Profile of The Programme

Philosophical thinking is fostered by our natural curiosity and desire to know that make us question our assumptions and beliefs about truth and reality as well as right and wrong. The main objective of the philosophy department is to raise thinkers with superior critical abilities not only to grasp the fundamental philosophical questions and concerns but also to contribute to the field of philosophy.

The undergraduate program aims at providing a sound foundation by introducing students to the main subdisciplines within philosophy, including Ontology, Epistemology, Ethics, Logic, Aesthetics and History of Philosophy. One of our department’s main goals is to enhance the students’ abilities to think clearly, to reason logically and coherently, as well as to search for the sound principles of thought and action. To reach that goal, the students will be encouraged to develop their skills of systematic reading, writing and thinking. The department will offer area as well as elective courses in philosophy to enable the students to concentrate on issues in which they have special interest.

Qualification Awarded

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

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 Philosophy program seeks to give students the knowledge necessary to pursue a career in academic life or publication and media sector thanks to their critical and creative thinking and writing skills. Many of the graduates of the college continue their studies in distinguished graduate programs in Türkiye and abroad.

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Philosophy Curriculum