The main objective of the Chemistry Department is to educate students as chemists capable of conducting research and development studies in chemical and related industries as well as analytical work required for quality control in various related laboratories. The department aims particularly at equipping students with knowledge and practical skills for the fundamental research essential for technological progress in our modern world. B.S. candidates in chemistry must follow a four year program as prescribed below. The students are required to complete a summer practice in industry after their third year. Our B.S. graduates can also enroll to the interdisciplinary graduate programs in Polymer Science and Technology (PST), Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Archeometry.
Our graduates have career opportunities in the following areas: Several of our graduates have academic positions at several universities in Turkey and abroad. They have career opportunities in Research and Development Laboratories of Chemical, Petrochemical, Medicinal, Paint, Mining, Metallurgical, Electronic, Plastic, Textile, Ceramic, Glass Pulp, Food and Paper etc. industries. Our graduates also work at Biomedical and Medical Laboratories, Sales and Technical Service Departments of Scientific Instruments and Chemical Companies.
Chemistry Department has the following undergraduate laboratories: General Chemistry Laboratories, Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, Physical Chemistry Laboratory, Organic Chemistry Laboratory, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Organic and Inorganic Industrial Chemistry Laboratory, Instrumental Analysis Laboratory, Polymer Science and Technology laboratory. In addition, there numerous research laboratories of the chemistry faculty.
The program consists of all courses in the undergraduate program where the applicant must fulfill the Double Major requirements of the University. For the Chemistry Education students a special protocol exists among the two Departments concerned with a lower CGPA limit.
The Chemistry Minor Program aims at providing an opportunity to the successful B.S. students from other departments to attain a basic knowledge and foundation in chemistry. Through this program it will be possible for the students to apply to a wider job market which will not be limited by their major program, and also, they will be in a position to apply to graduate programs in chemistry and chemistry related departments.
To satisfy the minor requirement the six of the following courses must be taken:CHEM 221, CHEM 223, CHEM 252, CHEM 254, CHEM 234, CHEM 236, CHEM 301, CHEM 303, CHEM 322, CHEM 324, CHEM 353, CHEM 355, CHEM 361, CHEM 362, CHEM 364, “Chemistry Elective ”