List of Nigerian Universities That Offer Psychology as A Course

Psychology as a course is concerned with human behaviour and reasoning.

Studying psychology in Nigerian universities takes four (4) years.

Psychology is a good and lucrative course to study in Nigeria. There are many opportunities for Psychology graduates within and outside the country.

Federal, State and Private universities in Nigeria offer Psychology degree programmes.

This post contains the list of accredited universities for Psychology programmes in Nigeria.

Also, you will see the JAMB UTME and O’level requirements for Psychology.

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Federal Universities That Offer Psychology in Nigeria

Here is the list of Psychology universities that offer Psychology as a course in Nigeria;

SNFederal University Offering PsychologyState
1Bayero University (BUK)Kano State
2Federal University GashuaYobe State
3Federal University KashereGombe State
4Federal University LafiaNasarawa State
5Federal University Oye-EkitiEkiti State
6Nigerian Army University, BIUBorno State
7Nigerian Defence AcademyKaduna State
8Nigerian Police AcademyKano State
9Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK)Anambra State
10Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)Osun State
11University of Abuja (UNIABUJA)Abuja, FCT
12University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)Kwara State
13University of Ibadan (UI)Oyo State
14University of Jos (UNIJOS)Plateau State
15University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)Borno State
16University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)Enugu State
17University of Uyo (UNIUYO)Akwa Ibom
This table contains the list of Federal Universities in Nigeria offering Psychology

State Universities That Offer Psychology in Nigeria

Here is the list of State universities that offer Psychology as a course in Nigeria;

SNState University Offering PsychologyState
1Covenant UniversityOgun State
2Adekunle Ajasin UniversityOndo State
3Benue State UniversityBenue State
4Chukwuemak Odumegwu Ojukwu UniversityAnambra State
5Cross Rivers University of TechnologyCross Rivers
6Delta State University (DELSU)Delta State
7Dennis Osadebe UniversityDelta State
8Ebonyi State University (EBSU)Ebonyi State
9Ekiti State UniversityEkiti State
10Gombe State University of Science and TechnologyGombe State
11Kaduna State UniversityKduna State
12Lagos State UniversityLagos State
13Nasarawa State UniversityNasarawa State
14Niger Delta University (NDU)Bayelsa State
15Olabisi Onabanjo UniversityOgun State
16Plateau State UniversityPlateau State
17University of Delta, Agbor (UNIDEL)Delta State
This table contains the list of State Universities in Nigeria offering Psychology

Private Universities That Offer Psychology in Nigeria

Here is the list of Private universities that offer Psychology as a course in Nigeria;

SNPrivate University Offering PsychologyState
1Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD)Ekiti State
2Atiba UniversityOyo State
3Baze UniversityAbuja, FCT
4Covenant UniversityOgun State
5Bells University of TechnologyOgun State
6Caleb University, ImotaLagos State
7Caritas UniversityEnugu State
8Chrisland UniversityOgun State
9Christopher UniversityOgun State
10Coal City UniversityEnugu State
11Crawford UniversityOgun State
12Evangel UniversityEbonyi State
13Godfrey Okoye UniversityEnugu State
14Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe UniversityImo State
15Lead City UniversityOyo State
16Madonna UniversityRivers State
17Nile University of NigeriaAbuja
18Redeemers UniversityOsun State
19Renaissance UniversityEnugu State
20University of MkarBenue State
21University of OffaKwara State
This table contains the list of Private Universities in Nigeria offering Psychology

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry

Two (2) ‘A-Level passes, including Government or History.

Subject Combination

O’level: Five (5) SSC credit passes in Government or History, English Language and three (3) other subjects.  A pass in Mathematics is required.

JAMB: English Language and any three subjects from Mathematics. Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Government, Literature-in-English.


