CLAC Programs

DLSU-D Program Offerings

The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy program welcomes students to the world of ideas. It equips them with the necessary skills in contributing to society and nation through its emphasis on good reasoning, critical thinking, creativity and effective communication. Students are challenged to live out their commitment to pursue knowledge and truth.

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

De La Salle University-Dasmariñas' Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy program aids students as they study and explore the historical and logical facets of philosophers, their philosophies and their implication on the crafting of logical arguments.

The program prepares graduates in the art of analyzing and devising sound arguments, logically distinguishing and recognizing different views as well as presenting systematic and substantial points of view. The program trains them to become good communicators who are open to new ideas that can become an asset in any field of work.

Major Subjects

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Oriental Philosophy
  • History of Western Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy of Human Person
  • Contemporary World
  • Philosophy of Science & Technology
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy and History of Ecology
  • Filipino Philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Seminar on Environmental Ethics, and other Issues
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Oral Comprehensive Exam & Synthesis Paper
  • Local/International Internship Program

PHI Flowchart

College Freshmen

  • An applicant who has completed Senior High School and has not taken any college course, or
  • An applicant who has completed equivalent Secondary Education from any school abroad and has not taken any college course, or
  • A passer of Alternative Learning System (ALS) with certification of eligibility to be admitted to college.

College Transferee

  • An applicant who has taken college programs or units not more than 75% of his/her curriculum in other CHED recognized colleges or universities, or
  • An applicant who has taken college programs or units not more than 75% of his/her curriculum in colleges or universities abroad, OR
  • An applicant who has taken vocational or any special training in recognized colleges or universities abroad, OR
  • An applicant who has officially enrolled in any degree or certificate programs after High School.

Second Course Taker

  • An applicant who has completed any college degree from any CHEd recognized college or university, or
  • An applicant who has completed any college degree from college or university abroad.

Freshmen

  • Individuals applying for admission to the College as freshmen shall be covered by the Institutional policies and guidelines of this University (Student Handbook, Manual of Policies & Procedures of the OUR and other pertinent policies)
  • Applicants must pass the interview to be administered by the Associate Dean or the concerned Department Chair in the absence of the former. Applicants should present the following:
    1. Interview Form from the Student Admissions Office; and
    2. Senior High School Report Card

Shiftees

  • The admission GPA for shiftees is at least 2.00 or its equivalent
  • Shiftees shall have no failing grade (academic and non-academic for BSY, PSY, JOU, COM, & PSY) in the last attended semester/term.
  • Applicants must pass the interview to be administered by the Associate Dean or the concerned Department Chair in the absence of the former. Applicants should present the following:
    1. Shifting Form from the Office of the Registrar or download from the school website; and
    2. Copy of grades from first year to last semester attended.
  • In case of limited slots for shiftees, the College shall adopt competitive ranking of all shiftees in order to determine qualified applicants. The College shall announce the period where the applicants may submit the pertinent credentials and shall be informed thereafter.
  • Applicants who do not meet the required GPA may be allowed admission to the Priority Courses (AB Philosophy, AB Development Studies and & AB Community Development).They shall be allowed to stay in any of those programs provided they do not incur failing grades for one academic year.
  • Shiftees who have accumulated 24 failed units from their previous colleges may be admitted provided that they do not incur additional failing units in the College.
  • Shiftees shall be classified according to the number of academic units completed from their previous programs/colleges.
  • Other circumstances not covered by the preceding provisions shall be decided on by the Associate Dean or the concerned Department Chair in the absence of the former.

Transferees

  • The admission GPA for transferees shall be at least 2.00 or its equivalent
  • Transferees shall have no failing grade (academic and non-academic for BSY, PSY, JOU, COM, & PSY) in the last attended semester.
  • Applicants should pass the interview to be administered by the Associate Dean or the concerned Department Chair in the absence of the former. Applicants should present the following:
    1. Transferee Form (Student Admissions Office); and
    2. Transcript of Records or Certificate of Grades from the last school attended
  • Pass the DLSU-D Entrance Test
  • In case of limited slots for transferees, the College shall adopt competitive ranking of all transferees in order to determine qualified applicants. The College shall announce the period where applicants may submit pertinent credentials and shall be informed thereafter.
  • Applicants who do not meet the required GPA may be admitted to the Priority Courses (AB Philosophy, AB Development Studies and AB Community Development). They shall be allowed to stay in any of those programs provided they do not incur failing grades for one academic year.
  • Other circumstances not covered by the preceding provisions shall be decided on by the Associate Dean or the concerned Department Chair in the absence of the former.

Returnees/Re-enrollees

  • Returning Students shall submit to the Office of the Associate Dean the duly accomplished form for returnees.
  • Absence of at least two years shall result in the changing of the curriculum from the last attended academic year to the current curriculum.
  • Returning students shall be allowed to return to their respective programs unless they have accumulated at least twenty four (24) failed units.
  • Other circumstances not covered by the preceding provisions shall be decided on by the Associate Dean or the concerned Department Chair in the absence of the former.

Crediting of subjects

  • All GE subjects taken from any college of DLSU-D shall be credited.
  • The crediting of minor subjects taken from other schools may be allowed provided that:
    1. The previous school is at par with the DLSU-D’s standards.
    2. The subjects to be credited shall be limited to 25% of the total number of units prescribed by the program curriculum of the University.
  • In the event that the subjects to be credited have different course titles, the student shall be required to submit the course descriptions.
  • Other circumstances not covered by the preceding provisions shall be decided on by the Associate Dean or the concerned Department Chair in the absence of the former.
  • All shiftees and transferees, upon admission to the College, shall be placed under probation for one academic year.
  • For shiftees and transferees, an accumulation of more than (6) units (academic and non-academic) from the year of admission to the College shall result in the removal from the program.
  • For regular students, accumulation of twenty four (24) failed units shall result in the removal from the program (Institutional Policy).
  • Students with less than 30* remaining units shall be allowed to finish their respective programs irrespective of the accumulated failed units.
  • Other circumstances not covered by the preceding provisions shall be decided on by the Associate Dean or the concerned Department Chair in the absence of the former.