Level and Duration of the Program: Undergraduate, 8 Semesters.

Department of Cosmetology Mission
As Cosmetology Program, our mission is to provide our students with a strong academic background in cosmetic sciences and to enable them to take part in the sector successfully and ethically. In this direction;
1. We aim to provide our students with a comprehensive education in cosmetology. We aim to provide in-depth knowledge on topics such as the formulation of cosmetic products, application techniques, trends in the beauty industry and marketing strategies, along with basic knowledge from disciplines such as biology, chemistry and dermatology.
2. By supporting our students with practical experiences, we aim to enable them to gain real-world skills through practices such as collaborations with industry. In this way, our graduates can quickly adapt to the industry and work effectively.
3. We attach great importance to ethical values and sustainability principles. We aim to educate our students as individuals who are sensitive to the environment, respectful to human health and socially responsible. We encourage ethical and sustainable practices at every stage from the production to the consumption of cosmetic products.
4. We attach importance to developing our students' communication skills and leadership potential. By supporting teamwork, problem solving and analytical thinking skills, we aim for our graduates to be successful in leadership roles in the industry.
5. We encourage our graduates to continuously update themselves by following the developments in the sector. By encouraging scientific research, we offer postgraduate education and research opportunities to enable them to make innovative contributions to the sector.

We strive to train our students as qualified, visionary and ethical cosmetology professionals who add value to the industry.

Department of Cosmetology Vision
The Cosmetology Program offers an innovative and comprehensive education that aims to train leading professionals in the cosmetic industry of the future. Our vision is to enable our students to graduate as a cosmetology professional equipped with a strong scientific foundation, creative thinking skills and ethical values.

Our program aims to provide students with an in-depth understanding of cosmetic science through an interdisciplinary approach supported by a comprehensive curriculum. With a focus on innovation and technology, we aim to prepare our students for the changing trends and needs in the industry.

We combine theoretical knowledge with real-world applications by providing opportunities to collaborate with our industry partners for our students to gain practical experience. We also support the development of our students in areas such as communication skills, leadership abilities and sustainability principles.

As the Cosmetology Program, we aim for our students to graduate as professionals who will contribute to society, are environmentally conscious and committed to ethical values. We are committed to helping them gain the knowledge, skills and passion necessary for a successful career in the cosmetics industry. In this way, they will be recognized worldwide as pioneering leaders in the field of cosmetology and do innovative work that adds value to the industry.

Program Purpose
The Cosmetology Program aims to provide students with a comprehensive cosmetic science education and to train cosmetology specialists with innovative and ethical values in accordance with the needs of the sector. In this direction, our main objectives are listed below.
1. To Provide Students with In-Depth Knowledge in The Field of Cosmetic Science: Our program provides students with a solid foundation in cosmetic chemistry, skin physiology, formulation and analysis of cosmetic products. In this way, students can specialize in their fields by learning current knowledge and techniques in the industry.
2. Gaining Practical Skills: In collaboration with our industry partners, we enable our students to acquire skills in the practical production, testing and evaluation of cosmetic products. In this way, our graduates can quickly adapt to real-world applications.
3. Developing Communication and Leadership Skills: Our program allows students to develop effective communication, teamwork and leadership skills. These skills support our graduates to succeed in the industry and rise to leadership positions.
4. Commitment to Ethical Values and Sustainability: We aim to train our students as cosmetology professionals with ethical values and environmental and social responsibility awareness. By adopting the principles of sustainability, we encourage them to contribute to positive change in the industry.
5. Collaboration with Industry and Continuous Updating: Our program continuously updates its curriculum in collaboration with industry leaders and provides students with an education in line with the needs of the industry. In this way, our graduates can quickly adapt to changing trends and technologies in the industry and gain a competitive advantage.

In line with this mission and objectives, the Cosmetology Program is committed to providing its students with the necessary equipment to grow as successful, knowledgeable and ethical professionals in the cosmetics industry.

