BSc Psychology

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.

September Entry

Start date

4 years



Fees per session

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.

Study Modules

First SemesterSecond Semester
Introduction to Psychology IIntroduction to Psychology II
Quantitative Methods in Psychology IQuantitative Methods in Psychology II
History of PsychologyBasic Concepts in Experimental Psychology
Use of English IUse of English II
People and Culture of NigeriaLogic, Philosophy and Human Existence
IT and Library SkillsComputer Applications
Language Studies I (French, Arabic, Turkish)Health Awareness Education
Introduction to SociologyLanguage Studies II (French, Arabic, Turkish)
Learning ProcessesPrinciples of Economics

First SemesterSecond Semester
General Experimental Psychology IGeneral Experimental Psychology II
Physiological Psychology IPhysiological Psychology II
Industrial PsychologyIntroduction to Social Psychology
Development Psychology in the Social Sciences IDevelopment Psychology in the Social Sciences II
Peace Studies and Conflict resolutionCitizenship Education
Entrepreneurial Studies IExperimental Design
Psychology of Ethnicity and Ethnic GroupsNigerian Peoples and Cultures
Principles of Criminology and JuvenilePsycho-Biology

First SemesterSecond Semester
Clinical Psychology IClinical Psychology II
Statistical methods in Psychology IStatistical methods in Psychology II
Personality Assessment IPersonality Assessment II
Sensory ProcessorsPsychology of Substance Abuse
Entrepreneurial Studies IIThe Psychology of Guidance and Counselling
Psychological Testing and Test ConstructionEnvironmental Psychology
Cognitive PsychologyPolitical Psychology
Cross – Cultural PsychologyTheories of Economic Development

First SemesterSecond Semester
Psychological Testing and Test Construction IPsychological Testing and Test Construction II
Psycho-Biological Study of Behaviour IPsycho-Biological Study of Behaviour II
Social PerceptionPsychology of Union Management Relations
Practicum in Psychotherapy IPracticum in Psychotherapy II
Clinical PsychologyForensic Psychology
Psychology of Social ChangeCurrent Issues in Psychology
Research Methods in PsychologyResearch Project II

Entry requirements for this course are as follows:
  • O’Level Subjects: English, Mathematics, and any 3 Arts or Social Sciences subjects in not more than two sittings.
  • UTME Subjects: English and any 3 subjects
  • Direct Entry: 

-Candidates must possess a Professional Diploma in Mass Communication from any University or Institution approved by the Senate of the University with a minimum GPA of 3.0

– Candidates with not less than 5 POINTS at IJMB, JUPEB and CAMBRIDGE A/L are eligible to apply for DIRECT ENTRY but will be required to take the Departmental Foundational 100 LEVEL courses.

– Matriculated Students who may wish to change from any other department and B.Sc. programme of the University may be given admission to 200 level, provided that the CGPA is not less than 1.5. Such students will, however, be required to take the Departmental Foundational Courses at Level 100, if they are to proceed from 200 level.

  • **All candidates are advised to check the latest JAMB Brochure for entry requirements for undergraduate programmes

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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