College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

The College of Arts and Sciences is the center of education in the basic sciences, humanities, liberal arts, and foundation courses in UPLB.

CAS is composed of nine units, namely: the Institute of Biological Sciences (IBS), Institute of Chemistry (IC), Institute of Computer Science (ICS), Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP), Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), Department of Humanities (DHUM), Department of Social Sciences (DSS), Department of Human Kinetics (DHK), and UP Rural High School (UPRHS). It houses twelve (12) degree program offerings.

Highlights

IBS, IC, and IMSP were declared as National Centers of Excellence in the Basic Sciences by virtue of Executive Order No. 889 on March 23, 1983. On November 23, 2015, IBS, ICS, and INSTAT were recognized as Centers of Excellence by CHED. The BS Biology Program passed the ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance assessment on February 18, 2014. It is the first undergraduate program of UPLB to pass such international accreditation.

Research

The CAS faculty and staff engage in various research endeavors in areas including conservation and sustainability, habitat restoration, resources assessment, vulnerability assessment, diversity, social media, agriculture as an industry, agricultural insurance, cardio fitness, disaster risk and reduction management, S&T-based social enterprise development, and social science research, among others.

Public Service

CAS conducts extension activities ranging from training programs, including short-term English language course/tutorials; technical assistance and laboratory services; consultancy services; and cultural performances. The basic specialized training programs are designed to increase livelihood know-how, boost teaching and research capability, and improve managerial skills of the intended clientele. CAS is also actively involved in implementing its National Service Training Program, which caters to beneficiaries in Los Baños and Bay

Degree Programs

Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Science Teaching
  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Chemistry

Graduate

  • Master of Science in Zoology
  • Master of Science in Wildlife
  • Master of Science in Botany
  • Master of Science in Genetics
  • Master of Science in Microbiology
  • Master of Science in Statistics
  • Master of Science in Mathematics
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry
  • Master of Science in Agricultural Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Information Technology
  • Master of Arts in Sociology
  • Master of Arts in Communication Arts
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Botany
  • Doctor of Philosophy by research in Botany
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Chemistry
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
CAS Building (former Humanities Building)
Harold Cuzner Royal Palm Ave. cor. Andres P. Aglibut Ave.
University of the Philippines Los Baños
College, Laguna, Philippines 4031