BSc Psychology

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Scientific study of psychology started in the late 18th Century.

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September entry


4 years

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However, the concept and ideas concerning human behaviour have always been in existence as a branch of philosophy during the ancient civilisation of Greece and Egypt. Today, psychology has permeated every aspect of our lives so much so that psychologists are found in every sector of the economy and in almost every conceivable establishment. Hence, taking a degree in psychology is considered a worthwhile investment. The Department of Psychology, Nile University, is anticipated to open its doors to students in September 2020.

Students who complete all the undergraduate level requirements in the department will be awarded a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Psychology. The department of Psychology Nile University is distinguished by its quality of faculty and staff, as well as its curriculum. The curriculum is designed to expose students to different areas in the field of Psychology so as to enable them decide their career path early on. A career in psychology could take multiple routes, including but not limited to:

Clinical Psychology

Developmental Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

Biological Psychology

Health Psychology

Behavioural Neuroscience 

Personality Psychology

Community Psychology

Counselling Psychology

Forensic Psychology

Industrial/Organisational Psychology

Educational Psychology


You will study the following modules:

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Psychology I
  • Quantitative Methods in Psychology I
  • History of Psychology
  • Use of English I
  • People and Culture of Nigeria
  • IT and Library Skills
  • Language Studies I (French, Arabic, Turkish)
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Learning Processes

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Psychology II
  • Quantitative Methods in Psychology II
  • Basic Concepts in Experimental Psychology
  • Use of English II
  • Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence
  • Computer Applications
  • Health Awareness Education
  • Language Studies II (French, Arabic, Turkish)
  • Principles of Economics

Year 2

Semester 1

  • General Experimental Psychology I
  • Physiological Psychology I
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Development Psychology in the Social  Sciences I
  • Peace Studies and Conflict resolution
  • Entrepreneurial Studies I
  • Psychology of Ethnicity and Ethnic Groups
  • Principles of Criminology and Juvenile

Semester 2

  • General Experimental Psychology II
  • Physiological Psychology II
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Development Psychology in the Social  Sciences II
  • Citizenship Education
  • Experimental Design
  • Nigerian Peoples and Cultures
  • Psycho-Biology

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Clinical Psychology I
  • Statistical methods in Psychology  I
  • Personality Assessment I
  • Sensory Processors
  • Entrepreneurial Studies II
  • Psychological Testing and Test Construction
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cross – Cultural Psychology

Semester 2

  • Clinical Psychology II
  • Statistical methods in Psychology  II
  • Personality Assessment II
  • Psychology of Substance Abuse
  • The Psychology of Guidance and Counselling
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Political Psychology
  • Theories of Economic Development

Year 4

Semester 1

  • Psychological Testing and Test Construction I
  • Psycho-Biological Study of Behaviour I
  • Social Perception
  • Practicum in Psychotherapy I
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology of Social Change
  • Research Methods in Psychology

Semester 2

  • Psychological Testing and Test Construction II
  • Psycho-Biological Study of Behaviour II
  • Psychology of Union Management Relations
  • Practicum in Psychotherapy II
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Current Issues in Psychology
  • Research Project II

Students on the psychology course engage with real-life issues and produce work that has contemporary social relevance. They also acquire a range of skills that enables them to access a broad range of employment opportunities.

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Additional Information

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:


* Must have at least 5 O’level credits, including English, in no more than 2 sittings.

** For complete requirements, please check the 2019/2020 Jamb Brochure.

  • Direct Entry: Available

  • UTME Subjects: any three Arts or Social Science subjects

  • O’ Level Subjects: any four Arts or Social Science subjects

How will I be taught?

It is taught using a mixture of lectures, small group seminars, personal tutorials and practical, ‘hands-on’ skills workshops. Core course content will be delivered during the lectures, while the associated seminars and workshops offer opportunities for you to explore topics more independently and in more depth.

We will encourage you individually and in groups to present the debates, theories and perspectives, and evaluate the policies associated with a range of social issues including: inequality, social exclusion, crime and social control, community cohesion and neighbourhood renewal

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