|College of Arts and Sciences|
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The School of Arts and Sciences was one of the first schools created on 11 February 1992 by then Don Severino Agricultural College (DSAC). It was headed by Dr. Lorna L. Penales who also managed three departments under its wing, namely: the Department of Languages and Humanities, the Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Physical Sciences, each of which was chaired by Ms. Nelia Espejo, Dr. Josefina rint and Prof. Trinidad Ocampo, respectively.
During the time of its conception, the School had no curricular program of its own; yet, it catered to the basic education courses of the various undegraduate programs of the university by offering major courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Crop Protection, Biology and Science as well as basic courses in Math, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, Languages, Humanities, Social Sciences and Biological Sciences.
But in line with the goal of curriculum expansion and enrichment, the School started to offer Bachelor of Science in Biology (BSBio) during the first semester of SY 1994-1995. The following year, two new programs were offered: Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics (BSAM) and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (BSChem). A year after that, Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (BAMC) was approved as its latest offering.
In 1998, by virtue of Republic Act No.8468, Don Severino Agricultural College, a premier college not only in the region but in whole country as well, was converted into a state university to be known as CAVITE STATE UNIVERSITY. It follows then, that the four schools under it, including the School of Arts and Sciences, were elevated into colleges, hence, the COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES.
The first dean of the college was Dr. Lutgarda P. Ilagan who was directly under the supervision of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. She focused mainly on the College's commitment to the students. Through the concerted efforts of the faculty members and staff of the college along with the support of the Administration, the college was able to revise and update the existing curricula of the BS Applied Math programs as well as pass the Accreditation Preliminary Survey of the AACCUP for the BS Bio, BSAM and the BS Chem in 2000.
By the year 2001, Dr. Divinia C. Chavez took over the deanship of the College. She focused primarily on the College's goal of providing relevant and quality instruction, responsive research and extension services in the arts and sciences toward the development of globally competitive and morally upright individuals and prepare students for careers in different fields. A year after she assumed position, two new programs were offered: the BS Nursing and the BS Psychology. Level 2 accreditation status for both BSAM and BS Chem curricula was also attained. Quite a number of equipment and instruction devices were procured including two sets of Soxhlet heating mantle apparatus, uv-vis spectrophotometer to name a few. Chemical rooms, display cabinets, laboratory tables and rooms were likewise acquired. In 2004, AB English was offered.
In 2007, Dr. Cecilia B. Banaag became the dean of the College. During her deanship, AB Political Science was offered.
By the year 2008, Dr. Evelyn O. Singson took over the deanship and the College of Arts and Sciences boasts the following:
- six curricular offerings: BS Biology, BS Applied Math, BA Mass Communication, BS Psychology, AB English and AB Political Science;
- Level II accredited status for BS Applied Math and BS Biology programs; Candidate status for BS Psychology and Level 1 status for BA Mass Communication
- successful graduates in their fields of specialization;
- student winners in local, provincial and national contests;
- Languages and Humanities building which now houses the offices of the Dean as well as the College Registrar, and the College Reading Room / Accreditation Room with around a thousand books;
- state of the art laboratory rooms in the Physical Sciences; and
- Speech Laboratory, Audio-visual Room and the Dark Room for photography classes.
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