Welcome To METU NCC Psychology Program
In a nutshell, psychology is the study of mind and behaviour. The discipline embraces all aspects of human experience, from functions of the brain to group behaviour, developmental issues from infancy to old age, from romantic relationships to relationships within the workplace, from drivers’ and pilots’ decision making processes to consumer choices. The knowledge of psychology is put into practice in a variety of contexts such as neuropsychology laboratories, mental health clinics, human resources departments, flight or driving simulators, nursing home and kindergartens.
METU Northern Cyprus Campus Psychology Program
The undergraduate program is designed to acquaint students with a broad knowledge of and basic skills in the main fields of psychology. The compulsory courses aim to equip students with the basic knowledge of both theoretical and applied areas such as social, clinical, developmental, industrial/organizational (I/O) and health as well as methods employed in psychological research. In addition to the required courses, students must complete 15 elective courses. Of these, eight courses are departmental courses in psychology that aim to provide students with in-depth knowledge in their respective areas of interest in psychology. Other electives endeavour to introduce students to other scientific disciplines closely related to psychology (e.g., economics, sociology, and philosophy) as well as developing skills in areas such as arts and foreign languages. By offering a broad spectrum of elective courses, the undergraduate program gives students the opportunity to open a path to specialise in different areas of psychology at graduate level as well as to familiarise themselves with the interdisciplinary nature of psychology.
The METU-NCC Psychology program was established in 2006 with first students admitted in the 2006-2007 academic period. The program aims to equip students with the basic knowledge and skills in psychology, both in theoretical and applied senses. The contents of the compulsory courses in the program (social psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, industrial/organisational psychology, biopsychology, health psychology, and experimental psychology) are designed to do just that and reflect the most up-to-date knowledge in the respective fields. In addition to the compulsory courses, undergraduate students are also required to take 13 elective courses, six of which must be psychology courses, with remaining from other disciplines – a structure that reflects the crossdisciplinary nature of psychology. The psychology elective courses are provided in line with the expertise of our faculty and aimed to deepen the knowledge base of our senior students.
The graduates of the bachelor program can work a variety of settings in both government and private sector: hospitals, human resources departments, advertisement firms, counselling centres (e.g., health centres at universities), research institutions, kindergartens, nursing homes, or assume administrative or research positions at state institutions. Naturally, the level at which they will be employed and the nature of responsibilities will vary depending on the post-graduate qualifications obtained afterwards, particularly in areas such as clinical psychology, psychotherapy,(I/O) and other applied fields. A significant number of graduates may also work towards a master’s degree to specialise in these areas or pursue an academic career via doctoral studies.