About the College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences started as a small department called the Liberal Arts in 1950.  The first curricular programs offered were the Bachelor of Arts (AB) Majors in Economics, English, Political Science, General Science, History, and Mathematics. Later, the AB English was changed to AB Literature per recommendation of CHED in 1990. In the same year, the AB Mathematics became the BS Mathematics. In 2002, the BS Biology was offered followed by the AB Mass Communication, BS Psychology, and BS Criminology in 2003-2004. At present the curricular programs of the College are : BA Communication, BA Political Science, BS Biology, BS Psychology, and BS Criminology. The College takes pride in expanding its programs to include, Master of Arts in Public Administration, Master of Arts in Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy in Literature.

The College of Arts and Sciences is a multifaceted unit of Holy Name University that caters to the needs of students with inclinations in the fields of Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. These fields make up the “heart” of a university education. The College offers holistic education that equips students not only with academic competence but also with a sense of social responsibility, moral integrity, and spiritual vivacity. The College is also named as the service department as it caters to the General Education (GE) Courses of all programs. The General Education courses provide the liberal arts background of all academic programs to produce professionals who can relate to various disciplines other than their own.
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Dr. Ramon A. Boloron
Dean
College of Arts and Sciences

Arts and Sciences

Vision, Mission and Goals

Vision

Model of Excellence in the Integral Formation of the Human Person

Mission

We commit to:

  • exemplify linguistic competence and media literacy for effective communication;
  • respond to the psychosocial realities through intensified research capacities and innovative instruction;
  • promote responsible stewardship of God’s creation; and
  • nurture a Christ-centered community upholding moral standards.

Goals

We aim to :

  • provide authentic opportunities that develop critical thinking skills;
  • discharge actively the functions of instruction, research and community extension;
  • employ scientific skills for sustainable development; and
  • lead in reviving and sustaining the Basic Ecclesial Community (BEC/GSK).

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Science in Biology

The BS Biology was offered in 2002. This is a four-year program that is  designed not only as a pre-medical course, but also as a preparation for advanced studies in Biology. The BS Biology has sufficient content and depth that offers a combination of theory and practice that encourages students to think, create, and engage. The department has laboratories and facilities necessary to facilitate student learning.

Graduates of the program can engage in teaching, research, government service, grant writing, development work, and advanced studies in Biology and allied/related fields.

Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Holy Name University is the first university in Bohol to offer Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication. In 2010, the AB Mass Communication was changed to BA in Communication based on CMO No. 10. The program aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills in the theory and practice of communication applicable in various professions and contexts, with focus on the media professions.

Graduates of this program may find employment as public and corporate information officers, communication researchers/analysts, communication/media planners and managers, project development officers, public relations and advertising practitioners, media practitioners, learning systems/multimedia designers, and other allied and related professions.

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

The AB Political Science has been considered one of the oldest degree programs in the College. In 2017, the AB Political Science was changed to BA Political Science based on CHED CMO No. 5. The program deals with the theory and practice of government, public policies, politics using humanistic and scientific approaches to prepare students for advanced legal studies, public administration, legislation and development work.

The program has produced a number of notable public and civil servants, lawyers, judges, media practitioners, businessmen, legal researchers, public administrators, corporate managers/planners, and development officers who have become successful in their fields of endeavors.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

In response to the growing demand for quality education in Psychology, the College offered BS Psychology in 2003. The program focuses on the understanding of human behavior and mental processes. It also exposes students to research, laboratory work, and extensive on-the-job-training.

Graduates of the program can become licensed psychometrician, or work in the academe, in Human Resource and research. Graduates may also pursue careers in medicine, law, management, or specialization in Psychology such as clinical, counseling, developmental, educational, social, industrial/ organizational. The program has  contributed to the pool of professionals who serve Bohol and other provinces in the country and abroad. topnotchers in the national licensure examinations for Guidance Counselors (1st Placer) and Psychometricians (8th Placer).

Bachelor of Science in Criminology

Bachelor of Science in Criminology is a four-year program designed to prepare students for careers in law enforcement, crime detection and prevention, criminal investigation,  public safety, custody and rehabilitation of offenders, correctional administration, and criminological research. The program provides the students with the various theories, policies, practices, and laws associated with criminal behavior. The curriculum combines theoretical knowledge with practical application.

Bachelor of Science in Criminology proved to be the program that has inspired many of the young people who wanted to become part of the country’s growing number of police officers, traffic officers, police commissioners, politicians, crime busters/drug busters.

Graduate Programs

  • Master in Public Administration
  • Master of Arts in Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Literature

Faculty

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Dr. Ramon A. Boloron
Dean
cas.dean@hnu.edu.ph

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Dr. Charina I. Narido
Chair, Mathematics & Natural Sciences Department
mathnatsci.chair.cas@hnu.edu.ph

Dr. Rosario M. Baseleres
Chair, Communication Department
comm.chair.cas@hnu.edu.ph

Dr. Frederico B. Ticong
Chair, Social Sciences Department
socsci.chair.cas@hnu.edu.ph

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Ms. Jela C. Estoce
Chair, Criminal Justice Education Department
crim.chair.cas@hnu.edu.ph

Dr. Socorro Anne R. Zaluaga
General Education/Languages Department
gec.chair.cas@hnu.edu.ph

Arts and Sciences Faculty

Ted Mikko Ayeng

Jan Andrew Bucoy

Karen Capapas

Clemente Daverao, Jr.

