The Programme of Psychology faced National University Commission regular accreditation in October 2015 and was accorded interim status. In 2018, the Programme got full accreditation from National University Commission (NUC). The Department of Psychology has embarked on establishment of facilities that enhance training of her students and staff development. For examples, Psychology Department has established Psychology Laboratory and Psychological Services Centre. Moreover, the final year students of psychology are exposed to on-the-job experience in social, clinical, and industrial settings through postings to Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (AEFUTHA), Therapeutic Day Care Centre Enugu (TDCC), and Nigerian Prisons Services (NPS), Nigerian Military settings, the Nigerian Police, Nigerian Breweries Limited among others.
The students of Psychology Department have persistently participated in the Professor Isidore Obot National Quiz Competition (PIONQC), a project of Nigerian Psychological association (NPA). In 2018, the students of Psychology Department of Alex Ekwueme Federal University, emerged champion among all the universities in the South-eastern Nigeria and became the first runners-up (second position) at the national level. In 2019 edition of the competition, Psychology students of Alex Ekwueme Federal University defeated their contemporaries across all the Nigerian Universities to emerge the 2019 PIONQC undisputed Champion.
Above all, the Department of Psychology has received NUC approval to establish postgraduate programmes in some specialised areas such Clinical Psychology, Industrial/Organisational Psychology, Social Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Experimental Psychology etc.
Welcome to the Department of Psychology, where excellence reigns.