The School of Liberal Arts of Emilio Aguinaldo College was born on May 2004 when the College of Arts and Sciences was dissolved to expand to two new schools: the School of Liberal Arts and the School of Science. Dean Nelida V. Lares is its first Dean. She was appointed to the office after having served as Vice President for Student Affairs for nine years.
Upon its birth, the School of Liberal Arts was faced with the gargantuan task of submitting itself for PACUCOA accreditation, a task left untouched in the College of Arts and Sciences and was on the verge of being expired. The school submitted itself for PACUCOA Revisit on July 2006, then, Formal Visit on March 2008. Passing the standards and requirements of PACUCOA it now holds a LEVEL 1 ACCREDITED STATUS.
The School of Liberal Arts continues to offer two academic programs: Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication and Bachelor of Science, major in Psychology. Its vision for the near future is to be able to offer new academic programs in fields that are the demands of the times both locally and abroad.
The Department of Mass Communication offers Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication. This department endeavors to: produce successful and excellent media practitioners equipped with the knowledge and skills needed in their chosen profession and who adhere to the highest ethical standard of practice; develop the intellectual and creative capabilities of the students that can contribute to a sustainable development of the self and the country; prepare students to fit in various opportunities in the field of mass media; and to mold and instill students with values and a sense of media-service for family, community, country and the whole humanity.
The department is headed by a Chair who plans, coordinates, enforces programs for basic and major academic subjects, and performs duties reflected in the College code.
The Department of Psychology offers Bachelor of Science major in Psychology. This department endeavors to: provide a learning experience through which students may develop their academic potential; enable students to apply psychological expertise and theoretical frameworks to their chosen area of professional practice; develop a range of collaborative and independent learning skills; inculcate wholesome attitudes, leadership and high ethical standards in the practice of their chosen profession; apply psychological principles to social issues that give impact to their lives and other people’s lives in the local and global community.
The department is headed by a Chair who plans, coordinates, enforces programs for basic and major academic subjects, and performs duties reflected in the College Code.
The Department of Languages and Humanities endeavors to: promote the advocacy of English and Filipino proficiencies in all levels and disciplines; foster the mastery of skills in the five dimensions such as, thinking, listening, reading, speaking, and writing; produce students who are proficient in the use of English and Filipino; strengthen the communicative skills in all forms of instruction in the two languages; provide other foreign courses as demanded by other programs and by individual students interested in taking foreign languages, like Japanese and Spanish; develop a deep appreciation of literature and the arts; help mold the character of students to effect social development and uplift the quality of life of their lives, as a persons and as a members of society.
The department is headed by a Coordinator who plans, coordinates, enforces programs for languages and literature subjects and performs duties reflected in the College Code.
The Department of Social Sciences endeavors to: develop students with critical and moral views on contemporary social issues in the local, national and global level and enhance their responsiveness to such issues; teach students to reflect on the totality of the human experience and formulate for themselves a human perspective that integrates all knowledge in a profound understanding of the individual and the society; and enhance students knowledge on the importance of the scientific approaches to the discussion and analysis of social issues.
The department is headed by a Coordinator who plans, coordinates, enforces programs for social sciences subjects gearing towards academic excellence, and performs duties reflected in the College Code.