SPO2 Florentino Diola

Prof. Angelita Gacera, MA

Divine Grace Garsuta

Flora Mae Gudez

Nikki Emelious Iyog

Maria Theresa Jabines, LLB

Dr. Fe Janiola

Prof. Sheena Lacaba, MPA

Eduard Limbaro, Jr.

Ethel Nabor

Owen Naldoza

Prof. Catherine Napigkit, MS

Prof. Jay Jeorgienita Obenza, MBA

Dr. Anne Mariquit Oppus

Dr. Crisanto Pancito

Prof. Nicetas Ruiz, MA

Prof. Noel Tuazon, MA

Ruth Vidal

Atty. Cheryl Ann Villares

Dr. Cenon Agbayani, Jr.

Silvano Añosa

Apollo Enriquez, CPA

PO3 Robert Arapoc

Daisy Jane Asas

Dr. Corazon Batoy

Prof. Eutemio Biloy, MA

Bro. Carl Milos Bulilan, SVD

Prof. Erico Joseph Cañete, MA

Fr. Narciso Cellan

Dr. Josefina Clarete

Prof. Arlene Emily Cuaresma, MA

Prof. Marecela Diloy, MA

Dr. Ethel Doria Doria

Engr. Celestina Epres, MA

Prof. Crisanto Jose Estonina, MA

Prof. Joselito Galendo, MA

Ralph Melchor Lacang

Dr. Prisciano Legitimas

Prof. Pedro Marcojos, Jr., MA

Prof. Teresita Miculob, MA

Prof. Victoria Millanar, MA

Josie Montes


Prof. Ma. Emily Navales, MBA


Atty. Danilo Operiano

Dr. Asuncion Pabalan

Prof. Emma Mie Quintano, MA, RPm, RGC

Dr. Bonifacio Quirog, Jr.

Dr. Juliet Salgados

Unilyn Solon

John Prisco Viñalon


Center for Religious Education and Mission (CREaM)


Prof. Josefina Cemine, MA

Prof. Jocelyn Tagaro, MA

Prof. Rufino Ocon, MA

Prof. Nanelyn Wate, LLB, MPA

Urban Development Learning Program
Executive Diploma in Urban and Regional Development (EDURD)

Dr. Anne Mariquit Oppus
Coordinator

Urban Development Learning Program

Atty. John Titus J. Vistal, CPA, EnP

Engr. Gerry V. Araneta, EnP

Fr. Loreto A. Estomo, Jr., SVD

Ma. Laurice P. Jamero, PhD
Visiting Professor



Reina Villadores
Secretary

Research and Publications

The Critical Significance of Teaching Strategies for English
Published in the JOURNAL OF WORLD ENGLISHES AND EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE (JWEEP) Vol 2, No. 2, 2020 ISSN: 2707-7586 (Online)

The Readiness of Mathematics Teachers in Teaching K-12: The Spiral Approach
Published in the JOURNAL OF WORLD ENGLISHES AND EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE (JWEEP) Vol 2, No. 2, 2020 ISSN: 2707-7586 (Online)

Governance Practices and Problems of Community Officials in the First Congressional District of Bohol, Philippines
Published in the IAMURE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Vol 11, No 1, 2014 ISSN: 2244-1515 (Print) ISSN: 2244-1522 (Online)

Loss of Loboc’s Cultural Heritage Site: Impact and Support Assessment
Published in the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITY STUDIES
Vol 9, No 1, 2017 ISSN: 1309-8063 (Online)

Current Politics of Foreshore Reclamation in Tagbilaran City: The Emerging Prospects and Challenges
Published in the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE STUDIES
Vol 9, No 1, 2017 ISSN:1309-8055 (Online)

Management Capability Assessment Toward Sustainable Community Based Projects
Published in the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES
Vol 9, No 1, 2017 ISSN: 1309 -8047 (Online)

Governance of the Barangay Chairpersons in the Municipality of Ubay, Bohol
Published in the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES
Vol 9, No 1, 2017 ISSN: 1309-8047 (Online)

Level of Awareness and Perception of Elected Officials on the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 (RA 9344)
Published in the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES
Vol 9, No 1, 2017 ISSN: 1309-8047 (Online)

Exhausted Incentives and Weakening Commitment: The Case of Community-Based Tourism in Pamilacan, Philippines
Published in the PHILIPPINE QUARTERLY OF CULTURE AND SOCIETY
Vol 42, No 1 , 2014 ISSN: 01150243

Otherizing the Badjao: A Spatial Imagery of State Exclusion and Societal Otherization
Published in Erasmus University, 2009 (Erasmus International Institute of Social Studies)

Connectivity and Inter-Dependence: Evolving Social Networks in Pamilacan Community Tourism
Published in the Japanese Repositories Online (JAIRO)
Vol 46, No 3, 2015 ISSN: 1341-37322189-9126
 

Student Organizations

Organization Student Membership
Students’ Action Vital to the
Environment and Mother Earth (SAVE ME Movement)
BS Biology
Crime Knights BS Criminology
Neo_Psych Society BS Psychology
The Communicators’ Guild BA Communication
Philippine Political Science Association BA Political Science