- Education System
Cappadocia University combines academic and vocational education in its curricula. Our University generates information and research data on the structures and policies underlying key contemporary issues, and makes this knowledge available for the benefit of its students and for humanity as a whole. Our student body, on the other hand, is provided with the opportunity to develop expertise directly in the sectors and businesses that will provide them economic advantages/employment in the future.
Cappadocia University develops its curricula in line with the principle of teaching the most recent knowledge first. The programs prepared in accordance with this principle, which we refer to as “Education Prioritizing Latest Knowledge”, motivate and challenge young minds, and by applying this system, we aim to stimulate the awareness, curiosity, imagination, creativity, evaluation and, hence, innovation capacity of our students. Sent off on their career paths equipped with up-to-date information on history, social life, culture, technology, economics and science, our students gain a clear understanding of the nature of the globalizing world, as well as their position within it.
Cappadocia University's vocational education institutes embrace practice-centered methods, inherited from the master-apprentice relationship applied in the traditional guild (Ahi) organizations of the Seljuk and the Ottoman eras, supported with today’s pedagogical approaches. Our training programs are regularly updated in order to meet the demands and requirements of the sectors, and to stay abreast of recent technological and legal developments. In our vocational education approach, theoretical education is reinforced with practical training.
DOUBLE MAJOR PROGRAM
Our students may gain a second associate degree or a bachelor's degree from another program of interest by taking additional courses. Students may apply to the “Double Major Program” if their GPA is 2.70 or above.
Our students can take a limited number of courses in a second area of interest and may be awarded a minor certificate in this field. The minor program curricula contains a group of courses that can be taken to develop knowledge and competence in a second area of choice.
TRIMESTER and SEMESTER SYSTEMS
At Cappadocia University, a trimester system is adopted in some practice-based programs, although most of our programs are based on a semester system.
The Cappadocia University Summer School is seven weeks of intensive education, where our students can retake any courses they failed in the fall and spring semesters, and can complete the courses that they could not take in previous semesters. Courses that are not opened in the Cappadocia University summer school can be taken at another higher education institution.
NOT ALL UNIVERSITIES HAVE A CAP-THROWING TRADITION AT GRADUATION. IN SOME SPECIAL GRADUATION CEREMONIES, A BELT IS WORN ON THE GOWN.
In traditional Turkish guild organizations, the ceremony to mark the successful completion of an apprenticeship and the acquisition of the necessary skills to enter the profession is called the “belt wearing ceremony”. An artisan or craftsman who dons their belt with the consent of their master gains the right to open a workplace. Our teachers – as “the masters” – tie a belt around the waists of the graduating students – “the apprentices” – at the graduation ceremonies of Cappadocia University.