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Arts and Sciences

College: ARTS AND SCIENCES
Dean: DR. ROLITO G. EBALLE
  • Overview
  • Goals / Objectives
  • Department’s Objectives and Programs
  • Courses Offered

The College of Arts and Sciences became 45 years old on June 2010. Established as a service college on 1965 with the elevation of the former Mindanao Agricultural College (MAC) to Central Mindanao University (CMU) by virtue to RA 4498, the college started with only two departments: Humanities and the Natural Sciences, each one having two or more divisions. In the 1980’s up to the present, CAS metamorphosed into Physics, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Language and literature, Biology and Chemistry from two degree programs in 1971- Bachelor of Arts major in English and Bachelor of Liberal Studies- the college now offers nine undergraduate degree programs (AB English, AB Psychology, AB Sociology, AB History, BS Biology, BS Chemistry, and BS Mathematics), four Master’s Degree Programs (MA Anthropology, MA English, MA Mathematics, and MS Biology). Along with the increase in the degree programs is the change of the CAS building from basically a one-storey building in 1965 to a three-storey building in 1980.

In 2005, a new two-storey building was added and in 2009, another one-storey building with five classroom conducive for learning to the infrastructure of the CAS. There are men and women, who have graduated from the college and who are now responsible and productive members of the society, are but indicators that the college has done its share to make CMU achieve its mission, vision, goals, and objectives.

GOALS OF THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

The College of Arts and Sciences shall service other colleges by offering general education courses that will enable future professionals to effectively function in society; produce graduates with competencies in the natural, physical, social and behavioral sciences as well as in the Arts, imbued with humanistic and ethical values and with a clear understanding of their Filipino heritage; develop manpower to promote quality research, extension and production activities for sustainable development and environment conservation; and establish linkages with academic, government, and other agencies to uplift the quality of life in the region.

OBJECTIVES OF THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

To provide quality, humanistic and scientific education and training to undergraduate and graduate students of the college so as to enable them to live effectively in a changing human society. To develop an analytical and searching mind as well as certain level of skills that can serve the needs of mankind for a better world of tomorrow. To graduate individuals imbued with environmental consciousness, endowed with humility in greatness, compassion for their fellowmen and above all, love of country. To strengthen the faculty members of the college through its Faculty Development Program. To improve, renovate the existing classrooms, laboratories and audiovisual hall of the college as well as to build additional building of the college to cater to the increasing enrolment of students per year. To acquire latest equipment and facilities to allow the students to have hands on experience as part of their training. To develop research and extension capabilities of the college in line with the development agenda of the Philippines.

OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

The Department seeks to fulfill the following objectives:

  1. To motivate students to gain insight and understanding of the bio-cultural nature of humans in their socio-psychological and physical setting.
  1. To develop students with a critical and analytic frame of mind directed toward the study of humans, their personality and their dynamic society.

OBJECTIVES OF THE AB PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM

The AB Psychology Program aims to:

  1. To continuously provide dynamic, relevant and comprehensive instruction for the degree program in Psychology.
  1. To produce psychology graduates equipped with broad background in psychological theories and scientific skills in psychological assessment, psychological intervention, and group facilitation.
  1. To produce graduates imbued with compassion and the value of respect, equality, and justice.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY

The Department seeks to fulfill the following objectives:

  1. To broaden the students’ perspective in the choice of their profession, develop better attitude and understanding of the world they live in through general and basic education;
  2. To produce B. S. Biology graduates who are proficient in their course works that will enable them to earn a living, to pursue higher education in biology and related fields;
  3. To produce M.S. Biology graduates capable of independent research and competent to undertake extension and production activities in the global community; and,
  4. To produce Ph.D. Biology graduates capable of generating, transmitting and translating new or advanced knowledge for the benefit of mankind.

OBJECTIVES OF THE BS BIOLOGY PROGRAM

The BS Biology Program aims to produce graduates who are:

  • equipped with in-depth understanding of the basic principles governing biology;
  • capable of problem solving, critical and analytical thinking, and research activities;
  • qualified for gainful employment where expertise in Biology is needed;
  • well-grounded to  pursue higher education in Biology and related disciplines; and,
  • imbued with a strong sense of ethical behavior consistent to academic integrity and social responsibility.

OBJECTIVES OF THE MS BIOLOGY PROGRAM

The MS Biology program aims to produce graduates:

  1. capable of critical thinking and independent research towards the advancement of knowledge in biology;
  2. fully equipped for further advancement in specialized areas of biology and allied disciplines; and,
  3. who can demonstrate professional leadership in specialized areas of biology.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE PHD BIOLOGY PROGRAM

The PhD Biology Program aims to produce graduates:

  1. able to analyze, synthesize and evaluate researches addressing relevant issues;
  2. capable of generating and transmitting new or advanced knowledge; and,
  3. empowered to catalyze change and influence policy decisions in the academe, research institutions, industries, and global community.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

The Department seeks to fulfill the following objectives:

  1. To evolve effective independent thinkers endowed with intellectual curiosity and imbued with analytical, critical, postulational and rational thinking.
  2. To enhance the acquisition of basic mathematical tools in the preparation for higher courses and in solving practical problems scientifically; and
  3. To produce globally competitive and mathematically skilled manpower equipped for high quality basic and applied research, extension and production activities towards the upliftment of the quality of life in Region X.

