"Experience innovative BEDAN Education"

History of CAS

In 1971, in view of the decrease of religious personnel, the administration decided to reduce its commitment to collegiate education and concentrate on the primary and secondary levels.  The Commerce courses were phased-out and the Liberal Arts courses were reduced to Political Science and Economics. 

In 1974, however, before the phase-out was completed, the administration decided to retain the CAS.  The Commerce courses offered were Accounting and Marketing.  Spanish as a third major are was added to the Liberal Arts courses in 1976.  With the proper approval of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Management courses was revived in 1977, while Political Science was phased-out in 1979.  The Philosophy and Letters program offered in 1984 as an additional major area to the Liberal Arts program of the college. 

An institutional review of objectives, programs, structures, policies and the planning process, in the light of the Vision-Mission Statement, was undertaken as San Beda College celebrated its Centennial in June 2001.  The preparation for the centennial celebration was a  time of discovery  of facing new perspectives on the many new challenges and demands of the 21st century.  With an even stronger resolve, the members of the Bedan Community have worked together to accomplish the school's primary aim of becoming a Christian and Benedictine Community, by forming young people as its witnesses to Christ. 

The College of Arts and Sciences is by far the largest of the colleges in San Beda University. Currently enrolling over 4000 students, it has eight undergraduate degree programs conducting instruction, research and outreach in a wide variety of disciplines.

The four-year bachelor’s degree programs in Accountancy, Economics and Public Policy, Entrepreneurship, Financial Management and Systems Development, Human Resource Development Management, Information and Communication Technology, Legal Management, Marketing Management and Corporate Communications, Operations Management, Psychology, and Human Biology provide focused instruction on the fields of specialization and enable students to acquire technical knowledge and critical understanding of concepts, principles, systems and procedures pertinent to the field.

Practical experiences and structured learning activities in communities and internships in business and industry reinforce the technical competencies and flexibility of students as well as enrich their classroom discussions, enliven individual and group work, foster independent thinking, and deepen their personal reflections. General education programs in the Social Sciences and Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Theology, Filipino, English, Languages and Literature, Human Kinetics and National Service Training Program help optimize the undergraduate experience.

Moreover, these programs commonly integrate in their respective curricula and course syllabi learning experiences in such general knowledge and skills area as:
  • Oral and written communication
  • Ethical understanding and reasoning
  • Analytical, critical and reflective thinking
  • Qualitative and quantitative research
  • Appropriate use of information technology
  • Multicultural, gender and diversity understanding
  • Adaptability to and readiness for change
  • Risk taking
  • Leadership
As a Catholic institution run by the Benedictine order, both curricular and extra-curricular programs in the College of Arts and Sciences reflect strong adherence to Catholic teachings and Benedictine values of community, peace, prayer and work.

Contact Us

(+632) 8726-2332
Dean's Office : Local 4022
Central Office: Local 5112
Faculty Room: Local 5122


CAS Vision-Mission

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is committed to the Vision-Mission of San Beda University, emphasizing the Christian formation of students, as its service to the church, nation and global community.

To be a world-class professionals and academic center of excellence in the formation of Christian accountants, business and legal professionals, arts and science practitioners of the twenty-first century,

To provide a relevant Christian education with a Benedictine character in the vast fields of accountancy, finance and business, as well as the arts and sciences, pursuing academic excellence, and developing students to become globally competent professionals, transformative leaders and life-long learners


The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the largest academic unit in San Beda that offers a wide variety of undergraduate programs in Accountancy and Business as well as the Sciences, Humanities and Liberal Arts.

The combination of theory and practice is an essential characteristic of these programs that provide our students technical knowledge and critical understanding of theories and principles in classroom and research activities as well as practical experiences and structured learning in internships and partner communities.

One of the goals also of the CAS is to enhance the soft skills of our students. We provide opportunities for them to develop their critical thinking, leadership, problem-solving and communication skills – skills that are essential for lifelong learning.
Being in a Catholic educational institution, values formation anchored on the Catholic teachings and Benedictine spirituality is an integral part of our academic and formation programs. Students are exposed to different activities that will help them understand deeper their relationship with God and mold their values as persons and as believers.

In the CAS, we pray (ora) through our values formation activities like attending spiritual retreats, recollections, monthly masses and we work (labora) by offering our students programs where they acquire technical knowledge and develop their skills, for them to become successful professionals.

Come and join us in the CAS!

Prof. Christian Bryan S. Bustamante, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences