ACCOUNTANCY
Accountancy programs equip students with skills in recording, classifying, and analyzing formal business transactions. Students also receive training in related fields of business such as management, statistics, finance, economics, and psychology. They gain professional competence and a mastery of generally accepted accounting principles.

Career Opportunities
Certified public accountant (CPA), accountant, bookkeeper, auditor, tax adviser, comptroller, accounting clerk, budget officer, credit manager, financial analyst, bank manager

ACTUARIAL SCIENCE
Most actuaries work in insurance companies, their main task being to calculate life expectancy and the compensation rates for insurance agents. Theories from calculus, investment math, geometry, and life contingencies are applied in their work. One must pass a series of six examinations before being admitted into the Actuarial Society of the Philippines, Inc.

Career Opportunities
Employment in life insurance companies and consulting firms; statistician,  corporate planner

ADVERTISING ARTS
Students of advertising arts gain the knowledge and practical skills needed to creatively promote and sell goods, themes or ideas, and services to the public. The curriculum prepares students for careers in advertising agencies, the advertising departments of mass media, or businesses that carry out both advertising and public relations functions.

Career Opportunities
Advertiser, promotions officer, public relations manager, radio and television production staff

AGRIBUSINESS
Degree programs in agribusiness  promote the understanding and appreciation of agriculture as a lucrative business. They develop young professionals who can take on the challenge of managing a farm or entering into small and medium-scale enterprises related to agriculture. Students can specialize in any of the following fields: business management, crop enterprise management, or livestock enterprise management.

Career Opportunities
Corporate or family farm manager, entrepreneur, agricultural consultant; employment in agro-industrial firms or agri-based government institutions
AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
Agricultural engineering programs contribute to the nation’s agro-industrial development by producing graduates who can take an active role in the agricultural sector. The discipline covers subjects like agricultural management, mathematics, physics, irrigation, drainage, meteorology, study of farm machinery, and planning farm buildings.

Career Opportunities
Entrepreneur, agricultural consultant; employment in schools, government agencies, and agricultural firms

AGRICULTURE
The study of agriculture requires strenuous physical and mental effort. Aside from undergoing hands-on farming and planting, students learn agricultural botany, agricultural communications, agricultural economics, agronomy, animal science, entomology, plant pathology, soil science, applied mathematics, and statistics. It is a very complex field that is multifaceted in nature.

Career Opportunities
Agricultural statistician, manager, farm loan examiner, credit supervisor and bank appraiser, farm management consultant, agricultural researcher, agricultural instructor, boiling house superintendent

ANTHROPOLOGY
Anthropology majors study the evolution of the human race, changes in our physical and behavioral characteristics, and our cultural and social institutions. They are encouraged to apply their knowledge in the physical and social sciences in studying the growth of human existence. They receive training in the measurement and testing of the general physical characteristics of fossilized materials.

Career Opportunities
Researcher, professor, consultant, field supervisor, analyst; employment in government agencies, research institutions, private corporations, museums, and schools

ARCHITECTURE
Students of architecture learn how to find solutions to the architectural, structural and aesthetic needs of man. They develop skills in graphic representation. They take up freehand drawing, perspective and form analysis, physics, surveying, architectural designing, and site and town planning. Theoretical and practical aspects are combined, with emphasis given to the development of the student’s analytical and creative skills.

Career Opportunities
Licensed architect; employment in architectural agencies

ASIAN STUDIES
Asian Studies is a specialized program that focuses on Asian culture, economics, politics, demography, history, philosophy and religions. It aims to instill in Filipino students an awareness of their Asian identity and a love for their own culture. Students interested in Asian culture and history gain an understanding of their Asian neighbors by learning their languages.

Career Opportunities
Tour guide, travel agent, translator, researcher, writer, flight attendant, teacher, government consultant

BANKING AND FINANCE
Degree programs in banking and finance focus on analysis and decision making in financial matters. Specific subjects include business statistics, financial management, bank management, capital budgeting, portfolio management, and consumer banking operations. Students are also prepared in related fields such as math, statistics, economics, and psychology. Knowledge in banking and finance is important because of the active role played by the financial sector in globalization.

