Course Catalog


  Diploma Area Advisor: Olesya Blazhenkova, Asuman Büyükcan Tetik, Robert Booth, Çağla Aydın
The Program aims at producing research and teaching in high international standarts which equips students with a strong base in psychological knowledge; the study of human mind and behaviour. By adopting an interdisciplinary approach. It introduces students to the contemporary issues and research questions in Psychology that has implications for a variety of disciplines. The program has a strong research-oriented focus; encouraging students to gain first hand research experience by taking part in projects by the faculty members. Such an emphasis on theory and applied skills will provide the necessary foundation for the graduates of this program who can then flexibly choose applied careers in industry and clinical seetings, and/or academic careers in research institutes and universities.


Course Category Min. ECTS Credits Min. SU Credits Min. Courses
University Courses 75 44 -
Required Courses 28 12 5
Philosophy Requirement Course 6 3 1
Core Electives 30 15 -
Area Electives 36 18 -
Free Elective 65 33 -
Faculty Courses - - 5
Total 240 125 -


University Courses

From the University Courses listed below, 17 courses and 44 SU credits and 75 ECTS credits must be completed.

- All freshman courses (1XX coded courses, including PROJ 201) and SPS 303 are required.

- Only two of the HUM coded courses listed below are required.

(Please visit Foundations Development Directorate web site ( for general information about University Courses.)

  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     IF 100 Computational Approaches to Problem Solving 5 3 FENS
     MATH 101 Calculus I 6 3 FENS
     CIP 101N Civic Involvement Projects I-N 1 0 FASS
     NS 101 Science of Nature I 6 4 FENS
     SPS 101 Humanity and Society I 6 3 FASS
     TLL 101 Turkish Language and Literature I 3 2 SL
     AL 102 Academic Literacies 5 3 SL
     MATH 102 Calculus II 6 3 FENS
     NS 102 Science of Nature II 6 4 FENS
     SPS 102 Humanity and Society II 6 3 FASS
     TLL 102 Turkish Language and Literature II 3 2 SL
     HIST 191 Principles of Atatürk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 3 2 FASS
     HIST 192 Principles of Atatürk and the History of the Turkish Revolution II 3 2 FASS
     HUM 201 Major Works of Literature - Myths and Archetypes 5 3 FASS
     PROJ 201 Undergraduate Project Course 1 1 FENS
     HUM 202 Major Works of Western Art 5 3 FASS
     HUM 203 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 5 3 FASS
     HUM 204 Major Works of Classical Music 5 3 FASS
     HUM 206 Major Works of Drama 5 3 FASS
     HUM 211 Major Works of 20th Century Literature 5 3 FASS
     HUM 212 Major Works of Modern Art 5 3 FASS
     HUM 214 Major Works of the Opera 5 3 FASS
     HUM 221 Major Works of the Novel 5 3 FASS
     HUM 224 Major Works of 20th Century Music 5 3 FASS
     HUM 231 Major Works of Poetry 5 3 FASS
     HUM 232 Major Works of Asian Art 5 3 FASS
     HUM 241 Major Works of Short Fiction 5 3 FASS
     HUM 261 Major Works of World Literature 5 3 FASS
     HUM 271 Major Works in Islamic Literature 5 3 FASS
     SPS 303 Law and Ethics 5 3 FASS

Required Courses

All courses below

  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
MATH 203 Introduction to Probability 6 3 FENS
     MATH 306 Statistical Modelling 6 3 FENS
     PROJ 300 Project and Internship 3 0 FASS
PSY 201 Mind and Behavior 6 3 FASS
     PSY 303 Research Methods 7 3 FASS

Philosophy Requirement Course

Either one of the courses below

  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     PHIL 300 Philosophy of Science 6 3 FASS
     PHIL 301 Philosophy of Social Sciences 6 3 FASS

Core Electives

At least 5 courses from the pool below. The extra courses taken from this pool are directly counted towards Area Elective Course requirements.

  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     ORG 302 Organizational Behavior 6 3 SOM
PSY 310 Cognitive Processes 6 3 FASS
     PSY 320 Developmental Psychology 6 3 FASS
PSY 340 Social Psychology 6 3 FASS
     PSY 350 Introduction to Neuroscience 6 3 FASS
     PSY 360 Abnormal Behavior 6 3 FASS
     PSY 380 Testing and Measurement 6 3 FASS

Area Electives

At least 6 courses from the list beolw and all PSY coded courses are automaticaly counted as area elective. Maximum 3 graduate courses could be taken and counted towards the degree requirements, if the student is at his/her graduation year and upon the advisors and the course instructor's approvals. The extra courses taken from this pool are directly counted towards Free Elective Course requirements.

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Free Elective

33 SU credits and 65 ECTS credits are required (excluding University courses) at most two of the beginning/basic level second language courses can be used to fulfill the free elective requirements.
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Faculty Courses

  • At least 5 courses should be completed from FENS, FASS and SOM Faculty Courses, At least three of these courses must be from the pool of FASS Faculty Courses,
  • These five courses must be distributed over at least three out of eight areas: the FENS and SOM pool of faculty courses counting as seventh and eighth area in addition to the six FASS areas (CULT, ECON, HART, PSYCH, SPS/POLS/IR, VA)
  • These courses may have been taken while fulfilling the other degree requirements for the program.
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    * Faculty Courses

    **Courses in more than one areas are listed in the area according to order of appearence in Summary of Degree Requirements list. That is, if a course is both area elective and core elective,then it is listed in core elective courses list.

    ***Graduate courses are not listed in undergraduate area requirements even if they are among them.

    ****Since graduation requirements may change dependent to the enrollment year to the University, we advise our students who enrolled at SU in previous years and still continue their education, to track their graduation requirements completion via Information System - Degree Evaluation.