College of Arts, Sciences and Social Work (CASSW)
Dean's Welcome Message
Welcome to the Liberal Arts Program of the College of Arts, Sciences and Social Work (CASSW) of Philippine Christian University (PCU). We proudly distinguish our college for its 72 years of animating the mission and vision of the University, and cascading these through the various programs and activities of both its academic and non-academic units.
Established in 1947, the College offered its Liberal Arts Program together with the other course programs by then Manila Union College, which eventually became Philippine Christian College in 1967, and Philippine Christian University in 1976. On July 1, 1959, the Liberal Arts Program received government recognition.
In complete alignment with the University’s thrust of creating a “distinctively strong Christian University integrating faith, character and service in building up and enhancing the quality of life,” the Liberal Arts Program provides integral and holistic development of the individual who is fully equipped for a responsible and informed participation in the local, national, and global community affairs.
All these in realization of the College of Arts, Sciences and Social Work’s aim to provide an education that helps to facilitate the integration and liberation of persons, enabling them to effect changes in themselves, their environment and their society in general.
The CASSW, being the academic service unit for general course requirements, ensures a broad base of education for the students from all colleges in the University. It offers vast opportunities for learning and acquisition of knowledge, skills, and values necessary to gain a comprehensive preparation for a specialized area of learning and prospective career.
The College of Arts, Sciences and Social Work offers a variety of degree programs with specialization in the following areas: English, communication, broadcasting, political science, biology, mathematics, psychology, philosophy and social work. These programs, while academic in nature, are strongly anchored on the University’s pivotal Christian Virtues of Faith, Character and Service.
They acquire more meaning with the College adoption of this slogan: “A liberal Arts Education with a Heart”. This means that CASSW specifically provides and promotes an environment that develops and challenges intellectually empowered learners with strong sense of responsibility and moral uprightness, guided by an unwavering faith in God.
Responding to the fast-changing academic landscape, the College makes a meaningful commitment to continuously develop and evaluate innovative academic programs. Likewise, it also aims to take other similar initiatives to ensure that it remains to be a progressive, relevant and responsive units of the University. Knowledge, skills and values acquisition of the learners will be given equal premium since the prevailing norm of an efficient learner is not excellence in one or the other but an intellectual gratification coupled with praiseworthy character manifested by love and service to others. This is in line with the advocacy of the International Commission for the 21st century which was published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) that “education must contribute to the holistic development of the learner”.
The commitment of the CASSW to empower and provide our students with a well-rounded education is manifested in the thrust of the College, which is, “Building a Culture of Research, Sustainability, and Community Service.”
CARMENCITA M. DUEÑAS, Ed.D.
Dean, College of Arts, Sciences and Social Work (CASSW)
COllege of arts, sciences, and social works
This College provides a Christian liberal education with its competent and highly qualified faculty and staff. It constantly upgrades quality standards of curriculum and instruction in a humanistic and liberal orientation, prepares students for their various professions and liberally nurtures them with the Christian ideals and values of the University.
The CASSW has now seven (7) departments, namely: Department of English and Mass Communication, Math Department, Department of Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Philosophy and Religion, Social Work, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). The offering of programs with double majors is now approved by the Board of Trustees, a policy that impacts on the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees.
A liberal arts education committed to the development of the total person to enable him to realize fullness in human life.
The College of Arts, Sciences and Social Work, through its highly competent faculty and staff, is committed to excellence in providing Christian liberal education. Education in the CASSW is geared towards the preparation of students for their various professions as responsible leaders and useful members of society, nurtured with the Christian values of faith, character and service.
The College of Arts, Sciences and Social Work is committed to develop persons who are:
Free, responsible and sensitive to the needs and aspirations of a humane and democratic society.
Professionally competent, equipped with the spirit of scientific inquiry and the humanism of the arts and letters.
Adherent to the belief that faith, character and service are the touchstones of the mature and truly educated individual.
Committed to serve God, country, and people to promote community and national development.
Thrust of CASSW for School Year 2019—2020
“Building a Culture of Research, Sustainability, and Community Service”
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