The academic programs of the College of Social Sciences are comprised of two undergraduate degree programs (BA in Social Sciences and BS Management Economics) and four graduate degree programs (MA in History, MA in Social and Development Studies, Master of Management, and PhD in Indigenous Studies.

These academic programs are interdisciplinary, socially engaged, ethically committed, and relevant to the region and the nation, which center the vision and mission of the College of Social Sciences.

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

UNDERGRADUATE

STUDIES

Anthropology aims for a holistic study of man and culture. It seeks to understand the complexity of human beings and societies--their variations, adaptive strategies, and changes across time and space. The program fosters your deeper appreciation of cultural diversity and trains you to do anthropological research with analytic and methodological rigor.

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Economics integrates a social science perspective that puts forth a holistic and humanistic, rather than a merely technical view of economic issues. It intends to produce graduates who possess fundamental skills in economic analysis. The program will cultivate a general familiarity with the political, social and cultural context of economic behavior.

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History studies the human past. Complex changes and continuities in the economic, social, political, and cultural life of a community are best understood in an interdisciplinary and integrated manner. The program equips you with various methodologies in research and writing history. It also aims for you to develop a global outlook that is grounded in nationalism and local knowledge.

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The Institute of Management, in maintaining itself as the premier professional management education center in Northern Luzon, nurturing competent and flexible professionals dedicated to:

    • develop and enrich a responsive, updated and relevant curriculum;
    • attract and maintain a pool of qualified and competent academic and support staff;
    • pursue a selective process of student admission;
    • provide facilities conducive to learning; and
    • conduct research and public service.

 

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GRADUATE STUDIES

The MA History program seeks to advance the History discipline in the College of Social Sciences through graduate-level instruction and curriculum innovation. The MA History program equips the students with theoretical and methodological foundations in the discipline of History and provides them with relevant exposure and training on ethnohistory and local history.

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The Master of Arts in Social and Development Studies (MASDS) is a graduate degree program that utilizes approaches from various social science disciplines to analyze the problems and issues of development. Development is a complex process that brings about change not only in the economy, but also in the politics, culture, and ecology of a society.

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The Master of Management (MM) program seeks to provide qualified students, professionals and practitioners with the theoretical background and skills in management needed in the efficient and effective management of all types of organizations or institutions.

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The PhD in Indigenous Studies is a graduate program that employs interdisciplinary perspectives in engaging historical and contemporary issues confronting Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines and elsewhere. The PhD program also seeks to valorize indigenous epistemologies (ways of knowing) that have been neglected and marginalized by hegemonic scientific epistemologies.

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