College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) provides undergraduate and post-graduate liberal education to young women, students with special needs and adults. CAS takes a holistic approach to education rooted in the core values of truth, justice, peace and integrity of creation. CAS education provides personalized mentoring and meaningful academic and life experiences steeped in service and advocacy. CAS graduates are committed to societal transformation and are productive members of society and of the global community.
Our Degree Programs
The Bachelor of Applied Arts in Theater seeks to create a niche for Miriam College as a training ground for skilled performance artists by providing a professional environment in the field of the arts with a pool of well-trained and seasoned talents.
The course aims to hone the aesthetic and artistic skills of student-artists by laying a sound foundation in the fundamentals of art and drama on stage. Emphasis will be put on the history of performing arts as well as the theories of theater, dance, music, acting, directing, improvisation, movement, dramaturgy, production design, stage and production management and the major phases of stage production. Through actual performances, student-artists will also be given ample opportunities to collaborate and exhibit their ideas as well as to understand and experience the rudiments and major phases of stage production.
The Bachelor of Applied Arts in Visual Design provides students with aesthetic skills in visual communication integrating theory and practice, technical expertise and career skills necessary to realize their artistic visions in the context of a productive career.
The course emphasizes practical application and access to the current technology in the digital space. It combines traditional design elements with awareness of digital possibilities.
The Bachelor of Arts Major in Communication program aims to develop in students a comprehensive understanding of the nature, basic theories, and applications of communication.
The curriculum is designed to train students in the design and production of multi-media products. Knowledge and skills are imparted to students in a variety of channels such as print, radio, television, online, theater, and film. Relevant experiences are also provided on the dynamics of interpersonal and group communications, public relations, advertising, marketing, and information and communication technology (ICT). In addition, students are prepared for their entry into the practical world of development communication where they are expected to contribute meaningfully to community building and social understanding through participative and collaborative undertakings.
The degree program aims to develop students to become effective communicators and practitioners of Miriam College’s core values. Graduates are expected to be technically competent and ready for the demands of the field, where their skills in communication management, consensus building, multi-media presentations, and multi-cultural and community organization can be put to good use.
The Bachelor of Science in Biology program is designed as, but not limited to, a pre-medicine course but also opens doors to a wide range of work opportunities as a professional Biologist/Microbiologist.
The strength of the program lies on the comprehensive selection and sequences of non-biology tool courses, biology core courses and biology electives which bring in trends and new developments in biology. The inclusion of analytical chemistry serves as a tool to strengthen students’ knowledge and skills to perform quality analytical work for the bio-sciences. The four-unit course in special problems fosters research capability and integrity of scientific inquiry through public viewing and critiquing of students’ research outputs.
The program has two tracks: the pre-medicine track which prepares students who plan to pursue a degree in medicine and the micro-biological research track which equips students to undertake quality research and development work, bio-science and industrial-related activities.
The microbiological track qualifies students to take the licensure examination for Registered Microbiologist given by the Philippine Academy for Microbiology.
BS Environmental Planning and Management
With our country’s escalating problems on environmental degradation, urban congestion and widespread poverty, the Environmental Planning and Management (EPM) course provides the education needed to help us plan and manage a better future.
The program has two tracks:
- Urban Planning and Green Architecture
This career track will equip students with computer-aided planning and architectural skills on Geographic Information System (GIS), AutoCAD, etc., backed-up with knowledge on green architectural aesthetics and
- Corporate Environmental Management
This career track will equip students with technical knowledge on environmental quality standards and pollution management, environmental cost management, and in assisting business firms in complying with government requirements and procedures.
EPM students learn from field experiences in different parts of the country and from interaction with communities, business entities, government and advocacy groups. They work and learn as a team and, through these, are able to hone their leadership skills as well.
EPM students closely collaborate with the Environmental Studies Institute (ESI) of Miriam College on their research and advocacy work where they learn by blending theory and practice.
The program has two tracks: medicine track and non-medicine track. The medicine track has additional courses that prepare students who wish to pursue higher studies in medical and allied medical courses upon graduation.
Graduates of both programs are prepared for the licensure exam in psychometrics. They are also ready to pursue graduate studies in Developmental Psychology at Miriam College or advance studies in psychology in other graduate schools of any college or university to qualify in more specialized professions in psychology.
Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology
This program provides a thorough understanding of the basic scientific principles in understanding human behavior and thinking processes. It aims to turn out graduates who will join the country’s pool of experts in human behavior and productivity enhancement, researchers in the behavioral sciences, and a potent labor supply that can assist in bringing about economic development, good governance, and national development.
A Miriam Psychology student is given a further edge. Alongside intensive major area studies, a student takes up electives in human resource management, Sikolohiyang Filipino, Environmental Psychology, Positive Psychology, Family Psychology, Forensic Psychology and education, plus subjects in philosophy and communications that will make them more competitive in the mainstream of business and industry, the academe, government and private sector, or in applied medical arts. A BA Psychology student can also choose to minor in Special Education with the College of Education.
