Department of Sociology


Programme Profile

Sociology undergraduate program is designed so as to provide its graduates with the ability to interpret and analyze social phenomena through theoretical perspective and sociological concepts. Its graduates are qualified to design and conduct a research with an appropriately constructed object and methodology, to apply both qualitative and quantitative methods to this end, and to prepare a research report. The program adopts a critical and interdisciplinary approach in discussing social issues not only of Turkey but also of the contemporary societies in general. Underlining the social problems inherent to socioeconomically, culturally and politically determined inequalities, discriminations and relations of domination, the program aims to promote a sensibility for justice, equity, and recognition. As the program's language of education is French, the students acquire the necessary communicative and language skills to express themselves effectively in French both in oral and written.

Qualification Awarded

The students who have successfully completed this programme are awarded the Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.

Level of Qualification

This is a First Cycle programme.

Access Requirements

Galatasaray Üniversitesi kuruluş kanunu ve Yükseköğretim Kurumu (YÖK) tarafından belirlenen yönetmelikler çerçevesinde, bu programa öğrenci kabulü ÖSYS olarak adlandırılan merkezi sınav sistemi ya da Fransızca dilinde öğrenim veren ortaöğretim kurumlarından mezun öğrenciler için Galatasaray Üniversitesi Öğrenci Seçme Sınavı ile yapılmaktadır.

Programme Requirements and Regulations

The Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology is awarded to students who have successfully completed all the compulsory courses in the curriculum and the required number of elective courses in their chosen area of interest on the condition that they have obtained a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 out of 4.00, and who have completed at least 20 workdays of compulsory training. The minimum number of ECTS credits required for graduation is 240.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Galatasaray Üniversitesi’nde öğrenim gören öğrenciler, bazı derslerden belirli yönetmelikler çerçevesinde muaf olabilirler. Başka bir kurumda alınan dersin içeriğinin, GSÜ ‘de verilen dersin içeriğine uygun olması ve ilgili fakülte/enstitü müdürlüğü tarafından onaylanması durumunda, öğrenci bu dersten muaf tutulabilir.

Programme Outcomes

1 The student will be able to recognize and assess the essential theoretical perspectives both in sociology and its related domains.
2 The student will be able to make use of the major theoretical analyses and sociological concepts in his/her own research topics.
3 The student will be able to articulate sociological perspective and reasoning with social and historical facts, and to interpret social and historical issues with a sociological eye.
4 The student will be able to assess the current state of research and knowledge on the classical and contemporary domains of sociological inquiry as well as its relevant fields.
5 The student will be able to design and conduct a sociological research with appropriate theoretical construction and empirical methods.
6 The student will be able to produce a written research report that relates research questions to empirical findings.
7 The student will be able to appropriately use both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
8 The student will be able to make appropriate use of statistical software programs for data processing and analysis.
9 The student will be able to make appropriate use of statistical software programs for data processing and analysis.
10 Graduates will be able to follow the scientific production both in English and French as well as Turkish.
11 Graduates will be able to develop a comparative and interdisciplinary approach which will integrate sociology within a broader social science perspective.
12 Graduates will be able to interpret the history and modernization of Turkey through its sociological consequences.
13 The student will be able to intervene to social and political processes in order to propose possible solutions to the problems caused by social inequalities and discriminations.
14 The student will be able to develop a reflexive point of view on his/her position as a a sociologist as well as a researcher.

Occupation Profiles of Graduates

Apart from the possibilities of pursuing an academic career, the students who have graduated from this program are employed in a variety of fields in the public, the private, as well as the nonprofit sectors. They can be employed as experts and researchers in ministries, non-governmental and humanitarian organizations and research companies. They may also follow a variety of career paths in the media, public relations, and human resources fields.

Access to Further Studies

The students graduated from this programme may apply to Master (Second Cycle) programmes.

Grading Scheme and Grade Distribution Guidance

The grade of a student in any course is calculated on the basis of all the grades achieved by a student in mid-term, final or  make-up exam and in other assignments.


A student’s success is assessed by the course instructor through the curve system, that is by taking into account the number of students taking the course and the average grade of the entire class.


For each course taken, the student is given one of the following letter grades by the instructor:


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A student who has received a letter grade of (AA-excellent), (BA-very good), (BB-good), (CB-satisfactory), or (CC-sufficient) in any course is considered successful. Students who have received a grade of (DC-conditional passing) or (DD-conditional passing) are also considered successful provided that their cumulative grade point average is at least “2.00”. The letter grade (F) indicates failure.


Cumulative Grade Point Averages (CGPA): The total credit points for a course are obtained by multiplying the grade points by the ECTS credits. In order to calculate CGPA. the sum of total credit points earned in all the courses taken by a student is divided by the sum of all ECTS credits.

Mode of Study

This is a full-time programme.


Head of Department (or equivalent): Prof. Dr. Ali ERGUR
Adress: Galatasaray Universitesi
Fen-Edeb. Fak.
Çıragan Cad. No. 36
34357 Ortaköy İstanbul
Telephone: 0090 212 227 44 80 /

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