Head of Department: Prof. Dr. .Önder TÜRKMEN

Erasmus Co-ordinator: Prof. Dr. Zeki KARA

Farabi Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali SABIR

Mevlana Coordinator

ECTS Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Ahmet EŞİTKEN

Purpose: The Department of Horticulture aims to carry out scientific researches on viticulture, fruit, vegetable and ornamental plant production as well as breeding in such areas. The department also provides students with a premier educational and training experience in integrated horticultural resource production, propagation, management, and utilization. Its education further aims to develop a global village point of view in the students so that they can put their knowledge in use both in and out of their profession. It leads with a variety of research interests that allowe the Department an opportunity to deal with the requirements of current and future society.

Vision: Mainly, to give the students enough knowledge and ss about horticulture science, to meet well-educated/sed workforce needs of public and private agriculture sector of the country, and to prepare graduates who help the country agriculture sector to increase and improve crop quality and as a result income of farmers and agribusiness through filling the present gap of qualified workforce in horticulture.

Mission: The mission of the Horticulture Department is to establish and disseminate innovative knowledge through student education leading to the improvement and facilitation of cost-effective and profitable production, plant breeding, postharvest handling, and utilization of horticultural commodities and services in a concerted effort to conserve natural resources while protecting and enhancing the environment. The department has also mission of offering high quality education and training, conducting demand driven and problem solving research and consultancy and community service in the area of horticulture.

Program Language: Turkish

Program Description: The department has 5 professors, 2 associate professors, an assistant professor, a doctor research assisstant, 4 research assistant and an expert as staff members. It has research and implementation areas on viticulture, fruit vegetable and ornamental plant production glasshouses and units. The department also possess unique postharvest storage rooms and postharvest phisiology laboratory, tissue culture, molecular biology and cytology laboratories.

Admissions Requirements: The students who desire admission to the department should pass the examination by the Student Selection and Placement Center within the legal framework concerning the university.

Recognition of Prior Learning: Student transfer could be occurred between equivalent institutions which are acknowledged by YOK. Courses which will be taken by students who are willing to transfer, are determined after investigation of prior courses which students already took by the relvant exemption commitee. In case of acceptable course contents, students will be admitted, exempted and required courses will be determined.

Graduation Requirements: In order to graduate, the students are required to pass courses worth 142 credits and complete 45 work days of internship. Furthermore, the minimum CGPA requirement for graduation is set at 2.00.

Principles of Assessment and Evaluation: Final grades contains %40 of mid-term and %60 of final test.

Employment Opportunities: The graduates of the department are employed successfully with the knowledge gained during the undergraduate education at the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, various consultancy and industrial firms as well as public agencies to carry out engineering projects, design and management.

Jump to Top Degree Programs: The students have to be successful to graduate so as to obtain allowance for higher programs.