Career Opportunities
Bank teller, foreign exchange trader, cashier, account analyst, payroll accountant

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Behavioral Sciences is a mixture of sociology and anthropology. Students inquire into human relations and interactions, community affairs, economic conditions, the political environment, and religious systems. Their academic preparation gives them a strong background in theory and research for practical application.

Career Opportunities
Journalist, manager, professor, social worker, civil servant, politician

BIOCHEMISTRY
Dubbed as the chemistry of life, biochemistry is a thorough study of substances found in living organisms and of the changes they undergo during the life and development of the organism. The study draws on the techniques of analytical, organic and physical chemistry, as well as the physiological concern with the molecular basis of vital life processes.

Career Opportunities
Biochemist, consultant; employment in industrial laboratories

BIOLOGY
Biology majors are taught the basics of collecting and studying facts about plant and animal life. The program is rigorous and extensive since students have to finish various subjects related to plants and animals, and to undergo laboratory work with special facilities for individual research work. The program is a recommended training ground and preparation for the study of medicine.

Career Opportunities
Employment in schools, research centers, manufacturing firms, and hospitals

BOTANY
Botany is the study of plants. Students in the discipline learn principles in the areas of taxonomy, plant anatomy, plant genetics, and the relation of plants to the environment. The curriculum calls for fieldwork, research and laboratory work.

Career Opportunities
Teacher, researcher, analyst, landscape architect, consultant, supervisor for plantations, park developer

BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT ECONOMICS
Business/management economics programs offer a balanced training in business and economics. Statistics, accounting, finance, and marketing comprise the business aspect, while micro-, macro-, and mathematical economics, and the theory and practice of social development comprise the economics aspect of the course. Students learn how to apply business concepts in the economic environment. Knowledge about the movement of economic forces becomes the basis for sound management decisions.

Career Opportunities
Business analyst; involvement in planning, forecasting, purchasing, and production operations

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Chemical engineering students gain specialized skills in organizing and supervising the operation of equipment and plants that manufacture products related to chemical processing. They also take courses in physics, mathematics, organic and inorganic chemistry, and thermodynamics.

Career Opportunities
Licensed chemical engineer; employment in drug companies, petroleum refineries, fertilizer companies, and health product manufacturers

CHEMISTRY
Chemistry majors gain knowledge in the fundamental principles of chemistry and their application through chemical experiments, which require specialized laboratory skills. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a good foundation in the basic sciences, primarily chemistry, thus developing graduates who can assume active roles in the development of the discipline and who can undertake research for either academic or industrial institutions.

Career Opportunities
Quality control chemist, supervisor, production employee, sales representative, laboratory analyst

CHILD STUDY
Students with a passion for teaching and a love for children are encouraged to enter the field of child study. Their research focuses primarily on finding ways to develop the minds and character of children. They are challenged to impart basic social values like obedience, cleanliness, punctuality and cooperation, and to discover and develop the talents and abilities of children through various games and activities. By facilitating motor skill games and exercises, they manage to enhance the creativity of children.

Career Opportunities
Educator of normal and/or special children; employment in preschools or day care centers

CIVIL ENGINEERING
Civil engineering deals with the design and maintenance of public works such as buildings, roads, dams, irrigation systems, bridges, etc. Students in this field develop a thorough understanding of engineering, economics, industrial management, and finance. They are also exposed to the application of engineering principles. Fieldwork, research, structure evaluation, and the conduct of land surveys are just some of the numerous activities undertaken in the program.

Career Opportunities
Licensed engineer, project supervisor, planner of public works, foreman

COMMUNICATION ARTS/MASS COMMUNICATION
Communication arts or mass communication programs provide students with an awareness of the importance of and accountability involved in the utilization of the different communication media such as radio, print, audio-visuals, television, and film. Students major in broadcasting, journalism, advertising, public relations, or research.

Career Opportunities
Journalist, advertiser, public relations officer, production assistant, writer, director

COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
Degree programs in communications technology management combine the fields of communications, telecommunications, and computer science with the business curriculum. Graduates pursue careers in telecommunication firms, advertising agencies, and other business enterprises.

