Bachelor of Arts in Economics (4 years)

Bachelor of Arts in Economics (4 years)

Description

The BA Economics program is designed to prepare students for jobs that require research and analytical skills in the public or corporate sector and to provide an adequate and reliable intellectual platform for those who would like to pursue advanced graduate degrees in economics, as well as further studies in law, management, finance, international relations, and other related fields. The program incorporates observed trends in economics education, aligns teaching methodologies to specific learning philosophies, and promotes research competencies required by 21st-century learners. 

The program is designed to equip students with knowledge in economic theory and its application and with essential skills for undertaking economic analysis. Intended to provide students with a more liberal education, the BA program requires fewer major (Economics) courses but more liberal arts, such as those in humanities, other social sciences, and foreign languages. The BA curriculum is more flexible, giving students leeway to customize their program of study according to their personal goals and interests.

Identity​

Becoming Part of the Program

Identity​

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement, and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of Thomasian education. I am a Servant leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs): 

SERVANT LEADER 

  • Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church, and the environment. 
  • Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life. 
  • Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender. 

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR 

  • Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction.
  • Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics. 
  • Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation. 

ANALYTICAL AND CREATIVE THINKER 

  • Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions. 
  • Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues. 
  • Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach. 

LIFELONG LEARNER 

  • Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development. 
  • Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization. 
  • Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges. 

Competence

Commitment

Compassion

  1. Demonstrate knowledge in theoretical, applied, and practical economics and standard methods used in economic research in the social sciences and other related disciplines     
  2. Demonstrate the ability to identify and establish economic problems, applying knowledge in Humanities, Social Sciences, and other related disciplines
  3. Effectively communicate and collaborate economic arguments and come up with unbiased research results guided by faith and reason
  4. Practice and demonstrate good citizenship and advocate equality, freedom, and justice
  5. Be able to be responsible for one’s actions and work independently or work with a team for the benefit the community as a whole
  6. Demonstrate continuously a deep commitment of lifelong-learning and social awareness to maintain and practice high ethical standards in constituting, analyzing, and interpreting data and results.

Becoming Part of the Program

Application Period: July to December of each year

Application Website

Release of Results: January 28 of the following year

Go to THIS PAGE and look for the “Faculty of Arts and Letters” tab for the tuition fees.

Career Opportunities

The BA Economics program is a good preparatory degree program for Law, and graduate programs in Business Management and Public Administration. 

Job Placements

Management Trainee / Administrative Staff

Credit Analyst

Commodity Analyst/Stock Market Trader

Credit and Collections Staff 

Bank Employee

Economics Instructor

Purchaser / Buyer

Financial Analyst / Economic Planner

Government/ Private Economist

Sales/ Account Specialist

Investment Analyst

Researcher

Student Experience and Support

The Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy program provides not just theoretical input, but also practical applications of learned concepts and skills to best prepare students for the world of work. To do so, the program uses facilities such as laboratories for their learning experiences.

The University of Santo Tomas provides student services that cater to academic, spiritual, and wellness concerns of students. These support units are found in the different parts of the campus and can be accessed by Thomasians. When the University shifted to distance learning, the services also transitioned to online services to continue addressing the needs of Thomasians.

Program Curriculum (New)​

Effectivity: A.Y. 2021-2022

This curriculum may have some changes upon the availability of new guidelines.

Year
First Term 
(August – December)
Second Term
(January – May)
Special Term
(June – July)
1
/
/
none
2
/
/
none
3
/
/
none
4
/
/
none

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
CONTEM_W
The Contemporary World
3
0
3
 
ECON 3161
Introduction to Economics
3
0
3
 
GE ELECI
Elective I
3
0
3
 
NSTP 1
National Service Training Program 1
0
3
3
 
PATH-FIT
Fitness Exercises for Specific Sports
2
0
2
 
PURPCOM
Purposive Communication
3
0
3
 
SPN 1
Spanish 1 – Basic
3
0
3
 
THY 1
Christian Vision of the Human Person
3
0
3
 
UND_SELF
Understanding the Self
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
23
3
26
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ECON 3162
History of Economic Thought
3
0
3
 
