On behalf of the Department of Religion and Human Values (RHV), University of Cape Coast, I take this opportunity to welcome all First years, Post-Graduates, continuing students, researchers and lecturers to the 2018/2019 academic year. As a Department, we take keen interest to ensuring the welfare of our students, lecturers and non-teaching staff to have a happy stay in the Department. Additionally, we encourage students to contact their academic advisors for any difficulty they encounter in the course of their study. However, if the difficulty persists, students can see the Head of Department for further advice.

Once again, you are all warmly welcome to the Department of RHV.  

The Department of Religion and Human Values (DRHV) became one of the ten departments in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Cape Coast in the 1971/72 academic year. Since then, the Department of Religion and Human Values has been offering a vibrant and challenging environment for both undergraduate and postgraduate (PhD and M.Phil) programmes. In addition, the Department runs a sandwich programme at both the Diploma and Masters Levels. The Department can boast of committed faculties of both nationally, and internationally, repute guiding its students in this direction and training.  As our name depicts, we do not only study religion from variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches but also, concern ourselves with other values with the view to reflecting the plural value systems that have engulfed the contemporary global society. The Department has its own Journal to promote research and in the academia‑‑Oguaa Journal of Religion & Human Values (OJORHV)‑‑to promote research and dissemination of research findings since 2011.


To position itself as a centre of excellence in teaching and learning, research, training and application of religion and other human values for personal, national and international life.



  • To continue to expose students to the fact that other religious traditions are also alternative blueprints for meaningful life and as such need to be accorded the needed respect. 
  • To train all our graduates who will bring human-values approaches to development of our nation and beyond.
  • To assist students to develop enquiring minds in order to pursue critical and dispassionately religious issues as they confront them in life


  • To  show tenacity of purpose in the discharge of academic duties
  • To discharge our duties with the sense of alacrity To make religious studies relevant to the development agenda of our nation
  • To make religious studies relevant to the development agenda of our nation