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Our PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy of the programme agrees with that of Veritas University, Abuja which exists to promote “the highest standards of teaching, research and community service whilst providing a balanced education for the acquisition of knowledge, practical skills and moral rectitude.” The programme offers a holistic learning and a solid formation of students who will become competent in the areas of scientific research and teaching and acquire the theological formation needed for an enlightened pastoral commitment. The academic and intellectual formation and mentoring in theological education propels, prepares and illumines the students with proper skill to engage in analytical, ontological, creative and revolutionary research. The B. A. programme is carefully designed to orient, challenge and task the student to develop a higher passion for seeking the Truth about God based on deposit of FAITH handed on from Apostolic tradition. By following the spirit, charism and passion that guided the Fathers of the Church, the Scholastics, the Reformation Theologians and the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council; all these are valuable and resource materials that reveal the deep philosophy of theological study. The philosophy of theological studies must seek to produce intellectuals that must create socio-cultural, politico-economic and psycho-spiritual change in human society in the twenty-first (21) century. Theology must lead humanity to “seek the Truth” about God for their final return to God, to attain salvation in God who is trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Our Programmes

B.A Theology

The Aims and Objectives of the B.A. in Theology Programme are as follows: -
  • To offer students the knowledge of contemporary theology solidly rooted in the Catholic tradition and open to contributions of other Christian and non-Christian traditions.
  • To create an atmosphere of interaction between faith and reason, Gospel and culture, and between Christian thought and modern sciences.
  • To offer students adequate knowledge of the sources, methods, and the tools needed to continue the study of theology independently.
  • To help students deepen their understanding of the content of the Christian faith and to offer prospective non-Christian students sound knowledge of the faith.
  • To foster in the students the ability to perceive the relationship among the various areas of theology.
  • To prepare students to be able to face challenges that they may encounter in living their faith in contemporary society.
  • To help students grow in their Christian faith, strengthen their relationship with God and be able to disseminate the same.
  • To equip students with the tenets of the Christian faith as foundation of their moral life.

Department Contact Info

Faculty of Theology

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Our Mission/Vision
Admission Requirement
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Mission

To provide students with an integral and holistic formation that combines academic and professional training with physical, moral, spiritual, social and cultural formation in line with the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church.

Vision

To be academic community founded on Catholic principles and committed to a culture of excellence that will make the University rank among the best in the world.

Admission Requirement

The minimum requirement for candidates seeking admission into the B.A. (Theology) degree programme of Veritas University, Abuja are as follows:

JAMB / UTME

The minimum requirement for candidates seeking admission into the B.A. (Theology) degree programme of Veritas University, Abuja are as follows:

Advanced Level GCE in two relevant subjects (Results at 'O' level and 'A' level must be attained at not more than two sittings.

  • Five (5) Credits passes in relevant subjects including Mathematics and English Language either in SSCE (WAEC/NECO) OR GCE in a maximum of two (2) sittings.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of 180 score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

First degree in a related area of from a recognized University.

Direct Entry

Advanced Level GCE in two relevant subjects (Results at 'O' level and 'A' level must be attained at not more than two sittings.

First degree in a related area of from a recognized University.

All direct entry students must do all 200 level courses of their programme. They must also take 100 level courses of the programme which they did offer in their previous progamme..

Inter-University Transfer:

Minimum requirement for transfer into the department is CGPA of 1: 5 for a four-point grading system or 1: 8 for a five-point grading system from previous institutions. Candidates wishing to transfer from another university into the Department must obtain and fill the Inter-University Transfer form from the University's Admissions Office. An application for admission to the University through Inter-University transfer will be considered only the Department is satisfied that the candidate has met the minimum academic requirements for admission to the programme applied for. All inter university transfer candidates will normally be admitted into 100 or 200 level irrespective of their attainment in their in their former institution. Such students must take all 200 courses of their programme.

Furthermore, the University reserves the right to screen Direct Entry candidates before admission

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