Faculty of Art and Science


Message from the Head of Department

Within the framework of Istinye University Psychology Department, we aim to help students to become graduates who

  • have basic knowledge about the sub-areas of psychology,
  • have an understanding of the relationship between the sub-areas of psychology (e.g. clinical, health, sport, forensic, industrial etc.) and other scientific disciplines,
  • understand and question the mental and emotional processes underlying human behavior,
  • analyze their personal psychological problems
  • have the ability for critical thinking
  • adapt the scientific principles to real-life events
  • develop proposals to improve existing psychological practices
  • become researchers
  • value the ethical principles
  • take responsibility
  • produce
  • communicate effectively
  • value differences (e.g. intercultural and interpersonal)


Our graduates will have employment opportunities in several public and private sectors:

  • Institutions and organizations under The Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Interior and Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Family, Work and Social Services and the Ministry of Labor and Social Security,
  • Schools,
  • Kindergartens, pre-schools and day-care centers
  • Guidance and Psychological Counseling Centers
  • Mental health units,
  • Human resources units,
  • Public and/or market research companies