The College of Arts and Sciences is the home of several nationally accredited baccalaureate and graduate programs. Scientific inquiry and historical awareness, social relations, and general welfare are themes flowing through the different curricular programs, which have been designed and being implemented by dedicated and accomplished faculty members who constantly seek regular updating, engage in innovative research and artistically creative endeavors.
With two divisions (Arts Division and Sciences Division) covering ten academic departments and several affiliated centers and institutes, the College of Arts and Sciences provides an academic milieu where students may both explore a wide range of interests and find their areas of specialization.
The College’s curricular offerings teach students to discover knowledge independently, and to think critically, creatively, and analytically.
The College prepares students for professional careers and provides them with the foundation for lifelong learning. It also has the primary responsibility for the two-year general education curriculum required of all students of the university.
At the very heart of a Premier University
While the University of San Carlos is recognized as a premier teaching and emerging research university in the Philippines, at the very heart of this great University is the College of Arts and Sciences. The College is the oldest and the largest of the University’s eight colleges. Today, it enrolls more than 3,300 students in more than 50 curricular programs both undergraduate and graduate levels; and more than 17,000 students in the general education courses.
The College of Arts and Sciences is a learning community
Steeped in proud tradition, but energized with an inspired focus on the future, the College of Arts and Sciences is an institution of manifold opportunities. This vibrant learning community is staffed by dedicated and competent teaching staff. The College enrolls equally academically motivated student who have proven to be some of the brightest not only in the local community but also in the country, whose expectations for intellectual achievement set a high standard for excellent academic performance.
In the College’s two divisions, ten academic departments and more than 50 baccalaureate, graduate and certificate programs. The rigors of the classroom and laboratory are complemented by an array of leadership opportunities in extracurricular activities.
Excellence and constant improvement of the curriculum and teaching are the standards, and all facets of the College’s degree programs are evaluated on a continual basis by internal and external evaluators. While the level of scholarship in the College is second to none, it is also known as a place where young people are given the support and mentoring to succeed and excel in their studies, learn the importance of integrity and high ethical values, and to strengthen their spirituality.
The College is committed to offering a broad liberal education that will lay a lasting foundation for critical and creative thinking. While upholding the University motto: Scientia Virtus Devotio, the College is committed to realizing its core values, namely, excellence, truth, leadership, service, and spirituality.
Delivering Institution for
- CHED Higher Education Development Project – Faculty Development Program
- Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Scholarships and In-Service Programs
- Department of Education (DepEd) Scholarships and In-Service Programs
- CHED Center of Excellence in Chemistry
- CHED Center of Development in Biology
- CHED Center of Development in Physics
- Philippine Association of Graduate Education (PAGE)
- Association of Philippine Colleges of Arts and Sciences (APCAS)
Directory of Department Offices
(located in Talamban Campus)
Philip van Engelen Building
1st floor Department of Languages and Literature
3rd floor Department of Psychology
4th floor Department of Anthropology, Sociology and History
Church of Saints Arnold and Joseph
1st floor Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
USC Library System, Main Campus
2nd floor Department of Library and Information Science
(located in Talamban Campus)
Arnoldus Science Complex
2ND floor Department of Biology
Enrique Shoenig Wing
2nd floor Department of Physics
Francis Oster Wing
2nd floor Department of Mathematics
3rd floor Department of Chemistry
Edgar Oehler Wing
4th floor Department of Computer Science