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The pursuit of knowledge for the purpose of edifying the human spirit can be considered as one of the noblest of human endeavors. Where art and science meet, there is insight. This insight peers deep into the affairs of human beings both as individual and as a society, bringing us closer to understanding life itself.

The College of Liberal Arts and Communication envisions to become a center of ideas and virtues, a thrust fueled by its mission to attain ethical standards in teaching, research, global partnerships, and community service.

As a resource for both the Church and nation, the College of Liberal Arts and Communication consistently upgrades the quality of instruction through faculty competency in the various fields of specialization. It seeks to strengthen the culture of research in the areas of national and indigenous cultures, arts, governance, and well-being. It works alongside the institution in furthering education through scholarship programs.

It also provides community development projects relevant to the needs of the society. Above all, it strives to produce globally competitive graduates who are God-fearing, critical thinkers, and experts in their disciplines and who would eventually be vital in the country’s work force.

Freshmen
Individuals applying for admission to the College as freshmen shall be covered by the Institutional policies and guidelines of this University (Student Handbook, Manual of Policies & Procedures of the OUR and other pertinent policies).

Applicants for AB Broadcast Journalism, AB Communication, AB Psychology and AB Political Science must pass the interview to be administered by the Associate Dean or the concerned Department Chair in the absence of the former. Applicants should present the following:
    • 1.2.1 Interview Form from the Student Admissions Office; and
    • 1.2.2 High School Report Card

Shiftees
The admission GPA for shiftees is at least 2.00 or its equivalent
Shiftees shall have no failing grades (academic and non-academic) in excess of six (6) units in the last semester/term attended
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Applicants must pass the interview to be administered by the Associate Dean or the concerned Department Chair in the absence of the former. Applicants should present the following:
    • 2.3.1. Shifting Form from the Office of the Registrar or download from the school website; and
    • 2.3.2. Copy of grades from first year to last semester attended.
In case of limited slots for shiftees, the College shall adopt competitive ranking of all shiftees to determine qualified applicants. The College shall announce the period when the applicants may submit the pertinent credentials and shall be informed thereafter.
Applicants who do not meet the required GPA may be allowed admission to the Priority Courses (AB Philosophy, AB Development Studies and & AB Community Development). They shall be allowed to stay in any of those programs provided they do not incur failing grades for one academic year.
Shiftees who have accumulated 24 failed units from their previous colleges may be admitted provided that they do not incur additional failing units in the College.
Shiftees shall be classified according to the number of academic units completed from their previous programs/colleges.
Other circumstances not covered by the preceding provisions shall be decided on by the Associate Dean or the concerned Department Chair in the absence of the former.

Transferees
The admission GPA for transferees shall be at least 2.00 or its equivalent
Transferees shall have no failing grades (academic and non-academic) in excess of six (6) units in the last semester attended.
Applicants should pass the interview administered by the Associate Dean or the concerned Department Chair in the absence of the former. Applicants should present the following:
    • 3.3.1. Transferee Form (Student Admissions Office); and
    • 3.3.2. Transcript of Records or Certificate of Grades from the last school attended
They should pass the DLSU-D Entrance Test.
In case of limited slots for transferees, the College shall adopt competitive ranking of all transferees to determine qualified applicants. The College shall announce the period when applicants may submit pertinent credentials and shall be informed thereafter.
Applicants who do not meet the required GPA may be admitted to the Priority Courses (AB Philosophy, AB Development Studies and AB Community Development). They shall be allowed to stay in any of those programs provided they do not incur failing grades for one academic year.
Other circumstances not covered by the preceding provisions shall be decided on by the Associate Dean or the concerned Department Chair in the absence of the former.

Returnees/Re-enrollees
Returning students shall submit to the Office of the Associate Dean the duly accomplished form for returnees.
Absence of at least two years shall result to the changing of the curriculum from the last academic year attended to the current curriculum.
Returning students shall be allowed to return to their respective programs unless they have accumulated at least twenty four (24) failed units.
Other circumstances not covered by the preceding provisions shall be decided on by the Associate Dean or the concerned Department Chair in the absence of the former.

