WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,897 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Religious Studies
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:School of Arts and Humanities
Campus:Nairobi Campus
Application Deadline: November 2021
Programme Overview

The  growing  number of  of Christians  in Africa has out  paced the leadership  capacity in  Churches and Christian  Organizations. The Bible major exists to meet that need by providing training, primarily in  biblical  studies, for  those involved  in Christian ministry,  for those preparing for further training at the masters level, for those preparing to teach Christian Religious Education in secondary schools, and for those preparing for work outside of professional Christian ministry but who desire a firm biblical background. The programme also requires studies  in church  history, world  religions, and ethics  so that students may think intelligently about their faith in the context of its history, the religious world around it, and its application to contemporary issues. Specifically, the goals of the major are:

– To equip students for involvement in full-time Christian ministry.
– To give students, who plan to work with non-Christian organizations, a strong biblical background.
– To enable students to supplement other majors with a strong biblical studies background.
– To prepare students for further study in seminary or other types of graduate schools. This degree may serve as a terminal programme.
– To prepare students to teach Christian Religious Education in secondary schools

Student Assessment
– Final marks for all courses in this department, except Senior Paper/Project, Independent Study, and CHM 507 Christian Ministries Practicum, will be derived 70% from marks on the final exam and 30% from marks on continuous assessment items.
– Marks for Senior Paper & Independent Study will be derived 90% from the final exam/paper and 10% from continuous assessment items.
– Marks for CHM 507 Christian Ministries Practicum and Senior Project will be derived 60% from written assignments related to the project/practicum and 40% from final assessment by an on-site supervisor approved by the Department and the student’s teaching staff advisor at the University.

Admission Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirement
The minimum entry requirement shall be an overall grade of C+ for candidates taking KCSE or two (2) Advanced Level Principal passes, or 5 credits in IGCE of at least a C, or their equivalents for candidates coming from outside Kenya and those using different systems of education. This is, however, a minimum entry requirement and meeting it may not automatically entitle a candidate admission to the University. Those candidates with low grade at KCSE but have successfully completed a 2 year diploma at a recognized institution may be considered for admission to the undergraduate programme.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Daystar admission forms are collected from either Athi-River campus or the Nairobi campus. On completion, the form is handed back to the registrar office with a fee of KSh. 2,000 which is not refundable. Deadlines for the application are; 30th November, 30th April and 31st July for January, May and August intakes respectively. Other required documents are:
– Two recent passport size photos for Kenyan student and four for international students all having names at the back
– Secondary, post-secondary, university or college certificates.
– Financial Information Sheet (Foreign students need to include a financial letter from sponsor guaranteeing payment)
– Completed student information sheet and copy of your passport (For foreign students only).

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health include:
– Advice worker.
– Archivist.
– Charity fundraiser.
– Counsellor.
– Civil Service administrator.
– Community development worker.
– International aid/development worker.
– Mediator.

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $1,897
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,952

*Tuition fees per year for Kenyan Students = 205,120KES
*Tuition fees per year for Foreign Students= 211,120KES

International Students pay an additional 6000KES (Day students), 8000KES (Boarding Students) of orientation fees to the normal tuition fees.

All fees for each semester are payable in advance or before the date of registration by bankers cheque or direct bank deposit. The University does not accept cash payments or money orders. In order to assist sponsors who cannot raise full fees, the University allows payment of tuition and hostel fees in four equal monthly instalments from the first day of the semester. Sponsors wishing to pay the fees by instalments must apply to the Finance Manager before the semester begins.

Relevant Contact

Dr Paul Mutinda
Assisting Head of Department
Dr Scholastica Kariuki-Githinji
Dean, School of Arts and Humanities
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries