Undergraduate Program

The Undergraduate Program in Political Science and Public Administration aims to

  • Offer expertise in the disciplines of Political Science and Public Administration.
  • Provide students with an extensive knowledge of political ideas, behavior, processes, institutions and policies in a critical and comparative framework.
  • Generate informed familiarity with cognate disciplines of Political Science and Public Administration.
  • Train students who will competently and responsibly lead, manage and work in government institutions, civil society and business organizations, international as well as domestic.
  • Equip individuals with the ability to adapt to change and thrive in a rapidly-evolving global environment.
  • Encourage students to celebrate and cultivate social and cultural diversity.
  • Educate informed, socially responsible and active citizens.
  • Guide students to achieve excellence in written and oral communication.
  • Promote an appreciation and motivation for independent lifelong learning and self-development.

The graduates of Political Science and Public Administration Department should:

  • Grasp core theories and concepts in the academic disciplines closely related to the study of political science and public administration such as international relations, law, economics, sociology, history, European studies and cultural studies;
  • Identify and distinguish theories, concepts and phenomena in political science and public administration areas including: comparative politics, public policy, state theory, political parties, civil society institutions and interest groups, public finance, administrative law,  local governments, social movements and Turkish politics;
  • Formulate and apply political theories to understand, analyze and interpret contemporary local, regional and global affairs;
  • Analyze research questions and identify appropriate conclusions by employing qualitative and quantitative methodologies;
  • Develop strong ability to communicate in Turkish and in English in oral and written form;
  • Utilize computer technologies employed in academic and public administration work;
  • Develop the ability to think critically and analytically;
  • Acquire the skills to fulfill required responsibilities and to meet project deadlines;
  • Develop the ability to understand and assess the functioning of administrative units;
  • Develop analytical and self-reflexive understanding of issues like human rights with special references to ethnic, political, religious minorities; disability; age; gender; sexual orientation and gender identity; social inequalities; social justice, and anti-discrimination;
  • Illustrate a high level of consciousness in line with democratic values of citizenship;
  • Possess high ethical standards in social, political and professional life;
  • Master independent decision-making skills and the ability to engage in effective teamwork; 
  •  Acquire cosmopolitan values that enable working in multi-cultural, multi-ethnic or multi-religious/multi-faith (including non-faith) professional environments.