MATHEMATICS
Academic Staff
Courses
The Department of Mathematics offers undergraduate and graduate courses that lead to B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics as well as undergraduate and graduate courses to all departments of the university.
The department emphasizes both pure and applied mathematics. Research in the department covers algebra, algebraic topology, algebraic geometry, functional analysis, algebraic number theory, dynamical systems and differential equations, and general relativity.
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
The undergraduate program in mathematics aims to serve two different purposes through a highly flexible curriculum.
On the one hand we educate the future mathematicians both with the pure and applied interests. For this we have a
carefully prepared program whose success is tested over and over again during the last two decades. Only highly motivated
and research oriented students choose specialized mathematics courses and together with equally motivated and talented
classmates they experience a challenging and rewarding learning process. The program allows students to choose and specialize
on their research subjects and they may start to do projects with their chosen mentors.
On the other hand we realize that some of our students decide not to pursue a research oriented path in mathematics.
They want to prepare themselves for the challenges of the new era with a solid background in mathematics. Modern times
require multivariate skills for jobs which were neither existent nor conceivable before. Our curriculum allows such students
to structure their own education by allowing them to choose from the rich pool of courses offered on the campus by any
department. This allows them to specialize on a subject of their choice with the advantage of having a strong mathematical basis.
The flexibility of our curriculum allows us to mentor and train both prospective mathematicians and widely educated
individuals who will have a definite edge in the competitive job market for jobs which require talented and knowledgeable
team members.
Our curriculum thus prepares students, according to their own choice, either for graduate work and research in mathematics,
or for successful future in jobs such as economics, finance, business and education, just to name a few roads walked by our
past graduates.
CURRICULUM
FIRST YEAR
Autumn Semester
Code

Course Name

Hours

Credit

ECTS Credit

Lec. 
Other 
ENG 101
 English and Composition I 
5 

3 
5 
GE 100
 Orientation 
1 

1 
2 
MATH 101
 Calculus I 
4 

4 
6.5 
MATH 123
 Abstract Mathematics I 
4 

4 
6.5 
PHYS 101
 General Physics I 
3 
3 
4 
6.5 
TURK 101
 Turkish I 


2 
3.5 
