University of Pangasinan

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University of Pangasinan
PHINMA Education Network
Pamantasan ng Pangasinan
Motto Patria, Scientia, Virtus
Motto in English
Fatherland, Science, Virtue
Established 1925
Type Private
President Chito B. Salazar, Ph.D.
Students 7,000
Location Dagupan City, Philippines Philippines
Campus Urban
Colors Green and Gold         
Nickname UPang Flames
Affiliations UCAP

It is located in the province of Pangasinan. It is a member of the PHINMA Education Network.

The University of Pangasinan is located in the City of Dagupan which is the commercial center of the province of Pangasinan . The university is a member of the PHINMA Education Network. It offers practically all undergraduate and graduate courses which Metro Manila universities are offering. It has a staff of about three hundred faculty members and employees.


Dagupan Institute[edit]

The founder of this school is Voltaire Arzadon. The University of Pangasinan started operation in 1925 as the Dagupan Institute, which offered elementary, secondary and vocational courses. It was founded by Dean Francisco Benitez of the University of the Philippines, who became the chairman of the Board of Directors and Dr. Blas F. Rayos; Dr. Apolinario delos Santos, then President of the University of Manila; Dr. Mariano delos Santos, then Dean of the University of Manila; Dr. Sylvestre Pascual; and Dr. Blas F. Rayos, then Dean of the College of Education of the University of Manila. Rayos became the President of the school and headed it for 45 years until 1975 when he died and was succeeded by his son, George O. Rayos, who served as president until 1987.

In 1937, the College of Liberal Arts was established with the late President Blas F. Rayos Sr. as its first Dean.

Dagupan Junior College[edit]

In 1941, the school was renamed the Dagupan Junior College. Its operation was interrupted by the outbreak of World War II in December 1941. It resumed operation in 1945 immediately after the war. Four courses were added to its offering soon after. These were Civil Engineering, Architecture, Graduate School, and Secretarial Science. Shortly thereafter, additional courses were offered such as Secondary Education, Law, Home Economics, Nursing, and Commerce, with major in Accounting, Management, Banking and Finance, and Economics. Maraming chicks dito.

Dagupan Colleges[edit]

In 1950, the school assumed the name Dagupan Colleges, and the Graduate School added courses leading to the degrees of Master of Arts in Philosophy and Master of Science in Business Administration. The school started a review class in Nursing in 1954. Eventually, review classes in Accounting, Civil Engineering and Law were offered. The year 1959 saw further expansion of curricular offerings with the opening of courses leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition, and Bachelor of Science in Journalism.

Within the next decade following were done: the organization of Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps (NROTC) and the Naval Women's Auxiliary Corps in 1960, and the offering of the Sanitary Engineering course in 1965.

University Status[edit]

In July 3, 1968, the college was converted into a university by virtue of the University Charter granted by the Department of Education. Thereforth, the school operated as the University of Pangasinan.

In 2009, it became a member of the PHINMA Education Network.

Course Offerings[edit]

College of Nursing[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

College of Physical Therapy[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

College of Medical Technology[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science

College of Engineering[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering

College of Architecture[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture

College of Management and Accountancy[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Management Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    • Major in:
      • Human Resource Development Management
      • Business Economics
      • Financial Management
      • Operations Management
      • Marketing Management

College of Information Technology Education[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Information System
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Associate in Computer Technology

College of Education[edit]

  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
    • Major in:
      • Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
    • Major in:
      • English
      • Biological Science
      • Mathematics
      • Social Sciences

College of Social Sciences[edit]

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

College of Law[edit]

  • Bachelor of Laws

College of Criminology[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology

School of Graduate Studies[edit]

  • Master of Arts in Education Major in School Administration and Supervision
  • Master of Arts in Education Major in College Teaching
  • Master of Arts Major in Filipino
  • Master of Science in Management Engineering
  • Master in Business Administration

Short Courses[edit]

  • Associate in Computer Technology
  • Certificate in Building Technology
  • Medical Assistant Course
  • Midwifery

Primary and Secondary Education[edit]

  • University of Pangasinan Elementary School
  • University of Pangasinan High School

College of Hospitality and Tourism Management[edit]

Bachelor of:

  • Hospitality Management
  • Tourism Management

Sister Schools[edit]


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