ECON 3163
Algebra and Trigonometry
3
0
3
 
GE ELECII
Elective II
3
0
3
 
MATH_MW
Mathematics in the Modern World
3
0
3
 
NSTP 2
National Service Training Program 2
0
3
3
NSTP 1
PATH-FIT
Physical Activities Towards Health and Fitness in Sports
2
0
2
 
READ_PH
Readings in Philippine History
3
0
3
 
SPN 2
Spanish 2 – Intermediate
3
0
3
SPN 1
THY 2
Christian Vision of Marriage and Family
3
0
3
THY 1
WOSOCU
World Societies and Cultures
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
26
3
29
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
AB 301
Entrepreneurial Mind
3
0
3
 
ART_APP
Art Appreciation
3
0
3
 
ECON 3164
Calculus 1
3
0
3
 
LIT 1
The Great Works
3
0
3
 
LIWORIZ
Life and Works of Rizal
3
0
3
 
PATH-FIT
Human Enhancement
2
0
2
 
STS
Science, Technology and Society
3
0
3
 
THY 3
Christian Vision of the Church in Society
3
0
3
THY 1,
THY 2
TOTAL
 
23
0
23
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
ECON 3165
Calculus 2
3
0
3
ECON3164
ETHICS
Ethics
3
0
3
 
GE ELEC III
Elective III
3
0
3
 
FIL
Panimulang Pagsalin
3
0
3
 
LIT 2
Philippine Literary History
3
0
3
 
PATH-FIT
Physical Activities Towards Health and Fitness in Dance
2
0
2
 
THY 4
Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World
3
0
3
THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3
TOTAL
 
20
0
20
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
ECON 3166
Macroeconomics
3
0
3
 
ECON 3167
Basic Accounting
3
0
3
 
ECON 3169
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
3
0
3
 
ECON 31610
Economic Research
3
0
3
 
ELE 1
Professional Elective 1
3
0
3
 
F ELE I
Free Elective I
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
18
0
18
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
ECON 31611
Econometrics (with Laboratory)
3
1
4
 
ECON 31613
Mathematical Economics
3
0
3
 
ECON 31614
Economic Development
3
0
3
 
ECON 31615
Microeconomics
3
0
3
 
ECON 31616
Thesis Writing 2 (Thesis Proposal)
2
0
2
ECON31610
ELE 2
Professional Elective 1
3
0
3
 
F ELE II
Free Elective II
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
20
1
21
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
ECON 22
Political Economics
3
0
3
 
ECON 31620
Seminar on Current Economic Issues
3
0
3
 
ECON 31621
Thesis Writing 2 (Thesis Colloquium)
2
0
2
ECON 31616
ELE 3
Professional Elective 3
3
0
3
 
ELE 4
Professional Elective 4
3
0
3
 
F ELEC III
Free Elective III
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
17
0
17
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
ECON 3168
Agricultural Economics
3
0
3
 
ECON 31622
Managerial Economics
3
0
3
 
ECON 31624
Comparative Economic Systems
3
0
3
 
ECON 31625
Environmental Economics
3
0
3
 
ECON 31626
Thesis Writing 3 (Thesis Defense)
2
0
2
ECON 31621
F ELEC IV
Free Elective IV
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
17
0
17
 

Effectivity: A.Y. 2019-2020

This curriculum may have some changes upon the availability of new guidelines.

