The College of Social Sciences offers two undergraduate degree programs, namely the BA Social Sciences and the BS Management Economics. The BA Social Sciences is hosted by the three departments of the CSS, and the BS Management Economics is hosted by the Institute of Management. 


Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences

The College offers an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences following a major-minor scheme. A student of B.A. Social Sciences can choose to major in Economics, History, or Anthropology, and minor in Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

                                                      Expected Learning Outcomes

1. Develop critical thinking about society;

2. Discuss the general history, common and distinguishing concepts, perspectives and methods of the Social Sciences; 

3. Explain social phenomena using social theory;

4. Conduct independent social research;

5. Demonstrate ethical Social Science practice; and

6. Commit to lifelong learning in their personal and professional lives.


The Majors

BA in Social Sciences Major in ANTHROPOLOGY

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.


BA in Social Sciences Major in ECONOMICS

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.


BA in Social Sciences Major in HISTORY

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.


The Minors


Philosophy inquires into the fundamental questions about the world, knowledge, and the human condition. The program provides basic proficiency in the history of philosophy and the main areas of philosophical inquiry, as well as skills and competencies necessary for philosophical research. Its mode of philosophizing mediates local experiences and sources with universal thinking, and is in dialogue with the natural and social sciences, the humanities and the arts.

Political Science

Political Science teaches its practitioners both the questions that political scientists ask in their attempt to understand politics and the manner of asking them. It develops independent and critical thinking on the application of concepts to current political events.


Psychology introduces the student to the study of behavior and mental life, the investigation of the causes and dynamics of behavioral patterns and provides the students with knowledge, skills, and techniques for solutions of individual problems.


Sociology studies humans in various levels of group life, from the smallest dyad to the largest of social organizations. The discipline hinges on an intellectual tradition that continues to be shaped by attempts to understand order and change in society.

BASS Program Structure

The BASS Program requires a total of 121-133 units, depending on the chosen major and minor combination. Students are required to take 36-39 units of the major courses, 24-27 units of the minors, and 19 units of the social science core courses. The program also requires 36 units of General Education courses and 6-12 units of other required courses.
GE Courses (36 units)
SSP GE Courses12 units
AH GE Courses12 units
NSM GE Courses12 units
Social Science Core Courses (19 units)
Social Science 1003 units
Social Science 1014 units
Social Science 1803 units
Social Science 1973 units
Social Science 1983 units
Social Science 199

3 units


Other Required Courses (6-12 units)
P.I. 100*3 units
Communication 11/Komunikasyon 11*3 units
Math 100**4 units
Foreign Language 1.1***3 units
Foreign Language 1.2***3 units

* Required for all BASS majors.

**Required for BASS Economics majors only.

***Required for BASS History majors only

Major Concentration: Economics (36 units)
Required Economics Courses30 units
Economics 1014 units
Economics 1024 units
Economics 1063 units
Economics 1213 units
Economics 1314 units
Economics 1413 units
Economics 1513 units
Economics 1913 units
Economics 2003 units

Economics elective (6 units)
Any of the following: Economics 109, 110, 116, 142, 152, 161, 171, 181, 189, 194, 195, 198

Major Concentration: History (39 units)
Required History Courses33 units
History 1003 units
History 1023 units
History 1123 units
History 1133 units
History 1143 units
History 1173 units
History 1193 units
History 1513 units
History 1543 units
History 1993 units
History 2003 units
History elective (6 units) Any of the following: History 106, 110, 115, 116, 120, 140, 141, 168, 198
Major Concentration: Anthropology (36 units)
Required Anthropology Courses33 units
Anthropology 1003 units
Anthropology 1023 units
Anthropology 1123 units
Anthropology 1133 units
Anthropology 1143 units
Anthropology 1173 units
Anthropology 1193 units
Anthropology 1513 units
Anthropology 1543 units
Anthropology 1993 units
Anthropology 2003 units
Anthropology elective (3 units)
Any of the following: Anthropology 133, 141, 151, 161, 181, 182, 198
Minor: Philosophy (27 units)
Required Philosophy Courses24 units
Philosophy 113 units
Philosophy 1103 units
Philosophy 1113 units
Philosophy 1123 units
Philosophy 1133 units
Philosophy 1303 units
Philosophy 1503 units
Philosophy 1713 units
Philosophy elective (3 units)
Any of the following: Philosophy 125, 126, 170, 177, 194, 198
Minor: Political Science (24 units)
Required Political Science Courses18 units
Political Science 1003 units
Political Science 1503 units
Political Science 1603 units
Political Science 1783 units
Political Science 1823 units
Political Science 1923 units
Political Science electives (6 units)
Any of the following: Political Science 151, 152, 153, 161, 163, 171, 172, 177, 179, 183, 185, 186, 190, 193, 194, 197, 198
Minor: Psychology (24 units)
Required Psychology Courses15 units
Psychology 1013 units
Psychology 1403 units
Psychology 1503 units
Psychology 1553 units
Psychology 1803 units  
Psychology electives (9 units)
Any of the following: Psychology 115, 135, 145, 160, 162, 163, 171, 172, 181, 182, 195, or any upper division course in the Social Sciences recommended by the discipline
Minor: Sociology (24 units)
Required Sociology Courses21 units
Sociology 1013 units
Sociology 1143 units
Sociology 1323 units
Sociology 1423 units
Sociology 1533 units
Sociology 1603 units
Sociology 1953 units
Sociology elective (3 units)
Any of the following: Sociology 102, 109, 119, 125, 126, 198, 199



Kasaysayan 1: Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas. Ang pampulitika, pang-ekonomiya, panlipunan, at pangkalinangan pagsulong ng Pilipinas. 3u.

Ethics 1. Ethics and Moral Reasoning in Everyday Life: The nature and development, sources and frameworks of ethics and moral reasoning and their application to various issues and contexts. 3u.

Self and Society 1. Understanding the self: by examining the interaction of biological, psychological and socio-cultural dimensions and appreciating human agency and the emergence of the self in different social contexts. 3u.


Science 10. Probing the Physical World: Understanding the origin of the universe, synthesis of the elements, formation of the earth and the various critical issues affecting our world view and our planet through the methods and interconnected concepts of the physical sciences. 3 u

Science 11. Living Systems: Concepts and Dynamics: Principles, interactions, and contemporary issues concerning living systems. 3u

STS 1. Science, Technology and Society: Analyses of the past, present and future of science and technology in society (including their nature, scope, role and function) and the social, cultural, political, economic and environmental factors affecting the development of science and technology, with emphasis on the Philippine setting. 3u


Arts I. Critical Perspectives in the Arts: A critical study of the experience, language, and the context of art. 3u

Comm 11. Critical Perspectives in Communication: Theories and frameworks of communication in various contexts. 3u

Wika 1. Wika, Kultura at Lipunan: Pagsusuri sa ugnayan ng wika, kultura at lipunan. 3u

For inquiries, contact the College of Social Sciences:

College of Social Sciences
(074) 442-2427
College of Social Sciences Building
UP Drive, Governor Pack Road, Baguio City Benguet, Philippines, 2600
Office of the College Secretary
(074) 442-2427
College of Social Sciences Building
UP Drive, Governor Pack Road, Baguio City Benguet, Philippines, 2600
Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology
Maria Ana B. Diaz, Chairperson
Department of Economics and Political Science
Gladys A. Cruz, Chairperson
Department of History and Philosophy
Maria Nela B. Florendo, Chairperson

BS ME Program Structure

For more information regarding the BS in Management Economics program, visit the  Institute of Management website.

BS in Management Economics

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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