Profile of The Programme

The Department of Psychology aims at producing theoretical and applied research, scholarship, and teaching at a quality that meets and even exceeds the national and international academic standards and at addressing issues that are relevant to national and human development. The Department seeks active participation of the students in such research projects, to help them gain first-hand experience in conducting research and to familiarize them with issues that are of concern to human development.

The department expects the students to gain knowledge in almost all fields of psychology and to be aware of different approaches to psychology. The interests of the faculty include a wide range of areas such as cognitive, social, cross-cultural, organizational, developmental psychology, and psychology of language. Students get a chance to actively participate in national and international research projects that are conducted by our faculty. The department also regularly invites leading national and international scholars in psychology to introduce students to the field at large.

Qualification Awarded

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Admission Requirements

Candidates can apply via ÖSYM, as an international student, as a transfer student or as a tuition-paying exchange student. Admission requirements for all types of prospective students can be found at the Registrar’s Directorate webpage:

The requirements for incoming exchange students can be found at

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Students who took the equivalents of certain courses offered in Koç University in other institutions can apply to the respective College or Graduate School at Koç University to transfer those courses.

Opportunities for candidates with IB, French Baccaleurate, Matura and Abitur diplomas on webpage (only in Turkish for the moment):

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Koç University exam regulations are given on webpage:…

Graduation Requirements

Students need to have a GPA at or above 2.00/4.00 and need to have completed all courses on their curriculum with a passing letter grade in order to graduate.

Occupational Profiles and Access to Further Studies

Graduates of this program may choose to pursue Master’s or PhD degrees in Psychology in prestigious universities worldwide, or work in diverse sectors such as market research, health & counseling, education & advisory and consulting.

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Psychology Curriculum

Learning Outcomes

-Have knowledge of different advanced theoretical approaches in psychology, supported by textbooks containing current information, application tools, and other resources.

-Have basic knowledge and skills in the applications of different subfields of psychology.

-Have basic knowledge and/or skills regarding measurement-evaluation tools used in different sub-fields of psychology and principles of psychological assessment.

-Aware of the contributions of psychology’s basic approach and perspective to other disciplines and interdisciplinary perspectives.

-Have knowledge about developments, research, problems, and applications in the field of psychology in Turkey.

-Have the ability to conduct independent research using the knowledge he has acquired in the field of psychology and appropriate research methods (qualitative/quantitative).

-Ability to collect data, analyze, interpret, and report using appropriate statistical methods.

-Have the ability to report research results in accordance with scientific writing format.

-Be competent to use the information and communication technologies necessary to access and disseminate information.

-Have knowledge of the relevant legislation and/or professional and ethical values in the fields of psychology activity.

-Have basic knowledge/skills of observation and interview techniques.

-Have the understanding that characteristics and differences such as age, gender, race, ethnic group, national identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and socio-economic status should not be a reason for prejudice.

-Produce research questions using their knowledge about the field of psychology; use a scientific problem-solving approach and interpret the results obtained.

-Take responsibility for scientific studies that will contribute to the development of the field of psychology and activities for the benefit of society.

-Ability to inform individuals and institutions on issues related to psychology; convey their thoughts and solutions to problems verbally and in writing.

-Have the ability to share their opinions on studies on psychology-related issues and/or solutions to problems with data-based experts and non-experts.

-Have the ability to follow the information in the field and communicate with colleagues by using English, the dominant language in the psychology literature, at the B1 Level.