In our age in which knowledge is the key determinant, the Department of Journalism aims to train qualified and equipped young students who can keep abreast of the latest developments in their countries and in the world, act with social responsibility consciousness, think analytically and critically, attach importance to ethical values, synthesize the theoretical knowledge with their practical knowledge, use the communication technology that today’s world need and have understood the importance of new media as well as traditional media, able to.
Language of the Program: Turkish
About the Department:
The department not only provides the students with the theoretical courses aiming to educate them on the issues that they want to be a professional but also supports with various practical trainings to enable them assess the past and current as a good media literate person. The courses, lectured in a democratic platform by leading experts within the field, are both academic and sectoral guidelines for the students.
The students in our department have the opportunity to follow Double Major Undergraduate Program under favor of agreements made with other faculties. Students can study in abroad with Erasmus Exchange Program or in another institution in Turkey with Farabi Exchange Program.
Registration and Admission Requirements
Our department accepts students in accordance with the central exam administered by the national Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). There are no prerequisites for the student admission. A student studying in an equal program at home or abroad may apply for a transfer if the quota for the program is announced by the university. Student admission is conducted after the academic standings of the students are evaluated. Please, see Undergraduate Education-Training and Examination Regulations of Kastamonu University for comprehensive information.
All students must complete minimum 240 ECTS and earn at least a 2, 00 CGPA out of 4, 00 to graduate.
Assessment and Evaluation:
The success of students in courses is determined by evaluating in-term grades together with final grades. In-term grades may include the mid-term marks and marks from course based practices such as homework, presentation, projects, etc. In accordance with the grading system, 40% of the mid-term mark and 60% of the final mark are added up and passing grade is determined.
There are employment opportunities in media and communication firms, public states and institutions and local and mainstream press.
Also, the graduates who demand to maintain an academic career can attend to the master programs.
Master courses have started from the academic session 2018-2019 in the Department of Journalism within the Faculty.