Year
First Term 
(August – December)
Second Term
(January – May)
Special Term
(June – July)
1
/
/
none
2
/
/
none
3
/
/
none
4
/
/
none

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
CONTEM_W
The Contemporary World
3
0
3
 
ECON 3161
Introduction to Economics
3
0
3
 
GE ELECI
Elective I
3
0
3
 
NSTP 1
National Service Training Program 1
0
3
3
 
PATH-FIT
Fitness Exercises for Specific Sports
2
0
2
 
PURPCOM
Purposive Communication
3
0
3
 
SPN 1
Spanish 1 – Basic
3
0
3
 
THY 1
Christian Vision of the Human Person
3
0
3
 
UND_SELF
Understanding the Self
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
23
3
26
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ECON 3162
History of Economic Thought
3
0
3
 
ECON 3163
Algebra and Trigonometry
3
0
3
 
GE ELECII
Elective II
3
0
3
 
MATH_MW
Mathematics in the Modern World
3
0
3
 
NSTP 2
National Service Training Program 2
0
3
3
NSTP 1
PATH-FIT
Physical Activities Towards Health and Fitness in Sports
2
0
2
 
READ_PH
Readings in Philippine History
3
0
3
 
SPN 2
Spanish 2 – Intermediate
3
0
3
SPN 1
THY 2
Christian Vision of Marriage and Family
3
0
3
THY 1
WOSOCU
World Societies and Cultures
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
26
3
29
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
ART_APP
Art Appreciation
3
0
3
 
ECON 3164
Calculus 1
3
0
3
 
FIL 1
Kontekstwalisadong Komunikasyon sa Filipino
3
0
3
 
LIT 1
The Great Works
3
0
3
 
LIWORIZ
Life and Works of Rizal
3
0
3
 
PATH-FIT
Human Enhancement
2
0
2
 
STS
Science, Technology and Society
3
0
3
 
THY 3
Christian Vision of the Church in Society
3
0
3
THY 1,
THY 2
TOTAL
 
23
0
23
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
AB 301
Entrepreneurial Mind
3
0
3
 
ECON 3165
Calculus 2
3
0
3
ECON3164
ETHICS
Ethics
3
0
3
 
GE ELEC III
Elective III
3
0
3
 
FIL 2
Panimulang Pagsalin
3
0
3
FIL 1
LIT 2
Philippine Literary History
3
0
3
 
PATH-FIT
Physical Activities Towards Health and Fitness in Dance
2
0
2
 
THY 4
Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World
3
0
3
THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3
TOTAL
 
23
0
23
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
ECON 3166
Macroeconomics
3
0
3
 
ECON 3167
Basic Accounting
3
0
3
 
ECON 3169
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
3
0
3
 
ECON 31610
Economic Research
3
0
3
 
ELE 1
Professional Elective 1
3
0
3
 
F ELE I
Free Elective I
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
18
0
18
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
ECON 31611
Econometrics (with Laboratory)
3
1
4
 
ECON 31613
Mathematical Economics
3
0
3
 
ECON 31614
Economic Development
3
0
3
 
ECON 31615
Microeconomics
3
0
3
 
ECON 31616
Thesis Writing 2 (Thesis Proposal)
2
0
2
ECON31610
ELE 2
Professional Elective 2
3
0
3
 
F ELE II
Free Elective II
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
20
1
21
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
ECON 22
Political Economics
3
0
3
 
ECON 31620
Seminar on Current Economic Issues
3
0
3
 
ECON 31621
Thesis Writing 2 (Thesis Colloquium)
2
0
2
ECON 31616
ELE 3
Professional Elective 3
3
0
3
 
ELE 4
Professional Elective 4
3
0
3
 
F ELEC III
Free Elective III
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
17
0
17
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
ECON 3168
Agricultural Economics
3
0
3
 
ECON 31622
Managerial Economics
3
0
3
 
ECON 31624
Comparative Economic Systems
3
0
3
 
ECON 31625
Environmental Economics
3
0
3
 
ECON 31626
Thesis Writing 3 (Thesis Defense)
2
0
2
ECON 31621
F ELEC IV
Free Elective IV
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
17
0
17
 

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

This curriculum may have some changes upon the availability of new guidelines.

