Education in the College of Arts and Sciences facilitates the integration and liberation of the individual to be able to effect changes in himself and his environment and to realize the fullness of life, thus enhancing his relationship with himself, his fellowmen, and God. It prepares students to become responsible leaders and creative and useful citizens of the nation and the world.

-From the Dean

―This is the type of education which does not necessarily fit a man or woman to earn money, but prepares them to do what is ultimately more important and more difficult—to live well, using all their capacities…This distinction oversimplified though it may be, illuminates the difference between liberal and technical education. There are all kinds of skills which can be taught, and which will help men and women who acquire them to make a living; but if these men and women have not also a liberal education, they are little better than clever slaves. The word liberal means ―fitted for a free man, one who is not a slave to a machine or to an office or to a single money-making skill.

-Gilbert Highet


  • 5 programs accredited Level III (Phase I) by AACCUP
  • BA Communication
  • BA Political Science
  • BS Biology
  • BS Mathematics
  • BS Physics
  • 2 programs accredited Level I by AACCUP: BS Psychology, BS Tourism
  • 6 students graduated with academic honors: 1 magna cum laude, 4 cum laude, 1 with honors
  • Dr. Ismael Rivera graduated Doctor of Public Administration; total faculty with doctoral degree: 9
  • Dr. Erwin Cadorna, was accredited professor; total no. of professors- 5
  • Dr. Erwin Cadorna was elected Faculty Union President, now a member of the UNP Board of Regents
  • 2 outstanding graduating students; 3 outstanding non-graduating students
  • Stanley Bryan Garcia was elected National President of Political Science Students’ Association of the Philippines (PSSAP); Mark Angelo Castillo was elected National Commissioner of PSSAP
  • AB Mass Comm IV – ―Gamogamo‖ awarded as Best Short Film, Gawad Mena Crisologo
    Carl Vincent Quitoriano – writer/historian – Gawad Mena Crisologo Awardee
  • Jude Mark Tejero – Best Actor in the Ilocos Norte Creative Media Arts Festival
    Students of Arts and Sciences Organization – Best in Research and Best in Extension, UNP Parangal
  • 12 completed faculty researches
  • 42 completed students’ theses
  • 9 seminars conducted
  • 20 facultymembers attended seminars/trainings/conferences
  • Membership in 23 professional organizations
  • Dr. Marie Rose Q. Rabang – lyricist of Martsa Nakem and Member of the Board of Directors, Nakem Conferences International Philippines Chapter
  • 4 laboratories established: Computer Lab, Media Lab and Psycho Lab, Tourism Lab
  • Adopt-a-School Program – 3 national high schools: Solotsolot National High School, Cabittaogan National High School, Caoayan National High School
  • Adopt-a-Community Extension Program: Bayubay, San Vicente, Ilocos Sur

College Mandate

The College of Arts and Sciences was established by virtue of Board Resolution No. 13 Series 1966. It used to be composed of all students enrolled in the first two years of degree courses, the first year of the sub professional courses and four years of the AB and the BS courses. For SY 86-87, however, all the first and second year students taking up courses other than those offered in CAS were absorbed by their professional colleges. Only those taking up AB (English or Social Sciences, as majors), BS Mathematics, BS Physics, and BS Biology remained in the college. Nevertheless, the CAS, particularly the AB curriculum still provided a general education, a liberal education that aims to facilitate the integration and liberation of an individual in order to be able to effect changes in himself, in others and in his environment to realize and attain the fullness of life, thus producing the complete man.

To prepare students to become responsible leaders and creative and productive citizens.

Objectives. The College aims to:

  • a) Provide students a firm foundation in the human and natural sciences and mathematics
  • b) Develop students’ competence in their field of specialization for immediate gainful employment and/or advanced studies; and
  • c) Instill in the students the values of social responsibility, environmental protection and cultural heritage

Course Offerings

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Bachelor of Science in Biology (Marine)
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Bachelor of Science in Physics
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Student Organizations

The following student organizations are maintained in the college:

  1. Mandated:

Student of Arts and Sciences Organization

  1. Accredited:

– Psychology Students Organization
– Computer Science Society
– Bio Society
– Ilocos Students As Vanguards of the Environment
– Tourism Student Organization
– Politically Inclined Students
– Mass Comm Society