Philosophy and Religious Studies

Religion major has a number of pathways open to them. As you’ll see, Religious Studies is a great-way to start your career. In today’s multicultural workplace and global economy, basic knowledge about other cultures and religious perspectives is indispensable. In addition, good interpreters of information are in high demand. Gathering data, organizing it, understanding it, and presenting it are vital skills in the study of religion, and in most professions, these skills are absolutely required.

Studying Religion provides many occasions for personal and intellectual growth

  • In Religious courses, you’ll gain a fundamental cultural literacy
  • You’ll be trained in the skills associated with data gathering and direct observation.
  • As a religion major, you are asked to interpret and express your position on perplexing phenomena, exercising both your analytical skills and your originality.
  • Your critical intelligence will constantly be tested and developed, along with your fellow human beings in order to understand his/her perspective.

Starting with a Bachelor’s degree in religion, there are many places to go. As an academic major in the humanities (or social sciences), the study of religion is like a history or English major; it imposes no limitations. But it also lends its own particular strengths to a number of different career choices. Religion majors have successfully gone on to professional training in:

  • Business (particularly international business)
  • Counseling and Social Work
  • Education
  • Clergy personae
  • Journalism
  • Banking
  • Ministers in government portfolios
  • Law

Others have moved directly into the job market, taking up positions in:

  • Event planning, hospitality, or the service industry
  • The government, foreign service, or the Peace Corps
  • Marketing and management
  • Museums and the arts
  • Non-profit or non-governmental organizations
  • Publishing

The Department of Philosophy and Religion, like all the Departments of the University is academic. Its primary purpose is to study religion so as to discover, establish or preserve truth. The purpose of the Department as set out in the brochure of the University.

a) UTME: 4 Year Degree Programme

i) Five (5) Credit level passes in the SSCE/NECO/GCE (O/L) to include English Language, Mathematics, and CRK/BK/Government/Its equivalent /Any Nigerian Language at not more than one sitting.

ii) The Candidate could have at least six O’Level papers including English Language, Christian Religious Studies, and at least one other Arts subject at credit level in WAEC or NECO or GCE Ordinary Level or its equivalent with not more than two sitting.

b) DIRECT ENTRY: 3 Year Degree Programme

i) Five credits in General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level and NECO at least two of which must be a GCE Advanced Level including Christian Religious Knowledge.

ii) A pass in two principal subjects at the NCE Level/ A/L plus five subjects at credit level in GCE, SSCE and NECO including English Language and Mathematics.

iii) A Three-Year Diploma in Theology recognized by the University plus five credits at the GCE ‘O’ Level including English Language and Mathematics.

iv) A minimum of 2 GCE (A/L) passes one of which must be any one of the specified in (i) above or Diploma in Religious Studies or Diploma in the relevant Arts programmes.

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