College of Arts and Sciences

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    Dr. Matilda H. Dimaano
    Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

  • CAS Goal

    The College of Arts and Sciences aims to provide leadership in quality instruction, extension service and professional training in the arts and sciences. It also aims to produce scientifically trained, economically stable and environmentally conscious citizens. Moreover, it is also anchored on the philosophy of providing students with humanistic education geared to enhance their commitment to personal growth and social transformation, thus making them professionals possessing love and faith in the Almighty God, their country and fellowmen.

    CAS Objectives

    1. Prepare the graduates of the different disciplines for professional careers in their chosen fields of specialization.
    2. Equip graduates with a strong foundation in the arts and sciences with accompanying behavioral and social preparation of a well-rounded personality.
    3. Conduct more relevant and responsive programs in research and extension to enhance instruction and linkages and disseminate research findings to promote viable technologies in the service area.
    4. Provide the manpower needs of industries and other service areas with globally competitive, dedicated professional workers having positive outlooks in life and with innate love for God, country and fellowmen

    CAS in a Nutshell

    The College of Arts and Sciences has consistently taken cognizance of the University’s mandate in the areas of instruction, research, extension service and production. Faculty members were given ample opportunities for continuing education, and the honing of skills and expertise through increased participation in training workshops, seminars, conferences and other similar activities which are essential to the delivery of quality and relevant education. Evidently, the instructors perform well in their teaching assignments which easily translate to highly commendable student performance in government licensure examinations and outstanding achievements in academic and extra-curricular activities in and out of the University.

    In the area of research, CAS instructors continue to reap recognition in international, national and regional fora. The researches conducted by both faculty members and students address issues and concerns that are consistent with the thrusts enunciated in the CAS Five-Year Strategic Plan and the University’s research priorities. Equally important is the fact that research findings have helped enrich instruction in the College and are now being utilized as bases for extension service projects. Two publications, The CATALYST (official journal) and INSIGHTS (multi-disciplinary research journal) showcase the College’s evolving research culture.

    To add a deeper humanizing dimension to the learning process, instructors and students alike engage in extension service activities in poor and marginalized communities throughout Batangas province and its neighboring environs. These include school-on-the-air programs, tutorials, information/education campaigns, seminars on environmental management and conservation, disaster and explosive incident management, entrepreneurship and livelihood projects, youth leadership, pro-life value orientation, legal rights and responsibilities, gender and development, good governance and health and nutrition.

    The skills and expertise of CAS instructors were frequently tapped by other educational institutions, professional and civic organizations, church groups, government and non-government organizations, and international and local research and development agencies. Many have also benefited from their having served as resource speakers, lecturers, trainors, consultants, coordinators, facilitators and judges of contests, special projects, research studies and community outreach projects. Another strength of the College is the fact that some instructors hold top leadership positions in professional organizations which reflect positively on the University’s corporate image.

    Linkages with international research and advocacy institutions, business, management and media agencies as well as government and non-government organizations have been strengthened and expanded to ensure that students get the best on-the-job training in their areas of specialization.

    The College’s most important stakeholders are the students enrolled in the following courses: BS Biology, BS Chemistry, BS Mathematics, BS Development Communication, BS Customs Administration, BS Criminology, BS Psychology, BA English, BA Philosophy and BA Public Administration.

    To their credit, the students continued to bring home honor and prestige not just to the College but to the entire University. Results of the chemistry, criminology and customs brokers licensure examinations administered by the Professional Regulations Commission from 2007-2009 have been very encouraging.

    The Pioneer Batch of BS Criminology students registered a passing percentage of 72.73 percent compared to the national passing percentage of 33.71 percent. Another source of pride and inspiration was the noteworthy performance pf BS Customs Administration graduates in the licensure examination for customs brokers. BSU registered a passing percentage of 42 percent while the national passing percentage was only 22 percent. For this fete, the University received from the Professional Regulations Commission a Plaque of Recognition for being the No. 1 Best Performing School (Category A).

    The numerous citations, medals and plaques of recognition awarded to the students and the College also affirm the significant achievements of the CAS community.

     

    Official Results of Board Examinations
    Administered by the Professional Regulation Commission

    Licensure Examination for Criminologists
    August 2008, Manila
    BSU Passing Percentage Batch 2008: 73%
    National Passing Percentage: 34%
    1. Alcantara, Glaiza A.
    2. Alcantara, Nomer M.
    3. Carandang, John Joseph V.
    4. De Guzman, Gomer M.
    5. Hernandez, Apple R.
    6. Marasigan, Manuel C.
    7. Montales, Ma. Kristal T.
    8. Verdera, Roan C.

    September 21-23, 2009, Manila
    BSU Passing Percentage Batch 2009: 67%
    National Passing Percentage: 36%
    1. Alog, Leomar G.
    2. Armada, June B.
    3. Ilagan, Jaypee G.
    4. Rivera, Shelina E.

