The mission of the Department is no other than keeping to this tradition the unit has, as the bedrock of its scholarly activities, the production of conducive environment for research and learning by students at all the levels of University education, who are intellectually competent to study the various branches of Islamic studies and adapt them into formats which are implementable to solve various problems facing the Nigerian nation in particular and the human species in general bearing in mind the diversity of socio-cultural background, circumstances and time between the human generations
Islamic Studies is a Department in the Faculty of Arts of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi. The Department offers B. A. Degree in Islamic Studies since its establishment. The programme was fully accredited by the NUC in 2007. This encourages the Department to write a proposal to start running post-graduate programmes which was approved by the University Senate in 2008. The Unit eventually started Post-graduate Studies Programme with a view to offering M. A. and Ph.D. Degrees in Islamic Studies from 2008/2009 academic session. The programmes have undergone NUC resource verification and is currently awaiting NUC accreditation.
The Department further got another full accreditation in 2015. This again led to the proposal for additional course in post-graduate programme. Therefore, the Department is presently running B.A and P.G programmes which include M.A, MphilPh.D,Ph.D, PGD Islamic Studies and a professional Master in Islam and Gender Studies. Other proposed professional Masters courses are in the pipeline
The Department has the following programmes: B. A, M. A, Mphil PhD, PhD, PGD Islamic Studies and Part-time Undergraduate Cause in Islamic Studies