College of Arts and Sciences
Liberal Arts was featured as a premier offering of the, then, Philippine Wesleyan College (PWC) and the Liberal Arts Department became a by-word. In 1948, the department was upgraded to the College of Liberal Arts. In 1969, it was renamed as the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) to reflect its growth and expansion into the sciences as well as its changing emphasis in line with the wider developments in the arena of education.
The College of Arts and Sciences contributes towards the attainment of the University’s vision, mission and goal through a set of specific objectives. Being the center for General and Liberal Arts and Sciences education within the Wesleyan University – Philippines (WUP) system, CAS aims for:
- development of the ability to think critically;
- development of national consciousness and responsible citizenship; and
- development of the value of service to the people.
CAS is proud of its long and successful record of voluntary accreditation. Since it achieved an accredited status in 1983, the Arts and Sciences program administered by CAS has undergone a series of re-survey visits by the accrediting Team of the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities - Accrediting Agency Inc. (ACSCU-AAI). The re-survey visit in September 25-29, 2000 resulted in the grant of a 5-year re-accredited status from December 2000 to December 2005. The ACSCU-AAI Board further invited the program to apply for Level III. An application was consequently made and in due time, the Arts and Sciences program was awarded a Level III Accredited Status.
The last re-survey visit was made on March 6-10, 2006 resulting in a 5-year re-accredited status, from April 2006 to April 2011. The ACSCU-AAI Board further invited the program to apply for Level III. An application was consequently made resulting in the Arts and Sciences program being awarded a Level III Re-Accredited Status for the second time. This Level III accreditation contributed to the grant of Autonomous Status to Wesleyan University-Philippines by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
The College of Arts and Sciences was granted to offer its new program, BS Psychology, effective SY 2015-2016 without securing permit from CHED as long as the minimum requirements as embodied in the existing policies, standards and guidelines of the said degree program are complied with. This is one of the privileges of an institution granted autonomous status by CHED.
BS Psychology is a preparatory course for students who are planning to take up Medicine and/or Law courses.
To meet the needs of the changing times, the General Education subjects offered to students in all colleges of Wesleyan University-Philippines have been placed under the academic and administrative supervision of the CAS. This virtually transformed CAS into a super-college where all WU-P students need to pass through as they prepare for their chosen course.