Establishment and History of The Department
Department of Biology was established on the 26th of June1990. Students have been enrolled in 1991-1992 in the undergraduate program and first graduates were given in July 1995. Students were enrolled in the evening education program in the 1992-1993 academic year, and admission to this program was discontinued in the 2012-2013 academic year.
Our Mission
1. To raise individuals who can think scientifically and multidimensionally and have the competence to produce knowledge and technology.
2. To provide graduates with the qualifications which they will need in working life,
3. To raise individuals who take into account society's values, they are responsible for contributing to cultural, scientific and economic wealth and respecting ethical values.
4. To guide students in accessing information after ensuring them learn the basic concepts.
5. To take the necessary measures to increase research, development and innovative activities,
6. To provide the physical opportunities needed for development,
7. To improve cooperation with private and public institutions and organizations.
Our vision
While continuing education, research development, innovative activities, establishing significant contributions with scientists to gain the most advanced knowledge in basic sciences are the main goals of our vision. In addition to estabilishing a solid and dynamic infrastructure within the framework of this vision, our system makes students to produce solutions and believe in quality. This provides qualified education with young, dynamic and determined teaching staff. At the end of the next ten years, it is aimed to be a department that has strengthened its existence and reached the level it deserves.
Academic Staff
Academic staff of the department consists of 21 lecturers, including 12 Professors, 4 Assoc. Professors, 1 Assist. Professor, 2 -PhD and 2 research assistants. Our department consists of 5 sub-branches of biology: Botany, General Biology, Hydrobiology, Molecular Biology and Zoology.
Job Opportunities for Graduate Students
More than a thousand students have graduated from our department so far and some of them are working as lecturers in different universities. Most of them are working as teachers in primary and secondary education. Also, we have many graduate students employed in health institutions. Since Biology is closely related to Pharmacy, Food Engineering, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Agriculture, our students are provided with the necessary knowledge and experience support to provide them with the opportunity to work in these fields. Since the spring semester of 2010, teaching formation courses have also started to be taught to our students to provide the opportunity of teaching formation certificate.
Laboratory and Research Areas
Besides, we have a large number of students who are continuing or graduated from Erciyes University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences master's and doctorate programs with or without thesis, research and student laboratories of our department have a modern infrastructure. It has the appropriate infrastructure and technological equipment to make Projects supported by GEF, FAO, TÜBİTAK, DPT and Erciyes University, which are carried out by the academic staff of the Biology department with the participation of students, and cooperation with universities, research laboratories and centers at national and international level is maintained. Our department has come a long way in terms of research facilities throughout its history and has an extensive research laboratory infrastructure. Numerous research projects are carried out in these laboratories. Laboratory facilities are improving day by day and research projects are carried out in Plant and Animal Systematics, Biochemistry, Biological Control, Ecology, Genetic Engineering, Hydrobiology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology. More than a hundred articles published in journals indexed in international databases and new studies are ongoing . On average, three publications can be produced per year per faculty member. In addition, developing university-industry cooperation and solving the problems of our country's people and integrating the university with society are among our most important goals.
There are 8 scientific research laboratories in our department, 1 herbarium, 3 student laboratories, 6 classrooms, 1 meeting room with modern equipments. Computer and internet facilities are available in all classrooms, and interactive course resources, animation and video images are used in performing the courses. There are opportunities to prepare students for graduate education in research laboratories and train them as researchers. A wide range of must and elective courses in different fields of biology are taught in our undergraduate and graduate education programs.
  Credit  ECTS
Must Courses Total Credit  107  207
Elective Courses Total Credit  22  33
Total credit for graduation  129  240
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