Year
First Term 
(August – December)
Second Term
(January – May)
Special Term
(June – July)
1
/
/
none
2
/
/
none
3
/
/
none
4
/
/
none

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
CONTEM_W
The Contemporary World
3
0
3
 
ECON 3161
Introduction to Economics
3
0
3
 
GE ELECI
Elective I
3
0
3
 
MATH_MW
Mathematics in the Modern World
3
0
3
 
NSTP 1
National Service Training Program 1
0
3
3
 
PATH-FIT
Fitness Exercises for Specific Sports
2
0
2
 
PURPCOM
Purposive Communication
3
0
3
 
SPN 1
Spanish 1 – Basic
3
0
3
 
THY 1
Christian Vision of the Human Person
3
0
3
 
UND_SELF
Understanding the Self
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
26
3
29
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ECON 3162
History of Economic Thought
3
0
3
 
ECON 3163
Algebra and Trigonometry
3
0
3
 
GE ELECII
Elective II
3
0
3
 
NSTP 2
National Service Training Program 2
0
3
3
NSTP 1
PATH-FIT
Physical Activities Towards Health and Fitness in Sports
2
0
2
 
READ_PH
Readings in Philippine History
3
0
3
 
SPN 2
Spanish 2 – Intermediate
3
0
3
SPN 1
THY 2
Christian Vision of Marriage and Family
3
0
3
THY 1
WOSOCU
World Societies and Cultures
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
23
3
26
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
ART_APP
Art Appreciation
3
0
3
 
ECON 3164
Calculus 1
3
0
3
 
FIL 1
Kontekstwalisadong Komunikasyon sa Filipino
3
0
3
 
LIT 1
The Great Works
3
0
3
 
LIWORIZ
Life and Works of Rizal
3
0
3
 
PATH-FIT
Human Enhancement
2
0
2
 
STS
Science, Technology and Society
3
0
3
 
THY 3
Christian Vision of the Church in Society
3
0
3
THY 1,
THY 2
TOTAL
 
23
0
23
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
AB 301
Entrepreneurial Mind
3
0
3
 
ECON 3165
Calculus 2
3
0
3
ECON3164
ETHICS
Ethics
3
0
3
 
GE ELEC III
Elective III
3
0
3
 
FIL 2
Panimulang Pagsalin
3
0
3
FIL 1
LIT 2
Philippine Literary History
3
0
3
 
PATH-FIT
Physical Activities Towards Health and Fitness in Dance
2
0
2
 
THY 4
Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World
3
0
3
THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3
TOTAL
 
23
0
23
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
ECON 3166
Macroeconomics
3
0
3
 
ECON 3167
Basic Accounting
3
0
3
 
ECON 3169
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
3
0
3
 
ECON 31610
Economic Research
3
0
3
 
ELE 1
Professional Elective 1
3
0
3
 
F ELE I
Free Elective I
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
18
0
18
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
ECON 31611
Econometrics (with Laboratory)
3
1
4
 
ECON 31613
Mathematical Economics
3
0
3
 
ECON 31614
Economic Development
3
0
3
 
ECON 31615
Microeconomics
3
0
3
 
ECON 31616
Thesis Writing 2 (Thesis Proposal)
2
0
2
ECON31610
ELE 2
Professional Elective 2
3
0
3
 
F ELE II
Free Elective II
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
20
1
21
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
ECON 22
Political Economics
3
0
3
 
ECON 31620
Seminar on Current Economic Issues
3
0
3
 
ECON 31621
Thesis Writing 2 (Thesis Colloquium)
2
0
2
ECON 31616
ELE 3
Professional Elective 3
3
0
3
 
ELE 4
Professional Elective 4
3
0
3
 
F ELEC III
Free Elective III
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
17
0
17
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
ECON 3168
Agricultural Economics
3
0
3
 
ECON 31622
Managerial Economics
3
0
3
 
ECON 31624
Comparative Economic Systems
3
0
3
 
ECON 31625
Environmental Economics
3
0
3
 
ECON 31626
Thesis Writing 3 (Thesis Defense)
2
0
2
ECON 31621
F ELEC IV
Free Elective IV
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
17
0
17
 

Program Curriculum (Old)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

This curriculum may have some changes upon the availability of new guidelines.

