Bachelor's Degree Programme

The Law of Georgia on Higher Education (Article 2-m) defines the Bachelor's Programme as – “the first cycle of academic higher education, which provides for teaching of the basics in a relevant specialty, essential for pursuing professional activities according to awarded qualification and continuation of studies at master’s level.”

The high degree of combination is considered to be the main feature of the Bachelor’s programmes at our university. It means that different combinations of the programme gives a chance to a students to choose major and minor programmes without any problem. For example, if a student changes his/her choice the courses/modules he/she has already passed is possible to be considered as a minor programme. Obviously, in any case a student must be timely informed about all opportunities of planning his/her educational programme.

 

The structure of Bachelor’s Prorammes

The volume of the programme – 240 ECTS (in a year – 60 ECTS, in a semester – 30 ECTS;

Major programme – 120 + 40 ECTS - for so-called university credits, but the other ratios may also exist (in total, volume of major specialty must not exceed 160 credits).

Among them:

Bachelor’s thesis – 10 ECTS

English language - 20 ECTS

Minor programme – 60 ECTS

Optional courses – 10 ECTS total number of courses equals to 32 (i.e. the average number of courses per semester is 4; in case of modules the number of courses can be changed), the minimal credit of the course is 5 (in case of modules it can be changed); the credits of the course/modules is multiples of five.

Major Programme –a student will be awarded the Bachelor’s degree in major specialty. The maximum volume of the programme is determined by 160 credits (ECTS).

Minor Programme – gives a chance to a student both on the labour market and following cycle of the education. As a rule, a student chooses minor programmes from the framework of the faculty; though, it is not a universal rule. In case of choosing minor programme from the other faculty, the faculty has the right to select students according to the specifity of major programme. For example, the precondition of choosing the minor programme of the Faculty of Engineering, Agricultural and Natural Sciences  can be passing an exam in mathematics. Minor programme is reflected in diploma and the maximum volume is determined by 60 credits (ECTS).

Optional subjects/credits serve to satisfy student's interest, to deepen his/her general knowledge but do not define student’s field qualifications. Optional credits are reflected in the appendix of diploma. A student can choose optional subjects  both from his/her own and other faculty’s curriculums. The maximum volume of optional subjects is determined by 20 credits (ECTS) (i.e. four courses, each of them five credits). However, in case of regulated programmes the number of optional credits may not be compatible with this limit.

University Courses

1. Academic Writing
2. Introduction to Philosophy
3. Informational Technologies
4. English