College of Arts and Sciences

 

History

The College of Arts and Sciences opened as Liberal Arts Department of the Iloilo Doctors’ College during the school year 1975-76 with the approval of the permit to offer A.B. Courses. As a consequence, the IDH School of Nursing and Midwifery acquired College status and became formally known as the Iloilo Doctors’ College.

Courses offered in the College of Arts and Sciences were BS in Biological Science and Pre-Dentistry. In 1977-1981, other new courses in the College of Arts and Sciences were BS in Social Work, BS in Tourism and Radiologic Technology. The two-year course Medical Secretarial was also offered In College of Arts and Sciences. The BS in Social Work and BS in Tourism courses were subsequently phased out, however.

In the school year 1991-1992 the two-year Computer Secretarial course was opened in the College of Arts and Sciences.

With the opening of the College of Paramedicine during school year 1994-1995, the course in Radiologic Technology was transferred to this new college. With the opening of the College of Commerce, both the two-year Medical Secretarial and two-year Computer Secretarial courses were transferred to this new College. The College of Arts and Sciences continued its operation offering the two original courses, Bachelor of Science in Community Health Development is a recent additional, having been approved in September of 1996 and the college will start enrolling students in the course in June 1997.

BS in Social Work was reopened in 1998 and Government recognition No. 001, Series of 2002 was granted by the Commission on Higher Education on January 7, 2002.

 Philosophy

Education in the College of Arts and Sciences at Iloilo Doctors’ College aims to facilitate the integral development of an individual to bring changes in himself and his environment. It is geared towards the preparation of students to be globally responsive, compassionate leaders and productive members of society.

Specific Objectives

1. Develop in every student the knowledge, attitudes and skills to work with individuals and groups;

2. Demonstrate theoretical judgment, knowledge and understanding of the ethical dimension of life in their profession;

3. Improve student’s insights on self and others as fully-functioning individuals;

4. Produce graduates who will satisfactorily meet the requirements for challenging jobs;

5. Inculcate a culture of research and awareness of innovations;

6. Intensify participation in community outreach programs and services to enhance social responsibility.

Course Offered:

4 year – Bachelor of Science in Biological Science
4 year – Bachelor of Science in Psychology