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
CWG
Contemporary World Geography
3
0
3
 
ECON 2
Philippine Economic History
3
0
3
 
ENG 1
Introduction to College English
3
0
3
 
LIT 101A
World Literatures
3
0
3
 
MATH 101
College Algebra
3
0
3
 
PHL 1 / 101
Introduction to Philosophy
3
0
3
 
SCL 101
Introduction to Sociology: Society and Culture
3
0
3
 
THY 1
Contextualized Salvation History
3
0
3
 
PE 1
Physical Education
2
0
2
 
ROTC
Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
29
0
29
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ECON 3
History of Economic Thought
3
0
3
 
ENG 2
Reading and Thinking Skills for Academic Study
3
0
3
ENG 1
ETAR
Economics with Taxation and Agrarian Reform
3
0
3
 
HST 101
History of Civilization 1
3
0
3
 
LIT 102A
Philippine Literatures
3
0
3
 
PGC
Philippine Government and Constitution
3
0
3
 
PHL 2 / 102
Logic
3
0
3
 
THY 2
Church and Sacraments
3
0
3
 
PE 2
Physical Education
2
0
2
 
ROTC
Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
29
0
29
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
ECON 4
Macroeconomics
3
0
3
ETAR
ECON 6
Mathematical Economics
3
0
3
ETAR, 
MATH 101
ENG 3
Academic Writing Skills
3
0
3
ENG 2
HST 102
History of Civilization II
3
0
3
 
MATH 600A
Statistics
3
0
3
 
NS 101
Physical Science
3
0
3
 
PHL 5
Christian Ethics
3
0
3
 
PSY 1
General Psychology
3
0
3
 
PE 3
Physical Education
2
0
2
 
NSTP
National Service Training Program
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
29
0
29
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
ECON 5
Microeconomics
3
0
3
ETAR
ENG 4
Oral Communication in Context
3
0
3
ENG 3
FIL 1
Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino
3
0
3
 
NS 201
Biological Science
3
0
3
 
PHIST
Philippine History
3
0
3
 
PHL 103
Philosophical Anthropology
3
0
3
 
RC
Rizal Course
3
0
3
 
SCL 3
The Social Teachings of the Church
3
0
3
PHL 5, 
THY 1, 
THY 2
PE 4
Physical Education
2
0
2
 
NSTP
National Service Training Program
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
29
0
29
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
COMP
Computer Science and Information Technology
3
0
3
ETAR
ECON 7
Economics Statistics
3
0
3
ECON 6, 
ETAR
ECON 9
Health Economics
3
0
3
ETAR
ECON 10
Environmental Economics
3
0
3
ETAR
ECON 11
Development Economics
3
0
3
ETAR
FIL 2
Pagbasa at Pagsulat tungo sa Pananaliksik
3
0
3
FIL 1
LIT 103
Survey of Literary Masterpieces I (Non-Western Literature)
3
0
3
 
SPN 1
Elementary Spanish
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
24
0
24
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
ECON 8
Econometrics
3
0
3
ETAR
ECON 12
Labor Economics
3
0
3
ETAR
FIL 3
Retorika
3
0
3
 
HUM 1
Art, Man, and Society
3
0
3
 
LIT 104
Survey of Literary Masterpieces II (Western Literature)
3
0
3
 
RESM/PW
Research Methods and Proposal Writing
3
0
3
ETAR
SPN 2
Intermediate Spanish
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
21
0
21
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
ECON 13
Public Sector Economics
3
0
3
ETAR
ECON 14
International Economics
3
0
3
ETAR
ECON 15
Comparative Economic Systems
3
0
3
ETAR
ECON 16
Basic Accounting
3
0
3
ETAR
ECON 18
Seminar on Current Economic Issues
3
0
3
ETAR
PHL 104
Ethical Systems
3
0
3
 
