ACADEMIC OFFERINGS


  • DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

    Since the 70’s, the Department of Community Development has been offering undergraduate and graduate academic degrees that seek to educate, train and nurture competent development professionals who are committed to people’s empowerment and participation, sustainable development and gender equity. Click for more information


  • DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK

    The Department of Social Work (DSW) is committed to the preparation of graduates who can competently take their place in the vast field of social welfare and social development. This competence addresses the area of human social functioning which is the result of the interaction between two aspects of living – how people cope with their life tasks and the demands of their situations. Social Work intervenes in order to match between the two, through remedial, preventive and developmental approaches. Click for more information.


  • DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

    The Department of Women and Development Studies, which is the only one in the Philippines and a pioneer in the Asia-Pacific region, aims to provide a historical and comprehensive perspective to the study of gender and development particularly in the context of the South and the Philippines. Click for more information.


  • DOCTOR OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

    Social Development is an area of study that provides an analytical understanding of development issues linked to social forces which influence the lives of multitudes of people. It is concerned with addressing social problems that influence economic progress, human security and well-being, and innovates and analyzes strategies for the enhancement of a people-centered development.

    The Doctor of Social Development program puts emphasis on the development of knowledge from the ground, and theorizing from below, as bases for the enrichment of teaching, scholarship, research, and practice in social development.

    It transcends disciplinal boundaries by taking the individual, the family, the community, organizations, and the larger society as the focal points for the analysis of development issues and as the fulcrum for programs and interventions aimed at the attainment of total human development. Click here for more information.