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Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies

The BA Development Studies offered by the DSS is a multi-disciplinal social science course, combining economics, political science and cultural studies. Its objective is to provide the students with the theories and skills in the social, economic, political and cultural development of people. The program places emphasis on the Philippine situation, though it has subjects on the problems of development of other countries, particularly in the Third World.

The graduates of Development Studies easily find careers in the undertaking and supervision of socio-economic projects both in the local and international scenes, in government institutions, in the foreign service, non-government organizations and in the academe. The course also offers opportunities in business, particularly in the fields of economic and financial analysis and managerial work. It could also serve as a preparatory course for taking up law studies.

The Development Studies curriculum has a total of 146 units, consisting of 45 units of General Education subjects, 36 units of required Development Studies subjects, 17 units in Economics, 9 units of electives (taken from other Philippine development and community development subjects), 9 units of cognates and 30 units of other required courses.

Curricular Program RequirementsUnits
General Education45
    Arts and Humanities
    Social Sciences and Philosophy
    Mathematics, Science and Technology
Qualified Electives9
First Semester
GE (AH): Komunikasyon I3
GE (MST): Natural Science I3
GE (MST): Natural Science II3
GE (SSP): History I3
GE (SSP): Social Science I3
Math 113
PE 1(2)
Second Semester
GE (AH): Komunikasyon II3
GE (SSP): Mathematics I3
Anthro I: General Anthropology3
Econ 11: Introductory Economics3
PE 2(2)
First Semester
GE (AH)3
GE (AH)3
Econ 101: Macroeconomic4
Philo 11: Logic3
Pol. Sci 11: Introduction to Political Science3
P.E. 3(2)
Second Semester
D.S. 100: Intro. to Development Theories3
Pol. Sci.14: Phil. Government and Politics3
Psych 101: Introduction to Psychology3
Socio 101: General Sociology3
P.E. 4(2)
First Semester
D.S. 111: Development of Capitalist and Socialist Countries3
D.S. 121: Study of Philippine Underdevelopment3
D.S. 127: Natural and Physical Resources and Development3
D.S. 151: Development Planning and Policy Formulations3
Econ 102: Microeconomics4
GE (AH)3
Second Semester
PI 100: The Life and Works of Jose Rizal3
D.S. 112: Development in the Third World3
D.S. 122: Philippine Development Strategies3
D.S. 152: Program Implementation and Project Management3
Econ 109: History of Economic Doctrines3
Social Science1923
D. S. 190: Practicum6
First Semester
D. S. 199.1: Research Methods 13
Econ 115: Philippine Economic History3
PND Elective3
PND Elective3
PND Elective3
Social Science 1203
Second Semester
D. S. 199.2: Research Methods 23