Baze University

Psychology

About the course

Are you fascinated by the human mind? Find yourself often questioning what prompts human behaviour? Choose the BSc in Psychology at the Baze University and start your journey into the psyche.
A fascinating and highly useful BSc degree course will let you analyse human choices, emotions, motivations and beliefs through essential methods of research and data analysis. Examine the current issues in clinical, cognitive, social and developmental psychology as well as behavioural neuroscience to gain an insight into the reasons behind a person�s behaviour. This BSc course can lead to successful careers within psychology, as well as other areas such as education, forensic sciences,marketing, health and occupational psychologies.


In the first year of the BSc Psychology, we lay the foundations for understanding the basic principles of psychological theory and of the research methods and analysis used in social sciences. We also introduce students to practical psychology experiments. Material from two core areas: Individual Differences and Behavioural Neuroscience is covered in more details.

What you will learn

The course aims:

Students have a choice to focus solely on psychology, start their minor path in another discipline or select two non-psychology options to broaden their knowledge.

In the second year, students will cover in depth material from remaining key areas of psychology: Cognitive Psychology and Perception; Developmental Psychology; and Social Psychology. Both research methods and practical tuition will be extended in preparation for the final year project.

Students can continue their minor path, or choose two optional modules both from psychology or other disciplines.

In the final year students widen their knowledge in Clinical Psychology. We also offer a wide selection of optional modules allowing students to specialise in whichever area of psychology they are particularly interested in - including Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychopathology, Forensic Psychology, Perception and many more. We also permit our students to choose up to two options outside of Psychology facilitating interdisciplinary study or enabling them to finalise their minor degree.

Graduate destinations

Business
Government
Embassy
Marketing

Course Details

Course Structure
Year 1 | Semester 1
Code: GEN103
Lecturer: Mercy Johnson
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:

This module will introduce students to basic mathematical topics useful in their different courses of study.

Aims:

To introduce students to basic mathematical topics useful in their different courses of study at Baze University. Apart from learning the basic statistical tools useful for data collection, they will also gain valuable insight into number system, the concept of sets, laws of indices, solving equations and a wide range of other basic mathematical techniques. In essence, this module is designed to equip students with useful methods of solving and approaching mathematical problems.

Syllabus:

Introduction to Number System, Laws of Indices, General Inequality, Equation Systems, Algebra, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry as well as general overview of Statistics.

Teaching and learning methods:
  • Lectures: Lectures will be used to introduce and explain major ideas and theories and to illustrate their wide-ranging applications. 
  • Interactive lectures will review materials by encouraging their active participation - inviting questions, working through examples, giving short quizzes, discussing case studies, or showing a  video followed by a quiz, etc.
  • Classes: This will encourage students to begin to apply the knowledge gained to real and hypothetical cases and will encourage them also to gain confidence in presenting and defending their own ideas. Classes will usually require them to read some material(s) for discussion, or prepare answers, give some presentations, research a topic, take part in a debate, etc. 
  • Homework: Homework will be assigned regularly. Regular assignments will help them understand the material and they will get feedback.

Intended learning outcomes:

On the  successful completion of this module, students are expected to have developed their skills and have:

  • Ability to read and understand fundamental mathematics.
  • Ability to apply range of concepts in Mathematics or represent and solve problems in Mathematics.
  • Ability to represent and analyse data using the right techniques.


Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:
  • Basic College Mathematics by Elayn Matin-Gay, New Jersey, Pearson Prentice Hall.
  • College Mathematics for Business, Economics, Life Sciences & Social Sciences (11th Edition) by Raymond A. Bernet, Michael R, Ziegler, & Karl E. Byleen. New Jersey, Pearson Prence Hall.
  • Algebra & Trigonometry (Sixth Edition) by Michael Sullivan. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458.
  • Any other mathematical textbook that covers any of the topics.

Code: GEN110
Lecturer: Zainab Attahiru Imam
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: Computing for Academic Skills ,
Overview:

Academic Skills course is designed to give students the tools and skills that they need to get the most out of their undergraduate study at Baze. Thus, it is angled towards a range of areas and ideas. One such area is to improve your standard of English. Beyond that, it is also to prepare you to excel in professional and business settings.

Aims:

The aim of this module is to give the student the ability to acquire and use basic English Language skills and other personal and interpersonal skills which are required in academic, professional and business domains.

Syllabus:

Study skills and methods. Use of Library. Research skills. Reading skills. Units of Grammar---Morpheme I. Parts of Speech I. Parts of Speech II. Phrases and Clauses: types and functions. Sentences: types, structure, and functions. Tense and Mood. Concord and Meaning relations.

Teaching and learning methods:

Lectures will serve to explain the topics in the syllabus.

  • Class activity, interaction and discussion will serve to arouse individual participation, grow communication skills and self-expression.


Intended learning outcomes:

On completing this module the student should be able to:

  • Read and write well
  • Listen and speak properly
  • Think critically
  • Develop personal and interpersonal skills needed     
  •  in academic, professional and business settings.
  • Demonstrate proper understanding of referencing a work.


Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:
  1. Essential Academic Skills.(Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011).
  2. Oxford Guide to Effective Writing &Speaking,2nd Edition,(Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005).


Code: GEN102
Lecturer: Mamman Aliyu
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: SOC101
Lecturer: Sulaiman Barnabas
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: GEN101
Lecturer: Andrew Bula
Unit: 3
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Year 1 | Semester 2
Code: BIO101
Lecturer: Alonge Olatunbosun Olawoye
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:

This module is designed to cover the major aspects of biology as a life science. This includes fields of biology such as: botany, zoology, physiology, ecology, microbiology, etc.

