Bursa Uludag University Faculty of Arts & Science was founded in 1983 as the eight faculty of the university with four departments of science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) which were each accepting forty-two students.
The Faculty moved to Görükle Campus in 1984 and departments of social sciences were founded starting with departments of Philosophy, Sociology, History, and Turkish Language and Literature in 1989, and later on, departments of Archeology & Art History and Psychology in 1993. In 1999, the Department of Archeology & Art History was divided into two separate departments and the departments started to accept students beginning with Art History in academic year of 1999–2000, Psychology in 2000–2001, and Archeology in 2008-2009. Lastly, departments of Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Geography and Statistics were founded in 2011. The Departments of arts and sciences are holding their activities in buildings E, F, G, and building of Dean’s Office located in central campus of Görükle. Among the social sciences departments, History and Turkish Language & Literature also offer evening education. Among 15 faculties of Uludağ University, the Faculty of Arts & Science has the largest number of programs which provide education with 13 daytime education and 2 evening education programs and it has about 6000 students, 208 academic staff, and 49 administrative personnel.
In addition to teaching basic sciences, our faculty also takes on the task of offering classes of basic sciences which are needed by all the other faculties and vocational schools.
Academic and educational activities in the fields of basic sciences like Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Molecular Biology and Genetics are brought up to completion by a long-established and vivid academic atmosphere created in the setting of basic disciplines of social sciences like Archeology, Geography, Philosophy, Psychology, Art History, Sociology, History, and Turkish Language and Literature.
Intending to produce graduates that can catch up with the changes that the age brings, the departments under our faculty mostly offer general departmental courses in the early stages of education, and opportunity of choosing selective courses aimed at specialization and application is provided particularly in the third and fourth years. After the first year of their education and in accordance with their level of success, students of our faculty can take courses of higher classes, courses offered by the other departments of our faculty, or courses from other faculties of the university; thus, they can acquire not only knowledge and skills of their field of study, but also can develop their general level of knowledge and skills, and when they are graduated they may start their professional life one step ahead of the rest. It is also possible to finish a program in 3 years by attending the summer schools that are offered every year. However, we recommend to our students to enjoy a period four year years benefitting from all the means provided by the university at a maximum level, and to consider social experiences to be gained as a preparation for their life after graduation.
In addition to their own discipline, all of our students also have the opportunity of getting specialized in a second field and earning a minor degree by taking a certain number of courses from other departments. By taking some more extra courses, it is also possible to do a double major and graduate with two different diplomas and a minor certificate.
Although, teacher training is not main mission of our faculty, our graduates may apply for teaching positions if they successfully complete Pedagogical Formation Certificate Program of Faculty of Education.
Within the scope of Erasmus Programme, our faculty has signed approximately eighty agreements with distinguished universities of Europe. Vienna University of Technology from Austria, University of Gent from Belgium, Universities of Sofia, South-Western, and Plovdiv from Bulgaria, Universities of Liberec and Olomouc from Czech Republic, University of Aarhus from Denmark, University of Tartu from Estonia, Universities of Avignon and Bretagne Sud from France, Universities of Giessen, Bonn, Siegen, Jena, Konstanz, Berlin, Cologne, Gottingen, Bochum, Duisburg-Essen, and Munster from Germany, Universities of the Aegean, Crete, and Thessaloniki from Greece, Universities of Pecs and Debrecen from Hungary, Universities of Perugia and Torino from Italy, University of Latvia from Latvia, Universities of Warsaw, Wroclaw, Rzeszow, and Gdansk from Poland, Universities of Porto and Coimbra from Portugal, Universities of Alba Iulia and Bucharest from Romania, University of Ljubljana from Slovenia, University of Trnava from Slovakia, Universities of Zaragoza and Seville from Spain, University of Blekinge from Sweden, and University of Bradford from England are among the universities our faculty signed an agreement with. Within the frame of these agreements, our students have the opportunity of receiving a grant and spending one or two semesters of their four year programs in one of these universities.
Thanks to internationally valid diploma supplement we provide, our graduates are able to document details of their university education in English and they easily get accepted for graduate programs of the universities abroad. Uludag University is among the first 13 Turkish universities which certified that they are able to bring this 4 pages document in accordance with international standards. If you are a graduate of the year 2006 or later, you can submit an application form and get your diploma supplement free of charge.