Studyportals placeholder

Humanities and Social Sciences, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The Bachelor in Humanities and Social Sciences at Isik University offers to its students an opportunity to cultivate critical and creative thinking skills to intepret issues in contemporary scientific / technological developments, in cultural processes and the creative arts.


Why Choose the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at Isik University?

  • The unique and competitive advantage of being a graduate of the first and only undergraduate Humanities and Social Sciences program in Turkey;
  • The opportunity to choose your concentration according to your interest after the second year;
  • Instead of being limited to a single disciplinary area or occupation, having the chance to acquire training to meet the demands of many different sectors and hence increasing career opportunies,
  • Instead of having to choose only one area of concentration, having a chance to gain knowledge by electing courses from many different disciplines such as science, technology, engineering, politics, art, anthropology, sociology, psychology and others.,
  • Having the benefits of an inter-disciplinary education, namely an opportunity to synthesize the knowledge acquired from different disciplines,
  • An opportunity to cultivate critical and creative thinking skills to intepret issues in contemporary scientific / technological developments, in cultural processes and the creative arts;
  • broad based culture and accumulation of knowledge, to develop skills on analitical and critical thinking,
  • A chance to develop your talents and capacity in creative thinking, innovation and social enterpreneurship, and to generate social and economic value.
Career Opportunities and Professional Fields

In recent years standard education, certificates and diplomas have lost their edge in business life. Employers today prefer job candidates who are original, are able to generate ideas, have unique skills, are able to take inititive, skilful, and have a lifelong capacity for learning. The Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Department aims to produce graduates with such qualifications.

The HSS program seeks to create a positive atmosphere for its students to foster their courage to follow their own path and fields of specialization, and to develop projects that set them apart from others.

An HSS graduate can become managers and professionals who can evaluate the feasibility of technical solutions, decide on the product range and technology as well as determine marketing strategies. If they specialize they can work in "new product development", "innovation", "knowledge management" and in "marketing" departments.

If an HSS graduate specializes through further study in an area such as human rights law and becomes an expert, they can work for international organizations such as the United Nations, EU Commission, EU Human Rights Court or become a researcher or academic in one of these fields.

If an HSS graduate specializes in "the impact of new technologies on human and environmental health", he/she can work at institutions such as the Ministry of Environment and Health, World Health Organisation, or in many national and international non-governmental organisations as a specialist or manager.

If an HSS graduate can develop and differentiating herself/himself through course selection and further training, can become an artist, art critic or arts manager. This description may include fields such as scenario writing, acting, painting, and writing.

An HSS graduate can also be employed in digital and print media, an in the publishing and communication sectors because she/he is qualified enough to meet the demands of these sectors with their skills of observation, interpretation and synthesis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Civilization I
  • History of Art
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Human Development and Culture
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
For more information please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®

Academic Requirements

  • Application form
  • Passport copy with personal information page on it.
  • Copy of an official document certifying successful completion of high school / diploma.
  • Exam results if you are applying with an exam (national or internationally recognized), such as SAT.
  • Copy of an official high school transcript
  • Copy of English language proficiency exam scores if available for non-native speakers.
  • *Students, who prove their English Proficiency via the exam results mentioned above, can directly start their undergraduate programs. Students, who fail to submit any proof of their

For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Istanbul

  • 2000 - 3240 TRY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.