Cebu Technological University Argao Campus (CTU-AC) and the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) will soon open their doors for the students who wish to study under the new program, Bachelor of Science in Psychology in the Psychology academic year of 2022-2023.
Dr June Rey Villegas, the Chairperson of the Humanities, Behavioral, and Social Sciences under CAS, remarked this new milestone to have justified entirely all of the letters that composed the acronym of the college-CAS.
According to the chairperson, it will help the University’s vision to become a multidisciplinary university with this unique program. He also stated that adding this new program to the University will help the students in the province since this is the only state university that offers this program in the provincial districts, making it easier and more efficient for provinces here in the South to access.
According to Dr Villegas, one factor to be considered when going forward with this program is the faculty, “I have reviewed a couple of applications, and only one could pass… out of five.”
He also pointed out that the college will surely hire qualified faculty and staff to provide proper education for the students, not just under the BS Psychology program but also in the other programs requiring teachers for specific courses.
In his response to whether or not this program will make a student a globally competent individual, he said, “It can help you be one.”
Dr Villegas also assures that the CAS and the University will provide proper and extensive internship programs to produce competent graduates.
Dr Villegas also acknowledges the unmeasured support from the CTU Argao Campus Director, Dr Eingilbert C. Benolirao; CAS Dean, Dr Ma. Cristilina A. Montañez; the Chairperson of BA Literature, Dr Luiscel Teofi E. Cabico; Dean of the College of Education, Dr Fitzgerald C. Kintanar, for defending the proposal before the board of regent; and all of the faculty and staff involved in pursuing the initiative for this program’s implementation.
Currently, the CAS is 80% ready for implementing this program; Dr Villegas also added that the College of Arts and Sciences should be fully ready by the early months of February this year. Further information regarding the admission requirements shall be posted soon by the College of Arts and Sciences.
Words by Claire Dianne Matinao