Career Opportunities
Advertiser, public relations officer, software developer, TV and radio production staff

COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Students of computer engineering are familiarized with the hardware functions of a computer. The subjects covered are highly technical, computer-related and analytical, involving a lot of math and electronics. In contrast to computer science, which focuses on the development of software, computer engineering programs are geared toward the invention and production of functional hardware.

Career Opportunities
Involvement in the manufacture of computer parts and equipment, computer repair

COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer science majors are trained to study, design, implement, and evaluate information and data systems. An intensive preparation in the development of algorithms and software and in the design and interconnection of computers is also provided. Graduates become systems designers and network administrators of software development firms and the information technology departments of corporations.

Career Opportunities
Computer programmer, systems analyst, systems programmer, systems engineer

CREATIVE WRITING/MALIKHAING PAGSULAT
Creative writing programs produce young professionals with a well-rounded education and exemplary skills in writing. Apprenticeship and workshops form part of the curriculum so that students learn by working under experienced writers and among themselves. Degree programs in creative writing are offered in either English or Filipino.

Career Opportunities
Writer, journalist, instructor, other positions in the academe

DENTISTRY
Dentistry students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to practice the profession. They learn the importance of preventing dental disorders and preserving natural teeth and gums. Basic medical science is also learned through courses in chemistry, biology, and human anatomy.

Career Opportunities
Licensed dentist, researcher, laboratory assistant

DEVELOPMENTAL STUDIES
Degree programs in developmental studies apply an interdisciplinary approach to the study of developments in the economy and in society, with students learning economics, sociology, and political science. The program is excellent for those intending to pursue careers in teaching, social work, social development, or other related fields since it helps them understand theories of development and social transformation.

Career Opportunities
Social worker, analyst, counselor, community worker, teacher, supervisor
ECONOMICS
Economics is the study of allocating scarce resources to varying and unlimited wants and needs. It is, therefore, the task of students to learn the economic theories, principles, and policies behind the world’s fast-paced economic movements. The program is linked to the study of logic, mathematics, sociology, psychology, and other social sciences.

Career Opportunities
Economic forecaster, statistician, economic researcher, analyst, writer, teacher; employment in banks, other commercial establishments, or government agencies

EDUCATION
Education programs develop future elementary and high school teachers, coordinators, and school heads. Graduates become responsible for the education and formation of young people. Students choose a field of concentration depending on the subject they want to teach or specialize in, such as English, Filipino, Social Studies, Math, Religious Education, etc.

Career Opportunities
Licensed teacher in a private or public school, researcher; employment in libraries, government offices, marketing firms

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Students of electrical engineering learn the basic concepts of electricity. They are taught to apply fundamental theories to the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of electrical apparatuses that are vital sources of electrical energy. In recent years, electrical engineering programs have included the study of computer technology, thus enabling students to keep abreast with modern technological breakthroughs.

Career Opportunities
Licensed engineer; employment by goods and appliance manufacturers, broadcasting firms, and telecommunications companies

ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING
In today’s world, where communication is a vital part of everyday life, electronics and communications engineering (ECE) graduates are in great demand. The ECE curriculum is designed to introduce students to wire and radio communications systems and the use of electronics in different activities such as medicine and surgery, electronic controls and measurement, and electrical communications. Students acquire operational skills in electronics and communications, such as planning and designing electronic equipment and processes. Basic and advanced electronics, electronics and communications engineering math, and communications theory are only some of the courses included in the program.

Career Opportunities
Licenced Engineer, technician, sales engineer, production supervisor, maintenance and operations engineer, researcher
ENGLISH/LITERATURE
English/literature programs develop proficiency in oral and written communication, with emphasis given to disciplined research, poetry, and creative writing. Students develop an appreciation of the different forms of literature, and learn to express themselves through writing and composition. Some subjects in the program include English literature, Philippine literature, creative writing, and literary criticism.

