Main page content
Brief Historical Background
The impact of religion on the socio-political and economic life of individuals and society in general cannot be underestimated. Studies have clearly shown that at the heart of the African experience is religion. Religion therefore demands an in-depth intellectual exploration to determine its place in the development of society.
In this light, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology recognizing the importance of religion in the socio-cultural life and development of the society has, through its Academic Board, given approval for the establishment of the Department of Religious Studies in the year 2005 under the Faculty of Social Sciences.
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
- To train candidates to take up teaching and religious research in the universities
- To provide an environment for a high academic reflection on religion, society and development.
To Advance knowledge in Religions
- To provide quality education and training, promote scholarship, service and inculcate moral and religious values in students to meet the challenges of a dynamic society.