Universities Offering Psychology in Nigeria

The job role of Psychologists is to attempt to understand a person’s mental functions and its relation to the individual’s behavior and how they interact with others in a social environment.

This article gathers a list of Nigerian universities that offer Psychology as a course. Other information you will need to know about the course such as admission requirements are also provided below:

Universities Offering Psychology in Nigeria

Universities Offering Psychology in Nigeria

  • University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  • University of Ibadan (UI)
  • Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
  • University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  • University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  • Ambrose Alli University (AAU)
  • Bayero University Kano (BUK)
  • Bowen University (BU)
  • Abia State University (ABSU)
  • Delta State University (DELSU)
  • Lagos State University (LASU)
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU)
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK)
  • Osun State University (UNIOSUN)
  • University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  • University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  • Anambra State University (ANSU)
  • Bayero University Kano (BUK)
  • Usman Dan Fodio University (UDUSOK)
  • Caritas University (CARITAS)
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU)
  • Kaduna State University (KASU)
  • Madonna University (MADONNA)
  • Anambra State University (ANSU)
  • Kwara State University (KWASU)
  • Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA)
  • Bingham University (BINGHAM)
  • Kogi State University (KSU)
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU)
  • Nasarawa State University (NSUK)
  • Gombe State university (GOMSU)
  • Ekiti State University (EKSU)
  • Crawford University (CRAWFORD)
  • Covenant University (CU)
  • Benue State University (BSU)
  • Redeemer’s University (RUN)
  • Obong University (OU)
  • Umaru Musa Yar’adua University (UMYU)
  • Lead City University (LCU)
  • Novena University (NOVENA)
  • Western Delta University (WDU)
  • Rhema University (RHEMA)
  • Yobe State University (YSU)
  • University Of Mkar (UNIMKAR)
  • Bauchi State University (BASU)
  • Afe Babalola University (ABUAD)
  • Federal University Dutsin-ma (FUDMA)
  • Federal University Oye-ekiti (FUOYE)
  • Sokoto State University (SSU)
  • Fountain University (FOUNTAIN)
  • Federal University Lafia (FUL)
  • Landmark University (LANDMARK)
  • Federal University Wukari (FUWUKARI)
  • Paul University (PAUL)
  • Godfrey Okoye University (GO)
  • Taraba State University (TASU)
  • Nigerian Police Academy (NPA)
  • Federal University Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  • Federal University Gashua (FUGASHUA)
  • Federal University Gusau (FUGUS)
  • Gregory University (GUU)
  • Al-Qalam University (AUK)
  • Ritman University (RITMAN)

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behavior to provide Guidance and mentorship in many areas of the subject life. It is a discipline that cuts across many others and includes many sub-fields of study in areas such as human development, sports, health, clinical, social behavior and cognitive processes. Psychology is a social science that is dependent on scientific methods and principles. It is a course that allows its students to think critically and also boosts their social skills. Branches of Psychology include:

1.      Physiological Psychology

2.      Developmental Psychology

3.      Personality Psychology

4.      Health Psychology

5.      Clinical Psychology

6.      Counselling Psychology

7.      Educational Psychology

8.      Social Psychology

9.      Industrial and Organizational Psychology

10.   Experimental Psychology

11.   Environmental Psychology

12.   Psychology of Women

13.   Sports and Exercise Psychology

14.   Cognitive Psychology

Other courses related to Psychology include:

  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Intelligence and Security Studies
  • Human Resources Management
  • Sociology
  • Law
  • Social Work

Admission requirements to study Psychology

O’level Subject Combinations

Candidates who wish to study Psychology via UTME must have credit passes in five subjects at one sitting or 6 ‘O’ level subjects at 2 sittings in GCE/NECO/WAEC or its equivalent. Subjects must include: English Language, Mathematics, Biology and other Social Sciences or Science subjects. Credit passes must be obtained at not more than two (2) sittings.

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

Candidates applying via UTME will write the following subjects in JAMB.

English Language and any other 3 subjects from Social Sciences and/or Sciences.

JAMB Cut-Off Mark

Generally, for any candidate to be admitted into a Nigerian university for any course at all, he or she must score 200 and above in jamb. In order to be eligible for admission to the Department of Psychology, one must have 200 or above. Different schools set differing cut off marks for their Post UTME screening exercise. You should make enquiries about the cut off marks for your school of choice

Candidates seeking admission via direct entry resume into the second year. Below are the admission requirements:

  • Candidate must have at least a pass in advanced level GCE or its equivalent in any two (2) of the following subjects: Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Business, Management, Geography, History and English Literature
  • Two ‘A’ Level passes in Science and Social Science.

In addition to the requirements above, he or she must

Job Opportunities and Career Options in Psychology

Psychology is a multifaceted and broad field. Graduates of psychology have access a lot of career opportunities in various industries. Psychologists perform different roles in several fields.

Psychologists that work in health services sector can provide mental health care and services in clinics, hospitals, schools, or in the private sector. Psychologists can also work in corporate organizations, industry, business, nonprofit organizations, or in ministries of government. Here, they will be able to apply their knowledge of Psychology in providing training, conducting research and designing organizational systems. The understanding of the human mind and condition is very useful in job interviews and workplace relationships

The following areas are job roles for psychologists:

  • Clinical psychologist: Clinical psychologists work with other health specialists in the field of mental health. They work in hospitals, clinics and private practice.
  • Counselling psychologist: These ones focus on educational, social and career problems. Counselling Psychologists are also involved in marriage and family counselling and providing strategies to improve family relationships.
  • Educational psychologist: Educational psychologists are concerned with all concepts of education. Educational psychology is instrumental in primary and secondary schools, planning and supervising of education policies, training teachers, counselling students, assessment of students with learning difficulties such as poor writing and reading skills and lack of concentration
  • Social Psychology: Social Psychologists study the effect of society and people on the thoughts, feelings and actions of individuals
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Organizations both private and public apply psychology in its management and training of staff. Psychology is useful in the supervision of personnel, improvement of communication within the organization, counselling of employees etc.



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