Chemistry deals with matter and the laws that govern its changes.
Chemical research leads to new products ranging from drugs to
multicolor displays. Chemistry contributes to biotechnology, molecular
biology, pharmacy, environmental and material sciences, etc., and
therefore has a central place in modern science.
In contemporary society, with its ever increasing demands for creative
applications towards all branches of science and technology, chemistry
responds with fascinating ideas generating and developing new areas,
such as molecular electronics, self-arranging molecules, magnetic
resonance imaging (MRI) methods, superconductors, exotic molecular
structures, chaotic systems, lasers, photosynthesis, and new pectroscopic
About Chemistry Department
Graduates from the Department of Chemistry continue
their education with full scholarships at Bilkent University in
Turkey, and at renowned universities in the United States, such
as the University of California in Santa Barbara, the University
of Chicago, Princeton University, MIT, Texas A&M University
and Rutgers University.
The department has currently 10
faculty members. It offersthree degree courses: Bachelor of
Science (BSc), Masters of Science (MSc), PhD.
The chemistry undergraduate program admits 40 talented
students each year.
The Department of Chemistry assumes that
all students willcontinue their education in Master and PhD programs.
Our goal is to train researchers according to international standards to become the chemists of the future. A strong
background in physics and mathematics is the prerequisite tostudying the structure of matter at themolecular level.
Undergraduate students take fundamental physics and mathematics courses in their first two years and quantum
physics in their third year. Computer use is an integral part of all undergraduate courses.
Beginning with the second
year, students take Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry. These courses
utilize computers, modern laboratories and innovative educational techniques A summer internship at the end of
the third year assists students in gaining valuable industrial experience. Similarly, a senior project during both
semesters of the fourth year prepares students for a research environment. Technical and/or non-technical electives
are available for students beginning in the second year.