The B.Sc programme in Psychology was given senate approval of Ebonyi State University in 2003 through a proposal forwarded to the vice-Chancellor of the University Prof. Ogah, Fidelis by the then Dean of the Faculty of Management & Social Sciences Prof. Egwu, U. Egwu. In the 2003/2004 academic session JAMB sent the first set of admitted students for the programme of Psychology but remained a sub-department in the Department of Sociology/Anthropology. The Programme started with staff strength of 6 academic staff including two (2) Professors and student roll of two hundred (200).
In March, 2007, Psychology demerged from Sociology/Anthropology to become a full Department of Psychology (General & Applied) with Professor Ezeilo, B.N as the first head of the Department. Recently the university decided to merge some faculties and departments foradministrative conveniences. Under this development, psychology and sociology/Anthropology merged to become Department of Psychology and Sociological Studies with Dr. Ronald Oginyi the Head. Under this arrangement also, Psychology is now a unit/programme of the Department as well as sociology. As at today the Department has fourteen (14) academic staff, including Three (3) Professors, Senior lecturers five (5) and six (6) other lecturers. The student population has grown steadily in the last four (4) years to about 408 students.
The Department has continued to acquire sophisticated equipments and facilities for improved and excellent learning. The professor Egwu U. Egwu psychology laboratory has recently procured the latest sophisticated telemetry and biofeedback machine for internal system monitoring. As well the West End Psychology Clinic is well equipped with high technology machines and other clinical materials so as to enable students become familiar with clinical phenomena. Classrooms and auditorium are spacious and adequate with computerized learning facilities and teaching aids.
Finally, the Department of Psychology in her very few years of existence has continued to grow from strength to strength and has continued to attract the interest of great scholars and students.
The (B.Sc) Psychology programme at EBSU is designed to equip students with skills; concepts and ability which can help them understand, predict, control and change human and animal behavior for over all social, Economic, Political, and national development.
i. To instill in students who offer Psychology as major the sense of enthusiasm, professionalism and an appreciation of its applications.
ii. To provide students with balanced foundation of psychological knowledge and practical skills.
Candidates for admission into the four-year degree in Psychology in addition to fulfilling the general requirements for admission into Ebonyi State University, should posses a Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE), or General Certificate of Education (GCE), or National Examination Council (NECO) Certificate or their equivalents with at least five credit passes, three of which should include English Language, Mathematics and Biology In addition, candidates must not score below the required cut off point score in UTME for the prospective year of admission and also candidate must take appropriate UTME subjects.