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University of Nairobi


Department of Psychology started in 1988 in Kikuyu Campus in the defunct Faculty of Social Sciences.


July 2005 the department shifted to the Faculty of Arts.  It is in the process of developing programmes to suit Faculty of Arts.


The Department of Psychology services Faculty of Education, Arts, and Science , Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Arts.  In addition runs its own departmental program, Bachelor of Psychology, (Counselling), and Diploma in Guidance and Counselling.


Future Projections:

The department is in the process of starting a Masters Degree programme in Counselling Psychology.


Currently, the department has ten (10) members of the teaching staff.


1.         Prof. Priscilla W. Kariuki    - Chairman

2.                  Dr. C. Kimamo

3.                  Dr. K. Odhiambo

4.                  Dr. L. Mwaura

5.                  Dr. L. Levi

6.                  Mrs. G. Ogonda

7.                  Mr. J.Oketch-Oboth

8.                  Mrs J.M. Muthami

9.                  Mr. P.K. Ndero

10.              Ms. H. Oburu


Our vision is to be a world class trainer of Psychologists.


Our mission is to respond to the psychological needs of our community through the training of competent counselors and other professionals.

Head of Department,