THESIS 1
Thesis Writing
2
0
2
RESM/PW
TOTAL
 
20
0
20
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Total
Pre-Requisites
ECON 17
Managerial Economics
3
0
3
ECON 5, 
ECON 8, 
ETAR
ECON 19
Economic Planning and Policy Analysis
3
0
3
ECON 13, 
ETAR
ECON 20
Agricultural Economics
3
0
3
ETAR
ECON 21
Financial Economics
3
0
3
ECON 8, 
ETAR
ECON 22
Political Economics
3
0
3
ETAR
SCL 9
Marriage and Family
3
0
3
PHL 5, 
THY 1, 
THY 2
THESIS 2
Thesis Defense
1
0
1
THESIS 1
TOTAL
 
19
0
19
 

Program Policies

Policies of the Faculty of Arts and Letters

Please be guided with regard to the policies of the Faculty of Arts and Letters for its students (Academic Policies.pdf).

Code of Conduct (PPS 1027)

The University of Santo Tomas is the second home of the Thomasian students. Its task is mainly to inform and improve the students’ character, attitude and moral values, as well as to develop their intellectual, physical and psychological fitness. A proper norm of conduct is designed to inculcate these ideals.

Thomasian students are hereby expected, in the exercise of their rights and performance of their obligations, whether inside or outside the campus, to respect and act in accordance with the principles, traditions and ideals that are authentically Filipino and Catholic. They must abide by the rules of conduct and discipline formulated by the University. By faithfully observing such rules, they will internalize and cherish the core values of competence, compassion, and commitment.

This Code of Conduct applies to all students who have officially enrolled and to the students who have not been issued transfer of credentials by UST, nor separated from academic relations within the University.

Thomasian students must always observe the positive values upheld by the University intended to improve their character and attitude, as well as inculcate good behavior and moral self-discipline.

The students must always comply with the following rules at all times, even when they are outside the campus, especially when they are wearing the prescribed uniform of their Faculty/College/Institute/School.

Honesty

Students must behave honestly and with integrity in accordance with UST’s Catholic and Dominican teachings which put high premium on the practice of honesty, truth-telling, truth-seeking and truth-doing. They should not engage in any form of dishonesty, directly or indirectly, nor facilitate or aid in the commission of thereof. They should report to the authorities any suspected dishonest activity by any party.

Courtesy

Students must, at all times, be courteous and respectful to others. Courtesy is an act of respect towards another in recognition of the fundamental human dignity. It creates a climate of goodwill and fellowship.

Diligence

Students must honor their family and the University by being diligent in their studies. They should have a natural thirst for knowledge and view their attendance in the University as an opportunity to learn and grow holistically. They must be punctual; must be present in their classes and participate in school-initiated activities; and must be prepared for their lessons, out-of-class tasks, and assessments.

Decency and Modesty

Students must give, at all times, act with proper decorum and etiquette. They shall not engage in indecent or lewd conduct which contrary to the mores of Catholic behavior and morality.

Students shall not use foul, vulgar, or rough language in conversations and communications.

The University upholds the sanctity of human life, as well as the sanctity of the conjugal act within marriage. In case a student gets pregnant out of wedlock, she must inform and seek the help of the SWDC, Guidance Counselor, and Father Regent for emotional support, counseling, and spiritual direction. To give the student adequate time and space to prepare for her the challenges and responsibility of parenthood and to take care of herself and the child, she will take a leave of absence from school two months before and two months after the delivery of the child.

In case the father of the child is a Thomasian student, he and his parents will be advised to participate in the guidance, counseling, and spiritual direction of both students and their child.

Good grooming includes the wearing of the prescribed uniform, the authorized shoes, the ID, the male haircut, and other considerations that are similar to these.

THE PRESCRIBED UNIFORMS

There are three classifications of prescribed uniforms. As a general rule, if students are in doubt, they are advised to wear their Type A uniform.

