arts, Department of Chemistry has entered into the constitution of Faculty of Science. It educates at bachelors, master s and doctoral level with 26 faculty members, 20 assistant, four experts and two technicians. Undergraduate education is carried out with theoretical courses and practical laboratory work. There are data show systems which are located classrooms for theoretical lectures. Besides, in order to carry out practical work, there are analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and instrumental analysis student laboratories. For the conduct of research activities, there are currently 18 research laboratories, and in these research labs, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry and organic chemistry related researches are carried out. As a result of performed researches, about 50 scientific articles are published annually in SCI-INDEX journals.

Admissions Requirements: To whom it may want to register to the department has to passed the exams that made by ÖSYM (Turkish Government, Student Selection, Assessment and Placement Center) in the meaning of the legal and lawful rules of Selcuk University. A student cannot transfer from local or overseas universities to the chemistry department unless he/she does not satisfy the registration conditions. An overseas student who came to Selcuk University by any Exchange Programme can be followed the English courses that given by the related departments. However, if this student is good at Turkish language, then he/she can choose a Turkish course filled in Course Plans.

Recognition of Prior Learning: Some courses may be exempt under certain regulations. If the content of the courses taken at another institution is appropriate with the course content which approved by the faculty board, students may be exempt from this course.

Graduation Requirements: To be graduated from Chemistry Undergraduate Programme, stıdents must have passed from all core courses as well as adequate number of elective courses. The grade point average must be at least 2.00 over 4.00. Moreover, these all passed courses must have 240 ECTS Credits.

Principles of Assessment and Evaluation: The marking and assessment tem for each course has been defined clearly in the Course Teaching Plan.

Employment Opportunities: Graduate students who take education in Chemistry have a wide range of business opportunities. Chemist has an important role in each production stage and the product control. The quality control of the produced materials or foods is carried out by chemists and this reveals the importance of the profession of chemist. Our graduates find work in every related area or they build their own offices. Our graduates employment areas are follows the agricultural industry , food industry, paint industry , pharmaceutical industry, leather industry , glass industry , textile industry, the cleaning industry , paper industry , private laboratories , hospital laboratories, health services, teachers , academics, researchers , testing laboratories, quality control laboratory, pharmaceutical Company representative , the production of chemicals , polymers , police laboratories , TUBITAK, Forensic Medicine and the arm industry . These are major areas providing job opportunities for chemists.

Jump to Top Degree Programs: The most successful alumni can continue to Ms.C and Ph.D programmes in the department, they can also apply to other related areas. All related documentaries about these can be obtained from the web page of the Institute of Graduate School of Natural Science of Selcuk University (http://www.selcuk.edu.tr/English/institue.aspx).