Programme Profile

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.

Qualification Awarded

The student who completes the program successfully is given the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.

Level of Qualification

Bachelor of Science

Access Requirements

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.

Programme Outcomes

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

(1) For each course, the number of midterms, homeworks, applied works and other works the students are liable to, their respective contribution to course grading along with final exam, and requirements to be able to participate on final exam, are decided by the responsible instructor and explained to the students at the begining of the term. 
(2) Examinations consist of midterm, final exam, makeup exam and all other exams administered according to regulations of other related legislation.
(3) For each course atleast one midterm is administered. The grades obtained through in-term evaluations may substitute midterm. The dates of midterms are decided by the responsible instructor of the course. Midterm grades are anounced before the final exams.
(4) For students who were unable to participate on midterm due to an excuse deemed legitimate by the administrative board of faculty, a right to a makeup exam may be issued in the same term, subject to be anounced three days in advance. Dean's office shall be notified of the legitimate excuse in written form, as late as in three work days following the exam or the relief of the excuse. Excuses involving medical conditions shall be documented by medical reports obtained by medical institutions. No makeup exam is administered for exams other than mideterms.
(5) The final exam of a course is administered during the time declared on the academic calendar. The grades of final exams are anounced before the makeup exams.
(6) For students graded F for a course, a right to a makeup exam is issued for them to improve the grade to DC which is conditional success grade. THe makeup exams are administered during the fifteen days following the final exam.
(7) In necessary cases, lectures and exams can be administered during saturday and sundays with a resolution of faculty administrative board.

Success Grade
(1) The status of success on a course is decided by the success grade on that course. The success grade is obtained by evaluating the midterm, laboratory and other applied works and final grade together. The contributions of midterm or other works substituting for midterm and the final exam, to the success grade are decided by the lecturer within the range of atleast 40% and atmost 60%. The lecturer anounces the contributions of aforementioned exams to the students at the begining of each term and informs the office of faculty.
(2) One of the following grades is assigned to students for each course they enroll to, by the lecturer based on required exams and similar evaluations.

Success Degree  Success Grade   Factor
Verygood                 AA               4,00
Good-verygood        BA                3,50
Good                      BB                3,00
Good-Average         CB                2,50
Average                  CC                2,00
Average-Acceptable  DC               1,50
Acceptable               DD               1,00
Fail                         F           0,00

(3) Being assigned the grade (F) on a course, means the failure on that course and mandates a re-enrolment on the earliest term when course is available again. A grade of (CC), means the course is complated with "acceptable success", and grades of (DC) and (DD) mean “conditional” success.


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

Scroll to Top