Associate in Arts was one of the premier programs offered when Philippine Wesleyan College was found in 1946. Such program was offered in the College of Liberal Arts in 1948. In 1969, it was renamed as the College of Arts and Sciences to reflect its growth and expansion into the sciences as well as its changing emphasis in response to the dynamic development needs of higher education.

Since its founding, the College of Arts and Sciences has contributed in realizing the University’s mission and vision. The College is proud of its long and successful record of voluntary accreditation. Since it achieved an accredited status in 1983, the Arts and Sciences program has undergone a series of re-survey visits by the Association of Christian Schools, College and UniversitiesAccrediting Agency, Inc. (ACSCUAAI). In 1997, it was conferred Level II Accredited status for three years.

A resurvey visit in 2000 resulted to a 5-year re-accredited status and an invitation to apply for Level III Accreditation status until 2005. For the second time in 2006, it has been awarded a Level III accreditation status. This Level III accreditation contributed to the grant of Autonomous Status to Wesleyan University-Philippines by the Commission of Higher Education (CHED). In 2018, after complying with the requirements, the CAS programs were awarded Level IV
Accreditation Status by the FAAP. It was one of the first four programs in the University that was givenLevel IV Accreditation.


The College of Arts and Sciences offers degree programs in varied disciplines and delivers the General Education Curriculum in the entire University. It is the arm of the University in providing refinement of the mind and character of students in all the degree programs through effective delivery of courses in the sciences as well as arts and humanities.

The College is a dynamic and diverse community of learners who are committed to holistic development of persons. Its mission is to produce graduates with competencies and Christian values responsive to the needs of community and nation building.


Towards this end, the College shall pursue the following:

  1. Development of faculty in varied disciplines who demonstrate excellence in instruction, research and extension;
  2. Application of interdisciplinary approach in teaching-learning process;
  3. Integration in the curriculum activities that will develop: critical and creative thinking skills
    • open mindedness and respect for diversity;
    • national and civic consciousness
    • social and ecological responsibility; and
    • spiritual well-being


  1. The quality of education that CAS offers may be gleaned from the accomplishments of its alumni. It has produced three university presidents and two bishops of the United Methodist Church. The current Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Marietta Agustin, who is also the college dean, is an alumna of CAS.
  2. The College of Arts and Sciences received LEVEL IV accreditation by the Association  of Christian Schools, Colleges, and Universities-Accrediting Council Incorporated (ACSCU-ACI). The accreditation status of CAS contributed to the grant of Autonomous Status to Wesleyan University-Philippines by the Commission of Higher Education (CHED).
  3. Radio Wesleyan 89.7 DWUP-FM, the educational radio station of Wesleyan University-Philippines which is under the supervision of the College of Arts and Sciences, is now a proud member of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP). Its Station Manager is also connected with the Nueva Ecija Press Club and Central Luzon Media Association.
  4. Lilibeth F. Torres, B.S. Social Work (2019) topped  the 2019 Social Worker Board Examination.
  5. Alvin dela Serna Lopez, A.B. Political Science (2009), was hailed as one of the “Natatanging Wesleyanian 2020.” He won a Palanca at the 69th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature on Novermber 8, 2019 for his entry “Departures,” a collection of 11 poems.



CAS shifts to flexible learning

Along with other units in the University, the College of Arts and Sciences is adopting a radical paradigm shift to continue delivering instruction using different modalities.
To address the diverse needs of students with or without access to stable internet connection, the college is adopting flexible learning starting this summer term. Prior to implementation, all programs’ content and pedagogies were reviewed and course syllabi were modified to suit the flexible delivery of instruction. These changes are reflected in the streamlined curriculum and the new instructional methodologies, learning activities and assessment tools. Faculty members were required to attend webinars to equip them with the skills…

Radio Wesleyan celebrates 15th year

The campus radio station of Wesleyan University-Philippines and the training station of broadcasting students under B.A. Communication program is celebrating 15 years of airing relevant information, news and public service, music and inspiration, and religious programs.
Radio Wesleyan 89.7 DWUP-FM began its test broadcast on February 7, 2005, 30 years after the idea for a radio station was first conceived. DWUP-FM was formally inaugurated on July 1, 2005 coinciding with the 59th Founding Anniversary of WU-P and the installation of Atty. Guillermo Maglaya as the University’s fourth president.
In 2004, Maglaya showed a keen interest on the unrealized dream of a radio station. The late Prof. Ramon Valmonte submitted a proposal for the university to operate a radio station that would also serve as a training facility for Mass Com students. The WUP Board of Trustees approved the proposal..

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