OBJECTIVES OF THE BS MATHEMATICS PROGRAM

The proposed revision of the existing Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Program is designed to provide students with an option for additional specialization in the field of Statistics and to provide the student with advance mathematical training in order to:

  1. Prepare students to teach higher level undergraduate mathematics and statistics courses,
  2. Hone students to conduct researches in pure and applied mathematics and statistics courses, theoretical   physics related researches.
  3. Prepare students for graduate studies in mathematics or statistics or some related fields.
  4. Prepare the students for jobs or research works that require analytical-thinking and statistical skills.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE MS MATHEMATICS PROGRAM 

The Master of Science in Mathematics program is designed to provide the student with advance mathematical training in order to:

  1. Prepare students to teach higher level undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses,
  2. Hone students to conduct researches in pure and applied mathematics, theoretical physics, and engineering related researches.
  3. Prepare students for doctoral studies whether it is in mathematics, statistics or some related fields.

OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

The Department seeks to fulfill the following objectives:

  1. To develop a pool of globally competitive workers in the industry or business sector;
  2. To produce leaders and managers who are scientifically oriented;
  3. To generate a wave of interest and commitment to physics research; and,
  4. To produce good educators who would pass on the passion to advance knowledge  and promote scientific thinking among its learners.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE BS PHYSICS PROGRAM

The BS Physics Program shall provide  the students with a  comprehensive  and rigorous training in physics as a foundation for careers in pure physics. The program is specifically designed  to  enable students  to pursue areas such  as: University  physics teaching, advanced physics research, graduate studies and/or employment in physics-related jobs in industry, government or business. Thus, this program aims to:

  1. produce graduates able to teach high level undergraduate physics courses;
  2. train students in the conduct of research in physics;
  3. prepare  students   for   employment  in    industries  that  require  a  good  science  knowledge and skills; and,
  4. equip students for graduate studies in physics or any related field.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THEDEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

  • Develop in all students a genuine and broad appreciation of the significant role of Chemistry in agriculture, fishery, health, nutrition, society, industry, sustainable development and environment conservation;
  • Develop in the students such specific ideals, habits, and concepts as those of accuracy, open-mindedness, honesty, and suspended judgment, which are essential to establishing a scientific culture; and,
  • Produce competent globally competitive graduates in chemistry equipped with necessary knowledge and skills for high quality research, extension and production activities, and committed to uplift the quality of life in the region.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

  1. To develop students to become responsible citizens who are humane and just with a strong sense of heritage and willingness to serve towards the development of the socio-political environment.
  2. To produce graduates equipped with knowledge, skills and competency to work for and in the government and private institutions and to pursue further studies in the field of law and other related programs.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE AB POLITICAL SCIENCE 

  1. To produce political science graduates who will work in the academe, government and private institutions who are equipped with knowledge and skills to be effective and efficient manpower and responsible.
  2. To provide relevant and comprehensive instruction in the degree program of political science.
  3. To produce graduates with research capabilities and with socio-political integrity to reach out to the people and make a difference in their lives

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE AB HISTORY 

  1. Equip the students with consciousness and understanding on local, national, and global historical issues that would challenge them to do relevant research and be part of the department’s community extension services.
  2. Integrate fundamental and pressing issues on gender sensitivity, environmental concerns, good governance, peace and sustainable development in the teaching of history to make the program relevant.
  3. To produce history major graduates with competences in teaching and in the approaches and practices of historical research and writing who will work in the academe or in government and private institutions.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE AB ENGLISH PROGRAM

     The AB English Program aims:

  1. To produce globally competent AB English graduates who can teach language and literature in secondary and higher educational institutions.
  2. To equip graduates with knowledge and skills that are relevant to call centers and other corporate global employment demands.
  3. To equip highly competent graduates with relevant knowledge and skills in doing quality research and extension.
  4. To equip graduates with knowledge and skills that prepare them to enrol at law schools and other allied courses.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE MA ENGLISH PROGRAM

The MA English Program aims to produce graduates who are highly specialized in English Language and Literature that enable them;

  1. To teach with difference the Language and Literature in secondary and higher learning institutions.
  2. To qualify for other employment that requires English and Communication proficiency.
  3. To conduct research and extension for academic and community development.
  4. To participate as stakeholders in any related development undertakings of government or non- government institutions and organizations especially in the field of arts, culture, and language.

College of Arts and Sciences Courses Offered:

Bachelor of Arts in English
Bachelor of Arts in History
Bachelor of Arts in Library Science ( Under Moratorium)
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Bachelor of Science in Physics

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