Career Opportunities
Teacher, writer, researcher, secretary, translator, tour guide, broadcaster, administrative assistant, public relations practitioner, advertising officer

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SANITARY ENGINEERING
Licenced engineer, graduates of environmental and sanitary engineering programs safeguard public health by improving sanitation and environmental facilities. The program encompasses civil engineering and integrates chemistry and microbiology subjects as well. Environmental and sanitary engineers play important roles in vital activities such as water purification, and industrial and sewage waste treatment.

Career Opportunities
Consultant on the disposal of industrial wastes; employment in industrial plants to design and supervise drainage systems, insect and rodent control projects, and other hygienic programs

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Degree programs in environmental science respond to the need for environmental assessment in the economic and industrial development of the country. Students gain a general understanding of the basic foundations of earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics. They also take courses in environmental monitoring and assessment, environmental modeling and simulation, and environmental laws.

Career Opportunities
Instructor, researcher, laboratory assistant, consultant

EUROPEAN STUDIES
European Studies provides students with a macro view of the European business, economic, and political environments. Students acquire skills in international business and relations, so that they may be able to confront the challenges presented by European integration. They also learn to communicate effectively in one or more European languages other than English.

Career Opportunities
Tour guide, travel agent, translator, researcher, writer, flight attendant, teacher, government consultant; employment in embassies

FISHERIES
Fisheries programs begin with two years of general education, followed by two years of rigid training in the area of concentration. Students may specialize in fish processing technology and learn such techniques as canning, salting, smoking, and sun-drying, as well as the quality control that accompanies such methods. They also learn how to conduct laboratory analyses on fish and other marine life to determine the possible physical and chemical effects of ocean conditions. Another field of specialization, inland fisheries, is concerned with fishpond construction and management, fish anatomy and physiology, fish disease, and parasite study and management. Issues and topics dealing with freshwater in relation to surrounding plant and animal life and the effects of pollution on inland waters are also covered. Finally, the field of marine fisheries provides students with training in seamanship, navigation, oceanographic survey, and the art of commercial fishing.

Career Opportunities
Researcher, teacher, fishery consultant, fishery technician, extension worker, fishery supervisor, fish farm manager, fishing boat registrar

FOOD TECHNOLOGY
The field of food technology encompasses all processing methods and preservation techniques by which foodstuffs are rendered suitable for consumption and storage. Programs in this field promote the technical understanding of preserving food from natural deterioration, following harvest or slaughter. Such preservation techniques include drying, refrigeration, and fermentation.

Career Opportunities
Food technician, dietician, public health nutritionist, consultant; employment in hotels, restaurants, and hospitals

FORESTRY
Degree programs in forestry are designed to educate students on proper forest management. Students are encouraged to contribute to the attainment of sustainable development through the proper administration and wise utilization of forest resources. The first two years of the program are concerned with general education in forestry while the last two are for specialized training as students are familiarized with the skills and techniques employed in the profession.

Career Opportunities
Forester, researcher, supervisor, teacher, forest ranger; employment in logging and lumber firms, agricultural firms, schools, and research organizations

GEODETIC ENGINEERING
Land surveying and mapping are the two fundamental activities of students majoring in geodetic engineering. The basic principles of math, the physical and social sciences, astronomy, satellite observations, route and plane surveying, gravity measurement, electronic surveying, and land use are also taught so that students will have sufficient understanding of various geodetic operations. Students are also trained to use and maintain surveying equipment.

Career Opportunities
Employment in private engineering firms and mining companies

GEOGRAPHY
Geography majors are trained to illustrate the characteristics of the earth’s area, soil, minerals, water, vegetation, and climate, and to evaluate these components and relate them to the changing patterns of human settlement. Students also learn research methods on geographic information.

Career Opportunities
Political geographer, urban planner, regional analyst, cartographer, climatological analyst, community planner, market or business analyst, teacher, researcher

GEOLOGY
Geology deals with the structure, composition, and history of the planet’s surface. Students in the discipline are given hands-on experience in the conduct of experiments on rocks, minerals, and fossils to determine their relation to the earth’s crust and to the country’s economic development. The program may include research and exploration trips.

