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Dept. of Psychology

DEPARTMENT of Psychology

Introduction

The Department of Psychology of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology runs a four year standard programme both for UME and Direct entry candidates leading to the award of B. Sc. (Honours) Drgree in Psychology.

Entry Requirements

Apart from the General Entry Requirements of the University students are required to have at least t pass in Biology or Human Biology or Health Science or general Science, or Agriculture Science as well as a pass in Mathematics or statistics at the West African School Certificate Examination. GCE, (ordinary Level, SSCE or its equivalent. Candidates for Direct Entry should possess at least two passes at the General Certificate of Education Examination Advanced Level) or the equivalent in any two of the following subject: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, physics, geography, History, Economics, Government, Literature-in-English, Religion, Home Economic or Health Science and Agricultural Science, or its equivalent like OND, NCE, Nursing / Midwifery Certificate. Also candidates for Join Matriculation Examinations should take Biology and any other two Arts subjects including English Language.

PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES

A Degree programme in psychology seeks to fulfill a number of inter-elated objectives:

  • To ground the student in tie principles, philosophy and method of psychological investigation of human and animal behaviour, with emphasis on the Biological, psychological and Socio-Cultural influences. To give students an initial training in the different professional areas that will enable them seek and appreciate careers as psychologists in such allied fields as education medicine, industry, prisons, administration, the armed forces, social welfare etc, with particular reference to the needs of Nigeria and Africa.

    It is important to point out that while professionalism in psychology requires a good postgraduate training the holder of a first degree in psychology has a lot of chances in such employment areas as teaching and educational administration, the health services industry and commence, prisons and armed forces, the public service and social research.

FOUR-YEAR STANDARD PROGRAMME (REGULAR) YEAR ONE:

FIRST SEMESTER

S/NO COURSE CODE COURSES TITLE CREDIT LOAD
    DEPARTMENTAL COURSES  
1 PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 2
2 PSY 113 psychobiology 1 2
3 PSY 115 Learning Processes 1 2
4 PSY 141 Quantitative Methods in Psychology 1
INTERDEPARTMENTAL COURSES: CHOOSE ONE
2
5 SOC 111 Introduction to Sociology 1 2
6 ECO 101 Principles of Economics 2
7 PSC 111 Introduction to Political Science 1
INTER-FACULTY COURSES: CHOOSE ONE
3
8 BIO 101 General Biology 1 3
9 BUS 101 Introduction to Business 1 3
10 LAW 101 Introduction to Nigerian Law 1
UNIVERSITY COMMON COURSES
2
11 GST 101 Use of English I 2
12 GST 102 Nigerian Peoples and Culture 2
13 GST 103 Introduction to Philosophy and Logic 2
    Total 18/20

YEAR ONE: SECOND SEMESTER

S/NO COURSE CODE COURSES TITLE CREDIT LOAD
    DEPARTMENTAL COURSES:  
1 PSY 112 Determinants or of Behaviour 2
2 PSY 114 Psychobiology 11 2
3 PSY 116 Learning Processes 11 2
4 PSY 122 Basic Concepts in Experimental psychology 2
5 PSY 142 Quantitative Methods in Psychology 11 INTERDEPARTMENTAL COURSES: CHOOSE ONE 2
6 SOC 113 Introduction to African Societies and Cultures 2
7 ECO 102 Principles of Economics 11 2
8 PSC 112 Introduction to Political Science 11 INTER-FACULTY COURSES: CHOOSE ONE 3
9 BIO 102 General Biology 11 3
10 BUS 102 Introduction to Business 11 2
11 LAW 102 Introduction to Nigerian Law 11 UNIVERSITY COMMON COURSES 2
12 GST 104 History and Philosophy of Science 2
13 GST 107 Use of English 11 2
    Total 18/20

