GRADUATE SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES
Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Mustafa YILMAZ

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

Farabi Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aydan YILMAZ

ECTS Coordinator: Dr. Salih Zeki BAŞ

Purpose: In the light of the latest scientific findings, the purpose of the masters study programme of chemistry department is to graduate the experienced chemists who is able to do review of the literature in the national and international levels on the chemical processes and capable of producing solutions to problems in the field of chemistry with both theoretical knowledge and practical experience

Vision: The vision of the graduate program in chemistry department is to become a program 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: The candidates applying to the programme should have required scores from 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, (2) have a successful BSc degree in related fields.

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 department administration and the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, students may be exempt from this course.

Graduation Requirements: To obtain the MSc in Chemistry degree, students must accumulate minimum of 120 ECTS credits from all courses as well as one seminar course and thesis. The grade point average must be at least 70(CB) over 100.

Principles of Assessment and Evaluation: The measurement and evaluation information for each course has been defined clearly in the Course Teaching Plan.

Employment 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: Graduates who successfully completed the Masters Degree can continue to Ph.D programmes in same or in related disciplines.