A Graduate of the BA program is prepared for the licensure exam in psychometrics. She is also ready to pursue graduate studies in Developmental Psychology at the Miriam College Graduate School or advance studies in psychology in other graduate schools of any college or university to qualify in more specialized professions in psychology.
Associate in Computer Technology (2 year program)
This program was developed in recognition of the leaps made in information technology in the global arena. The program, therefore, aims to develop a human resource pool that will supply the requirements of IT-aided operations. The 2-year program in Associate in Computer Technology offers students subjects that will develop their skills and competencies in computer management, operations, and soft ware applications.
Associate Program for Deaf Students
(For regular and deaf students)
In an effort to help deaf students who are talented and motivated to realize their full potential within a supportive and accepting hearing environment, Miriam College offers a tertiary level education program in Computer Technology for such students.
This program develops the skills of deaf students in the basics of computer operations and prepares them to cope with the normal classroom conditions of subjects under the regular curriculum. The follow-on 2-year Associate Program is a specialized program for students who aspire to eventually mainstream in social and economic enterprises. Students are further equipped with the fundamentals of computer technologies, software applications, and desktop-generated publications.
Our Graduate Programs
Master of Arts / Master in Integrated Marketing Communication
The Master of Arts/Master in Integrated Marketing Communication program enables the student to specialize in the strategic integration of all marketing communication elements: public relations, publicity, advertising, sales promotion, direct marketing, personal selling, events marketing and electronic marketing to create and enhance
profitable relationships with the customers and achieve business success.
The Graduate Diploma in Integrated Marketing Communication
The Graduate Diploma in Integrated Marketing Communication is a post-baccalaureate program for students who would like to gain knowledge and skills in the use of all marketing communication element, either because of the lack of formal training in the field or the need for refresher courses. Students need to complete the required 18 units to earn a Graduate Diploma. These 18 units are credited towards a master’s degree should they decide to continue with the master’s program within five years from the time they first enrolled in the Graduate Diploma program.
Master of Science in Environmental Studies
The Master's Programs in Environmental Studies is designed for individuals who will be actively involved in addressing many of our environmental problems. These programs provide students with knowledge of the principles
of environmental science and management and prepare them to become leaders in solving the environmental problems of the 21st century.
Master in Gerontology(non-thesis)
The Master's Program in Gerontology seeks to develop highly
trained professionals with a strong scientific and multi‑disciplinary
perspective in the field of gerontology. The course seeks to help
professionals who will devote themselves to the study of aging and
the provision of social services in order to enable older adults deal
better with stressors common in later life, such as loss of loved
ones, relocation, medical conditions, care-giving demands, change
in employment status, and poverty, which significantly affect the
health and independence of older adults. Gerontologists address
these and other issues in terms of research and services, as diverse
as family relationships, memory, sexuality, health promotion, and
Master of Arts in Psychology major Developmental Psychology
The Master of Arts in Psychology major in Developmental
Psychology is a graduate thesis program for students who wish
to go through substantive training in developmental psychology.
Bearing in mind the diversity of the field, the student receives
adequate preparation through an intensive life-span approach in
scholarly research and actual field practice. It is also designed for
those who desire to be professionals in assessment and evaluation,
therapy and program development, research, and assessment
in developmental psychology. Its emphasis is on training skilled
developmental psychologists who can contribute and help people,
particularly families in normative or difficult circumstances.
|Ph.D. in Environmental Education|
This program answers the need for innovati ve educators who integrate environmental knowledge, values, and skills with advances in pedagogy. Courses off ered provide a multi disciplinary approach to understanding the interaction between humans and the natural environment. The program develops the capability of graduates to teach environmental literacy to students of different levels.
Ph.D. in Environmental Studies
This program aims to meet the need for high-caliber researchers and problem-solvers in the public and private sectors. It off ers a multi disciplinary approach to the study of the environment, with courses that provide students with viewpoints from the natural sciences, social sciences, law, and engineering. The program allows students to develop higher levels of knowledge, understanding, analysis, and synthesis of environmental problems of today and
of the future.
Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology
The Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology major in Developmental Psychology is a program for students who have already acquired a graduate degree in psychology and wish to pursue higher studies and specialization in developmental psychology. The program aims to train students in a highly specialized degree in developmental psychology using the domain approach in research and practice. The domain approach allows the PhD student to understand the different stages of human development in-depth, wherein each stage is demarcated focusing on research questions and methods, with implications for the training of specialists in the field.
Ph.D. in Family Studies
The Doctorate Program in Family Studies seeks to develop highly trained professionals with a strong scientific and multidisciplinary perspective in the field of child development and family studies. Designed to develop an in-depth understanding of the family system, the courses are focused on the dynamics of relationships in the family and the impact of various agencies and systems on the individual and the family. Likewise, the program prepares professionals in the area of family life education, research, family advocacy, and administration of human service agencies.
- Certificate in Environmental Management
- Certificate in Environmental Studies
- Certificate in Environmental Education
College of Arts and Sciences
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