The Geography Department was established in 2009 as a part of Faculty of Literature. The department, has started education since the academic year 2010-2011. In our department one Prof. Dr., three Associate Prof. Dr., four Assistant Prof. Dr. and three research assistant are employed and number of academic staff is rapidly rising. Students who have the right to study in the Faculty of Geography will study 8 semester after the preparation year of English.
The objectives of undergraduate program are to make students comprehend the world's and Turkey's natural, social, cultural, political, and economic characteristics and enable them to obtain scientific knowledge and research methods to make analysis and synthesis in the related subjects
By taking into account the needs of society and the latest developments in Science of Geography, a curriculum has been established. By the curriculum including courses from different disciplines and laboratory facilities, supported particularly with statistical analysis and Geographic Information Systems, it is aimed that our students will get education to acquire skills and modern methods of producing solutions to the problems of today's conjuncture.
In order to provide students with a higher quality of geography education parallel to International standards, students will be trained in 1-year English preparatory program. Thus, the students' skills in English will increase and also an infrastructure will be enabled for some Geography classes that are planned to be given in English
There are two major fields of study in our department:
2-Human and Economic Geography
3-Geographic Information Systems
5-Geography of Turkey
General issues of the geography will be presented in the first year while second year will be given to applications of theoretical lessons. The curriculum includes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) classes which become widespread in Turkey.
Students who graduate from the department is titled as Geographer. Graduates can operate in formal, semi-public or private institutionssuch as Mineral Research and Exploration Institute, the State Water Works, Rural, Forest Department, Highways, Meteorological Service, Turkey Institute of Statistics, State Planning Organization, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Environment, local authorities and so on. In addition, students with the formation of the pedagogical training will also have the right to work in public or private schools.