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PSYCHOLOGY UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM (BAPSY)

  Diploma Area Advisor: Olesya Blazhenkova, Asuman Büyükcan Tetik, Robert Booth, Çağla Aydın, Nihan Alp, Nebi Sümer, Junko Kanero
The program equips students with a strong basis in psychological science, the study of mind and behavior. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the program introduces students to established theory, contemporary issues and research questions in psychology. The program is strongly research-focused; students gain first-hand research experience by taking part in faculty members? projects, an even by conducting their own studies. It also provides students with many opportunities to participate in social involvement and community projects. Graduates are fully prepared to enter graduate programs in psychology and related disciplines, have a broad range of research and statistical skills, and are ready to work in applied settings including the clinical, educational, and business sectors.

SUMMARY OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Course Category Min. ECTS Credits Min. SU Credits Min. Courses
University Courses 75 44 -
Required Courses 40 18 7
Philosophy Requirement Course 6 3 1
Core Electives 42 21 -
Area Electives 36 18 -
Free Elective 41 21 -
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 (fdd.sabanciuniv.edu) 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
     PROJ 300 Project and Internship 3 0 FASS
 * 
PSY 201 Mind and Behavior 6 3 FASS
     PSY 202 Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology I 7 3 FASS
 * 
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
 

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 7 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 304 Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology II 6 3 FASS
     PSY 305 Experimental Psychology 6 3 FASS
     PSY 352 Cognitive Neuroscience 6 3 FASS
     PSY 360 Abnormal Behavior 6 3 FASS
     PSY 370 Emotion 6 3 FASS
     PSY 371 Stress and Well-Being in Adulthood 6 3 FASS
     PSY 380 Testing and Measurement 6 3 FASS
     PSY 382 Personality 6 3 FASS
 

Area Electives

At least 6 courses from all PSY coded undergraduate courses . At least 2 courses must be from PSY 4XX - level advanced Psychology courses. 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.


  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     PSY 314 Language 6 3 FASS
     PSY 315 Memory 6 3 FASS
     PSY 316 Attention 6 3 FASS
     PSY 317 Learning 6 3 FASS
     PSY 322 Lifespan Psychological Science 6 3 FASS
     PSY 325 Infant Development 6 3 FASS
     PSY 330 Individual Differences 6 3 FASS
     PSY 341 Applied Social Psychology 6 3 FASS
     PSY 343 Relationship Science 6 3 FASS
     PSY 344 Group Processes 6 3 FASS
     PSY 362 Clinical Applications of Psychology 6 3 FASS
     PSY 390 Sensation / Perception 6 3 FASS
     PSY 398 Independent Study I 6 3 FASS
     PSY 399 Independent Study II 6 3 FASS
     PSY 403 Advanced Research in Psychology 6 3 FASS
     PSY 405 Culture and Cognition 6 3 FASS
     PSY 410 Advanced Topics in Social and Cognitive Psychology 6 3 FASS
     PSY 414 Selected topics in Language and Communication 6 3 FASS
     PSY 415 Selected topics in Memory and Attention 6 3 FASS
     PSY 421 Cognitive Development 6 3 FASS
     PSY 422 Social Development 6 3 FASS
     PSY 433 Human Bonding 6 3 FASS
     PSY 440 Topics in Psychology in the Public Interest 6 3 FASS
     PSY 443 Psychology of the Self 6 3 FASS
     PSY 444 Intergroup Relationships 6 3 FASS
     PSY 445 Selected Topics in Social Psychology 6 3 FASS
     PSY 450 Selected Topics in Neuroscience 6 3 FASS
     PSY 464 Selected Topics in Applied Psychology 6 3 FASS
 

Free Elective

21 SU credits and 41 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.
  • Click here for general information about Faculty Courses.

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    Click For FASS Faculty Courses

    Click For SOM Faculty Courses

    * 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.