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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES


The College of Arts and Sciences provides a liberal education that teaches students to learn with critical perspectives, develop intellectual skills and explore intellectual curiosities.

The skills they will acquire, the insights they will gain and the values they will keep and live will enable them to meet the challenges of the 21st century. 

 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS:

Bachelor of Arts major in Philosophy

Graduates of Philosophy program are expected to excel in the field of education, religious vocation, law, management, government, politics, communication, media and research.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. He/She shall obtain at least 80% in the entrance examination administered by the Guidance and Testing Center.
  2. He/She shall have a good scholastic standing.
  3. He/She shall obtain a grade of at least 2.50 in Philo 325 (screening course).
  4. He/She shall pass the interview conducted by the Philosophy board (chairperson and Philosophy instructors). 


RETENTION POLICIES

  1. He/She shall obtain a grade of at least 2.50 or above in all major subjects. A grade of 2.75 or 3.00 would require him/her to retake.
  2. Only in case of failure in one (1) major subject shall he/she allowed to retake.
  3. He/She shall regularly enroll the subjects prescribed in the prospectus.
  4. He/She shall have no failing grades in non-major subjects.
  5. He/She shall continually uphold the university policies/ rules and regulation.

Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Graduates of this program may find employment as public and corporate communication/information officers, social science and communication researchers/ analysts, communication / media planners and managers, program / project development officers, public relations and advertising practitioners, media practitioners, learning system designers, multimedia designers, and allied / related professions.

ADMISSION/RETENTION POLICY

 

A. Admission

The department has been practicing open admission; however, the department observes the policy on retention for BA in Communication students. Admission into the BA in Communication program requires submitting a high school diploma from a recognized institution, passing the particular college/university’s required admission examinations, as well as meeting all other requirements (e.g. and interview and/or written examination) the admitting department may impose.


B. Retention


Students admitted into the BA in Communication program must maintain a grade weighted average of at least (2.5 or its equivalent) in all major and non-
major subjects each semester.

Students admitted into the BA in Communication program must comply with the HEI’s rules governing retention.

Bachelor of Arts major in Sociology

Graduates of the BA Sociology program could engage in any profession that requires an understanding of group such as teaching, research, development work in private and public entities (for example, academic, corporate, government, local and international organizations), or pursue further advanced training.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Must pass Socio 113 (Society and Culture with Family Planning)

  2. Have a grade of 2.50 or above in Main field in Sociology and have passed all requirements introductory subjects such as Socio 114 and Socio 224.


RETENTION POLICIES

  1. Must not have a failing grade in any two Sociology major courses in a semester.

  2. One major subject load off shall be imposed to a student: who has a failing mark/ in or one dropped of the enrolled major subjects in a semester and shall be asked to sign Contract of Agreement.

  3. A student shall be dismissed from the program for failure to comply with the Contract of Agreement for two successive semesters.

Bachelor of Public Administration

BPA prepares its graduates for technical and administrative positions in government, including the Foreign Service and Civil Society. It is a good preparation for those interested in taking up law. Graduates can look forward to executive and policy making positions in government, both elective and appointive, as well as executive and policy-making positions in civil society organizations.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

  1. Students intending to take up Public Administration as a major should have at least a grade of 2.75 in Political Science 111

  2. As a grade requirement for entry in Public Administration (in the sophomore year) applicants should have a grade of 2.75 and above in Public Administration 112.

  3. Transferees who wish to take Public Administration as a major course comply with the admission policy 1 and 2. 


RETENTION POLICIES

  1. Students are required to take the prerequisite subjects first prior to taking advance major subjects. Students who advance subjects without taking the prerequisite are required to re-enroll such subject.

  2. Public Administration students should maintain a grade of 2.75 and above in all major subjects. Any student who fails in 1 major subject and unable to maintain a grade of 2.75 in 2 major subjects will automatically be disqualified from pursuing their major.

  3. Students with 2 failing grades in previous semester will automatically be disqualified from taking Public Administration as his/her major.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Graduates of the BS Psychology program could be licensed psychometricians or work in the academe, in HR, research. Graduates may also pursue careers in medicine, law, management, etc. With further specialized training, graduates of this program may pursue specializations in Psychology such as clinical, counseling, developmental, educational, social, industrial/organizational, etc.

ADMISSION AND RETENTION REQUIREMENTS

 

  1. The department subscribes to open admission for incoming freshmen and transferees.

  2. Students accepted to the program must pass all major subjects in a semester and must maintain an average of 2.50 or above in all enrolled major subjects in a given semester.

  3. One major subject load off shall be imposed to students:

       -  who cannot maintain average grade requirements;
       -  for having a failing mark in one of the enrolled major subjects.

  4. A probationary status will be given to a student who is deloaded for 2 consecutive semesters. The student on probation will sign the Contract of Agreement with the Sociology/ Psychology/ Economics Department Program Head.

  5. A student shall be dismissed from the program for failure to comply with the Contract of Agreement for 2 consecutive terms.

Bachelor of Science in Biology

The biological sciences present exciting and worthwhile career opportunities. With the wide range of areas of interest offered in the discipline, the workplaces are likewise varied from universities, hospitals, government, and laboratories in tropical forests to ocean depths.

ADMISSION/RETENTION POLICY

 

The Natural Science Department adopts a policy of open admission for the BS Biology Program. However, it strongly promotes and implements its retention policies to wit;

For the First Year and Second Year Students:

  1. A general weighted average (GWA) of 2.75 is a requirement for retention.
  2. A student who fails in Engl. 111 or Math 105 must receive a statues of “warning”. The retention committee of the department shall evaluate his/her status. If a student obtains a failing mark again in any of these subjects, the student will no longer be admitted in the program.

  3. A failing mark in one (1) of his/her major subjects merits the student to be classified on probationary status shall only be allowed to carry maximum of 15 units in  a semester. If a students improved his/her performance, he/she be allowed to carry the maximum of units allowable in a semester.

  4. However if a student fails in two major subjects in a semester, the student shall no longer be admitted in the program. The major subjects referred here includes:

    • Chem 101 General and Inorganic Chemistry
    • Chem 102 Analytic Chemistry
    • Biol 111 General Biology 1
    • Biol 102 General Biology 2
    • Biol 223 Evolution
    • Botn 231 Morpho. Anatomy I. (Plants)
    • Botn 231 Physiology (Plants)
    • Chem 311 Organic Chemistry
    • Chem 312 Biochemistry


For the Third and Fourth Year Students:

  1. A general weight average of 2.75 is a requirement for admission and retention.

  2. A student who fails in any one (1) of his/her major subjects in a semester requires him/her to attend a remedial class to be handled by the department.

  3. A failing mark in two (2) major subjects in a semester places the student on probationary status if he/she fails to improve his/her performance, which is, passing all his subjects in the subjects he/she enrolled.

  4. A failing mark in three (3) major subjects in a semester is a ground for non-admission in the program.

Bachelor of Science in Development Communication

Graduates of this program may find employment as public and corporate communication/ information officers, social science and communication researchers/ analysts, communication /media planners and managers, program / project development officers, media practitioners, learning system designers, multimedia designers, and in the allied/related professions.


The College as a service college offers the general education subjects of the different undergraduate programs of the University. It has six departments namely:

  • Humanities and Languages

  • Natural Sciences

  • Mathematics/Statistics

  • Sociology/Psychology/Economics

  • History/Political Science/Public Administration

  • Physical Education and Religious Studies/Philosophy/Peace Education.

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