FIELD CROPS

Bachelor's Degree - Faculty Of Agrıculture


General Information

The Field Crops Department offers education, training and research possibilities in industrial crops, cereals, forage crops, pasture and edible legume. In Field Crops Department there are total of 16 academic members, consisting of 10 professors, 1 associate professors and 1 assistant professors as well as 4 research assistants. The main aim of the education and training is to educate students with the currents information about field crops growing and breeding. Research in the Department is concerned with general agronomical, physiological, ecological, biochemical, biotechnical, and genetic aspects of these crops, as well as with more advanced crop-rotation systems suitable for the region. The Department also participates in farmer-training programs, seminars and demonstrations in the field. The Department has 25 hectares of bottom land which is used for education, training and research purposes. In addition to this, several laboratories such as plant analysis, cytology, biotechnology, seed and fiber technology laboratories exist in the department. Our department also collaborates with international and national agencies such as CIMMYT, ICARDA, CIEAM, VOLKANI CENTER, FAO, Hohenheim University in Germany and Hebrew University in Israel. The Department also has conservation unit for genetic resources.

Length of Programme & Number of Credits

4 Year - 240 ECTS

Feature & Definition

Field Crops Department not only aims to give undergraduate lectures and supervise thesis of students but also targets to produce practical knowledges for the application purposes by conducting the applied researches. Also among the primary goals of the department´s mission are doing experimental researches on the subject of field crops which can be grown under the ecological conditions and transferring the knowledges from the mentoned researches to the farmers in the region as well as increasing the production of the field crops by developing new crop cultivars with high yield and quality.. The main goal of department is to educate generally in agriculture, specifically environmental friendly engineers who are ready to use the knowledge they learn in real life situations for the 21st century needs

Mode of Study

Full Time

Head of Department

Prof. Dr. CELALEDDİN BARUTÇULAR

ECTS / Course Catalog Coordinator

Dr. Öğr. Üyesi AYBEGÜN TON

Erasmus Coordinator

Doç. Dr. Recep İrfan NAZLI

Internship Coordinator

Prof. Dr. ÖZGÜL GÖRMÜŞ

Orientation Staff

Doç. Dr. Cemal KURT

Goals

The aim of the programme is , In an environment combining research, application and education, to educate , generally in agriculture, specifically environmental friendly engineers with original job mentality on subjects such as continuous learning on plant growth, plant breeding, and serving the community

Objectives

Field Crops Department not only aims to give undergraduate lectures and to supervise thesis of the students but also targets to produce practical knowledges. Especially, doing experimental researches on the subject of field crops which can be grown under ecological conditions of the region, transferring the knowledge derived from the mentioned researches to farmers, increasing production thanks to improved high-yielding and high-quality cultivars are among the primary goals of the department´s mission.

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 students who have successfully accomplished this program gain the bachelor's degree of Field Crops.

Level of Qualification

Bachelor's

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 colleges and has a GPA of at least 2.00 is deemed to have earned the right to graduate.

Access to Further Studies

The graduates of this program are able 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.

Internship

40 workdays, Field Crops Department, Research Institutes, Private companies

Applied Course

Students will graduate if they take at least 25% practical courses over ECTS.

Work Placement

To determine and solve the problems related to agricultural engineering as well as agronomy and breeding of field crops.

Double Major, Additional Major & Exchange Possibilities

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

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Department of Field Crops have the opportunity to work at the central and local agencies of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, at Agricultural Research Institutes, at the central and local agencies of the state water supply administration, at The Bank of Agriculture (State Bank supporting agriculture), at agricultural credit cooperatives and also at the sugar, flour, feed and oil factories, and they mainly work for seed companies, pesticide dealers and greenhouses.