About the Department

Guidance and Psychological Counseling Bachelor’s Program trains individuals who are able to conceptualize human life as a developmental process, integrate professional development and individual development with respect to individual and societal differences, work with various segments of the society, and provide the field's theoretical knowledge and skills. The students who graduate from the program have the knowledge of the basic concepts and principles of the Psychological Counseling and Guidance (PCG) field; they are able to: evaluate the developmental characteristics and problems specific to the life cycle; offer individual and group psychological counseling and guidance services in line with the psycho-social needs of individuals; and have the competence to work in cooperation and individually with their colleagues.

Accreditations

Guidance and Psychological Counselling Program has been accredited by one of the national accreditation organizations, the Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs (EPDAD) and continues its educational activities since 2020.

Education Opportunities

n Guidance and Psychological Counseling Undergraduate Program, there are many elective courses in addition to the compulsory courses as part of the main curriculum and it is also important for our students to keep up with current issues related to the field. In the program, there are many course options about group and individual psychological counseling, child abuse, cognitive behavioral therapies, family counseling, scientific research techniques and the like. The Guidance and Psychological Counseling Undergraduate Degree Program offers the widest range of educational opportunities for the students to develop themselves toward becoming a specialist.

The program utilizes the Guidance and Psychological Counseling Implementation Unit, which provides technology classes, computer laboratories and psychological counseling practices where interactive boards are used. In addition to these, our students are provided with the opportunity to access a large number of electronic and printed publications, research and projects in our rich and self-updating library.

Career Areas

Guidance and Psychological Counseling graduates can work as a psychological counselor or guidance counselor in educational institutions, special education institutions, pre-school education institutions, rehabilitation centers, psychological counseling centers of universities, human resource departments of companies, and rehabilitation and counseling centers (RCC) of the Turkish Military Forces. Our graduates can also have private office upon completing the postgraduate studies they want to specialize in.

Our graduates can conduct scientific studies, have publications, and participate in symposiums and conferences during the undergraduate program or after graduation. Current students and graduates are taking firm steps in their career path by taking positions in associations and non-governmental organizations relevant to their profession.

Duration

4 Years

Degree

BA

Language

Turkish