BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGY (COUNSELING) Program Offered at University of Nairobi

Bachelors Degree Fulltime Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Bachelors Degree (Accredited by: University of Nairobi)

About BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGY (COUNSELING) Bachelors Degree program.

Social, economic, cultural and political transformations rapidly taking place in Kenya and this sub-region in general are causing a variety of social and psychological problems. As a result, there is increasing need for the services of well trained counselors and counseling psychologist to address these problems due to this the University of Nairobi has set up a course to curb this problem.


The objectives of the programme are:

i) To understand and appreciate the role of politics in human life.

ii) To equip students with skills of understanding and conducting research on politics, political processes and political systems globally.

iii) To acquire appropriate skills that can enable students to effectively participate and contribute to political development in the country.


1.      KCSE with a C+ or equivalent or KCSE with a C plain or equivalent Plus a Diploma (including IB Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized  post- secondary institution.

2.      KCE/EACE Div. III/ Ordinary GCE or equivalent Plus a Diploma (including IB Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized post- secondary institution.

3.      KACE or EAACE./ Advanced GCE Certificate with one principal pass Plus a Diploma (including IB Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized postsecondary institution, KACE or EAACE certificate with two principal passes or equivalent.

4.      International Baccalaureate Diploma or a degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

5.      A Diploma course shall be required to have covered at least 3 course units of 45 contact hours each over a minimum period of 2 semesters of 15 weeks or 270 contact hours.


Course Outline

Year 1

Introduction to Psychology

History and Systems of Psychology

Psychology of Learning, Motivation and Emotion

Psychology of Human Development

Year 2


Social Psychology

Personality Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

Research Methods in Psychology

Basic Statistics

Human Sexuality

Psychology of Ageing

Psychology of Adjustment

Abnormal Psychology

Psychology of Exceptional Persons

Psychology of Parenting

Year 3

Health Psychology

Addictive Disorders

Organizational Psychology

Behaviour Modification

Deviant Behaviour

Stress Management

Vocational Guidance

Therapeutic Techniques in Counselling

Theories of Counselling

Psychological Testing

Fundamentals of Counselling

The Counselling Relationship

Year 4

Research Project (2 Units)

Counselling of the Youth

Group Counselling

Community Counselling

Cross-Cultural Counselling

Post-Traumatic Stress Counselling

Practicum, (2 Units)

Counselling Terminally Ill Patients

Family, Marital & Sex Counseling

Counselling Families of Persons with Special Needs

Counselling Persons with Alcohol and Substance Abuse Problems

Counselling Outcomes, Issues, and Ethics

About University of Nairobi

The University of Nairobi is a world-class university committed to scholarly excellence. University of Nairobi mission is to provide quality university education and training and to embody the aspirations of the Kenyan people and the global community through creation, preservation, integration, transmission and utilization of knowledge.

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