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:
- Applied Geophysics
- Electronics and Information Technology Applications
- 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.