Formerly Anambra State university (ANSU), Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University took off as Anambra State University of Science and Technology (ASUTECH) in the year 2000.
In 2006, The name of the university evolved to Anambra State University (ANSU) in keeping with the visitation report of 2004 recommendation that the university should revert to a conventional university.
On september 2014, the university was named after Biafra warlord and former governor of southern Nigeria, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu with the aim of immortalizing the leader of break ways Biafra republic.
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) as popularly called has made a tremendous improvement and development especially during the governorship regime of Mr. Peter Obi.
The vice chancellor of the university, professor Greg Nwakoby has vowed and promised to work towards accrediting and introducing more academic courses in the University.
The university currently operates three campuses of Uli, Igbariam and Awka.
The Uli Campus of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University is the ground of the following faculties:
- Engineering Faculty
- Natural Science Faculty
- Applied Science Faculty
- Environmental Science Faculty
Igbariam campus of the University houses the following faculties:
- Social Science Faculty
- Management Science Faculty
- Law faculty
- Faculty of Agriculture
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Pharmacy
Awka campus of the state-owned university is the home of the university medical science with the University Teaching Hospital, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH) situated in the city.
The university has continued to grow and evolve with introduction and accreditation of many new academic courses and programs.
Currently, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University offer a total of 66 academic courses at undergraduate level.
Below is the list of all academic courses offered at the university at undergraduate level.
List Of Academic Courses In COOU
- Accountancy / Accounting
- Agricultural Economics and Extension
- Agricultural Economics and Farm Management
- Agricultural Science and Education
- Animal Science
- Banking and Finance
- Biological Science(s)
- Business Administration
- Business Education
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Crop Science And Horticulture
- Education and Biology
- Education and Chemistry
- Education and Computer Science
- Education and Economics
- Education and English Language
- Education and Igbo
- Education and Integrated Science
- Education and Mathematics
- Education and Physics
- Education and Political Science
- Education and Social Studies
- Educational Management
- Electrical / Electronic Engineering
- English Language
- Entrepreneurial Studies
- Environmental Management Technology
- Estate Management
- Fisheries and Aquaculture
- Forestry And Wildlife Management
- Guidance and Counseling
- History and International Studies
- Industrial Physics
- Library and Information Science
- Mass Communication
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medicine and Surgery
- Political Science
- Primary and Elementary Education
- Public Administration
- Pure and Industrial Chemistry
- Religious Studies
- Soil Science
- Theatre Arts
- Urban and Regional Planning