Bachelor's Degree - Faculty Of Agrıculture

General Information

The main dealing subjects of the programme are the organisms, such as insects and mites, abiotic and biotic factors (fungi, bacteria, phytoplasma, spiroplasma, virus, viroid and nematodes) and weeds causing economic losses to the cultivated plants. In that teaching programme, mechanical, physical, chemical, biological and biotechnological control strategies are introduced. The department has the sufficient requirements for the various plant protection activities. Modern equipped laboratories, almost 40 da research and applying area, greenhouse and chamber rooms enable researches to the entomology and phytopathology fields within the department. It's compulsory to do summer training at the end of the 6th semester. Graduated students have the award of Agricultural Engineer at the final of 8 semesters.

Length of Programme & Number of Credits

4 Year - 240 ECTS

Feature & Definition

The Department of Plant Protection maintains its educational and research activities in the framework of two branches, Entomology and Phytopathology. In the field of Entomology, faunistic and systematic studies are carried out with the solution of the problems encountered in production of cultivated plants primarily in relation to insect, mite and nematode groups. In phytopathology division, bacteriology, mycology, virology and herbology work on diseases and weed species, which are reported to have widespread and economical prevalence in the region. The department is in contact with different branches of science such as zoology, biology, genetics, biochemistry, plant physiology, taxonomy and systematics.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Head of Department


ECTS / Course Catalog Coordinator

Doç. Dr. İsmail DÖKER

Erasmus Coordinator


Internship Coordinator


Orientation Staff

Doç. Dr. İsmail DÖKER


Aim of the programme is to provide the students to have the fundamental background on the basic agricultural engineering, the ability for plant protection challenges in cultivation and reaches to the sufficient knowledge, evaluation and application to solve those challenges. The purpose of the programme is to suffice qualified labors covering the wishes and demands of public and private companies active in plant protection field and prepare the students to the master’s programme in an academical proficient.


Determination of problems related to plant disease, pest and weeds in the field of plant protection and having the necessary knowledge for the identification of the agents; to ensure proper application of the plant disease, pest and weed control methods and interpreting and evaluating the results; prescribing pesticides that can be applied according to the instructions, in case of the chemical control; to have the ability to communicate their professional knowledge to the relevant stakeholders of agriculture, and to communicate with growers and extension, respectful attitudes to profession; agricultural engineers who have the ability to understand the problems related to Plant Protection within the framework of legal regulations and regulations and to develop methods of solutions are aimed.

Specific Admission Requirements

Placement through a centralized national university placement examination (ÖSYS). Student Selection and Placement Centre (ÖSYM) is responsible to place students according to their ÖSYS scores.

Qualification Awarded

The student obtains a Bachelor's degree.

Level of Qualification


Qualification Requirements of Graduation

Students are required to be successful in all courses, practices and studies in the curriculum of the department or program they are enrolled in. A student who has completed at least 240 ECTS credits in 4-year faculties and schools of education and has at least 2.00 GPA is deemed to have earned the right to graduate.

Access to Further Studies

The graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to graduate studies in same field or related areas if they pass the evaluation process designated according to the regulations of "Çukurova University Graduate Education and Examination Committee", which includes ALES, general point of average, and the interview.


Students are obliged to make internship for 40 working days during the summer period of the year between the 3rd and 4th grades. Internship places are Plant Protection Departments of other universities, Ministry of Agriculture - Plant Protection Institutions, Corporate Plant Protection and Agricultural Chemical Companies

Applied Course

There are no applied courses in this program.

Work Placement

Work Based Learning is not applied.

Double Major, Additional Major & Exchange Possibilities

All departments of the Faculty of Agriculture have the right to continue the Double Major and Minor Programs in the Department of Plant Protection if they meet the necessary requirements.

Employment Opportunities

Graduated students are employed in the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Ministry of Forest and Water Affairs, The State Hydraulic Works, Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation, universities, private companies and agricultural enterprises. In addition, they may have the ability to work as an agricultural consultant.