Career Opportunities
Research assistant, project leader, program manager, teacher, surveyor; employment by mining and quarrying companies, consulting firms, schools, research institutions, and museums

HISTORY
Looking back at the past in light of the present gives us guidance for the future. This is precisely the purpose of studying history. Degree programs in the field examine the development of human society and provide for the critical evaluation of current events and issues. Subjects include Philippine history, Asian civilization, and western civilization. As history continues to unfold, the vastness of its scope continues to expand. It promises to be an enriching experience for persevering and patient students.

Career Opportunities
Teacher, writer, lecturer, researcher, archivist

HOME ECONOMICS
Home economics programs develop individuals who are able to address the basic needs of a Filipino home. Artistic and scientific knowledge in home making and management are essential to this field. Students take courses in culinary arts, nutrition and dietetics, child psychology, consumer education, and home planning.

Career Opportunities
Customer consultant, home products manufacturer, food manufacturer, food demonstrator, restaurant supervisor, laboratory technician, food analyst, researcher

HOTEL AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT
Students of hotel and restaurant management are prepared for managerial and entrepreneurial positions in the hotel and restaurant industry, both locally and internationally. On-the-job training is provided to strengthen service-oriented and personal relations skills. Graduates venture into lodging, food service, and leisure and travel businesses.

Career Opportunities
Food supervisor, hotel manager, reservations clerk, front desk manager, purchasing manager, sales representative, public relations officer, travel agent

HUMANITIES
Degree programs in the humanities are especially suitable for students endowed with a variety of talents and skills. Students are not limited to a particular field of specialization; rather, they venture into various disciplines such as the behavioral sciences, communication arts, education, history, languages, literature, philosophy, political science, and theology.

Career Opportunities
Teacher, researcher, government service officer, entrepreneur

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Students enrolled in industrial design programs learn the analytical skills and methodologies needed for product, environmental, and graphic designs. They learn how to respond to an extensive range of design problems while overseeing product development from layout to actual production. They also learn the basic principles of history, psychology, production planning, economics, quality control, and materials engineering.

Career Opportunities
Employment by manufacturing and industrial firms to develop product designs

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
Industrial engineering deals with the application of engineering analysis and design to the fundamental processes of production. Practitioners design the integration of men, materials, machines, money, and methods. Skills in mathematics and the physical and social sciences are important since areas of study include operations research, systems design, and human relations.

Career Opportunities
Job analyst, methods analyst, production manager, operations researcher, consultant

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Students of interdisciplinary studies are highly flexible. Having a wide range of interests and being naturally inclined towards the humanities, they are allowed to take a combination of courses from various curricula such as literature and communication, political science and economics, management and psychology. Graduates may pursue law or higher business studies (e.g. MBA), or they may go into advertising, government service, or other professions.

Career Opportunities
Teacher, writer, researcher

INTERIOR DESIGN
Designing, freehand and mechanical drawing, and mastery of the essentials of architecture, all these are required in designing the interior of a structure. Students majoring in interior design acquire analytical, creative, visual comprehension, and perspective skills. Their abilities in graphic representation are likewise developed. Subjects in the curriculum include furniture layout, display artifacts, and landscaping.

Career Opportunities
Employment by interior design offices; furniture, textile, and carpet manufacturers; hotels, architectural firms, and other commercial establishments

JOURNALISM
Degree programs in journalism sharpen written and oral communication skills through writing classes and outside workshop activities. Students acquire a commitment to the truth and develop strength of character, confidence, and courage. Objectivity and integrity are essential for the successful practice of the profession.

Career Opportunities
Writer, news reporter, editor, advertiser, copywriter, public relations officer, public servant

LEGAL MANAGEMENT/COMMERCIAL LAW
Students studying legal management or commercial law gain substantial knowledge of Philippine laws concerning civil and criminal procedure, labor and social legislation, contracts, and taxation. The law curriculum is combined with a business curriculum, the latter covering all major components of commercial law where businesses operate.

Career Opportunities
Teacher, researcher, writer, public administrator, business manager, legislative assistant

LIBERAL ARTS – COMMERCE (LiaCom)
LiaCom programs train students in both business and the arts, the main aim being to produce professionals who are well-rounded and spontaneous business leaders. Students are educated in the different fields of management such as accounting, financial analysis, and marketing, while being exposed to the social sciences as well. Courses under the program include sociology, marketing, philosophy, business ethics, and investment mathematics.

