SCHOOL OF Education And Humanities

Department of RELIGIOUS STUDIES

PROFESSOR EFE M. EHIOGHAEPROFESSOR EFE M. EHIOGHAE

Welcome to the premier department. You are our esteemed friend and partner in progress. We feel excited that you are here. We thank you for heeding the call to serve. There is no better calling to invest one’s life than to serve God and humanity. And by choosing to study in the department you have signally indicated your willingness to be a vessel of honor through which God could pour His grace to a disoriented world. It is a privilege to be a co-laborer with God in the plan of salvation. There is perhaps no better way to be equipped to carry out this noble task than to study theology and avail oneself of all the opportunities for spiritual formation.

Fortunately, we have a dynamic faculty, with excellent academic credentials and a repertoire of ministerial experience. They are there for you to impart and impact, through teaching and mentoring. You will be studying to acquire academic qualifications; but much more to impact the world through a Christ-like character.

PHILOSOPHY

The training and equipping of servant-leaders to exert a saving influence on members and non-members of the community of faith.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Department as depository of the University’s religious and academic heritage serves as God’s instructional channel to equip, through the word of God, ministers in preparation for active service in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, as well as provide basic saving knowledge of Jesus Christ to non-ministerial students.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the Department of Religious Studies are to:

1. Expose the ministers-in-training to an in-depth knowledge of the Bible by providing them with essential tools for biblical hermeneutics that emphasize humanity’s salvation through Jesus Christ;

2. Prepare ministerial leaders for the Seventh-day Adventist Church and other willing interests in the propagation of the everlasting gospel and the soon return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to redeem the world;

3. Prepare religious and moral educators to reinforce lost moral values in the family, schools and wider society in collaboration with the departments of Education and General Studies as well as the School of Post-Graduate Studies;

4. Facilitate appropriate theological and pastoral training for individuals who hitherto had no such training but have a sense of calling to the Gospel ministry.

DEPARTMENTAL PROGRAMS

The Department of Religious Studies offers the following academic programs:

· Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons.) Christian Religious Studies ( 4 years) fully accredited by NUC

· Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons.) Religious Studies (4 years ).

DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

CREDIT LOAD FOR B.A. (HONS.) CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

The program is planned over a 4-year period consisting of 8 semesters. Students are expected to have taken a total number of 167 credits for Christian Religious Studies program and 159 credits for Religious Studies program before they can be considered eligible for graduation. But in the case of direct entry students the 100 level courses are waived.

Admission Requirements