Psychology Bachelor’s Program
In the Psychology Bachelor’s Program, the aim is to train teachers for primary and secondary education levels and to cultivate professionals in various settings through the Psychology Program. The goal is to educate individuals who can plan, design, implement, and evaluate knowledge in the field of psychological counseling for educational services. Additionally, the program aims to prepare students to conduct research and projects related to psychological counseling and organize scientific meetings in this area.
The objective of the Psychology Department at World Peace University is to equip students with theoretical and applied academic programs, enabling them to enter their professional careers with competence. The department strives to motivate students to engage in lifelong learning, apply ethical principles, contribute to the field of psychology through scientific research, and serve our community.
The core mission of the Psychology Department is to produce psychologists and researchers who are curious, critical thinkers, proficient in knowledge generation and effective utilization, skilled in applying professional methods, and committed to ethical principles in the field of psychology. Accordingly, the Psychology Bachelor’s Program consists of 43 courses, with 60% dedicated to foundational courses in the field, 18% to relevant education, 17.4% to field-specific electives, and 4.6% to non-field-specific electives.

 

Asst. Prof. Dr. Aida ARİANNEJAD

Head of Department

aida.ariannejad@wpu.edu.tr

Psychology Curriculum

 

Program Psychology
Medium of Instruction English
Degree Category Bachelor

 

YEAR 1
FALL
Course No Course Code Course Name Course Category Credit Pre-requisite
T P C[1] ECTS  
1 PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology I DC 3 0 3 6  
2 SOCL101 Social Anthropology FC 3 0 3 6  
3 MATH101 Math I NFC 3 0 3 6  
4 WENG101 Academic English I UC 3 0 3 6  
5 WTUR101 Turkish I UC 2 0 2 2  
6 WATA101 Principles of Atatürk I UC 2 0 2 2  
7 WICT101 Introduction to Information Technologies  I UC 0 2 1 2  
Total Credits 16 2 17 30  
 

SPRING

8 PSYC102 Introduction to Psychology II DC 3 0 3 6 PSYCH101
9 POLS208 Society and Culture FC 3 0 3 6
10 PHIL102 Introduction to Philosophy NFC 3 0 3 6
11 WENG102 Academic English II UC 3 0 3 6 WENG101
12 WTUR102 Turkish II UC 2 0 2 2 WTUR101
13 WATA102 Principles of Atatürk II UC 2 0 2 2 WATA101
14 WICT102 Introduction to Information Technologies  II UC 0 2 1 2 WICT101
Total Credits 16 2 17 30  
 
YEAR 2
FALL
15 STAT201 Introduction to Statistics NFC 3 0 3 6  
16 PSYC201 Developmental Psychology I DC 3 0 3 6  
17 WETN201 Principles of Ethics UC 3 0 3 6  
18 PSYC203 Experimental Psychology I DC 3 0 3 6  
19 SSRM201 Social Science Research Methods FC 3 0 3 6  
Total Credits 15 0 15 30  
SPRING
20 PSYC202 Experimental Psychology II DC 3 0 3 6 PSYCH203
21 PSYC204 Social Psychology DC 3 0 3 6
22 PSYC206 Developmental Psychology  II DC 3 0 3 6 PSYCH201
23 PSYCXXX Departmental Elective DE 3 0 3 6  
24  WXXX University Elective UE 3 0 3 6  
Total Credits 15 0 15 30
 
 

 

YEAR 3

FALL
25 PSYC301 Cognitive Psychology DC 3 0 3 6  
26 PSYC303 Theories of Personality DC 3 0 3 6  
27 PSYC305 Psychopathology DC 3 0 3 6  
28 PSYC307 Psychotherapy Theories and Techniques DC 3 0 3 6  
29 PSYCXXX Departmental Elective DE 3 0 3 6  
Total Credits 15 0 15 30  
SPRING
      30 PSYC302 Modern History of Psychology DC 3 0 3 6  
31 PSYC304 Learning Theories and Behavioral Psychology DC 3 0 3 6  
32 PSYC306 Clinical Psychology DC 3 0 3 6  
33 PSYCXXX Departmental Elective DE 3 0 3 6  
34 PSYCXXX Departmental Elective DE 3 0 3 6  
Total Credits 15 0 15 30  
 
YEAR 4
FALL
35 PSYC401 Psychology of Aging DC 3 0 3 6  
36 PSYC403 Observation and Interview Techniques DC 3 0 3 6  
37 PSYCXXX Departmental Elective DE 3 0 3 6  
38 PSYCXXX Departmental Elective DE 3 0 3 6  
39 XXX Faculty Elective FE 3 0 3 6  
Total Credits 15 0 15 30  
SPRING
40 PSYC402 Industrial and Organizational Psychology          DC 3 0 3 6  
41 PSYC404 Child and Adolescent Mental Health DC 3 0 3 6  
42 PSYCXXX Departmental Elective DE 3 0 3 6  
43 PSYCXXX Departmental Elective DE 3 0 3 6  
44 XXX Faculty Elective FE 3 0 3 6  
Total Credits 15 0 15 30  

                                                                                                                

 

 ELECTIVE COURSES

 

Course No Course Code Course Name Credit Pre-requisite
T P C ECTS  
1. PSYC208 Interpersonal Relations and Mediation 3 0 3 6
2. PSYC210 Peer Relations and Bullying 3 0 3 6
3. PSYC309 Group Counseling 3 0 3 6
4. PSYC311 Psychological Tests 3 0 3 6
5. PSYC313 Parent Education 3 0 3 6
7. PSYC308 Stress and Anger Management 3 0 3 6
8. PSYC310 Selected Topics in Psychology 3 0 3 6
10. PSYC312 Family and Marriage Therapies 3 0 3 6
11. PSYC314 Conflict Resolution and Mediation 3 0 3 6
13. PSYC405 Academic Writing Practices in Psychology 3 0 3 6
14. PSYC407 Addiction Therapy – Ways to Cope with Addiction 3 0 3 6
15. PSYC409 Parent Education 3 0 3 6
16. PSYC408 Interpersonal Relations and Mediation 3 0 3 6
17. PSYC410 Family and Marriage Therapies 3 0 3 6
18. PSYC412 Conflict Resolution and Mediation 3 0 3 6

 

 

 

COURSE BREAKDOWN

  Total
Number Credit ECTS Credits
All Courses 44 124 240
University Compulsory Courses 9 19 30
University Elective Courses 1 3 6
Non-Faculty Compulsory Courses 4 12 24
Faculty Compulsory Courses 2 6 12
Faculty Elective Courses 2 6 12
Departmental Compulsory Courses 18 51 102
Departmental Elective Courses 8 24 48
   
Semester 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Number of courses 7 7 5 5 5 5 5 5
Total credits 17 17 15 15 15 15 15 15
Total ECTS Credits 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30

 

ABBREVIATIONS

  • T: Theoretical
  • P: Practical
  • C: Credits
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • UC: University Compulsory (courses which are compulsory for all students)
  • UE: University Elective (elective course opened by the university)                                      
  • FC: Faculty Compulsory (compulsory courses opened by another department within the faculty)
  • FE: Faculty Elective (compulsory course opened by another department within the faculty)
  • NFC: Non-Faculty Compulsory (compulsory course opened by another department in another faculty)
  • NFE: Non-Faculty Elective (elective course opened by another department in another faculty)
  • DC: Departmental Compulsory (compulsory course opened by the department)
  • DE: Departmental Elective (elective course opened by the department)