    Customs Brokers Licensure Examination
    October 2007, Manila
    BSU Passing Percentage Batch 2007: 33%
    National Passing Percentage:
    1. Christian M. de Sagun
    2. Israel Maralit

    October 2008, Manila
    BSU Passing Percentage Batch 2008: 42%
    National Percentage Passing: 22.92%
    1. Balani, Rosario
    2. Bareng, Angielyn
    3. Del Mundo, Jayson
    4. Dimaunahan, Jocelyn
    5. Falculan, Norien
    6. Mandocdoc, Harold
    7. Maulion, Arneil Romeo
    8. Reballos, Annalie

    Among the successful examinees, Rosario Balani ranked 18th.. Moreover, BSU was awarded a PLAQUE OF RECOGNITION for having ranked FIRST (with 1-20 examinees) for EXEMPLARY PASSING PERFORMANCE among all the participating schools, colleges and universities.

    October 28-29, 2009, Manila
    BSU Passing Percentage Batch 2009: 47%
    National Passing Percentage: 34.34%
    1. Adora, Ariel T.
    2. Briobo, Maribeth S.
    3. Cabral, Prima M.
    4. Cometa, Iris Joyce C.
    5. Dote, Edison Edgemmadie B.
    6. Esguerra, Michelle B.
    7. Mamauag, Julie Ann P.
    8. Marasigan, Richmond A.
    9. Mendoza, Jenny May R.

    Two cum laude graduates, Julie Ann Mamauag and Richmond Marasigan, ranked 2nd and 6th, respectively in the list of top board passers for Customs Brokers. BSU placed 2nd in the Best Performing School (Category A).

    Chemist Licensure Examination
    2007
    BSU Passing Percentage: 37.5%
    National Passing Percentage: 50.86%
    1. Sangalang, Reygan H.
    2. Gonzales-Panganiban, Jane Marie
    3. Arnigo, Morena

    September 8-9, 2009, Manila
    BSU Passing Percentage: 50%
    National Passing Percentage: 53.86%
    1. Tejada, Lizabeth B.

  • CAS OBJECTIVES

    The CAS aims to provide leadership in quality instruction, extension service and professional training in the arts and sciences. It also aims to produce scientifically trained, economically stable and environmentally conscious citizens. Moreover, it is also anchored on the philosophy of providing students with humanistic education geared to enhance their commitment to personal growth and social transformation, thus making them professionals possessing love and faith in the Almighty God, their country and fellowmen.

    PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

    BS BIOLOGY

    The BS Biology program is structured to meet the needs of professional biologists who:

    1. can be employed in government/private institutions and other agencies where scientists with biological expertise are needed.
    2. can engage in entrepreneurial activities.
    3. Conduct research in the various areas of biology.
    4. Undertake post graduate education in Biology and allied fields.
    5. Pursue career in teaching.

     

    BS CHEMISTRY

    At the end of this program, the students are expected to be able to:

    1. demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge and understanding in the core areas of chemistry: inorganic, organic, physical, biological and analytical chemistry; and in addition the necessary background in mathematics and physics
    2. gather data using standard laboratory equipment, modern instrumentation and classical techniques
    3. identify and solve problems involving chemistry, using current disciplinary and interdisciplinary principles
    4. qualify for further study and/or for entry-level professional employment in the general workplace (To vary for university, colleges and professional schools)
    5. work effectively and independently in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams (PQF level 6 descriptor)
    6. act in recognition of professional, social, and ethical responsibility
    7. effectively communicate orally and in writing using both English and Filipino
    8. articulate and discuss the latest developments in the specific field of practice (PQF level 6 descriptor)
    9. interpret relevant scientific data and make judgments that include reflection on relevant scientific and ethical issues
    10. preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage” (based on RA 7722)

     

    BS MATHEMATICS

    The BS Mathematics program is structured to meet the following objectives:

    1. to produce competent graduates to meet the demands for jobs or research work requiring very high analytical thinking skills
    2. to train students who plan to pursue a career in the academe
    3. to produce graduates equipped with knowledge and skills essential for advanced studies in mathematics and related fields
    4. to cultivate attitudes and dispositions such as confidence in one’s own mathematics skills and knowledge and appreciation of the dynamic role of mathematics in science, society and history.

     

    BS PSYCHOLOGY

    This program aims to provide undergraduate students with solid basic foundation, quality and excellent education on the major areas of psychology which may also be used as preparation for further studies and training in particular specializations of psychology or other professions such as education, law, medicine and business management. With further specialized training graduates of this program may pursue career paths in major sectors of society such as the helping professions (psychotherapy) business and governmental organizations (human resource selection, training and development), and civil society (community development), specifically by:

    1. Provide students with in-depth and broader understanding of theories, principles, concepts and skills in Psychology.
    2. Make the students knowledgeable about the more advanced psychological inquiry by comprehending and evaluating new information that will be prominent into becoming more responsible and educated members of the global society.
    3. Prepare students to achieve rational judgment, critical thinking and independent work that is with global competitiveness.