YEAR TWO: FIRST SEMESTER

S/NO COURSE CODE COURSES TITLE CREDIT LOAD
    DEPARTMENTAL COURSES:  
1 PSY 219 Psychology of personality 2
2 PSY 221 General Experimental Psychology 1 2
3 PSY 233 Physiological Psychology 2
4 PSY 251 Introduction to Social Psychology 2
5 PSY 253 Psychology of Crime and Delinquency 2
6 PSY 263 Childhood and Adolescence 2
7 PSY 281 Industrial Psychology 2
    INTER-DEPARTMENTAL COURSES: CHOOSE ONE  
8 ECO 103 Introduction to Economics Statistics 1 2
9 PSC 251 Introduction to International Relations 2
    INTER-FAULTY COURSES: CHOOSE ONE  
10 CEE 11 Introduction to Computer and Information Technology 2
    TOTAL 18

YEAR TWO: SECOND SEMESTER

S/NO COURSE CODE COURSES TITLE CREDIT LOAD
    DEPARTMENTAL COURSES:  
1 PSY 222 General Experimental Psychology 11 2
2 PSY 226 Experimental Design 2
3 PSY 234 Health Psychology 2
4 PSY 252 Psychology of Ethnicity and Ethnic Groups 2
5 PSY 264 Adulthood and Ageing 2
6 PSY 272 Community Psychology 2
7 PSY 282 Introduction to Organizational Psychology 2
    INTER-FACULTY COURSES:  
8 CEE 112 Computer Programming and Language 1 2
    UNIVERSITY COMMON COURSES:  
9 GST 202 Man and the Environment 2
    Total 18

YEAR THREE: FIRST SEMESTER

S/NO COURSE CODE COURSES TITLE CREDIT LOAD
    DEPARTMENTAL COURSES:  
1 PSY 311 Theories and Systems 2
2 PSY 313 Abnormal / Clinical Psychology 2
3 PSY 315 Gender Psychology 2
4 PSY 321 Advanced Experimental Design 2
5 PSY 341 Statistical Methods in Psychology 1 2
6 PSY 345 Personality Assessment 2
7 PSY 347 Psychological Testing and Test Construction 2
8 PSY 351 Advanced Social Psychology 2
    ELECTIVES: CHOOSE ONE  
9 PSY 331 Comparative Physiological Psychology 2
10 PSY 363 Counseling Psychology 2
11 PSY 373 Sports Psychology 2
    Total 18

YEAR THREE: SECOND SEMESTER

S/NO COURSE CODE COURSES TITLE CREDIT LOAD
    DEPARTMENTAL COURSES:  
1 PSY 314 Mental Retardation 2
2 PSY 322 Research Methods in psychology 2
3 PSY 324 Field Experience 2
4 PSY 342 Statistical Methods in Psychology 11 2
5 PSY 364 Psychology of Substance Abuse 2
6 PSY 372 Environmental Psychology 2
7 PSY 376 Cognitive Psychology 2
8 PSY 382 Personnel Psychology 2
    ELECTIVES: CHOOSE ONE  
9 PSY 374 Cross- Cultural Psychology 2
10 PSY 378 Political Psychology 2
    Total 18

YEAR FOUR: FIRST SEMESTER

S/NO COURSE CODE COURSES TITLE CREDIT LOAD
    DEPARTMENTAL COURSES:  
1 PSY 411 Praeticum in Psychotherapy 1 2
2 PSY 413 Advanced Abnormal / Clinics Psychology 2
3 PSY 447 Advanced Psychological Testing and Test Construction 2
4 PSY 451 Social Perception 2
5 PSY 453 Psychology of Social Change 2
6 PSY 471 Forensic Psychology 2
7 PSY 473 Military Psychology 2
8 PSY 481 Organizational psychology 2
9 PSY 483 Consumer Psychology 2
    TOTAL 18

YEAR FOUR: SECOND SEMESTER

S/NO COURSE CODE COURSES TITLE CREDIT LOAD
    DEPARTMENTAL COURSES: 2
1 PSY 412 Praeticum in Psychotherapy 11 2
2 PSY 414 Behaviour Modification 2
3 PSY 416 Advanced Psychobiological study of Behaviour 2
4 PSY 472 Current Issues in Psychology 2
5 PSY 482 Psychology of Union Management Relations 2
6 PSY 484 Psychology of Vocational Behaviour 2
7 PSY 499 Research Project 6
    Total 18