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About the Department

CIU Department of Psychology was established in 2010, under the roof of ‘Faculty of Arts and Sciences’, with the approval of YÖK. Within the first three years, the undergraduate program was only taught in English. In 2013, our second academic program, taught in Turkish, started to train and educate psychologist candidates who prefer to study in this rapidly growing field.

CIU Department of Psychology works to advance the science of psychology through high quality research, teaching, and service. The main objectives of the undergraduate program are to develop a multi-disciplinary approach to progress in science which can carry the title of ‘Psychologist’ and which will carry the title of Psychologist, respect for human and ethical values, as well as focus on research and informative contribution, able to comprehend the relationship between Psychology and other sciences in scope and methods, psychologists who can critically evaluate the importance of psychology, to define theoretical and practical knowledge of current psychology, to understand the information and make inferences from them, to analyze, synthesize and integrate them, to compare and criticize the information.


Educational Opportunities

Our undergraduate program is designed to provide the students with advanced theoretical, empirical and methodological knowledge in specific fields of psychology and to give them opportunities to apply this knowledge into their specialization areas. Students equipped with the advanced knowledge and skills of their fields of specialization would be expected to either proceed for an academic career or to work in the field as practitioners or researchers.

In our neuropsychology lab, research topics such as the study of memory, executive functions, cognitive development and neuropsychological assessment are of priority. Studies carried out in the lab are done so with students assigned to projects and are supervised by the department's experienced academics. Also, students are encouraged and welcome to develop and carry out research projects in their field of interest, which are supervised by academics in the department.


Career Areas

Psychology graduates can work as psychologists in all areas that interact with people such as clinics, hospitals, educational institutions, and in administrative positions in housing and day-care centers or nursing homes. Graduates can become psychologists, researchers, guidance teachers, management psychologists, or work in forensic institutions, family courts, criminal courts, psycho-evaluation centers, corporations, and human resources departments. Also, they can seek out careers in public relations or management units, public organizations, advertising companies, copywriting departments and/or work as private consultants. Graduates who are interested in becoming researchers, teaching assistants and work in academia can pursue their Master's degree and/or Ph.D. Finally, they then can set up their own consulting and training companies or offer a variety of services to businesses such as personnel selection and training.



Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Education and Humanities Center, EH113

99258 Nicosia/North Cyprus

Mersin 10, Turkey 

Tel: +90 392 671 1111 (ext 2601)

Fax: +90 392 671 1165

Faculty E-mail: secretary-fas@ciu.edu.tr

Head of the Department E-mail:  osomer@ciu.edu.tr