Field Crops

Doctorate Degree - Instıtute Of Natural And Applıed Scıences

General Information

Field Crops doctor's degree is a program for students who completed undergraduate study in the Department of Field Crops or another department of agriculture faculty and also graduated students from departments of other faculties who agreed to participate in a one-year preparatory program that provides education about topics related to the study areas of field crops. Duration of education and training program is a two year course and thesis write up period of two year, four years.

Length of Programme & Number of Credits

4 Year - 240 ECTS

Feature & Definition

Field Crops doctor's degree program aims to equip agriculture engineers with a deeper and detailed knowledge on one of the study areas of field crops enabling them to do reseach at an advanced level of expertise and to interpret the outcomes of the research results. Program students develop and update their knowledge of a specific subject about cereals, grain legumes, industrial crops or meadow-pasture and forage crops and by doing the field or laboratory research on that issue, they offer the findings of the research as doctor's thesis.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Head of Department


ECTS / Course Catalog Coordinator

Dr. Öğr. Üyesi AYBEGÜN TON

Erasmus Coordinator

Doç. Dr. Recep İrfan NAZLI

Internship Coordinator

Doç. Dr. Recep İrfan NAZLI

Orientation Staff

Doç. Dr. Cemal KURT


To raise specialized on field crops and equipped with contemporary knowledge, to conduct research towards the solution of local, national and international problems and to share the information with scientific world. Our department provides master program in plant breeding, cereals, pulse crops, cash crops, forage crops and rangelands subjects. Main targets of department are to increase the theoretical knowledge gained during undergraduate program, increase the capability of synthesis and analysis skill in these subjects, follow latest technology on national and international bases about his subject, gain the ability to solve the problem about his subject and also improve the ability to analyze the data he collected and present the results, information and skills based on scientific bases in national and international arena.


1- With the expanding and deepening of the knowledge in the field of industrial crops ability to access information, to evaluate information, to interpret and apply by doing scientific research, 2- Ability to use scientific data in the field of Field Crops by using existing data, to use with scientific, social and ethical responsibility, 3-Ability to teach and control the scientific, social and ethical values ??in the stages of collecting, interpreting and announcing the data related to field crops, 4- Ability to transfer the current developments in the field crops field and their studies to the groups in and out of the field systematically in written, oral and visual form, 5- To provide students with the knowledge and skills to make them successful in their academic careers 6-Ability to establish advanced level of written and verbal communication in the field of specialization with the employees in the field, with the wider scientific communities outside the field and in the general public as well as in their own language and in a foreign language.

Specific Admission Requirements

The students can apply to this program providing ALES score, grade point averages and interview in accordance with the regulations of “Çukurova University Graduate Education and Examination Committee” and can pursue their education in their or in related fields.

Qualification Awarded

The students who have successfully accomplished this program gain the doctor’s degree of Field Crops.

Level of Qualification


Qualification Requirements of Graduation

For students who are accepted to a doctoral program with a master's degree with thesis, at least seven credit courses, with a total of at least twenty-one credits and 60 ECTS in one academic term (total of fall and spring semesters); consists of seminar course, specialization courses, proficiency exam, thesis proposal and thesis work and cannot be less than 240 ECTS credits. Provided that the thesis defense is successful and the other conditions determined by the related institute board of directors are met, the student who submits three more bound copies of the doctoral thesis than the number of jury members within one month from the date of the thesis exam and whose thesis is found suitable in terms of form is entitled to receive a doctoral diploma.

Access to Further Studies

After completing his doctorate degree, the person who receives the title of Doctor may take the title of Associate Professor by fulfilling the criteria determined by ULAKBİM.


Not applied in this program.

Applied Course

Practical lessons are given by the Faculty Members in the field and in the laboratories.

Work Placement

Not applied in this program.

Double Major, Additional Major & Exchange Possibilities

The program has exchange opportunities through Horizontal Transfer and Erasmus+.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the program have the opportunity to work in ; public institutions (ministries about agriculture, food, environment and forestry, municipalities, Special Provincial Administrations, State Water Works, etc.), universities (as academics), agricultural advisory bodies, agro-based cooperatives, agro-based private sector firms engaged in R & D and production (seed, drug, fertilizer,etc.), public and private banks, irrigation drainage construction companies, engineering and consulting firms, land consolidation contracting firms, technology development zones and agro-based international companies.