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30 thoughts on “List of Nigerian Universities That Offer Psychology as A Course”

  1. Hello
    I want to study psychology as a science course clinical psychology in fact.. please recommend a school.
    My waec combination subjects are purely science and Jamb are biology chemistry English and physics but all the schools are offering psychology as a social science course I’m very confused

    Reply
  2. Hello good day i want to study psychology I live in rivers state pls can you tell me the school that offer psychology and I want to know the subjects to write in waec cause am confused

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    • I understand that you’re interested in studying psychology in Rivers State, Nigeria, and you’re confused about which subjects to write in your WAEC exams. I’m happy to help!

      Universities offering Psychology in Rivers State:

      1. University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT): UNIPORT offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Psychology. The undergraduate program is a four-year Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree, with specializations in areas like Clinical Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Educational Psychology.

      2. Rivers State University of Education (RSUE): RSUE offers a Bachelor of Science Education (B.Sc. Ed.) degree in Guidance and Counselling, which incorporates significant elements of psychology.

      WAEC Subjects:

      For admission to the psychology program at UNIPORT, you’ll need to write the following subjects in your WAEC exams:

      English Language
      Mathematics
      Biology
      Chemistry
      Physics
      Any other relevant Social Science subject (e.g., Economics, Government, History, Sociology)

      For admission to the B.Sc. Ed. program at RSUE, you’ll need to write the following subjects:

      English Language
      Mathematics
      Any Social Science subject (e.g., Economics, Government, History, Sociology)
      Any other two subjects of your choice

      I hope this information helps! Feel free to ask any further questions you may have.

      Reply
  3. Hello good day i want to study psychology I live in rivers state pls can you tell me the school that offer psychology and I want to know the subjects to write in waec cause am confused

    Reply
    • I understand that you’re interested in studying psychology in Rivers State, Nigeria, and you’re confused about which subjects to write in your WAEC exams. I’m happy to help!

      Universities offering Psychology in Rivers State:

      1. University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT): UNIPORT offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Psychology. The undergraduate program is a four-year Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree, with specializations in areas like Clinical Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Educational Psychology.

      2. Rivers State University of Education (RSUE): RSUE offers a Bachelor of Science Education (B.Sc. Ed.) degree in Guidance and Counselling, which incorporates significant elements of psychology.

      WAEC Subjects:

      For admission to the psychology program at UNIPORT, you’ll need to write the following subjects in your WAEC exams:

      English Language
      Mathematics
      Biology
      Chemistry
      Physics
      Any other relevant Social Science subject (e.g., Economics, Government, History, Sociology)

      For admission to the B.Sc. Ed. program at RSUE, you’ll need to write the following subjects:

      English Language
      Mathematics
      Any Social Science subject (e.g., Economics, Government, History, Sociology)
      Any other two subjects of your choice

      I hope this information helps! Feel free to ask any further questions you may have.

      Reply
  4. Hello there.
    I’m looking to apply to UniAbuja for Psychology but I am a science student going for Neuropsychology in the future, but I didn’t do things like Lit-in-eng. I did, English, Mathematics, French, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Data processing and Civic Education. Is that okay?
    Most sites are telling me otherwise

    And please, I thought the combination would be, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English for psychology in jamb.

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    • Hello Lu,

      The JAMB subject combination for Psychology is Use of English, and any three subjects from Mathematics. Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Government, Literature-in-English.

      Unfortunately, UNIABUJA is not accredited to offer UNIABUJA. You will have to apply to another school.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

      Reply
    • Yes Jane.

      The subject combination for Psychology at UNIUYO is Five (5) SSC credit passes in Government or History, English Language and three (3) other subjects. A pass in Mathematics is required.

      Reply
    • Blessing,

      Check the post above to see the list of public universities that offer psychology.

      Ensure you have the correct O’level subject combination. Let me know if you have further questions.

      Reply
  5. I have diploma in Psychology
    I study online school. Can Nigerian university accept my certificate to apply Psychology direct intery ?

    Reply
  6. As a science student I’d like to study psychology,but the subjects combination I have been seeing so far are arts and social science and most universities offer psychology as social science,i need help please

    Reply

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