The College of Social Sciences offers two undergraduate degree programs, namely the BA Social Sciences and the BS Management Economics.

The BA Social Sciences program follows a major-minor scheme. A student of B.A. Social Sciences can choose to major in Economics, History, or Anthropology, and minor in Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology. Students are also required to take core courses on the Social Sciences.
Expected Learning Outcomes

1. Develop critical thinking about society;

2. Discuss the general history, common and distinguishing concepts, perspectives and methods of the Social Sciences; 

3. Explain social phenomena using social theory;

4. Conduct independent social research;

5. Demonstrate ethical Social Science practice; and

6. Commit to lifelong learning in their personal and professional lives.


The Major Disciplines


Anthropology aims for a holistic study of man and culture. It seeks to understand the complexity of human beings and societies–their variations, adaptive strategies, and changes across time and space. The program fosters your deeper appreciation of cultural diversity and trains you to do anthropological research with analytic and methodological rigor.


Economics integrates a social science perspective that puts forth a holistic and humanistic, rather than a merely technical view of economic issues. It intends to produce graduates who possess fundamental skills in economic analysis. The program will cultivate a general familiarity with the political, social and cultural context of economic behavior.


History studies the human past. Complex changes and continuities in the economic, social, political, and cultural life of a community are best understood in an interdisciplinary and integrated manner. The program equips you with various methodologies in research and writing history. It also aims for you to develop a global outlook that is grounded in nationalism and local knowledge.


The Minor Disciplines


Philosophy inquires into the fundamental questions about the world, knowledge, and the human condition. The program provides basic proficiency in the history of philosophy and the main areas of philosophical inquiry, as well as skills and competencies necessary for philosophical research. Its mode of philosophizing mediates local experiences and sources with universal thinking, and is in dialogue with the natural and social sciences, the humanities and the arts.

Political Science

Political Science teaches its practitioners both the questions that political scientists ask in their attempt to understand politics and the manner of asking them. It develops independent and critical thinking on the application of concepts to current political events.


Psychology introduces the student to the study of behavior and mental life, the investigation of the causes and dynamics of behavioral patterns and provides the students with knowledge, skills, and techniques for solutions of individual problems.


Sociology studies humans in various levels of group life, from the smallest dyad to the largest of social organizations. The discipline hinges on an intellectual tradition that continues to be shaped by attempts to understand order and change in society.

The Bachelor of Science in Management Economics (BSME) program provides knowledge and training in business management that is anchored on conceptual foundations developed in the field of economics. The program is envisioned to respond to the growing needs of Northern Luzon for managerial skill and expertise with solid grounding in economics.
Expected Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate critical and creative thinking to personal and professional life;

  2. Analyze fundamental management functions grounded in economic theory;

  3. Apply business and economics theory in organizations and industry through case studies, projects and research;

  4. Integrate strategic management in social innovation and business inclusion; and

  5. Develop lifelong learning and ethical practices.


For inquiries, contact the College of Social Sciences:
For general and academic operation inquiries:
College of Social Sciences
(074) 442-2427
College of Social Sciences Building
UP Drive, Governor Pack Road, Baguio City Benguet, Philippines, 2600
For matters concerning college registrations and enrollment, evaluations, completions, transfers, and others:
Office of the College Secretary
(074) 442-2427
College of Social Sciences Building
UP Drive, Governor Pack Road, Baguio City Benguet, Philippines, 2600