The College of Arts and Sciences upholds excellence in the arts and sciences tradition. Its graduates will be recognized for their highly developed critical thinking and communication skills, moral and spiritual values, intellectual integrity, democratic leadership and social awareness of the issues and concerns of the community and nation.
To achieve this vision, the UV College of Arts and Sciences commits to prepare students for the world of work by providing them with an invaluable set of employability skills including the ability to think of themselves, the skills to communicate effectively, to write and publish researches. It likewise exposes students for community service.
The UV College of Arts and Sciences aims to produce graduates who are able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to think critically and creatively;
- Manifest proficiency in both written and oral communication for purposes of informing, persuading and/or defending;
- Conduct researches that provide general knowledge and develop intellectual capacities by using all available resources;
- Assume leadership potentials in the community in particular and the country in general;
- Manifest involvement with the less fortunate members of the community through community service;
- Imbibe deeper appreciation of the importance and meaning of life;
- Nurture love for the arts and humanities; and
- Amplify social and ecological awareness through researches.
- BACHELOR OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION
- BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE
- BACHELOR OF ARTS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
- BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY
- BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
The University of the Visayas College of Arts and Sciences is one of the pioneering academic units in the University of the Visayas-Main Campus. The College traces its roots to the year 1921 as the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) when the University then known as the Visayan Institute was offering pre-law subjects (Dioko, 2014). In 1948, the University was granted government recognition to offer BA English Language and BA Political Science under the College. In 1981, the University amalgamated the CLA and the Teacher’s College (now College of Education) to become College of Arts, Sciences and Education. However, in 1983 CLA was reverted back into an independent academic unit changing its name to College of Arts and Sciences. It was also at the time when BS Biology was given government recognition. Later on, the College obtained recognition for the degree courses in health sciences, journalism, tourism, mass communication, psychology and diploma courses in journalism and legal studies. The tutelage of the allied-health sciences courses was then transferred to separate colleges in the University’s Banilad Campus while its BS Tourism program was moved to the College of Business Administration. Subsequently, the diploma courses in journalism and legal studies as well as the BA Journalism program were shelved. The College presently offers undergraduate programs in Biology, Communication, English Language, Literature, Political Science, and Psychology. CAS also hosts the offering of general education subjects to all colleges in the University’s Main and Banilad campuses. The departments under the present set-up of the College are: Communication, Languages and Literature (1948); Social Sciences (1948); Science and Mathematics (1983); and Behavioral Sciences (2008).
DR. RAMIE L. BULAYBULAY
Chair, Dept. of Communication, Languages and Literature
Chair, Department of Science and Mathematics
Chair, Department of Social Sciences