The Department offers one (1) Academic Programme viz:
The department of Psychology of Coal City University Enugu runs a four-year standard programme leading to the award of B.Sc. Honours Degree in Psychology. It also offers a three-year programme for students with Advanced level papers at the General Certificate of Education Examination, the Higher School Certificate Examination or other relevant qualification.
A degree programme in Psychology seeks to fulfill a number of inter-related objectives:
It is important to point out that while professionalism in psychology requires a good post- graduate training, the holder of a first degree in psychology has a lot of careers in such employment areas as teaching and educational Admin, the health sciences, industry and commerce, social research and public service.
Candidates for admission into the four-year degree in Psychology should possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate or General Certificate of Education, NECO or their equivalents with at least five credit passes including Mathematics, English language and Economics at not more than two sittings. In addition, candidates must have acceptable passes in UTME.
Candidates for Direct Entry admission shall possess five credits in GCE, SSCE, NECO or their equivalents, of which at least two shall be at Advanced Level, provided that such passes are not counted at both levels of the examination. For emphasis, English language, Mathematics and Economics are required at credit passes.
Their background in meticulous scientific research, coupled with their in-depth understanding of human thinking and behaviour, make them some of the most versatile graduates in the market. Psychology graduates can offer research skills, and data and numerical skills, which are vital in sectors like Finance, Banking, Accountancy or Insurance. An ability to work with numbers, apply them in real world situations, and subject them to analysis is something employers in these fields look for and something which Psychology graduates can offer. On top of their research skills, Psychology graduates are able to understand peoples thought processes and behaviour.
This knowledge and experience is important in fields like Advertising and PR, Retail, Management, Media and Human Resources. Psychology degrees are applicable to nearly any customer or client-focused industry.