University of the Philippines Los Baños College of Arts and Sciences

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College of Arts and Sciences at University of the Philippines Los Baños
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Established December 21, 1972
Type State, Non-sectarian
Dean Dr. Felino P. Lansigan
Location Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is one of the eleven degree-granting units of the University of the Philippines Los Baños. It offers most of the general education subjects required of UPLB students, as well as the highest number of degree programs in the University. The Philippines' Commission on Higher Education has recognized CAS as a Center of Excellence in Biology, Chemistry, Information Technology and Mathematics, as well as a Center of Development in Physics and Statistics.


The Board of Regents of the University of the Philippines at its 828th meeting on 21 December 1972 adopted Presidential Decree No. 58 issued on November 20, 1972 establishing the College of Science and Humanities. The Board appointed Edelwina C. Legaspi as the first dean of the new college, and a month later, Dolores A. Ramirez as secretary.

The College's first seven departments were Humanities, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, Botany, Zoology, Life Sciences and Social Sciences.

The college was renamed College of Arts and Sciences on October 28, 1977.

On 23 March 1983, CAS reorganized its science and mathematics departments into three institutes: Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics from the former Department of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Statistics and Statistical Laboratory and the Computer Science unit; Institute of Chemistry from the former Department of Chemistry and; Institute of Biological Sciences from the former Botany, Life Sciences and Zoology departments. Together with three similar institutes in UP Diliman, they were designed to form part of a system of national centers of excellence in basic sciences.

The Division of Computer Science, because of the fast development in the field and rapid growth of student population, became an Institute in January 1996. The Physical Education Department was placed under the CAS and started offering a Diploma in Physical Education. It was eventually renamed Department of Human Kinetics.

The Division of Statistics was transformed into an Institute in January 1998. This move was aimed to accelerate efforts in supporting quality instruction and high level research and development.

Degree Programs[edit]

Bachelor's Degree[edit]

Master's Degree[edit]

PhD (Regular or By Research)[edit]


Past Student Council Chairpersons[edit]

  • 2004-2005: Isaac Puno, BA Communication Arts
  • 2005-2006: Karl Marx Conde, BA Sociology
  • 2006-2007: Randy Arquiza, BS Applied Physics
  • 2007-2008: Sheila Abucay, BA Sociology
  • 2008-2009: Excel Cabling, BS Applied Mathematics
  • 2009-2010: Mark Paul Flores, BS Applied Mathematics
  • 2010-2011: Arvin Aves, BS Applied Mathematics
  • 2011-2012: Marion Joyce Divino, BS Mathematics
  • 2012-2013: Reniel Koy Villaflor, BS Computer Science
  • 2013: Krissah Marga B. Taganas, BA Philosophy
  • 2013–2014: Justin Benedict L. Balcera, BS Biology

Past Student Council College Representatives[edit]

  • 2004-2005: Ian Quino Fernandez, BS Applied Physics
  • 2005-2006: Sunshine Salgado, BS Biology
  • 2006-2007: Irvin Rivera, BA Communication Arts
  • 2007-2008: Rey Araja, BA Communication Arts
  • 2008-2009: Bryan Mayor, BS Computer Science
  • 2009-2010: Arvin Aves, BS Applied Mathematics
  • 2010-2011: Mark Allan Paul Sebastian, BS Computer Science
  • 2011-2012: Rowan Joshua Dimaculangan, BA Communication Arts
  • 2012-2013: Mark Angelo Bucay, BS Biology
  • 2013-2014: Mark C. Salas, BA Communication Arts


Coordinates: 14°09′56.50″N 121°14′28.27″E / 14.1656944°N 121.2411861°E / 14.1656944; 121.2411861