The Department of Religious Studies started in 2005 with the BA Religious Studies programme. In the 2008/2009 academic year, the Department 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 programme has three main options: Christianity, Islam and African Traditional Religion. Students graduate with a degree in Religious Studies 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 private and public problems and address them from the perspective of religion.
- To equip students to engage in serious research into religions' phenomenon and impact on society
Advancing knowledge in religions and producing graduates to foster inter-religious dialogue for peaceful co-existence in society towards the socio-economic development of Ghana and Africa.
To provide 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 seven (7) research foci:
- Bioethics and Human Rights
- Mother-Tongue Biblical Hermeneutics
- Interreligious Dialogue and Peacebuilding
- Bible and African Life and Thought
- Religion and Health
- Religion and Sustainable Development
- Islam and African Culture