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The Department of Religious Studies started in 2005 with the BA Religious Studies programme. In 2008/2009 academic year, it introduced the MA and MPhil Religious Studies programmes. The PhD Religious Studies programme was introduced in 2014. The various programmes advance knowledge in religions to produce graduates that foster inter-religious dialogue for peaceful co-existence in society, and for the socio-economic development of Ghana and Africa. The programmes of the Department have three options: Christianity, Islam and African Traditional Religion. Students graduate with Religious Studies, with specialization in one of the options. The undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in Religious Studies have been designed to achieve the following goals:
- To equip students with requisite skills to identify problems of society and address them from the perspective of religion
- To equip students to engage in serious research into the religions phenomenon and impact on society
Advancing knowledge in religions, producing graduates to foster inter–religious dialogue for peaceful co-existence in society, towards the socio-economic development of Ghana and Africa.
To provides quality education and training, promote scholarship, service and inculcate moral and religious values in students, to unravel the mysteries of life, meet the challenges of a dynamic society for the socio-economic development of Ghana and Africa.
Excellence, teamwork, dedication to duty and discipline.
Currently the Department has five (5) research foci:
- Mother-Tongue Biblical Hermeneutics
- Bible and African Life and Thought
- Religion and Health
- Religion and Sustainable Development
- Islam and African Culture
- Inter-Religious Dialogue