Profile of The Programme

The Department of Chemistry offers an undergraduate program that provides a broad, rigorous and flexible education for work and advanced study in a variety of fields and invaluable training in the laboratory for today’s increasingly technical world. Parallel to the mission of a liberal arts education at Koç University, the Chemistry undergraduate program has the ability to adapt to the specific interests and career goals of the students.

For a Bachelor of Science degree, the undergraduate students in the Chemistry program must complete eight required and two elective courses in Chemistry, as well as two semesters of an independent study project under the supervision of one of the Chemistry faculty, in addition to the core courses and other electives. All of the required courses in chemistry (General Chemistry I-II, Physical Chemistry I-ii, Organic Chemistry I-II, Inorganic Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis) have laboratory sessions providing practical skills beyond classroom study. The area electives prepare the students research skills and the excitement of research and might lead to publications. Opportunities in research include quantum chemistry, polymer syntheses and characterization, solid state chemistry, computational biology and surface physical chemistry. By appropriate choice of other electives, students have the opportunity to complete a double major program or concentrate on a topic of interest as a minor.

Qualification Awarded

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Admission Requirements

Candidates can apply via ÖSYM, as an international student, as a transfer student or as a tuition-paying exchange student. Admission requirements for all types of prospective students can be found at the Registrar’s Directorate webpage:

The requirements for incoming exchange students can be found at

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Students who took the equivalents of certain courses offered in Koç University in other institutions can apply to the respective College or Graduate School at Koç University to transfer those courses.

Opportunities for candidates with IB, French Baccaleurate, Matura and Abitur diplomas on webpage (only in Turkish for the moment):

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Koç University exam regulations are given on webpage:…

Graduation Requirements

Students need to have a GPA at or above 2.00/4.00 and need to have completed all courses on their curriculum with a passing letter grade in order to graduate.

Occupational Profiles and Access to Further Studies

A great majority of our graduates are accepted to the PhD programs of leading U.S. universities with full scholarships. Others find jobs in R&D and QC laboratories, production, sales and marketing departments of industrial companies.

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Chemistry Curriculum

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

1 have a firm knowledge and understanding of major concepts and theoretical principles in Chemistry,
2 have a firm knowledge of experimental and instrumental techniques in Chemistry.
3 design, convey, monitor, analyze and interpret the results of chemical experiments,
4 Identify and solve chemistry problems,
5 have skills of problem solving, critical thinking and analytical reasoning,
6 discuss the results of their work and communicate with their colleagues,
7 have the ability to use various softwares for chemical computations, data acquisition and interpretation and database usage,
8 conduct academic and industrial scientific research necessary to improve the quality of life,
9 have ability to use various modern instruments for chemical analysis,
10 have skills in effective written and oral communications and reporting technical information
11 be aware of ethical, philosophical and environmental issues related with their fields.