Degree Type: 

Bachelor of Music


Department of Religion and Human Values

Modes of Study: 


Entry Requirements: 

A. Candidate must possess one of the following categories of qualifications and experience

  1. The minimum admission requirement for the University of Cape Coast:  passes in six (6) subjects with an overall aggregate of 36 or better for WASSCE and 24 or better for SSSCE applicants. Three of the six subjects must be Core subjects (i.e. English Language, Mathematics and either Integrated Science or Social Science), and the other three must be electives one of which must be Religious Studies.
  2. Credit passes at G.C.E. "O" Level in five (5) subjects including English Language and Mathematics. In addition, passes in three (3) relevant subjects including Religious Studies at the Advanced Level. The grades in these subjects must not be lower than 'D'.


i. Mature students, that is from 26 years old at the time of application.

Candidates of category B above will be required to take:

i. Entrance examination and/or ii. Interview

Career Opportunities: 

The role of religion in the holistic development of societies is gradually increasing the importance society places on professionals in the field of religion. Religious extremism (violent acts inspired by religious beliefs) has also played a major role in destabilising countries and sub regions. Graduates in the programme have thus become key personnel recruited into national security and intelligence agencies to help deal with such religious extremism. The Human Value aspect of the programme trains students in what human rights are, and what constitutes human right abuses – a key demeaning factor of human value. Graduates can also find jobs in the following areas:  Academia

 Religious based NGOs engaged in anti religious extremism campaigns  Civil Service through government’s cultural and religious agencies.  Professional counselling  Religious organisations

Programme Structure

Level 100

First Semester

CMS 107: Communicative Skills I
3 Credit(s)

Engaging in academic work at the university is challenging. This course is aimed at equipping fresh students to make the transition from pre-university level to the university level. It assists them in engaging and succeeding in complex academic tasks in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It also provides an introduction to university studies by equipping students with skills that will help them to engage in academic discourse with confidence and fluency.

Second Semester

CMS 108: Communicative Skills II
3 Credit(s)

This is a follow-up course on the first semester one. It takes students through writing correct sentences, devoid of ambiguity, through the paragraph and its appropriate development to the fully-developed essay. The course also emphasizes the importance and the processes of editing written work.