Internship & Minor Program
Application and Acceptance Requirements
There is no double major program in the psychology department. The only minor program is provided. Applications for the minor program are made to REGISTRAR's OFFICE between dates announced by Registrar's Office.
The quota for the minor program is proposed by the department and determined by the board of directors. Generally, the quota is limited to five people. Application requirements of the minor program are determined by Registrar's Office and related guidelines.
You get minor program guidelines by clicking here.
Acceptance for minor programs is decided according to cumulative grade point average (CGPA). As quota allows, a maximum of two students, having the highest CGPAs, for each faculty are accepted. For example, student having third highest CGPA from the same faculty is not accepted to the minor program, if students having first and second highest CGPAs from the same faculty apply to minor program. The aim of this is to announce psychology science to students from different faculties by considering different CGPAs. Moreover, substitute students, whose number is the same with quota limit, are determined. If accepted students do not complete their registrations, substitute students are accepted to the minor program according to their CGPAs. Psychology department courses, that students took before, can be recognized in the minor program.
Graduation from Minor Program
If students do not take the course for two semesters without any permission or excuses, their registrations to minor programs are aborted. To get permission, the student must get printed petition from the secretary of the psychology department and state their excuses about not taking courses in it. If the excuse is approved first by the minor program advisor and then faculty board, the student is considered as permitted for the concerned semester — for example, a student who will participate in the Erasmus program. If the student cannot register to minor program because of course conflict, the student must prove that he or she cannot take any courses.
The students who graduated from their major program are allowed to have an extra semester to complete their minor program. The students, who want to take an extra course in the minor program, can take these courses as NI or with credit. For more information, please view minor program instructions on the website of Registrar's Office.
Aims and scope of the internship course
The experience our students get in various institutions is crucial for helping them to enhance their theoretical knowledge, learning about the practices of different institutions and observing how various professional groups work as a team. The aim of the program is to make our students implement their theoretical knowledge by practicing and observing under supervision of their advisors.
With the consent of the organization at which the internship will be completed, the summer intern is expected to develop himself/herself through:
1. Making Observations: Observe various activities of the organization as well as its procedural regulations.
2. Active Participation and Practice: Actively participating in the organization as much as possible and using knowledge and abilities of the field of psychology.
Undergraduate students need to attend their internships for 20 consecutive workdays. Attendance of the students is monitored by the internship institution. Moreover, the internship advisor at the institution is asked to assess students' performance during the internship via the "Inter Evaluation Form". Finally, the students are required to write an Internship Report (consisting of the institution's activities, relevant literature review, the contribution of the internship to the student, etc.) at the end of the internship.
Assessment of Internship Performance by the Department
Students' summer internship performance is assessed by their internship advisor in the psychology department according to the intern evaluation (by the institution) and internship report (by the student).
Click here for the internship documents.