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Historical Background

The Bicol University since its creation on June 21, 1969 through the passage of Republic Act 5521 has remained faithful to its commitment of being a strong pillar for regional and national development.. With the changing demands of the times, it has pushed for reforms to broaden and strengthen its programs and maximize the benefits that should rightfully accrue to the community it serves. The implementation of the BU Comprehensive Development Plan as approved by the BU Board of Regents through Resolution No. 072, s. 2003 saw the emergence of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy as a new college of Bicol University from the former College of Arts and Sciences. It was created through Board Resolution No. 075, series of 2004 on September 10, 2004 and started its operations on January 1, 2005 under the authority of Administrative Order No. 263, series of 2004.


College Goals

1.To produce competent graduates imbued with a strong sense of patriotism and nationalism by providing responsive professional education at the baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate levels in the fields of social sciences ;

2. To evolve a college culture characterized by collegiality, solidarity, service-orientedness and productivity through the:

a.pursuit of pure and applied researches in the various fields of the social sciences in response to regional, national and global development thrusts;

b. extension services to communities in line with the college’s expertise and resources in the form of consultancy, training, development programs, projects;

c. promotion of advocacies in support of various concerns towards holistic human transformation and development;

d. generation of internally and externally sourced funds to ensure the financial sustainability of the college operation.


Departmental Objectives

General Education

1.To provide the Bicol University students the general social science subjects such as History, Rizal and Psychology which are prescribed in their curriculum.
2.Through these social science subjects, students are expected to possess positive social values to become worthwhile members for the promotion of a  peaceful and progressive community.
3.The students are expected to understand themselves and others, as well as be aware of the rich historical past, to guide them as they chart their future.

Peace Studies
1.To produce graduates and professionals who will become agents of social change that will contribute to peace and development.
2.To promote a culture of research, through instruction and community engagement that will contribute to the development of the science of peace and respond positively to the demands of a global society.
3.To establish partnerships with various stakeholders to enhance the field of peace studies and promote advocacies to global peace and development.

1.To offer a curriculum that has intellectual, ethical and development-oriented value to the student and community;
2.To engage in academic and related activities that will  develop critical thinking, positive values and the holistic skills of the students;
3.To undertake researches that will enrich knowledge, guide in policy-making, and promote development-oriented endeavors;
4.To undertake extension service activities that will assist in the individual and social transformation;
5.To venture into production activities that will promote professional and institutional development.

Political Science

1. To produce graduates with foundation in constitution and public governance as agents of socio-political changes.

2. To inculcate to the students the spirit of nationalism, patriotism, social commitment, integrity and honesty.

3. To expose the students to varied activities that will enhance their interest & skills in research and community service.

4. To engage in production activities that will support instruction, research, and extension services of the Department.

1.To provide knowledge on the theoretical and socio-cultural realities to students, faculty and other stakeholders through substantive courses, method courses, and a formal practicum course.
2.To evolve a culture of research by equipping them with research capabilities towards a holistic human development.
3.To build partnership with the various stakeholders based on the knowledge acquired and research capabilities of the students, making them effective catalyst of change.

Social Work
1.To develop globally competitive social workers equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the social work profession.
2.To generate data that can help improve social work education and practice through the conduct of relevant researches.
3.To respond to community needs and problems by undertaking extension services in communities where social work expertise is needed.