• Imo State University


The Religious Studies department offers three kinds of degree programmes.
These are as follows:
A: 4-year B.A, (Hons) Religious Studies.
B: 4-year combined honours Education/ Religious (B.Ed)
C: 3-year B.A Religious or B.A Education/Religion

Philosophy and Objectives

The course is run on the understanding that the religious factor in man and society, like the other factor is very important. For a proper explication of man and his society, the religious factor has to be studied and its impact delineated; Religious here ids given purely academic and scientific touch. No one religious tradition is presented as a Sui generic exclusive system but as an aspect of Human Behaviour in a society. An interdisciplinary and poly-methodical approach is adopted to broaden the scope and purview of the student. The programme sees in the different religious traditions, good human values, morals and ways of action which society should embrace for the good of all. Min pursuance of National interest, the programme provides an academic insight into the major religious traditions Nigeria, with a view to creating a sense of religious freedom, understanding and openness in the citizenry and ensuring religious harmony and peaceful co-existence in a pluralistic society like Nigeria. Based on these, the objectives of the programme include:

A. To expose the students to the contents of the major religious traditions in Nigeria and world.
B. to enable students see the impact of religious on the other sectors of society like political, economic, social, cultural and environmental and vice versa.
C. To place the students in a better position to make sharp objective and critical deduction and contributions to national and religious issues.
D. To enable students apply their knowledge usefully in their personal and communal life and thereby ensure greater societal development.
E. The programme is not intended to produce religious ministers, but its products are well equipped for dialogue and ecumenical assignments

Admission Requirements


Admission is through University Matriculation Exams (UME) Credit passes in five (5) SSCE/GCE subjects including Christian Religious Knowledge, obtained in not more than two sittings.

Direct Entry:

a. ‘A’ level passes in 2 subjects including Religious Studies.
b. NCE or Diploma with minimum of Merit level pass in Religious Studies for 3-year programme.