Department of Psychology


The Department of Psychology is in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The department offices are housed at Arts Complex Building 1.

Internal Links
The department collaborates, internally, with the following departments and institutes:

  • Department of Educational Psychology
  • Institute of Open, Distance and e-Learning
  • Institute of Peace and Security Studies
  • Dean of Students Office

Academic Staff And Specialization

The department has 14 qualified and experienced members of staff, who specialize in the following fields of psychology:

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Chemical Dependency and Addiction Studies
  • Research Methodology
  • Health Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Marital and Family Psychology
  • Emotional Intelligence

Department's Specialty and Branding
Globally, there is an increase in interpersonal as well as intra-personal challenges. Often, individuals find themselves unable to relate well with others. There are also times when individuals realize that they are not realizing their potential in different aspects of their life. This may be due to their inability to communicate well with others or inappropriate ways of dealing with challenges among other reasons.

These enables students to have

  1. Self understanding and awareness that positively enhances personal growth leading to well adjusted individual who are able to exploit their maximum potential .
  2. Improved interpersonal relationships.
  3. There is an increase in demand for graduates in Psychology and counseling in different work settings.
  4. We welcome any student interested in understanding themselves and others and interested in working with people to take courses in Psychology. You can read testimonials of two of our former students in this write up.

Courses Offered

The Department of psychology offers degree programmes at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. These programmes are offered in different campuses across the country. The programmes are as follows:

  • BA Psychology: offered in Main Campus, Kitui Campus and Mombasa Campus
  • BA Counseling Psychology: offered in Main Campus only
  • MA Counseling Psychology: offered in Main Campus, City Campus and Nakuru Campus
  • PhD Counseling Psychology: offered in City Campus

Student Destinations
Graduates in Psychology and Counseling are in great demand in different settings. For instance:

  1. They can work in industries, education, hospitals, police, army and sports and in the community. In addition, many professions demand some training in Psychology.
  2. Others are working as trainers in Institutions offering psychological and counselling education such as rehabilitation centres.
  3. Students are also able to pursue further education and specialize in different branches of Psychology such as Clinical Psychology; Organizational/Industrial Psychology Testing and Assessment and Health Psychology among others.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 11:07

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