Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Counselling - Africa International University | Educartis

4 years
On Campus


Course Overview

This four year Bachelor of Arts programme is designed to equip students with the psychological knowledge required to understand human behaviour and provide skills for intervention in a multicultural setting. Taken on-campus at Africa International University and under the guidance of expert lecturers, the course aims to promote spiritual maturity, personal growth, and provide background for further education and professional development. 

Counselling is one of the most sought after careers today because it provides employment opportunities that are flexible, meaningful, and remunerative. If you're looking to improve peoples' lives or want to create positive change in the world, then entering the field of psychology could be the right move. This on-campus course will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and necessary practical skills to prepare you for effective counselling work in various settings within the communities you seek to serve. 

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Apply and evaluate sustainability principles in problem solving relating to human behaviour. 
  • Communicate ethically both inter-personally and in group contexts to a range of diverse audiences through a variety of formats including expression in research reports and proposals, online and through portfolio, interviewing, written, oral and listening skills.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for independent learning to sustain personal and professional development.
  • Integrate entry level counselling knowledge and skills into diverse contexts. 
  • Use creativity, innovation and the ability to generate ideas to work constructively in a supportive professional role. 
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Certification obtained

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Counselling 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This programme will enhance students' skills in careers such as: 

  • Mental Health and Trauma Counsellor 
  • Addiction Counsellor
  • Child and Family Therapist 
  • Couples' Therapist 



On Campus, 4 years, January 2020


On Campus, 3 quarters, January 2020


On Campus, 3 years, January 2020


When do I start?

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Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students require either: 

  • A Minimum KCSE Grade of C + 
  • A Diploma in a related field 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must :

  • Download and fill-in an online pre-application form indicating the programme or course of their interest. 
  • Provide a non-refundable application fee of 1,000 KES 

In addition, international students must submit an application for Kenya Pupil's Pass (KPP) accompanied with 11,250 KSH. 

Payment options

At AIU, students are offered the following methods of paying their university fees: 

  1. Payments can be made by banker's cheque, payable to AIU. The university doesn't accept personal cheques.
  2. The university doesn't accept cash payments. Cash should be deposited into any of the following bank accounts and the banking slip immediately presented for issuance of a University receipt to the finance office.
Payments within Kenya

  • Co-operative Bank of Kenya
Account Name: Africa International UniversityBank: Co-Operative Bank of Kenya
Branch: Karen
Account Number: 01128092985900
Coop Swift Code: KCOOKENA

  • CFC Stanbic Bank
Account name: Africa International University.Account Number: 0100000203728
Bank Name: CFC Stanbic Bank
Branch Name: Upper Hill Medical Centre
Swift code: SBICKENX

  • Equity Bank
Account name: Africa International University.Account Number: 1250260743538
Bank Name: Equity Bank
Branch Name: Karen
Swift code: EQBLKENA

  • Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB)
Account name: Africa International University
Account Number: 1140816764
Bank Name: Kenya Commercial Bank
Branch Name: Karen
Swift code: KCBLKENX

M-PESA PAYMENT VIA KCB (For registered students only)
1. Go to M-PESA menu on your phone 2. Select Pay Bill
2. Enter Business number (522123)
3. Enter school code (10044k) and your registration number as one word 4. Enter Amount
5. Enter PIN
6. Press ok to confirm Sending of money

For Foreign Payments in USD
Account name: Africa International University
Account Number: 0100000200136
Bank Name: CFC Stanbic Bank
Branch Name: Upper Hill Medical Centre
Swift code: SBICKENX

Detailed course information

This course is taken on-campus at the Africa International University over 4 years, split into 8 semesters. The course curriculum is as follows:

Year One - Semester One 
  • Bible Interpretation & Study Methods
  • Library Research& Info Competency
  • ICT Essentials 
  • Foundations of Christian Life &Mission
  • Bible Survey
  • Introduction to Human Behaviour
Year One - Semester Two 
  • English Writing & Composition
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • College Algebra
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Personal & Spiritual Development
  • Personal Therapy  
Year Two - Semester One 
  • Development Psychology
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • African & World Civilisations
  • Basic Bible Doctrines
  • Theories of Counselling 
  • Introduction to Statistics
Year Two - Semester Two 
  • Environment, Development and Stewardship
  • Chemical Dependency 
  • Theological Foundation of Counseling
  • HIV/AIDS Therapy & Intervention
Year Three - Semester One 
  • Marriage & Family Dynamics
  • Human Sexuality
  • Loss, Bereavement &Trauma
  • Ethical & Legal Considerations 
  • Child and Adolescent Assessment
  • Multicultural Diversity
Year Three - Semester Two 
  • Health Psychology
  • Premarital Education 
  • Stress & Burnout 
  • Disaster & Disaster Management 
  • Research Designs & Methods 
Year Four - Semester One 
  • Project
  • Child & Adolescent Therapy
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Effective Parenting
  • Child Abuse Therapy 
  • Conflict & Conflict Resolution & Management
Year Four - Semester Two 
  • Counselling Practicum 
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Theological Foundation of Therapy 
  • HIV/AIDS Intervention 

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Where and When


Africa International University - AIU

Dagoretti road , Nairobi, Karen, Kenya


Africa International University - AIU

Dagoretti road , Nairobi, Karen, Kenya

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