About Program

Our mission at GAU Psychology is to equip students with skills that matter for their future careers based on the personal strengths and interests of the students. Psychology comes in two basic forms: research and applied. Psychology aims to understand scientifically how people develop, think and learn, feel and relate to one another. Psychology also aims to help solve problems that may arise in personal, inter-personal, group and organizational life. At GAU, we provide training for both branches of psychology. For our B.Sc. degree, our department offers a unique two track program depending on the undergraduate’s needs. After two years of foundational courses in psychology that build both research and applied skills, students who are more interested in research – and post-doctoral research-based degrees – take courses that lead to a final year research thesis. For those who want to take up a profession in an applied branch of psychology – such as clinical, forensic, educational or counselling psychology – courses are taken that develop the relevant skills and there is opportunity for an internship with a professional practice.

 

The GAU Psychology department offers three postgraduate studies: an MSc in Applied Social Psychology, an MSc in Health Psychology and MSc in Psychological Counselling and Guidance. The MSc in Applied Social Psychology has both general and forensic specializations.

 

The Psychology Department is an approved by YOK in Turkey. The graduation certificate is equivalent to the European Psychology Certificate (EuroPsy). All courses in Psychology department are in English.

Career Opportunities

Title of Graduates:

 

Students who completed four year undergraduate level will gain “psychologist”  title and the students who received master degree will be called “specialized psychologist” in the sub field of psychology which they choose to complete their M.S. degree.

 

Carreer Opportunities:

 

Beside mastery of the concepts, theory, and methods of psychology, research technique and psychological perspectives, four year Psychology program also provides basic understanding and empathy that characterizes the competent professional in psychology area. Therefore program provides a wide range of job opportunities.  Psychology graduates have a wide range of job opportunities; they can work at human resources departments, hospitals, psychology laboratuars, private clinics, industry, schools, prisons etc.  Additionally program equips students to be able to do and provides opportunity for master programs to be scientists, academicians in psychology area.

Student Opinions

Departmental Courses

Year 1

 

Fall Semester

 

PSY101

Introduction to Psychology I

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY103

Elemntary Mathematics

CR:(1,2)3

ECTS:8

 

PHIL101

Introduction to Philosophy

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:8

 

EGL101

Development of Reading Skills

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:3

 

COMP103

Introduction to Computer and Information Systems

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:3

 

TURK001

Turkish I

CR:(0,0)0

ECTS:2

 

Spring Semester

 

PSY102

Introduction to Psychology II

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY104

English for Psychology

CR:(1,2)3

ECTS:8

 

SOC104

Introduction to Sociology

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:8

 

EGL102

Development of Writing Skills

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:3

 

COMP104

Computer Applications

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:3

 

TURK002

Turkish II

CR:(0,0)0

ECTS:2

 

Year 2

 

Fall Semester

 

PSY211

Research Design in Psychology

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:7

 

PSY213

Critical Thinking

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY251

Social Psychology I

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY221

Developmental Psychology I

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

CS201

Communication Skills I

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:3

 

NH001

National History I

CR:(0,0)0

ECTS:2

 

Spring Semester

 

PSY204

Biological Bases of Behavior

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY218

Statistics and Research Methods I

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:7

 

PSY240

Clnical Psychology I

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY284

Experimental Psychology

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

CS202

Communication Skills II

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:3

 

NH002

National History II

CR:(0,0)0

ECTS:2

 

Year 3

 

Fall Semester

 

PSY321

Cognitive Psychology

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY331

Testing and Measurement

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY337

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY361

Personality and Its Assessment

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY301

Pre-Dissertation Elective

CR:(3,3)6

ECTS:6

 

Spring Semester

 

PSY312

Ethics and History of Psychology

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:8

 

PSY338

Health Psychology

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY344

Clnical Psychology II

CR:(3,3)6

ECTS:10

 

PSY348

Counseling and Psychotherapy

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

Year 4

 

Fall Semester

 

PSY001

Internship

CR:(0,0)0

ECTS:2

 

PSY401

Final Dissertation I

CR:(3,3)6

ECTS:10

 

PSY476

Criminology

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY471

Psychopharmacology

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY470

Special Topics in Applied Social Psychology

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

Spring Semester

 

PSY402

Final Dissertation II

CR:(3,3)6

ECTS:12

 

PSY477

Special Topics in Experimental Psychology

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY478

Special Topics in Applied Psychology

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY479

Introduction to Human Sexuality

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

Elective Courses

 

PSY341

Environmental Psychology

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY342

Psychopathology

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY345

Psychology of Adjustment

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY347

Psychology of Ageing

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY380

Educational and School Psychology

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY382

Cross Cultural Psychology

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY449

Gender Issues

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY451

Drugs and Individual Behavior

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY455

Child Abuse

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY460

Forensic Psychology

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY467

Developmental Psychopathology

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY318

Statistics and Research Methods II

CR:(2,4)6

ECTS:12

 

PSY322

Developmental Psychology II

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

PSY352

Social Psychology II

CR:(2,1)3

ECTS:6

 

 

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Information
Faculty
The Faculty of Humanities
Program
Psychology
Degree
Undergraduate Degree
Duration
4 Years
Fees
5500 €
Scholarship
Yes
Accreditation
YÖK - YÖDAK
Taught Language
Turkish or English