The Commission on Higher Education, through its Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 38, Series of 2015, released on December 23, 2015, identified Centers of Excellence and Development in various disciplines. The recognition will be effective from January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2018.
Meanwhile, CMO No. 36 & 37 have extended the Center of Excellence/Development statuses of Music programs until December 31, 2016, and Teacher Education and some Engineering programs until March 31, 2016.
Centers of Excellence
  1. Biology (until December 31, 2018)
  2. Chemical Engineering (until December 31, 2018)
  3. Chemistry (until December 31, 2018)
  4. Hotel and Restaurant Management (until December 31, 2018)
  5. Medical Technology (until December 31, 2018)
  6. Medicine (until December 31, 2018)
  7. Music (extended until December 31, 2016)
  8. Nursing (until December 31, 2018)
  9. Pharmacy (until December 31, 2018)
  10. Philosophy (until December 31, 2018)
  11. Psychology (until December 31, 2018)
  12. Teacher Education (extended until March 31, 2016)
  13. Tourism (until December 31, 2018)
Centers of Development
  1. Civil Engineering (extended until March 31, 2016)
  2. Communication (until December 31, 2018)
  3. Electrical Engineering (extended until March 31, 2016)
  4. Electronics Engineering (extended until March 31, 2016)
  5. Industrial Engineering (extended until March 31, 2016)
  6. Information Technology (until December 31, 2018)
  7. Journalism (until December 31, 2018)
  8. Library and Information Science (until December 31, 2018)
  9. Literature (until December 31, 2018)
  10. Mechanical Engineering (extended until March 31, 2016)
  11. Physical Therapy (until December 31, 2018)