The College of Social Sciences (CSS) was established in December 2002 when the University of the Philippines (UP) Baguio became the seventh constituent university of the UP System.

Formerly the Social Sciences Division, it has offered its BA Social Sciences program since 1967 in pursuit of the university’s mandate to provide quality tertiary instruction in the Cordillera and Northern Luzon. The Management Sciences Division, which has also been offering its Master of Management program, merged with it in 2002 following the reorganization of academic programs and administrative units of UP Baguio.

At present, CSS is configured into three departments and an institute: the Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Psychology (DASP), the Department of Economics and Political Science (DEPS), the Department of History and Philosophy (DHPh), and the Institute of Management (IM).

CSS offers curricular, research, and extension programs that are interdisciplinary, socially engaged, ethically committed, and relevant to the region and the nation. It has two undergraduate programs, namely the BA Social Sciences and the BS Management Economics. It also offers four graduate programs: MA History, MA Social and…

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Traditionally, prospective UP students are screened through the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT). It is held once a year in the different constituent units of the University, as well as in select examination centers all over the country. The applications are filed prior to the date of the examinations.


Due to the dynamic developments in the public health situation in the light of COVID-19, there is no final decision yet as to whether an admission test will be administered for intake year 2022-2023. Performance in the admission test and high school grades are the main components in obtaining the UP admission grade (UPG). In the absence of a college admission test, a composite of the final grades in Grades 8, 9, 10 and 11 shall be the basis to determine the UPG. Specific degree programs may request for additional requirements to qualify for admission if deemed necessary. 


The complete requirements and procedures for admission are found in the UP College Admissions.

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The College of Social Sciences offers two undergraduate degrees, the Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and the Bachelor of Science in Management Economics. The BASS program follows a major-minor scheme and offers major disciplines in Anthropology, Economics and History, as well as minor disciplines in Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

The BA Social Sciences program admits UPCA qualifiers during the 1st semester of the academic year. Transfer students and UP Baguio students who would like to shift to the BASS program shall be governed by existing University/College rules and regulations.

The University of the Philippines Baguio is one of the universities that is covered by the Zero Tuition Fee Law that is under the Republic Act No. 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act. This was signed into law on August 3, 2017, enabling students to access free education at the tertiary level. Upon admission, you are automatically eligible for four years worth of free tuition.


As the national university, UP is funded by the Philippine government. With this, the tuition fees of UP students are minimal. Added to this, UP students are also able to access other support services which would further defray the cost of your education. Through the Student Learning Assistance System, you can avail discounted tuition fees to full tuition fee waivers, plus cash subsidies, according to your individual income brackets

The Office of Student Financial Assistance provides financial assistance programs, scholarship opportunities and learning assistance packages for students of the University. Formally known as the Socialized Tuition Office, the OSFA continues to perform its function as the policy and coordinating body for student financial assistance programs in UP.


You can visit UP Baguio’s Office of Student Financial Assistance office at the UP Baguio’s website or at the OSFA’s Facebook page.

The complete requirements and procedures for admission are found in the UP College Admissions website.

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Check the UP Admissions website for announcements on the application results. You will need the same email account that you used for application to view your application results. If you qualify for admission to UP, register according to the instructions provided by the college or unit to which you have been accepted.