Crediting of subjects
All GE subjects taken from any college of DLSU-D shall be credited.
The crediting of minor subjects taken from other schools may be allowed provided that:

    • 5.2.1. The previous school is at par with the DLSU-Dís standards.
    • 5.2.2. The subjects to be credited shall be limited to 20% of the total number of units prescribed by the program curriculum of the University.
In the event that the subjects to be credited have different course titles, the student shall be required to submit the course descriptions.
Other circumstances not covered by the preceding provisions shall be decided on by the Associate Dean or the concerned Department Chair in the absence of the former.

  1. All shiftees and transferees, upon admission to the College, shall be placed under probation for one academic year.
  2. For shiftees and transferees, an accumulation of more than (6) units (academic and non-academic) from the year of admission to the College shall result to removal from the program.
  3. For regular students, accumulation of twenty four (24) failed units shall result to removal from the program (Institutional Policy).
  4. Students with less than 48 remaining units shall be allowed to finish their respective programs irrespective of the accumulated failed units.
  5. Other circumstances not covered by the preceding provisions shall be decided on by the Associate Dean or the concerned Department Chair in the absence of the former.
Bachelor of Arts in Communication

The program provides students with the appropriate training in the various fields of communication. It develops their ability for critical inquiry towards the advancement of knowledge and professional leadership.

The program trains future communication professionals and leaders of the industry. It equips students with ethical standards for the proficient and responsible use of communication media. Likewise, it provides practical hands-on learning, and actual exposure to various fields of communication.

The program offers specializations in three areas of in communication namely: Advertising, Public Relations and Media Production.


Career options

Graduates of the program may work as writers, editors. media practitioners. public relations specialists, film or video producers or directors, photographers. entrepreneurs or educators.
Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism

The program inculcates awareness and responsibility in the use of communication media- television, radio and electronic media and knowledge of the realities and the mechanics of production and the entire work in the media environment.

The program trains future journalists for the broadcast, print, and new media. It equips students with ethical and journalism standards for the proficient and responsible use of communication media. It also provides practical hands-on learning, and actual exposure to various aspects of news and public affairs.

Career options
Graduates of the program may work as sports/news reporters on television or on the radio, news editors, photographers, newspaper columnists, or journalists.

Students who complete the course (Communication or Broadcast Journalism) will have many career options, especially in the broadly defined fields of journalism, radio, television, new media, advertising, strategic public relations, and integrated communications. Majors are expected to learn how the various fields in mass communication function and how they are structured. They are also expected to understand the convergence of media and its effects.

Students who complete the Broadcast Journalism or Communication major are expected to:
  • Understand and apply relevant theories of mass communication;
  • Understand and analyze research in mass communication;
  • Understand and apply legal issues, statutes and regulations affecting mass communication;
  • Understand and apply ethical principles that can be used to prevent and resolve potential conflicts and dilemmas in the operation of the mass media;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing for the mass media;
  • Demonstrate competence in the student's chosen track within the major.
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

The program welcomes students to the world of ideas. It ushers them into the pursuit of knowledge and the quest for truth.

Career options
Graduates may engage in the fields of law and education. Moreover, they do well in the corporate world and government services.

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

The program is designed to prepare students for a career in law, politics and education. It also provides know-how on public policy analysis, political relations, public finance and administrative techniques.

Career options
Graduates of the program may pursue a career in law and assume positions in government or private sectors. They may get involved in research, training, teaching and consultancy services.


Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies

The program enables students to examine current practices, issues and trends and come up with policy recommendations for development.

Career options
Graduates of the program are qualified for employment in numerous government and non-government agencies. They may work as development coordinators in municipal, city, provincial and regional development offices. More specifically, they may work as policy analysts, development consultants, educators and lawyers.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The program ensures that students learn the various theoretical aspects of Psychology and that they are equipped with tools needed for a better understanding of human behavior. It also aims to help students enhance a healthy personality that will inturn motivate them to work as "people-helpers."

Career options
Graduates may work as psychometricians, guidance or industrial counselors, trainors, researchers, social workers, educators, and human resource development personnel.

