The College of Arts and Sciences upholds excellence in the liberal arts tradition in the pursuit of societal transformation and internationalization.
The College of Arts and Sciences delivers excellent instruction, innovative research culture, and relevant extension service.
C Culture of service and excellence
A Adaptability of the liberal arts professions
S Socially-responsive research and extension programs
- Conduct research that provides general knowledge and develops critical thinking using innovative technologies;
- Manifest proficiency in ethical and global communicative competencies;
- Amplify social and ecological awareness through collaboration and leadership; and
- Imbibe creativity and deeper appreciation on the importance and meaning of life.
- BACHELOR OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION
- 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, JR.
Coordinator, Department of Communication Studies
Coordiantor, Department of Psychology
Coordinator, Department of Biology
Coordiantor, Department of General Education