Profile of The Programme

At the beginning of the 21st century, novel technologies are allowing us to make exciting new discoveries and obtain detailed knowledge of how molecules, cells, tissues, and organisms operate. Furthermore, these advances are changing the way in which we diagnose and treat human disease. In light of these developments, it is crucial that we educate today’s students about biology at the molecular level. Koç University’s Molecular Biology and Genetics program succeeds in providing broad, deep, and rigorous education in the biological sciences.

Students in Molecular Biology and Genetics program will take classes that provide fundamental knowledge of the different branches of biology. These courses include: biochemistry,  molecular biology, genetics, cell biology and developmental biology.

The Molecular Biology and Genetics program also offers various elective courses for advanced students who wish to focus on specific areas, such as cancer biology, neuroscience, proteomics, and bioinformatics.

Qualification Awarded

Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Genetics

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

The Molecular Biology and Genetics Undergradute Program is an interdisciplinary program offering research and applied study opportunities, equipping its graduates with the necessary knowledge to pursue a career in industry. Graduates may also choose to pursue a career in academia in Türkiye, Europe and US’ most distinguished graduate programs or may choose to work in pharmaceutical, health care, environmental, energy or agriculture companies’ research & development laboratories or quality control labs, or may work in production, sales and marketing in these sectors.

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Molecular Biology and Genetics Curriculum


1 Comprehend the physical, chemical and mathematical basis of biology.
2 Understand the fundamentals of molecular biology and genetics.
3 Apply scientific knowledge to solving biological problems.
4 Independently conduct basic molecular biology and genetics experiments.
5 Demonstrate ability to design experiments and interpret experimental data.
6 Demonstrate good command on scientific terminology and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
7 Follow internationally published scientific literature.
8 Appreciate the importance of cooperation, teamwork and collaborations.