Program Achievements
1. Basic Principles of Cosmetic Science: Students will acquire basic knowledge in areas such as basic concepts of cosmetology, cosmetic chemistry, dermatology, skin physiology and formulation of cosmetic products.
2. Formulation and Analysis of Cosmetic Products: Students gain practical knowledge and experience in formulating, manufacturing and analyzing cosmetic products by understanding the formulation process of cosmetic products.
3. Sectoral Industry Collaborations: Students have the opportunity to interact with professionals in the cosmetics industry and gain practical experience in the industry.
4. Communication and Leadership Skills: The program enables students to develop effective communication, teamwork and leadership skills so that they can successfully communicate and assume leadership roles in the industry.
5. Commitment to Ethical Values: Students understand their ethical responsibilities in the field of cosmetology and are able to demonstrate professional practice in an ethical manner.
6. Sustainability and Environmental Awareness: The program teaches students about the environmental impact of cosmetic products and the principles of sustainability and promotes environmentally responsible cosmetic practices.
7. Research and Innovation Skills: Students follow the latest developments in the field of cosmetology and can contribute to the industry by conducting innovative research projects.

These outcomes aim to provide students with a strong foundation and hands-on experience in the field of cosmetology so that they graduate ready for the industry.

Program Employment Areas: Students who graduate from the Cosmetology Program can have a wide range of job opportunities. Some of the employment areas:
1. Cosmetics Industry: They can work in cosmetic companies in areas such as product development, formulation, R&D, quality control and product management. 
2. Cosmetics Sales and Marketing: They can work in areas such as sales and marketing of cosmetic products, brand management, digital marketing.
3. Skin Care and Aesthetic Centers: They can work as skin care specialists, estheticians or cosmetologists in spas, beauty salons and aesthetic centers. In these areas, they can offer services such as skin care, massage, body care and beauty treatments to customers.
4. Dermocosmetic Companies: They can be employed in areas such as selling dermocosmetic products, promoting products in cooperation with dermatologists or working in dermatologist offices.
5. Medical Aesthetics: They can work in plastic surgery clinics, medical aesthetic centers or dermatology clinics on medical aesthetic applications. For example, they can perform procedures such as laser hair removal, skin resurfacing procedures or botox.
6. Cosmetic Training and Consultancy: They can work in the training departments of cosmetic training institutions or cosmetic companies. They can also advise customers on cosmetic products and offer solutions for their personal care needs.
7. Research and Development: They can work in R&D departments or academic research institutions to develop innovative products in the cosmetics industry. In these areas, they can conduct studies on the efficacy, safety and quality of cosmetic products.
8. Cosmetology Education and Management: They can work as instructor of cosmetology programs in higher education or vocational training institutions. They can also work in positions such as product training or sales team management in cosmetic companies.

These areas are potential areas of employment for individuals graduating from cosmetology undergraduate programs and may diversify or expand depending on the needs of the sector.

Lessons Process
The Cosmetology Program, which is carried out through an Internet-based Learning Management System (LMS), offers students the opportunity to learn using the distance education model.This allowed the students to attend classes and complete the program online. Here is more information about the functioning of this type of LMS-based program.
1. Online Course Material: The course material of the program is accessible on the LMS platform. From there, students can access lecture notes, slides, videos, reading materials, and other resources.
2. Video Lectures: Teaching is supported by video lecture recordings. Students can watch these videos online and have the opportunity to understand the course content.
3. Live Classes and Webinars: Some programs offer live classes or webinars. Students can interact with their instructors by participating in live sessions.
4. Interactive Discussion and Forums: The LMS provides interactive discussion boards and forums for students. These platforms allow students to ask questions related to the course and exchange views with other students.
5. Student Assessments: Online quizzes, assignments, and project submissions were used to measure students' achievements. These assessments assess students' ability to understand and apply the course material.
6. Customized Course Schedules: LMS provides students with customized course schedules. Students can choose courses that align with their specific interests and career goals.
7. Communication over the Internet: Students can communicate with their instructors and classmates through the LMS. Email, messaging, and video-conferencing tools can be used.
8. Research and Project Collaboration: Students can collaborate on research projects through an LMS. This provided the students with the opportunity to create online study groups.
9. Exam and Diploma: Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a diploma. 

Programs run using an Internet-based LMS provide students with the opportunity to study, regardless of geographical and time constraints. However, it requires students to be disciplined, have a good Internet connection, and learn to use digital learning platforms effectively. For a program to function effectively, instructional design and technical support are also of great importance.

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