Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Orhan GÖKCE

Erasmus Co-ordinator: Assist. Prof. Dr. Vahap GÖKSU

Farabi Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hülya Eşki UĞUZ

Mevlana Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hülya Eşki UĞUZ

ECTS Coordinator: Assist. Prof. Dr. Vahap GÖKSU

Purpose: Compatible with the determined mission and vision, the objective of the Department of Public Administration (DoPA) is to train objective, minded and foreseeing students, who are prone to teamwork and who have comprehensive knowledge about the problems and innovations on territorial, regional, and global scale with respect to the field of public administration. In this context, DoPA aims to help and support our students lifelong learning and carrier development and to make them ready for business life and postgraduate education by forming the physical and equipment infrastructure and academic environment.

Vision: In line with the 2023 vision of Turkey and our university, the vision of DoPA is to become a highly respected department in our country and in world and to turn out to be a public administration department that continuously leaps forward with a competitive and innovative manner in terms of scientific competencies and academic studies.

Mission: The mission of DoPA is reintroduce teamworking, scrutinizing, and innovative individuals into the society, who are equipped with the competencies for becoming administrators in public institutions and agencies, private sector, and non-governmental organisations who have the theoretical and practical knowledge of the field who have the ability of multilateral thinking, correct judgement and, effective communication who can make the best of his/her knowledge about the national and international developments and new technologies.

Program Language: Turkish

Program Description: The undergraduate program in DoPA have been constituted by concerning with the theoretical and practical examination of public policy making and the structure and operation of the national and local authorities. The students of DoPA undergraduate program take courses in disciplines such as economics, law, and international relations, in addition to taking courses in the field of public administration. The students are also educated to be individuals having the abilities of writing, discussing, and commenting in their own field.

Admissions Requirements: Following conditions are required to enroll in the programs in Selçuk University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences (FEAS): a) to graduate from a high school or a vocational school equivalent to high school, b) to have the right to register to the programs in Selçuk University through central placement or provisions of Selçuk University International Students Admission Directive or to have the valid scores and conditions and to be successful at the special talent exam c) to submit the registration documents specified in OSYM guide, d) for those who are entitled to enroll an undergraduate program, not to have been registered to another formal or distance education program or distance learning degree program with quota restrictions, e) for those who are entitled to enroll associate degree program, not to have been registered to another formal or or distance education associate degree program or distance learning degree program with quota restrictions. The original or a copy of the required documents certified by the university will be accepted. Action shall be taken based on the candidates declaration of military situation and criminal record. Candidates who are entitled to enroll the university must apply in person to register. However, candidates who are unable to apply in person due to excuses can register via proxies having notarized proxy statement or legal representatives.

Recognition of Prior Learning: Before registering to a program in FEAS, students can be exempted from the courses that they have previously taken and succeeded in a higher education undergraduate or associate degree program based on the decision of Faculty Board. In addition, an exemption exam is held for English course at the ning of each academic year. Students have the right to take the exams. Students, who take the exam and obtained the adequate scores, will be exempted from the course at issue.

Graduation Requirements: In order to graduate from the program in which a student is registered, it is necessary to have taken and passed the courses in that program with a total of 240 ECTS, along with the other requirements including the applications, internships, and similar studies. Students must also have a GPA of at least 2.00.

Principles of Assessment and Evaluation: The success of a student in a course is determined by the letter grade computed by summing up the 40% of the mid-term exam(s) and 60% of the final/make-up exam. In order to be successful in a course, the letter grade of the student must be one of the following: AA, BA, BB, CB, CC. If a student receives a letter grade of DD or DC, GPA of the student must be at least 2.00 in the corresponding semester otherwise the student must repeat these courses. The evaluation of the DD and DC letter grades is done after the make-up exams. The letter grades and coefficients are as follows: (score letter Grade coefficient) 90-100 AA 4.00 85-89 BA 3.50 75-84 BB 3.00 70-74 CB 2.50 60-69 CC 2.00 55-59 DC 1.50 50-54 DD 1.00 40-49 FD 0.50 0-39 FF 0.00. The instructor is able to decrease the score intervals of the given letter grades. Students with the same scores cannot be given different letter grades. A letter grade given to a student cannot be lower than the letter grade of students whose grade is lower than him/her.

Employment Opportunities: The knowledge and qualification needed by the professions in public sector, require an undergraduate degree in the field of public administration. The graduates of DoPA have the opportunity to be employed in various fields of public and private sectors. They can work in middle and higher levels of management in different units of ministries (e.g., Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of Development, etc.) and local governments, in organisations with public institution status and in private institutions such as financial institutions and organisations, banks, and media. In addition, our graduates also have the opportunity to take academic positions at higher education institutions. 

Jump to Top Degree Programs: The graduates of DoPA undergraduate program are able to attend a graduate program in Public Administration or other related fields on condition that they have a valid and adequate score of ALES exam and proficiency in a foreign language.