UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM 

The undergraduate program aims to equip students with basic knowledge in life sciences with special emphasis on molecular biology and genetics. The education program in the first two years concentrates on basic knowledge in biology and genetics in addition to physics, chemistry and mathematics. The last two years are dedicated to a specialized training in molecular biology, molecular cell biology and molecular genetics, bioinformatics. Theoretical courses are completed with laboratory courses with hands-on experiments. 

UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM

FIRST YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
CHEM 101  Principles of Chemistry I   3   4   4   6 
ENG 101  English and Composition I   5      3   6 
GE 100  Orientation   1      1   1 
MATH 101  Calculus I   4      4   7 
MBG 101  Biology I   3   4   4   7 
TURK 101  Turkish I         2   2

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
CHEM 102  Principles of Chemistry II   3   4   4   6 
ENG 102  English and Composition II   5      3   6 
MATH 102  Calculus II   4      4   7 
MBG 102  Biology II   3   4   4   7 
TURK 102  Turkish II         2   2

SECOND YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
CHEM 233  Principles of Organic Chemistry I   3      3   6 
CS 113  Introduction to Computing for Engineers   3   4   4   7 
GE 250  Collegiate Activities Program I         -   1 
HIST 200  History of Turkey   4      4   8 
MBG 210  Genetics   3   4   4   7 
PHYS 101  General Physics I   3   3   4   6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
CS 114  Introduction to Programming for Engineers   3   4   4   7 
GE 251  Collegiate Activities Program II         1   1 
MATH 262  Statistical Methodology   3      3   6 
MBG 223  Molecular Genetics   3   4   4   7 
PHYS 102  General Physics II   3   3   4   6

THIRD YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
HUM 111  Cultures Civilizations and Ideas I   3      3   6 
MBG 301  Molecular Biology of the Cell I   3      3   6 
MBG 311  Biochemistry I   3   4   4   7 
MBG 324  Molecular Biology of the Gene   3   4   4   7 
MBG 326  Introduction to Bioinformatics   3      3   6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
HUM 112  Cultures Civilizations and Ideas II   3      3   6 
MBG 302  Molecular Biology of the Cell II   3   4   4   7 
MBG 312  Biochemistry II   3      3   6 
MBG 316  Physiology   3      3   6 
MBG 338  Microbiology   3   4   4   7

FOURTH YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
MBG 391  Summer Practice         -   9 
MBG 416  Science and Ethics   3      3   6 
MBG 491  Senior Project I      6   3   6 
  Restricted Elective         3   6 
  Technical Elective         3   6 
  Technical Elective         3   6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
MBG 418  Genomics   3   4   4   6 
  Non Technical Electives (2)         6   12 
  Restricted Elective         3   6 
  Technical Elective         3   6

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
MBG 415  Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology   3      3   6 
MBG 470  Immunology   3      3   6 
MBG 471  Membrane Biology   3      3   6 
MBG 472  Introduction to Stem Cells   3      3   6 
MBG 473  Biomolecules, Biomaterials and Bioprocesses   3      3   6 
MBG 474  Introduction to Computational Biology   3      3   6 
MBG 475  Molecular Basis of Evolution   3      3   6 
MBG 480  Cell Cycle and Apoptosis   3      3   6 
MBG 481  Protein Chemistry   3      3   6 
MBG 482  Computational Approaches to Biology   3      3   6 
MBG 483  Developmental Biology   3      3   6 
MBG 485  DNA Damage and Repair Mechanisms   3      3   6 
MBG 487  Special Techniques in Molecular Genetics   3      3   6 
MBG 488  Introduction to Human Genetics   3      3   6 
MBG 489  Genetics and Biology of Cancer   3      3   6 
MBG 492  Senior Project II      6   3   6

MINOR PROGRAM

MBG minor program aims to provide introductory knowledge in life sciences with the selected emphasis on Molecular Biology and Genetics. The curriculum in the minor program provides a foundation in basic areas with the following aspects; the structure and expression of genes, biochemistry of proteins, cell signaling, development, the basis of inherited diseases, molecular biology of cancer, genomics and bioinformatics. Students are required to take four fundamental courses. "Biology I and II" provide essential knowledge about molecules of the life, central dogma, DNA, RNA, proteins, organization of the cell, and embryogenesis and genetic diseases. These courses also provide an introduction to cell division and differentiation, molecular biology methods, recombinant DNA technology, and biotechnology, which help prepare the students for advanced courses. The "Principles of Genetics" course covers Mendelian genetics, theory of inheritance, genetic mapping, and population genetics topics in general. Finally, "Molecular Biology of the Cell" investigates how the molecular mechanisms, which are studied in the other courses, serve the cells. These courses will supply the knowledge for the minor candidates who will choose two advanced courses offered from our department related to their specific interests. Additional advanced courses can be selected according to the students' specific needs toward their future career. The department appoints an advisor for students in the program. All elective courses are subject to advisor approval. 

Prerequisite Courses: None 

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
MBG 101  Biology I   3   4   4   7 
MBG 102  Biology II   3   4   4   7 
MBG 209  Principles of Genetics   3      3   6 
MBG 301  Molecular Biology of the Cell I   3      3   6 
  Electives (2)         6   12

ELECTIVE COURSES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
MBG 316  Physiology   3      3   6 
MBG 326  Introduction to Bioinformatics   3      3   6 
MBG 415  Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology   3      3   6 
MBG 416  Science and Ethics   3      3   6 
MBG 418  Genomics   3   4   4   6 
MBG 471  Membrane Biology   3      3   6 
MBG 472  Introduction to Stem Cells   3      3   6 
MBG 473  Biomolecules, Biomaterials and Bioprocesses   3      3   6 
MBG 474  Introduction to Computational Biology   3      3   6 
MBG 475  Molecular Basis of Evolution   3      3   6 
MBG 480  Cell Cycle and Apoptosis   3      3   6 
MBG 487  Special Techniques in Molecular Genetics   3      3   6 
MBG 488  Introduction to Human Genetics   3      3   6 
MBG 489  Genetics and Biology of Cancer   3      3   6