At the meeting of Higher Education General Assembly dated 18.10.2007, with the article 7 / d-2 of Law No. 2547 amended by Law No. 2880, the Department of Biology was opened in Erzincan University Faculty of Arts and Sciences and accepted its first students in the 2009-2010 academic year.
In addition to undergraduate education, the Department of Biology offers both Master’s and Doctoral degrees. Our department aims to educate qualified personnel in various fields, to conduct research at international level, to serve humanity through research in the field of biology and to represent our country and university in the best way in the international arena.
In the 21st century, the main branches of biology have an important place in every stage of production and R & D studies. Graduates of our department assume the title of “Biologist”. Biologists could be assigned in the Faculty of Science, Medicine, Agriculture, Pharmacy and Veterinary at universities, in Ministries of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, in the Ministries of Environment and Forestry ( in molecular biology laboratories and assay laboratories of hospitals, in material production laboratory and in R & D laboratories). They can work as a researcher in food industry, institutions providing environmental consultancy services, institutions affiliated to Ministry of Health and pharmaceutical industry. In addition, graduates of Biology Department can work as “Biology Teacher” in public schools and private schools affiliated to the Ministry of National Education if they receive pedagogical education. Graduates of the Department of Biology may also serve in the academic staff of the universities provided that they wish and provide the necessary conditions.
There are 5 main branches in our department. These are Botany, General Biology, Hydrobiology, Molecular Biology and Zoology.
In our department; full-fledged student laboratory, plant physiology laboratory, molecular biology laboratory, zoology laboratory, botanical laboratory and herbarium are available.
Prof. Dr. Murat ÇANKAYA
Head of Department