About

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The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is located in Zonguldak, situated on the coast of Black Sea. The faculty was established in 1992 and has been offering courses at the main campus since 1993 with the Departments of Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, English Language and Literature, Turkish Language and Literature.The endeavors for the development of the academic staff of the Department of German Language and Literature, the Department of Psychology, the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Archeology, the Department of History continue. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences  provides academic activities in two buildings of 14.700 m2 closed area, with 20 classrooms, 30 laboratories, 4 computer laboratories, 2 seminar rooms, a teleconference room and 59 faculty offices. Also, each building has a cafeteria.

Vision

Our vision is to be a faculty that conducts education, research and practice in national and international standards in fields of basic and human sciences.

Mission

Our mission at the faculty is to provide education, research and social tasks on basic and human sciences fields, within the frame of Atatürk’s principles and The Council of Higher Education’s principles. Also, it aims to educate individuals who contribute to science on national as well as international standards and who are interested in research, have self-confidence and are abided by scientific ethical rules, respecting contemporary social and scientific values.

Embracing the humanistic values, the students who are trained to keep abreast of the changes in their field will play a crucial role in the development of the country by incorporating new value systems. In line with this goal, the academic staff of the faculty strives to be amongst the leading faculty members in their fields.

Fundamental Values

Our values are

    • To hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public,
    • Devotion to scientific and academic ethics,
    • To be participant and sharer,
    • To be an innovative researcher.

Education

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate students a four year education, two semesters per year. Also, there is a yearlong mandatory foreign language (English) class in some departments. During the regular eight semesters, students are required to take mandatory and elective courses with a total of 140 national credits, being equivalent to 240 ECTS credits. Undergraduate programs provide normal and evening schedule programs. Every year, about 270 students are registered in normal schedule programs and 210 students for evening schedule programs. In the 2011-2012 academic year, the faculty has more than 1900 students in both normal and evening schedule programs.

Departments

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate education, leading to BSc degree, in the following departments:

    • Department of Biology
    • Department of Mathematics
    • Department of Chemistry
    • Department of Physics
    • Department of Psychology
    • Department of Turkish Language and Literature
    • Department of English Language and Literature
    • Department of History
    • Department of Archeology
    • Department of Philosophy
    • Department of Educational Sciences

In the 2011-2012 academic year, the numbers of the students enrolled in the departments are given in the following table:

Department         Normal Schedule     Evening Schedule
Physics                                    127                                  –
Mathematics                         486                               393
Chemistry                              327                               141
Biology                                    216                               111
English Lang.&Lit.               40                                   –
Turkish Lang.&Lit.               31                                 31
TOTAL                                1227                            676      

Objectives of Undergraduate Programs:

To develop students who

    • are curious about learning and making research,
    • have theoretical and contemporary knowledge, and have the ability of problem solving,
    • are aware of personal and social responsibilities,
    • have the ability of analytical thinking,
    • are prepared for careers in science and arts related jobs.

Graduate Programs

Our faculty also offers graduate programs, leading to MSc and PhD degrees by the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, in the following departments:

    • Department of Biology
    • Department of Physics
    • Department of Chemistry
    • Department of Mathematics

Aims of the Graduate Programs

Our graduate programs intend to educate students who have basic and advanced knowledge on their area of specialty.

Research Fields

The major research areas pursued currently in our departments include:

    • Biology: Zoology, botanic, general biology, molecular biology and hydrobiology
    • Mathematics: Applied mathematics, functional analysis and theory of functions, algebra and number of theory, geometry and topology
    • Chemistry: Analytic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, physical chemistry and organic chemistry
    • Physics: General physics, theoretical and experimental solid state physics, cluster physics, high energy and plasma physics, theoretical and experimental nuclear physics and mathematical physics.
    • History: Stages of history from ancient times up to present times including the history of Turkish Republic.
    • Archeology: Anatolian archeology from Paleolithic era (Stone Age) to the Roman Empire age.
    • English Language and Literature
    • Turkish Language and Literature

Faculty and Staff

Our faculty consists of

    • 11 Professors
    • 10 Associate Professors
    • 35 Assistant Professors
    • 54 Research Assistants
    • 16 Administrative Staff   
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