December 2, 2023

The Commission on Higher Education recently released a certification for the approval of eight undergraduate courses for the three campuses of Benguet State University.
CHED-Cordillera Officer-in-Charge Danilo Bose said the curricula submitted by BSU have complied with the requirements in line with the policies, standards and guidelines set by the commission. 
The BSU main campus has proposed to offer five undergraduate courses namely:  Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, B.S. in Electrical Engineering, B.S. in Industrial Engineering, B.S. in Food Technology, and B.S. in Tourism Management.
For the Bokod campus, additional courses would be Bachelor of Culture and Arts Education and B.S. in Entrepreneurship while BSU Buguias campus would offer B.S. in Criminology.
Bose, who issued the certification on March 11, clarified that the eight proposed courses would still undergo deliberation from the board of regents.
“Let it be emphasized, however, that the foregoing programs’ curricula shall be applicable only to incoming first year/new students upon approval of the board of regents,” Bose said.
BSU President Felipe Comila earlier said part of his programs would be the improvement of the facilities and putting up of additional infrastructures in the three campuses. These facilities would cater to more students in these campuses as well as in preparation for the opening of the new courses to be offered by the school.
Comila said the proposed new courses are the request of the community residents based on their previous consultations.
BSU would soon offer graduate programs in the Bokod and Buguias campuses to give opportunities to the locals in the area to have a nearer learning institution to their homes. – Ofelia C. Empian