The Department of Psychology at Istanbul Sehir University offers undergraduate work leading to a BA in psychology. The broad curriculum reflects the breadth of topics and diversity of approaches within the field of psychology. Foundational courses encompass behavioral, cultural, developmental, biological, and social psychological perspectives. Beyond these core courses, more specialized course offerings (e.g. motivation and emotion, psycholinguistics, child psychopathology) allow students to pursue their specific interests in greater depth. All courses are structured in ways that promote active learning and include components specifically designed to develop students’ analytical abilities and critical thinking skills.
What is the best strategy to study? How do you deal with negative events? Why do we fall in love? These are some of the questions psychologists investigate. Psychology is a field where human and animal behaviors and experiences are systematically observed. From very early on, we learn about the world around us by observing and asking questions like a seasoned scientist. Psychology helps us respond to this challenge knowledgeably. But why would you choose the ŞEHİR Psychology Department?
At ŞEHİR Psychology, our goal is to educate students in a well-rounded manner, so that by the time they graduate they will have the ability to question, to think critically, and to understand the importance of hard work. Our high caliber faculty has research specializations representing a wide range of fields including developmental psychology, social psychology, organizational psychology, clinical psychology, and cognitive psychology. As a department, we place importance on qualities such as self-confidence, freedom of speech and productivity. It is remarkable to see how much has been accomplished since the program began in 2010.
Some of our graduates have continued their studies in Master’s or Ph.D. programs, while others now work in institutions that touch human lives in the best possible way. Our objective has been and will be to excel in academics and push you, our students to fulfill your potential.
Asst. Prof. Reyyan Bilge
Department Chair, Psychology
||Knowledge Base of Psychology
||Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
||Research Methods in Psychology
||Students will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
||Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology
||Students will respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
||Application of Psychology
||Students will understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
||Values in Psychology
||Students will be able to weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a discipline.
||Information and Technological Literacy
||Students will demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes.
||Students will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
||Sociocultural and International Awareness
||Students will recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Turkish.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
Proof of English Language Proficiency is not required for the application.
Minimum requirements to be exempted from English Preparatory Year:
- TOEFL: iBT 79
- PTE Academic: 55