Established in 2002, Our department has had a long and successful history with many psychologists contributing to its success since its beginnings. The Department of Psychology is one of six academic units in the Faculty of Education.
Great effort is expended in developing students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We desire that these students be equipped with the knowledge and methods that will place them at the forefront of progress in the psychological disciplines as we enter the twenty-first century.
Psychology students will learn about the feelings that humans experience, what motivates us and how we interact with each other. Many psychology graduates will go on to careers as professional psychologists, however, a degree in psychology can also lead to careers in childcare, social work or in the legal profession.
The Psychology department at Kyambogo University offers students rich opportunities for a vibrant, stimulating, and deep engagement of the field. Students choose from over 30 classes spanning the discipline. Psychology majors receive extensive training in research. The Psychology Department at KYU is noteworthy for the extent to which students get immersed in the work of the field – students do what psychologists do, and learn as psychologists learn: by systematic exploration of human behaviour and mental processes. Whether it be in the classroom or through working in a faculty member’s lab, students get extensive first-hand experience with the processes of psychological research.