Istanbul, Turkey

Course Information

Istanbul, Turkey | 2017 Spring

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.

Areas of Study Available at Bahçeşehir University

Through our agreement with Bahçeşehir University (BAU), an array of courses will be made available for you to take. Areas of study believed to be of most interest to USAC students are included below as a sample of what the University offers. Courses are subject to availability and approval of prerequisites which are determined by BAU.

  • A full-time load at Bahçeşehir University is 15-21 credits.
  • Courses are usually 3 credits each, though some 2- and 4-credit courses are available, too.
  • All courses are assigned both local and ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits.
  • Students are required to attend all academic activities, such as lectures, studios, laboratories, and exams.

Keep in mind that you must enroll in the equivalency of at least 12 US credits per semester (even if host university requirements are lower). Be sure to have plenty of primary and alternate course options in mind as schedules are subject to change and registration in your preferred courses is not guaranteed.

Grades may not be ready until one or two months after exams are completed; in some cases it may take longer. Check your Credits, Courses, and Transcripts document in Gateway for details specific to your host university. The transcript evaluation and grade reporting process at your home university will also take time after your overseas transcripts arrives. If you plan to study here during your senior year, review your home university requirements carefully to allow enough time for grades to be posted for graduation. Plan to work ahead with your academic advisor if you will be using your study abroad coursework to meet prerequisites back at home.

  • Turkish for Beginners (highly recommended for all students)

Architecture and Design Course Areas

  • Architecture
  • Industry Productions Design
  • Interior Design

Arts and Sciences Course Areas

  • American Culture and Literature
  • Educational Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Science

Communication Course Areas

  • Advertising
  • Cinema and Television
  • Journalism
  • Photography and Video
  • Public Relations
  • Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design

Economics and Administrative Sciences Course Areas

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • European Union Relations
  • International Business and Trade
  • Political Sciences and International Relations

Engineering Course Areas

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electric-Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Software Engineering

Law Course Areas

  • Banking Law
  • Competition Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Financial Markets and Law
  • International Arbitrary
  • International Criminal Procedure
  • International Commercial Law
  • International Human Rights
  • Internet Crimes
  • Law of Legal Protection
  • Sports Law
  • Virtual Law

Course Descriptions

To obtain course syllabi, click on the link(s) below and follow the prompts to specific course information. Please contact the USAC Student Information department if you have difficulty finding the information.

Bahçeşehir University