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

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

Farabi Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Aydan YILMAZ

Mevlana Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmed Nuri KURSUNLU

ECTS Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Salih Zeki BAS

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  14 professors, 15 associate professors, 5 PhD faculty members, 1 research assistant and 2 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 100 scientific articles are published annually in SCI-INDEX journals. 

Admissions Requirements: (1) Persons wishing to enroll in the Chemistry Department are required to: (a) being a high school or high school equivalent vocational school graduate, (b) registration, faculty, central placement or university diploma, (c) to bring the documents specified in ÖSYM (Turkish Government, Student Selection, Assessment and Placement Center) for registration, (d) If the program is granted the right to enroll in the program, it is not registered in the undergraduate degree program or in the undergraduate program for the quota limitation in the education degree program which has a quota limitation. (2) The original or university approved copy of the required documents is accepted. With regard to the military status and the criminal record, the transaction is made based on the candidates statement. The registration right code for the university must apply for the registration of the candidates in person. However, the candidates who could not direct the excuses to us personally did so with their attorneys deputies or their legal use. (3) They can register at the requesting e-government gateway.

Recognition of Prior Learning: Students studying in the Chemistry Department of Selçuk University may be exempted from certain courses in accordance with certain regulations. If the content of the courses taken at another institution is appropriate to the content of the course given in the Chemistry Department of Selçuk University and approved by the related faculty board of directors, the student 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 system of measuring and evaluating student achievement in chemistry undergraduate program is determined according to Selçuk University Associate Degree and Undergraduate Education and Examination Regulations. Exams Written Polling, Oral Examination, Test Exam etc. can be done with one of the measurement types or mixed. Less than 5 (five) or less than 25 (twenty-five) questions in written exams are not considered. Any of the questions asked in written exams cannot exceed 30 points. In the test exams, the score of each problem should be equal. Each exam is measured at 100 (one hundred) point and the results of the exams given by the instructor are indicated with a numerical score over 100 (one hundred) points. One of the Absolute Assessment System and / or Relative Assessment Systems is applied in the evaluation of the exam grades. In the Absolute Assessment System , the success of a student is determined by the value of the grade that the student takes from the course he / she takes, regardless of the success of the other students in the group. Relative Evaluation System is a statistical method which aims to measure a students success not according to absolute standards, but according to the general success of the student group. In this system, increasing the success of a note in the direction of general Raw Success Grade  of the group is seen as increasing success while decreasing in succession decreases success. Detailed information about the principles of measurement and evaluation can be found in the Selçuk University Associate Degree and Undergraduate Education-Examination and Examination Regulations given at www.selcuk.edu.tr and the Selçuk University Associate Degree and Bachelor Degree in Measurement and Evaluation Directive.

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: Candidates who have successfully completed the undergraduate program in Chemistry may enroll in graduate programs in the same way that they have ALES and Foreign Language knowledge (provided that they are certified with TOEFL-IELTS-YDS etc.). You can find the application conditions for the graduate programs of the Department of Chemistry in Selçuk University through the web pages of the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences.