The primary goal of the Political Science Program is to equip the students with the analytical tools and a theoretical framework necessary to grasp various aspects of politics such as political systems, institutions, processes and practices. Political science, whose basic subject matter is the power relations among and within societies, is closely related to various other disciplines including sociology, history, law and economics. Therefore political science contributes to the understanding of our own society as well as others in a rapidly transforming global context.
The Program could be said to be comprising of two stages. The first two years is allocated to the study of basic courses such as Political Science, International Relations, History, Constitutional Law, Economics and Turkish Political Life. Throughout the second half of the program, courses such as Comparative Political Systems, World Politics, Contemporary Ideologies, European Union, International Organizations and Turkish Foreign Policy are offered for the purpose of providing students with a broader outlook. Furthermore, the program encompasses various other courses on history, economics, public management, public finance and administrative law. With a number of 287 graduates, the program currently has 201 active students.