Career Opportunities
Accountant, researcher, bookkeeper, treasury specialist, auditor, financial analyst, account supervisor, money market trader, business manager, personnel officer

LIBRARY SCIENCE
Library science programs develop persons for professional work in libraries and for teaching the discipline. Students in this field have a love for books, are professional in dealing with others, and are skilled enough to manage an organization.

Career Opportunities
Licensed librarian, researcher, secretary, receptionist

LINGUISTICS
Defined as the scientific study of languages, linguistics familiarizes students with the intricacies of spoken languages.  The discipline may cover written text and the development of language through time, but its priority remains spoken languages and the problems of analyzing them as they operate at a given point in time.

Career Opportunities
Linguist, researcher, interpreter, instructor, cultural attach©

MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING
Management engineering programs train students in quantitative approaches
to management. Unlike other fields of engineering, management engineering focuses on management structures instead of computers or machines. Management engineering graduates have a competitive advantage over graduates of other fields because of their extensive exposure to the various areas of management, economics, statistics, computer technology, and operations research.

Career Opportunities
Employment by banks, investment corporations, government agencies, business establishments, and manufacturing companies

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Degree programs in management information systems produce individuals who are knowledgeable in the trends in information technology that affect business operations. Students acquire skills in the analysis, planning, and management of computer information to build systematized solutions for business tasks.

Career Opportunities
Systems analyst, programmer, systems control manager, other information technology-related careers

MANAGEMENT/BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Management or business administration programs train students to be efficient and competent managers of small to medium-sized businesses. They acquire skills in research, analysis, opportunity-seeking, decision-making, and communication. They also learn how to formulate sound business policies and strategies that lead to the proper implementation of business plans and programs.

Career Opportunities
Junior executive, personnel manager, brand manager, sales manager, bank officer, management consultant

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
Medical technology programs develop individuals who will assist doctors in the diagnosis and treatment of disease through the performance of medical laboratory examinations of urine, blood, smears, and other body materials. The program equips students with the knowledge of laboratory procedures. Students undergo three years of fundamental medical technology education followed by a year of internship in a hospital or laboratory clinic for hands-on practical training.

Career Opportunities
Medical researcher, analyst, medical representative, assistant to  physicians,  teacher, medical receptionist, laboratory assistant

MEDICINE
The preservation of life is the driving force behind the practice of medicine. Students who want to pursue medical studies should complete either a four-year undergraduate pre-medical course or an accelerated program as offered by some schools. Medical students gain broad knowledge in the prevention and treatment of human diseases through a rigid curriculum that includes internship in the last year of the program.

Career Opportunities
Licensed physician; can specialize in various fields such as internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, EENT, etc.

METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING
Students pursuing a degree in metallurgical engineering gain knowledge in the processes used in the metal and mineral industries. They acquire a basic understanding of metals, minerals and their components, and how these can be used to produce a final useful product. Specialized training in the field requires students to study the origins of the earth and the components of rocks and other minerals. They also learn how to apply geological principles in the construction of structures such as dams, bridges, and tunnels.

Career Opportunities
Employment in iron and steel manufacturing companies to produce electrical equipment, aircraft and aircraft parts, and construction materials

MINING ENGINEERING
Mining engineering majors learn the fundamentals of geology, mining, and metallurgy. They also gain knowledge in the three stages of mining: prospecting, exploration, and exploitation. Development of mines, exploration of metallic and petroleum minerals, extracting minerals from underground, open-pit mining, and mineral dressing are some of the activities engaged in by mining engineers.

Career Opportunities
Employment by mining companies to supervise and ensure the safety of the mine structures

MUSIC
Students who enter this field develop the artistic, intellectual, and emotional depths of music. The training involved is tedious since original music composition and musical performances require laborious effort and a lengthy span of time to master.

Career Opportunities
Music teacher, solo performer on stage, radio or television artist, creative director

NURSING
Nursing students gain a general knowledge of human health. The program consists of one year of pre-clinical and cultural subjects leading to three years of clinical and professional courses. Graduates could either practice the profession, pursue graduate studies, or go to medical school.

