AB Philosophy overview

At a glance

Program Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
Duration 4 Years
College College of Arts and Sciences
Department Department of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences
Campus Visayas State University Main Campus
Compliance CMO No. 26 series of 2017
AB Philosophy overview

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About the Program

“The program for philosophy stems from the tradition of human search for the true, the good, beautiful and the just grounded on the various ancient and contemporary traditions: the rational, intuitive, analytic, humanistic, scientific, technological, biological, intellection of both East and West.” (CMO No. 26 series of 2017).

The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy program (AB Philosophy) is the second four-year arts program of the department and the university. This is one of the university’s responses to amplify its reach to the needs of its immediate society and in nation-building. Focused on the human search for the true, the good, and the beautiful, the program is intended to also offer environmental philosophy courses as electives to ground philosophizing to the mandate of the university and the 21st century existential crises brought by climate change. DLABS envisioned a program that would encourage students to be free thinkers and be aware of the nexus between theory and praxis, hence the fruition of AB Philosophy.


Program highlights

Highlights about the program:

  • The total units of the program coursework are 154. To which 41 of the total units are General Education courses (GE), 54 are Professional Courses, 15 are Seminar Courses, 21 are Elective Courses, 6 are Foreign Language, 3 is for Undergraduate Thesis, and 14 are Mandated Courses.
  • This program has three General Education Elective Courses, three Free Elective Courses, and four Disciplinal/Allied Elective Courses.
  • The following are the available courses as General Education Elective Courses: Reading Visual Art, Philippine Popular Culture, Great Books, Environmental Science, Living in the IT Era, Philippine Indigenous Communities, Gender and Society, and The Entrepreneurial Mind. All are three-unit courses.
  • The following are the three courses for Free Electives: Community Resource Management, Principles of Natural Resource Economics, and Forest Governance and Policy.
  • The following are the available courses for Disciplinal/Allied Electives: Environmental Philosophy, Environmental Pragmatism, Ecofeminism, Philosophy of Deep Ecology, and Climate Justice.
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  • Department of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences

Career Opportunities

Graduates of AB Philosophy can be:

  • Career in Law (Lawyer or Paralegal)
  • Career in the Academe as Researcher, Lecturer or Instructor/Professor
  • Career in Public Policy/ Government Officer
  • Career in Green Political Activism

Notable Alumni


Department of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Visayas State University
Visca, Baybay City, Leyte
Philippines 6521
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Phone: (053) 565 0600 local 1028
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