Aims:

To equip students with the basic principles of general biology as they relate to the cellular, organismic & population levels of organization. As well as, cell structure & function, reproduction, genetics, evolution, diversity of organisms & ecology.

Syllabus:
  • Introduction: The Science of Biology
  • Characteristics of Living Things
  • Classification of Organisms
  • Basic Biological Chemistry
  • Cell Structure and Organization
  • Functions of Cellular Organelles
  • Diversity of Living Organisms
  • Animal Maintenance: Human circulatory system
  • Lymphatic System
  • Immune System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Nervous System


Teaching and learning methods:

This course will be delivered through lectures in the classroom, using electronic and print media, amongst other educational materials to help facilitate the learning process. Lectures will involve interactive sessions as well as individual and student group exercises and presentations, to aid the development of necessary analytical, practical, and problem-solving skills of the students.

Intended learning outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, students should have attained a concise knowledge of the basic principles of biology, and developed necessary analytical, problem-solving, and research skills relevant in the ever dynamic field of biology.

Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:
  1. Prentice-Hall. Biology: the study of life (6th edition), 1995.
  2. Roberts M.B.V. Biology: a functional approach (4th edition), 1986.


Code: GEN105
Lecturer: Rukayyatu Gurin
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Code: COM101
Lecturer: Rislan Abdulazeez
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Code: GEN108
Lecturer: Mercy Johnson
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Code: GEN107
Lecturer: James Daniel
Unit: 0
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Code: GEN104
Lecturer: Omojuyigbe Abosede
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: Use of English 1 ,
Overview:

In this module, students will learn to write well structured essays, overcome speech anxiety, work effectively in groups , the art of public speaking and give well structured presentations

Aims:

The aim of the module is to teach students the rudiments of public speaking, team work  and  presentations.

Syllabus:

Reading comprehension, Literary appreciation, Writing skills, Presentation skills, Working in groups for a presentation, Preparing for assessed presentation.

Teaching and learning methods:
  • Lectures will be given through power point presentations to explain the topics contained in the syllabus.
  • Class discussions will also be used to enhance individual participation, self confidence and team work as the students will be required to give presentations fortnightly


Intended learning outcomes:

Students who have taken this module should be able to:

  • Read effectively
  • Write well structured essays
  • Work effectively in a group or team
  • Carry out researches independently
  • Give good presentations


Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:
  • Turner, Kathy et al., Essential Academic Skills,[ Oxford University Press,  Oxford ,2011]
  • Kathleen T. McWhorter,  Academic Reading,  [ HarperCollins College Publishers, 1994]
  • Seely, John, Oxford Guide to Effective Reading and Speaking, [ Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005]

Year 2 | Semester 1
Code: GEN203
Lecturer: Muktar Imam
Unit: 15
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: GEN201
Lecturer: Shulammite Paul
Unit: 15
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Year 2 | Semester 2
Code: GEN202
Lecturer: Olalekan Sakariyau
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: Entrepreneurship Studies I ,
Overview:

Entrepreneurship II expands on the foundation to this subject which was laid during the module Entrepreneurship I. We examine in detail the entrepreneurial process and Steps in the process of assessing the viability of a new venture which will be illustrated and students will be expected to conduct such a study.

Aims:

The aim of this module is the creation of New Ventures, that is, the ways and means they come into being and the key factors associated with either their success or failure.

Syllabus:

Decision to become an entrepreneur, Developing successful business ideas, Moving from an Idea to an Entrepreneurial firm, Managing and growing an Entrepreneurial firm.

Teaching and learning methods:

The module employs lectures, videos, case discussions and analyses, student field work & presentations and general discussions to engage the student in the material.  Student involvement in class activities play a significant role in the learning process. 

Intended learning outcomes:

At the end of the module student should be able to:

  • Understand the nature of the entrepreneurial process and ways to manage the process
  • Understand the difference between an opportunity and an idea, how to recognize it and how to evaluate it.
  • Describe the purpose of a feasibility analysis and develop a business model
  • Appreciate ethical issues that are intertwined with entrepreneurial activities and develop a framework for managing ethical dilemmas. 
  • Evaluate the nature of creative new business concepts that can be turned into sustainable business ventures.
Assessment:
Exams: 70%
Test: 15%
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Recommended reading list:

Bruce R. Barringer and Duane Ireland. Entrepreneurship- Successfully Launching New Ventures, 5th Ed., Pearson

Year 3 | Semester 1
Code: GEN301
Lecturer: Obianuju Chidiebele Aliche
Unit: 0
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Code: GEN300
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Year 4 | Semester 1
Code: PRO401
Lecturer: Ibrahim Muhammad
Unit: 0
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Year 4 | Semester 2
Code: PRO401
Lecturer: Ibrahim Muhammad
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Entry requirements

Home / UTME


SSCE (WAEC, NECO, etc);
JAMB;

Home / Direct Entry


A level / Diploma / IJMB / HND / First degree;
JAMB DE Form;
SSCE (WAEC, NECO, etc);

Home / Direct Transfer


SSCE (WAEC, NECO, etc);
Academic transcript;
Please note: Admission on transfer will only be issued after on campus interview;

Foundation


SSCE (WAEC, NECO, etc);

International (Nigerian)


O' level result;
JAMB;
Please note: You can get a conditional admission if you does not have JAMB, but you must provide it before you progress to 200 level;

International (Foreign)


O' level result;

Staff

S/N Staff Name Rank
1 AGATHA OGECHI OGWU PH.D Senior Lecturer
2 FUNKE OLOFIN TEMIDAYO Assistant Lecturer
3 OKORO, CHUKWUJI NNANNA Assistant Lecturer
4 PROFESSOR AKIN ODEBUNMI Professor
5 SADDIEQ SAMIRA Assistant Lecturer