     

    BS DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION

    The BS Development Communication program aims to develop communication professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills needed in teaching, managing and implementing communication programs for development (Article III, Section 4, CMO No.15,s.2010). Furthermore, the program pursues the following program educational objectives:

    1. To provide students with a broad background on the concepts, theories, principles and practice of communication in development to have a deeper understanding on the role of communication in society and the rights and responsibilities of communicators;
    2. To provide students with fundamental knowledge on community broadcasting, development journalism, educational communication and technology, photography; traditional and new media, multi-media planning and production needed in order to meet the core competencies required in communication and media professions.
    3. To provide students with communication research and management skills for them to apply strategic and analytical tools in communication problems as well as societal problems
    4. To provide students with a profound knowledge and awareness on communication and development trends and innovations worldwide for them to be globally competent and meet the changing needs of the media industries and development-oriented institutions.

     

    BS CRIMINOLOGY

                The program intends to provide the community with professionally competent and morally upright graduates who can deliver efficient and effective services in crime prevention, scientific crime detection and investigation, law enforcement, and correctional administration, among others.  Students are given expert training to prepare them for the following:

    1. Careers in police administration, criminal investigation, criminology education, security management and correctional administration;
    2. Technical know-how in police work, investigative procedures, and means of safeguarding lives and properties;
    3. Function as professionals and public-spirited members of a dynamic society with adequate consciousness of social responsibility, human rights, values and ethics, and modern strategies on crime prevention and control;
    4. Competencies to perform as significant part of an empowered team, communicating effectively using modern technology; and
    5. Skills necessary in the conduct of meaningful researches to help address the present and future issues in criminality.

     

    MASTER OF ARTS IN ENGLISH (MA ENGLISH)

    Master of Arts in English professional should have:

    1. Developed an expert level of theoretical knowledge in the area of English Language Education and Literature.
    2. Demonstrated competence and motivation to draw from expert level knowledge to understand and solve different problems related to English Language Education and Literature.
    3. Pursued advanced independent research in English Language Education and Literature, including the ability to pose theoretically meaningful problem and hypotheses, gather and analyze data, and communicated results, both theoretical and practical implication of the research to diverse audiences.

     

    MASTER OF CHEMISTRY (M. CHEM)

    The Master of Chemistry program is designed to equip students with specialized training applicable to a career in chemistry and related fields or public service. The graduates of the program are expected to possess a range of advanced abilities and skills that is found upon and extends that of the Bachelor’s level divided into chemistry-related cognitive abilities of skills. Chemistry-related skills and generic skills.

     

    MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MATHEMATICS ( MSC.MATH)

    The M.S.c Mathematics program is designed to achieve the following objectives:

    1. To provide students with a foundation sufficient to pursue a careers in academe, industry and government requiring mathematical skills and perspectives.
    2. To prepare the students for doctoral studies in pure or applied mathematics, statistics, or some related fields.
    3. To provide foundation and initial training for doing research in mathematics; and
    4. To enhance competence in teaching senior level undergraduate mathematics courses.

     

    DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN ENGLISH

    Ph.D. in English professional should have:

    1. Developed an expert level of theoretical knowledge in the area of English Language Education and Literature.
    2. Demonstrated competence and motivation to draw from expert level knowledge to understand and solve different problems related to English Language Education and Literature.
    3. Pursued advanced independent research in English Language Education and Literature, including the ability to pose theoretically meaningful problem and hypotheses, gather and analyze data, and communicated results, both theoretical and practical implication of the research to diverse audiences.


  • Properly lighted and well-ventilated laboratories are conducive to learning
    Properly lighted and well-ventilated laboratories are conducive to learning
    Chemistry Laboratory 1, with at least two doors exit
    Chemistry Laboratory 2, with at least two doors exit
    Physics Laboratory , with at least two doors exit
    Chemistry Laboratory 1
    Chemistry Laboratory 1

    The Furniture/Equipment arrangement allows free flow of movement and enables students to work comfortably without interference from others.

    Safety measures and precautionary measures are posted in conspicuous places.
    Safety measures and precautionary measures are posted in conspicuous places.
    Safety measures and precautionary measures are posted in conspicuous places.
    Safety measures and precautionary measures are posted in conspicuous places.
    Safety measures and precautionary measures are posted in conspicuous places.
    Gas water and electricity are available and utilized for class practicum activities.

    Demonstration table, equipped with sink, water electrical and gas outlet, is available and utilized

    Demonstration table, equipped with sink, water electrical and gas outlet, is available and utilized

    Laboratory Supplies and Equipment are kept in separate stockrooms.

    Laboratory Supplies and Equipment are kept in separate stockrooms.

    Laboratory Supplies and Equipment are kept in separate stockrooms.