The mathematics presents more than a collection of "unreasonably effective" tools used for natural sciences (an expression according to E. Wigner). It is also a playground where one can boost his/her curiosity, imagination, sense of rigour, analytical and synthetic spirit. Our program aims to form students having a solid knowledge of basic mathematical concepts and tools, capable of following and producing elementary mathematical constructions (proofs, computations,...), able to expound their thought in written and oral forms, with necessary accuracy and precision. Furthermore, students of the program are initiated to "sister disciplines" represented by philosophy (logic), physical sciences and informatics.
The student who completes the program successfully is given the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.
Level of Qualification
Bachelor of Science
High school diploma; Placement through the Higher Education Entrance and the Undergraduate Placement Examinations (YGS+LYS); or through the Galatasaray University Placement Examination (GSÜÖSYS).
Programme Requirements and Regulations
The student who enrolled the program must complete all the required and optional courses (totally 240 ECTS) with at least DD grade and his/her overall grade point average must be at least 2.00 out of 4.00.
Recognition of Prior Learning
If the board of the faculty approves that the content of a course is appropriate with the content of another course which was taken by the student from another institution before beginning the program, then the student may be exempt from this course.
|1||understands principles of deductive reasoning; has experience to verify well-foundedness and exactness of mathematical statements in systematic ways;|
|2||can properly state and use concepts and results of major mathematical interest;|
|3||masters current computational techniques and algorithms; has a good ability in their use; can identify relevant tools, among those one has learned, suitable to solve a problem and is able to judge whether or not one is in possession of these tools;|
|4||is able to express one’s mathematical ideas in an organised way both in written and oral forms;|
|5||understands relations connecting substantial concepts and results; can switch from one viewpoint to another on mathematical objects (pictures, formulae, precise statements, heuristic trials, list of examples,...);|
|6||has followed individually a guided learning strategy; has pursued steps toward the resolution of unfamiliar problems;|
|7||has a theoretical and practical knowledge in computer science well adapted for learning a programming language;|
|8||has investigated the relevance of modeling and using mathematical tools in natural sciences and in the professional life; is conscious about historical development of mathematical notions;|
|9||has followed introduction to some mathematical or non-mathematical disciplines after one’s proper choice; had experience to learn selected subjects according to one’s proper arrangement;|
|10||masters French language as well as other foreign languages, to a level sufficient to study or work abroad.|
Occupation Profiles of Graduates
The graduates of the Department of Mathematics of Galatasaray University may work as academicians, teachers, accountants, insurers, bankers, investment specialists, financial analyst, portfolio manager, audit assistant, management consultant, computer programmer, programmer, systems analyst, industrial designers, consultant of modeling and simulation; and may be involved as a researcher in biological sciences, the health sector and the fields of climatology.
Access to Further Studies
The graduates of the Department of Mathematics may continue their academic careers in graduate programs of many fields ranging from engineering and Economics.
Grading Scheme and Grade Distribution Guidance
Mode of Study
Full time – formal education
Head of Department (or equivalent): Prof. Dr. Muhammed ULUDAĞ
Adress: Çırağan Cad. No:36, Ortaköy 34357,-İSTANBUL/TÜRKİYE
Telephone: 0212 227 44 80