Career Opportunities
Registered nurse

NUTRITION
Broadly defined, nutrition is the science of health. Thus, degree programs in nutrition develop individuals who are concerned with the nutritional requirements of the country and the people. Students are encouraged to find solutions to nutritional problems through extensive laboratory experiments, information dissemination, research, demonstrations, and consultations.

Career Opportunities
Nutritionist, teacher, dietician, public health nutritionist, researcher, food administrator, food supervisor

OPTOMETRY
Students of optometry learn to examine the human eye, towards the prescription of visual aids and eye exercises to treat and correct eye defects. In recent years, more and more people have been needing the services of optometrists to improve their vision.

Career Opportunities
Optometrist, entrepreneur

PAINTING
Self-expression is the key to the artist’s world. Programs in painting equip students with the ability to express themselves and their ideas through art. Painting can also reflect the biological, social, cultural, political and other aspects of life. Art appreciation, sketching, and aesthetics are some of the courses taken in the program.

Career Opportunities
Artist, gallery curator; employment in advertising firms; designer of houses, schools, and other buildings

PHARMACY
The science of pharmacy concerns itself with the preparation, prescription, routine examination, identification, and distribution of pharmaceutical products. Degree programs in the field define the nature, role, stand, and responsibility of pharmacy to the community, particularly in relation to drugs. Students learn the legal requirements, as well as the association and scientific and/or laboratory methods indispensable for the practice of the profession.

Career Opportunities
Pharmacist, researcher, writer, medical sales representative, teacher

PHILIPPINE STUDIES
Philippine Studies dwells on topics concerning Filipino life, culture, and institutions. Students gain an in-depth knowledge of who and what the Filipino stands for. A holistic viewpoint brings out an understanding of the unique Filipino identity.

Career Opportunities
Researcher, tourist guide, travel agent, writer, lecturer, curator

PHILOSOPHY
Philosophy majors learn the skill of philosophical reflection, which a person needs to scrutinize the various aspects of reality, to see their interrelations, and to incorporate them into a systematic whole. Students also learn to think analytically and critically on matters concerning the nature of man, things, and values. The intellectual curiosity of the student is continuously stimulated and challenged.

Career Opportunities
Teacher, researcher, writer, lecturer, critic, human resources development officer

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Physical education students become knowledgeable in the physical processes of the human body. They need to be mentally alert and physically fit. Important subjects include health science, human anatomy, psychology, and physical fitness.

Career Opportunities
Teacher, coach, athletic consultant, trainer

PHYSICAL THERAPY
This branch of medicine deals with the treatment of physically disabled persons. Therapists must have a great amount of patience, persistence, and diligence since treatment may require long hours or a protracted period of time. Common disorders that require the services of physical therapists are fractures, sprains, nervous diseases, and heart troubles.

Career Opportunities
Physical therapist, researcher, teacher, consultant, analyst

POLITICAL SCIENCE
Politics is the study of collective decision making. It involves everything from individual human relations to international diplomatic ties. It is not enough that students understand current issues; they should also participate actively in them. Political science programs provide students with  knowledge about the law, international organizations, government institutions, and other parties that affect the political order of nations.

Career Opportunities
Researcher, consultant, legislative assistant, budget assistant, government investigator

PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology is the study of human behavior and experiences. Degree programs in this field are aimed at producing “independent” thinkers and creative workers dedicated to the full development of human beings. Students learn the scientific techniques necessary for the understanding and appreciation of the intricacies of human behavior and thinking.

Career Opportunities
Guidance counselor, researcher, personnel officer, teacher, social worker, analyst, group dynamics facilitator, psychometrician, community development worker, human resources development officer

SCULPTURE
Sculpture is quite similar to painting. The medium of expression, however, is carving. The materials used include stone, clay, wood, and rocks. Creativity and a deep appreciation of art are very important for would-be sculptors.

