ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Arts (AB)

AB in Broadcasting

The program aims to produce specialists in the field amidst the wide spectrum of mass communication discipline. It trains students to become professional media practitioners and community leaders in the industry and society. Aside from being news readers or hosts for radio and TV programs, graduates are expected to become opinion leaders and channels for feedback in the dialogue and interplay of society. Graduates are qualified to start a career in Broadcast Arts (radio, television, and cable television) either as producer/executive producer, line and segment producer, program developers or production writer, researcher/director, production manager. They may also serve in the academe, become research communication educator, media educator, and research director or survey executive for listenership and viewership surveys as well as media impact or effect studies.

AB in Communication

This is a generalist program covering print and broadcast media including other fields of the multi-faceted spectrum of mass communication discipline. Students of this program are expected to become community leaders both in the industry arid society. They will not be merely writers and broadcasters; they will also be sensors of social change as brought about by mass media. Aside from jobs and careers in the print and broadcast media they can also be in the field of advertising and public relations as executive, copywriter, communication and information officer, and web designer/manager and/ or computer graphic artist/animator. They can also serve in the academe and research.

AB in Development Communication

This is a generalist program covering print and broadcast media including the traditional and folk media as alternative to the mass communication discipline. Students in the course are expected to become change agents critically needed in developing countries. The students are trained in packaging development programs to make them understandable to the social and cultural environment of rural communities and societies. Their clientele include the target beneficiaries of the development programs of the government, non-government and civic organizations, pastoral and corporate foundations, and other agencies with bias towards developmental work.

AB in Economics

The program offers students with sound training in the realm of economic theory and tools of economic analysis, as well as social planning and local/national development program implementation. The program is suitable for students interested to pursue careers in development planning, business consultancy, corporate planning, finance, banking and insurance, stock mark analysis, community development, research statistics, government service, or training. Instruction in economic is linked with the Ateneo Social Science Research Center (ASSRC), Economic Development Department (EDD) of the Naga City Government, and the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA).

AB in English

In this program, students are trained to enhance their communicative competencies that will enable them to actively participate in the affairs of their respective communities and government, and prepare them for other baccalaureate courses. With the increasing demand for functional English in Business, Sciences, Technology, Humanities and Arts, the program aims to expose students to the nature and function of language and language learning, and provide them with maximum opportunities to use the language in order to excel in the highly competitive world of communications and employment. Equipped with intellectual capital through exposures, student majors will have marketable skills as communicator, diplomat, critic, teacher, call center agents and even as entrepreneurs. They can also be in the fields of academe, media, research, human relations, management and supervision, foreign service, library work, secretarial work, politics and law.

AB in Journalism

This program aims to help students become specialists in such field. Students have special training in writing for the various products of the publishing industry. The journalism major learns various styles, from investigative journalism to editorial and opinion writing; from coffee table book writing to scientific and technical writing; from copy writing to theater and film reviews. Graduates may also serve in the academe, become research communication educator, media educator, and research director or executives for viewership surveys, as well as media impact or effect studies of the print media. With the unprecedented developments in communication and technology, graduates may enter the unexplored world of electronic publishing.

AB in Literature

The program allows students to address fundamental questions about the nature, function, and value of literature in a comparative context. They read and write about a variety of literary works across periods, genres, and national traditions. It also provides the students the skills and training to investigate traditional and contemporary approaches to literary study, literary theory (both ancient and modern), and the relationship of literature to other branches of arts and sciences. Graduates are equipped with intellectual capital through exposure; literature students will have marketable skills as communicator, diplomat, critic, teacher and even as entrepreneur; they can be in the fields of academe, media, research, human relations, management and supervision, foreign service, library work, secretarial work, politics and law.

AB in Philosophy

The program commits itself to the pursuit of wisdom. Students majoring in Philosophy are trained to enhance their analysis and critical thinking skills and to be agents of change whose responses are tempered with reasoned actions. The revised course programs include the study of languages to help students understand and interpret better ideas of the great minds that have shaped the civilizations and cultures of the world. It is also needed if one is to engage in Foreign Service and International Relations. The program has three academic tracks, namely: (a) Pre-Law Course, (b) Foreign Service and International Relations, and (c) Teaching and Research.

AB in Political Science

The program develops critical thinking skills, educates students about Philippine society and the modern world. It prepares students to become political researchers or analysts, lawyers or paralegal staff, teachers, effective government officials or leaders of government agencies. The academic formation is complemented by exposures provided exclusively for Political Science students by the Institute of Politics (IP) of the university with other linkages to other socio-political organizations.

Bachelor of Science (BS)

BS in Environmental Science

The BS Environmental Management is both relevant and responsive to the pressing need for environmental protection and conservation. This ensures development of expertise essential in addressing the complexities and impacts involved in the interaction of nature, culture, technology and economics. Further, this program provides venue for actual hands-on-experience in environmental research and resource management.

BS in Biology

The BS Biology Program has two tracks: Pure Biology and Minor in Environmental Science. The former has been designed as a competitive preparatory course for medicine and other medical-allied courses. Recently revised, the academic requirements of this track have been strengthened in the areas of Chemistry and Physics to further develop critical and analytical perspectives among students. On the other hand, the latter provides students with necessary knowledge, skills and proper orientation in understanding the natural environment. This second track prepares the students for a wide range of job opportunities such as research, laboratory analysis, and teaching.

BS in Mathematics

The BS Mathematics program provides the students with a solid foundation and an extensive background in different areas of mathematics. It gives them an exposure to a variety of problems under different situations and conditions. The students under this program are capable of entering many fields of endeavors, such as research work, teaching, banking and finance, and business-related endeavors.

BS in Psychology

Students majoring in Psychology are trained to develop their skills in psychotherapy and counseling through structured learning experiences. Aside from the regular classroom instruction; the department conducts a specially designed formation program that facilitates the growth and development of each student. More than 80% of its graduates get immediate employment after graduation as school counselors, training officers, human resource development officers, placement and selection officers, special education teachers, and researchers. Graduates also get employment in social community and clinical services, and other industrial/organizational professions. The program has three tracks, namely: (a) 5-year BS in Psychology leading to MA in Counseling Psychology; (b) 4-year BS in Psychology (Pre-Med.); and (c) 4-year BS in Psychology