Our academic staff consists of 14 professors, 5 associate professors and 1 assistant professor, 14 research assistants and 3 specialists. Every year, approximately 80 undergraduate and 25 graduate students register for department. There are several laboratories in the department that provide services for courses such as mineralogy, petrography, paleontology, sedimentology, coal geology, soil and rock mechanics and hydrogeology. The collection room and museum are also open for all students. Optical and ore microscopes, computers and physical testing equipments are available for undergraduate and graduate students.

There is a big collection of the museum for the public domain. Our students can benefit from our Geoscience Application and Research Center (YEBİM) and the Geological Research Center on River, Lake and Seas (AGDEJAM). These centers serve national and international researchers.

Graduates can find a job in a short period of time thanks to the qualified, effective and strong staff and infrastructure of our department with quality education. Our department serves many public institutions and legal entities for examinations and researches.

Department Laboratories

– Heavy Minerals Laboratory

– Applied Geology Laboratory

– Chemistry Laboratory

– Coal Geology Laboratory

– Computer Laboratory

– Gemology Laboratory

– Optical Mineralogy Laboratory

– Ore Deposits Laboratory

– Paleontology Laboratory

– Petrography Laboratory

– Petroleum Geology Laboratory

– Remote Sensing and GIS Laboratory

– Sedimentology Laboratory

– Thin Section Laboratory

YEBIM Laboratories


– ICP and Micro Analysis Laboratory

– XRF Laboratory

– Raman and FTIR Laboratory