Industrial/Organizational Psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the work place in the interest of improving productivity and the quality of work life.

Clinical Psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. These range from short-term crises, such as difficulties resulting from adolescent rebellion, to more severe, chronic conditions such as schizophrenia. Some clinical psychologists treat specific problems exclusively, such as phobias or clinical depression.

School Psychologists work directly with public and private schools from elementary to postgraduate levels of education. They assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, provide vocational and career plans, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate, especially in the field of Special Education, among others.
Bachelor of Arts in Community Development

Major in Community Psychology
The program is designed to broaden the students' perspective and enhanceeffectiveness in the application of scientific knowledge to alleviate socio-economic problems of individuals and communities. Specifically, it aims to develop strategies and skills in social planning/action, community management, monitoring and evaluation.

Career options
Graduates may find employment in the government or business sector, civil society and educational institutions as social workers, researchers, program planners, community psychologists, social service personnel or educators.

Graduates of Community Development can be employed in various capacities by:
  1. Colleges and Universities (Instructors, Researchers, Development officers in Social Action Offices (SAO))
  2. Government & Non-government Organizations in the social Development programs:
    CD/SD Specialists
    CD/SD development program as planners/ managers
    Community organizers/officers
    Training Officers/specialists
    Community relations officer/outreach planning program officer
  3. Social researchers
  4. Industry
    CD/SD Specialists
    CD/SD development program as planners/ managers
    Community organizers/officers
    Training Officers/specialists
    Community relations officer/outreach planning program officer

  • Pre-Law Society(PLS)
  • DLSU-D Psychological Society (DPS)
  • Communication and Media Society (COMMSOC)
  • Broadcast Journalism Program Council (BJPC)
  • Communication Program Council (CPC)
  • Community Development Program Council (CDPC)
  • Development Studies Program Council (DSPC)
  • Philosophy Program Council (PhPC)
  • Political Science Program Council (PSPC)
  • Psychology Program Council (PPC)
Learn more about Co-curricular Organizations, visit this page.

The CLAC Achieversí Program is created for the purpose of providing financial assistance/subsidizing student participation in national and international competitions, research presentations, and other related activities meant to promote student excellence. All bona fide students of CLAC are eligible to apply for financial assistance grant/subsidy subject to the existing policies and regulations of the College.

Coverage:
    Group A
  • Student participation in local, national and international academic competitions
    Group B
  • Student research presentation in national and international conferences
    Group C
  • Student preparation (ex. Review, tutorial and training of contestants) for local and international competitions and contests. This shall include the contest preparation needs of coaches.
  • Projects, programs, seminars and trainings initiated by the Office of the Dean in support to the improvement of studentsí academic performance
  • Incentives to winners of local, national and international competitions.
    Group D
  • Incentives to board examination placers
  • Testimonial Programs for Board Examination Passers
  • Other projects or activities intended for the students which shall be deemed chargeable to the Achieversí fee
Procedure:
  1. Interested students may visit the concerned department or the CLAC Deanís Office for the list of activities that they may join during the school year.
  2. Interested students may also submit activities not covered by the list of activities provided by the College subject to the approval and recommendation of the concerned department.
  3. A duly accomplished Request for Funding Form shall be submitted to the concerned department which will be deliberated on and recommended by the Faculty, Staff and Student Development Committee.
  4. The Department shall submit the form to the Office of the Associate Dean to determine the availability of funds and render final approval.
Studentsí Obligations:
  1. Every student recipient of the CLAC Achieversí Program shall be required to submit a financial report of major expenditures one (1) week after the activity.
  2. He/she shall also submit to the Office of the Associate Dean / Dean a one-page report of the said competition/event and certificate of appearance. The report should contain results of the competition/event, problems encountered, suggestions and recommendations for future participation.
Forms Download
Achievers Request & Accomplishment Forms pdf

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College of Liberal Arts and Communication
207 Julian Felipe Hall
DLSU - Dasmariñas
Cavite, Philippines 4115

For questions and inquiries:
email the CLAC Secretariat

Trunkline:
Cavite +63 (46) 481.1900 local 3072
Manila +63 (2) 779.5180