About Our Faculty

The contribution of Boğaziçi University to higher education stems both from its philosophy of education and the unique content of its courses. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences plays a key role in this contribution through the program of courses it provides, which also constitutes a major portion of the curricular requirements of other Faculties during the first four semesters of study.

The goal of our Faculty is to provide a well-balanced and challenging curriculum implemented in a way to enable the students to acquire a solid educational background as well as a capacity for critical thinking, and hence for exploration and independent research. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences offers programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Physics, and to the degree of Bachelor of Arts in History, Psychology, Sociology, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Turkish Language and Literature, and Western Languages and Literatures. There are double major programs for students who prefer to pursue a more interdisciplinary approach in their studies. Additionally, a number of special certificate programs lead to concentration on selected topics. For those wishing to pursue graduate work, departments offer masters and doctoral programs through the Institute for Graduate Studies in Science and Engineering, and the Institute for Graduate Studies in Social Sciences.