One of the main objectives in the undergraduate program is to offer a well-balanced education in mathematics. With the purpose of maximizing flexibility and the number of options for a well-rounded development of the student the undergraduate curriculum contains a large number of electives. The program consists of the following type of courses:
- 27 Must courses (including 5 non-credit courses)
- 2 Non-departmental elective courses
- 8 departmental elective courses
- 4 free-elective courses
For more details please see the list of possible courses offered by the Department of Mathematics and undergradute curriculum.
How to design your program
Each student enrolled to the program has exclusive opportunity to organize their undergradute curriculum, especially in the last two semesters, in accordance with their mathematical tendency. To design their curriculum, students can take a variety of courses offered by the department according to their interests. Since its foundation, the department has been strongly represented in almost all branches of mathematics. The department has a large and active research groups working on a vast number of branches of contemporary mathematics. Therefore, the department is able to provide students with a decent number of courses related to different branches of mathematics in each semester. The main research concentrations of the department are as follows:
- Algebra and Logic
Group members: M.Gökhan Benli, Gülin Ercan, Burak Kaya, Dilber Koçak, Mahmut Kuzucuoğlu, Semra Öztürk, Ahmet İrfan Seven, Ebru Solak
- Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory
Group members: Emre Coşkun, Tolga Karayayla, Özgür Kişisel, Ömer Küçüksakallı, Hurşit Önsiper.
Group members: Eduard Emelyanov, Zafer Nurlu, Süleyman Önal, Özcan Yazıcı, Murat Yurdakul.
- Coding Theory and Cryptography
Group members: Ali Doğanaksoy, Ferruh Özbudak, Muhiddin Uğuz.
- Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis
Group members: Marat Akhmet, Canan Bozkaya, Songül Kaya Merdan, Baver Okutmuştur, Hasan Taşeli, Münevver Tezer, Kostyantyn Zheltukhin.
- Geometry – Topology
Group members: Fırat Arıkan, Ahmet Beyaz, Mohan Bhupal, Sergey Finashin, Mustafa Korkmaz, Yıldıray Ozan, Turgut Önder, Mehmetçik Pamuk, Semra Pamuk, Yasemin Talu, İbrahim Ünal.
For more details see research groups at the Department of Mathematics.
While planning and designing their curriculums, in addition to guidance of their advisors, each student is highly encouraged to consult group members according to their research of interest about the following possible topics without any hesitation in order to find the best possible combination of courses that respond to their needs and fits into their future purposes, for instance, in academic research:
- What are the main motivation, description and objects of interests for that research area?
- Which courses are related to that sort of topics to build solid background for future purposes?
- About (under)graduate studies, learning outcomes, preliminary and foundational courses, related events-seminars, resources etc...
In addition to must courses (courses with codes 1xx, 2xx and 3xx), there are number of different types of courses offered by the department.
- Elective courses (undergraduate): These are, in general, courses with codes 4xx and 3xx. These types of courses can be viewed as an introductory and foundational level courses varying in many differrent branches of mathematics.
- Graduate level courses: Courses with 5xx, 6xx and 7xx. Note that these sort of courses are also elective and include 1st generation (foundational advanced level courses, e.g. MATH501 Analysis), 2nd generation (such as MATH538 Algebraic topology) and 3rd generation (topic or special studies) courses. For more detail about graduate studies see M.Sc., Ph.D. programs offered by the Departments of Mathematics.
- Undergraduate students may also take grad. level courses. For those willing to take grad. level courses, approval from their advisors and the department is necessarly needed before enrolling the course. Thus, students must consult their advisors in the first place while organizing their program.
For more details about the description of the courses and further information (such as contents, learning outcome etc.) see the academic catalog/courses.