Full List Of Universities Offering Psychology in Nigeria (2024)

Do you have intentions of studying psychology in Nigeria?  You know, it is not enough to now the list of all the universities that offer psychology in Nigeria. You also need to have to do some background check on things you need to know before you apply for a first degree in psychology.

Psychology courses in Nigeria


The first step towards getting a psychology degree are quite super simple. First, you need to get some documents ready, then, select the university of your choice. You need documents for your matriculation and post-UTME screening exercise.  In this article, we would subsequently tender the complete list of universities that offer psychology in Nigeria, but first things first.

After writing JAMB, Post-UTME, your scores will be aggregated to know whether you reached the minimum requirements of the university you applied for. Also, your O level results would be put into strong consideration.  Psychology in Nigeria is a very competitive course as a lot of jambites want to gain admission into this course.

Because of the competitive nature of this course, most universities indulge in some measures, so that they can limit the number of students that they admit. So of such measures involve increasing the cut off mark, and then given off some strict subject combinations to the applicants to follow.

But for what is really so special about this course…let’s delve into a review tour about psychology before we start going through the complete list of universities that offer psychology.


Psychology is a field that deals with the study of the mind. It is an applied science that seeks to grasp the principles underlying the behaviour of man.

A person that practices psychology on a professional level is called a psychologist. They try to understand the role that a person’s mental health plays in a person’s behaviour.

Psychologists depend on statistics and scientific methods to understand how humans behave. Some studies that have been made by psychologists is now been applied in Military interrogation, Social media campaigns and sometimes job interviews.

Psychology aids you in your attempt to understand mal mental issues that might arise between family and friends.

As a first degree course, psychology is a very employable degree. Unlike other social sciences degrees, you can further your studies to law, work, business, teaching etc.


As I stated earlier, psychology allows you to understand how to behave. As a psychologist, you are taught to use your intellectual quotient on a critical level. Psychology as a first degree can give you a boost in your social skills. This is very important in the working environment and job interviews


A degree in psychology teaches you skills that are transferable. Some of such skills are presentational skills, communication, research, writing and even listening skills. As a plus, we can be looking at the prospect of being a good public speaker because of your foundational knowledge in psychology.

Some of the career opportunities or job roles of a psychologist include

  • Teaching
  • Counselling
  • Military Logistics
  • Forensic Psychologist
  •  Lecturer
  • Advertising firm counselor
  • Career Advicer
  • Market research and HR.


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


Below are all accredited schools offering Psychology as a course in Nigeria today:

  1. University of Lagos
  2. University of Ibadan
  3. Ahmadu Bello University
  4. University of Calabar
  5. University of Port-Harcourt
  6. Ambrose Alli University
  7. Bayero University Kano
  8. Bowen University
  9. Abia State University
  10. Delta State University
  11. Lagos State University
  12. Olabisi Onabanjo University
  13. Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  14. Osun State University
  15. University of Ilorin
  16. University of Jos
  17. Anambra State University
  18. Bayero University Kano
  19. Usman Dan Fodio University
  20. Caritas University
  21. Joseph Ayo Babalola University
  22. Kaduna State university
  23. Madonna University
  24. Chukwuemeka Odumegbu Ojukwu University
  25. Kwara State University
  26. Adekunle Ajasin University
  27. Bingham University
  28. Kogi State University
  29. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
  30. Nasarawa State University
  31. Gombe State University
  32. Ekiti State University
  33. Crawford University
  34. Covenant University
  35. Benue State University
  36. Redeemer’s University
  37. Obong University
  38. Umaru Musa Yar’adua University
  39. Lead City University
  40. Novena University
  41. Western Delta University
  42. Rhema University
  43. Yobe State University
  44. University Of Mkar
  45. Bauchi State University
  46. Afe Babalola University
  47. Federal University Dutsin-ma
  48. Federal University Oye-ekiti
  49. Sokoto State University
  50. Fountain University
  51. Federal University Lafia
  52. Landmark University
  53. Federal University Wukari
  54. Paul University
  55. Godfrey Okoye University
  56. Taraba State University
  57. Nigerian Police Academy
  58. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi
  59. Federal University, Gashua
  60. Federal University Gusau
  61. Gregory University
  62. Al-Qalam University
  63. Ritman University


The following are the UTME Requirements or jamb combination for psychology. Applicant should have five credit passes to include Biology, Mathematics, English Language with two (2) relevant subjects from either Arts, Social Sciences or any Sciences as directed by the intending institution of choice. Note that Biology isn’t compulsory to study Psychology in Nigerian universities.

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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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