Department of Philosophy within Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Yıldız Teknik University was founded in 2010. It was founded on the purpose of offering an education and research to satisfy the need for rational-critical knowledge, and also to make a contribution to repositioning of philosophy in our country, since it is a discipline that is proven to assist to any kind of positive improvement in the world.

Academic programs in the department are arranged by taking semesters system as basis, hence the BA program of 4 years consists of 8 semesters. Even though the language of education is Turkish, students are required to go to prep school for 1 year, unless they are successful in the proficiency exam.

Students who are about to complete the BA program should write a thesis during their 7th and 8th semesters with an advisor they choose. The necessary requirements for thesis should be completed within 6th semester.

The program is arranged under three majors:

(1) History of Philosophy.

(2) Systematic Philosophy and Logic.

(3) History of Turkish-Islamic Thought.

Philosophy department graduates in Turkey can continue their academic careers, can teach in high schools, and also work in public and private institutions as advisors in fields such related to education, cultural, public relations, media, planning, and assessment.