Covenant University opened its doors to the first set of students on 21st October, 2002. Physics Unit was then housed in the Department of Computer and Information Technology as a servicing Unit to other Programmes. Later, it came under the Department of Natural Sciences. In September, 2004, it became a full- fledged Department of Physics. The following options are available in the Department:

  1. Applied Geophysics
  2. Electronics and Information Technology Applications
  3. Renewable Energy

The Department is fully accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and also has the approval to run M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes in Physics and Industrial Physics.