Career Opportunities
Sculptor, art teacher

SECRETARIAL ADMINISTRATION
Businesses are always in need of competent secretaries, more so as job requirements have evolved from simple clerical activities to the more complex handling of information. Secretarial administration students are instructed on basic math, accounting, psychology, and public speaking. Attentiveness to instruction and details, organizational skills, and other technical skills such as typing, filing, and note-taking are likewise developed in students.

Career Opportunities
Typist, stenographer, executive secretary, executive assistant, administrative assistant, office supervisor

SOCIAL SCIENCES
Programs in the social  sciences are multidisciplinary, aimed at providing students with knowledge of human behavior in its social and cultural aspects. It allows students to tackle issues concerning tradition and values, social inequality, overpopulation, environmental degradation, and diseases. The program usually includes courses in anthropology, communications, economics, history, linguistics, political science, psychology and sociology.

Career Opportunities
Politician, public officer, diplomat, journalist, manager, social worker, teacher

SOCIAL WORK
The field of social work is tailored for those inclined towards social and/or community service. It promotes a deeper and well-rounded understanding of human relations, human growth, and societal problems. The main thrust of the program is the development of individuals dedicated to serve agencies that seek to address individual and community problems. In the process of learning, students get to develop not only intellectual faculties but emotional and psychological ones as well.

Career Opportunities
Social worker, analyst counselor, community worker, teacher, supervisor

SOCIOLOGY
Social relationships are vital for human existence. Hence, students of sociology look into how the network of human relations extends from individuals to families to tribes, to communities, to political and business organizations, and so on. Students under this program observe the behavior and interactions of individuals and groups.

Career Opportunities
Teacher, researcher, supervisor, consultant, analyst, interviewer, administrative assistant, statistician, social worker, case worker, recreation worker

SPEECH AND DRAMA
Speech and drama students learn the basic principles of speech and voice production, and gain proficiency in their use. Production fields include theater, film, and advertising. Script analysis, cinematography, stage design, props, and special effects are among the many elements of drama that students can master.

Career Opportunities
Assistant director, floor director, actor, actress, public relations officer, advertiser, teacher

SPEECH PATHOLOGY
Students of speech pathology gain knowledge and understanding of speech disorders. Students are trained in speech disorder treatment and rehabilitation. The course inculcates in the minds of students the utmost importance of the development of speech correction.

Career Opportunities
Speech pathologist

STATISTICS
Degree programs in statistics equip students with knowledge and skills in collecting, analyzing, presenting, and interpreting data. Students gain an awareness of the logic and the methods utilized to turn the large amounts of data available in many applied fields into useful information.

Career Opportunities
Statistician, actuary, financial analyst, researcher, investment broker

THEATER ARTS
The study of theater arts exposes students to diverse theater activities, both on and off stage. It is suited for artistically inclined individuals who seek media by which to express their passion and talent. They can specialize in a particular level of activity such as acting, production design, or directing.

Career Opportunities
Stage actor, director, production designer, singer, dancer, voice talent

TOURISM
Developing knowledge in the different aspects of the tourism industry is the main focus of degree programs in tourism. Students are taught basic business and economic concepts, even psychology and personal relations, to prepare them to become entrepreneurs and managers in the tourism industry.

Career Opportunities
Hotel administrator, airline staff, tourist guide

VETERINARY MEDICINE
What medicine is to humans veterinary medicine is to animals. Veterinarians are more commonly known as animal doctors. They diagnose and administer treatment for animal diseases or injuries through medical or surgical means. Students undergo extensive training on the curative and preventive medicines used for a wide range of medical problems.

Career Opportunities
Licensed veterinarian; employment by agricultural schools, livestock and poultry farms, meat manufacturers, research and development laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, etc.

ZOOLOGY
Defined as the science of animals, zoology familiarizes students with animal behavior and life processes. It is concerned with the principles, origins, evolution, structure, interrelationships, classifications and functions of animals. Another important aspect of the discipline is the attention it gives to the role animals play in the different ecosystems. Students attend seminars and undertake field work and special case analyses.

Career Opportunities
Researcher, teacher, laboratory assistant, technical assistant, supervisor; employment in research agencies, museums, national parks, hospitals, biological firms, drug companies, and schools.

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