Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Despite being around only for the past 140 years, the discipline of psychology is among the most important scientific fields of the 21st century. Research conducted in psychology aim to bring together interdisciplinary methodologies that range from behavioral measures to neurobiological measures.
Bahçeşehir Cyprus University (BAU Cyprus) Department of Psychology offers a four-year undergraduate degree. The psychology undergraduate degree program is designed to provide students with knowledge about the major theories of contemporary psychology and techniques. It introduces students to various subfields of psychology and provides a comprehensive education in the field. The language of instruction is exclusively in English. Apart from introducing several subfields of psychology such as Developmental, Clinical, Industrial/Organizational and Health Psychology, students learn importance of ethical codes in both research and practice throughout undergraduate studies.
The lecturers in the Department of Psychology have expertise in various subfields of psychology (e.g., Clinical, Health and Social Psychology). They encourage students to critically think and adopt principles of ethics throughout learning main approaches in contemporary psychology.
In the first year of the Psychology Program, students become familiar with major theories in related to human behaviour. In the second year, students study research related courses and some of the major subfields in psychology such as developmental and social psychology. During the third year, students further study major theories in various subfields in psychology such as cognitive psychology, physiological psychology, experimental psychology and psychology of learning. In the last (fourth year), students study courses that are more related to practice which help them to prepare for professional life.
On completion of the programme the student will be able to:
To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines (e.g. sociology, history, political science, communication studies, philosophy, anthropology, literature, law, art, etc) that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge in understanding and interpreting of psychological process.
Course assessment usually includes final exam, mid-term exam, projects, quizzes and class participation.
Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam, midterm exam and assignments where appropriate. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.
The program provides students with the opportunity to develop a solid foundation in psychological principles, code of professional conduct, theories and research methodologies. Based on this foundation BAU Cyprus Psychology graduates are prepared to continue pursuing a specialized graduate degree program in various subfield of psychology such as Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Forensic Psychology, Psychology of Health, Industry Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology, Sport Psychology, Educational Psychology, etc.). Moreover, the psychology undergraduate degree program curriculum offered by BAU Cyprus is specifically designed to meet the standards of European Diploma in Psychology (EuroPsy) to ensure students receive internationally recognized diplomas which will enable them to practice psychology anywhere they choose to do so. At the same time, the psychology program curriculum is designed to meet criteria suggested by Turkish Psychological Association.
The application process for studying Psychology at BAU Cyprus is very easy. You can simply and safely share your personal information through our online application platform. After receiving a confirmation email with a link a copy of the following documents can be uploaded:
Students graduating from the Psychology program will have skills such as behavior analysis and observation, conducting research and writing reports. Students who complete their undergraduate studies in psychology can work in various sectors:
As there are many subfields that psychology graduates can specialize in, Specialist Psychologists who have completed their master’s degree can work in many fields such as developmental psychology, health psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology, and industrial psychology, depending on their expertise.