Reviewed: 29 March 2012
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is one of the two colleges that evolved out of the first undergraduate unit of UP in Mindanao, the College of Arts and Sciences. Its initial undergraduate offerings were BA English (Creative Writing) and BA Social Science (Behavioral Science). The first program was adopted from UP Diliman, the other from UP Manila. When Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) was placed under its administration, it became its first and only graduate offering. (It is now under the School of Management).
There are three departments in the CHSS: Department of Humanities, Department of Social Sciences, and Department of Human Kinetics.
The college has highly-qualified faculty members who are Ph.D. and MS/MA holders, or who are currently pursuing their master’s degree. The research output of the CHSS faculty is reflected in the professorial lectures that they have delivered and in their completed and on-going researches. The college also contributes to extension, the faculty being resource persons, paper readers, tutors, convenors or participants in different activities where their expertise is tapped.
The UP Mindanao Kombuyahan is a college-based arts company tasked with the planning and promotion of cultural activities.