TYPE A – for regular schooldays and formal University Events (e.g., accreditation, St. Thomas More Lecture, Major Exams)

For Females:

  • Official white blouse with lambda; Official A-line navy blue skirt; Black closed shoes

For Males:

  • Official polo barong; Black slacks (not jeans, not skinny); Plain white undershirt (no big colored prints); black closed shoes (leather is preferred; no rubber shoes)

 

 

TYPE B – worn during:

  • First Term: as announced (only for 2nd year and higher levels)
  • Second to Third Terms: from the day after Ash Wednesday until the end of the term (for all levels)

 

  • Official Type B shirt of the Faculty of Arts and Letters; Prescribed Jeans; Closed Shoes

 

TYPE C – Tiger Day Attire – worn on days specified by the Office of the Secretary-General

  • Black / Yellow / White / Combination of Black, Yellow, White / Tigerprint Shirt or Blouse; Prescribed Jeans; Closed Shoes
  • If the Tiger Day is specifically announced as Yellow Day, students are to wear a yellow shirt.

 

CIVILIAN ATTIRE

Given the implementation of online learning, students are reminded to wear modest clothes during Online Sessions.

The following are generally not allowed:

  • micro-mini skirts (three inches or more from the kneecaps); short shorts; cycling pants; tube; sleeveless; plunging neckline / see-though blouses; halter tops; backless tops; tank tops; leggings; sandos; sleeveless jerseys; slippers

 

Hair Style / Hair Color

Students’ hair style should be clean, combed, and neatly trimmed or fixed. Unconventional hair colors are not permitted. Male students are not allowed to sport long hair. Hair should not touch the collar or neckline of the uniform. The use of hairpins, pony tails, headbands, and the like by male students is likewise not allowed.

In compliance with Memorandum S006-00-ME21 (AY 2019-2020) released by the Office of the Secretary-General, manifesting the clarification on the item stipulated in the Student Handbook 2018, Item 4 (which discusses about hair style/ color under the heading Good Grooming of the PPS 1027 Code of Conduct), specifically on the term unconventional hair colors, all are enjoined, as necessary to limit their hair color to the following color spectrum: from Level 1 (Darkest Black) to Level 5 (Dark Brown).

For your reference, please go to this link: http://bit.ly/2Va6SPo

In particular cases when there is a need for a different hair color, for purposes of employment, theatrical plays, and other school-related requirements, a permit must be secured from the Office of the Student Welfare and Development Council.

Upon submission of the necessary requirements, the student will be issued a temporary pass which contains, among others, the period that he/she is allowed to have the hair color that is not within the above-mentioned spectrum.

 

TATTOO / BODY PIERCINGS / EARRINGS

Tattoo and unusual body piercing are strictly prohibited. Male students are not allowed to wear earrings and other accessories ordinarily used by females.

Students must wear the official University identification card at all times within the University premises. Loss of the identification card must be reported immediately to the local Student Welfare and Development Coordinator (SWDC).

The students shall join or form only student organizations whose objectives uphold the vision and mission of the University. Students shall join only organizations duly recognized by the University.The students shall join or form only student organizations whose objectives uphold the vision and mission of the University. Students shall join only organizations duly recognized by the University.

University-wide Fraternities/Sororities are prohibited from recruiting high school students and first-year students in the undergraduate programs. Fraternities and sororities of the Faculty of Civil Law and the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery are prohibited from recruiting members from students in the undergraduate program(s).

Duly recognized organizations may recruit members only during the period as prescribed by the OSA for the university wide or the Dean’s office of the College/Faculty/Institute for college-based organization.  Duly recognized organizations may recruit members only during the period as prescribed by the OSA for the university wide or the Dean’s office of the College/Faculty/Institute for college-based organization.

Parents/guardians shall be informed by the organization through its adviser about participation of his/her child/ward in fraternities/sororities.

Every student organization must submit the required application paper for recognition (Refer to the Student Organization Handbook) and financial statements prepared by the organization’s treasure and auditor certified by the faculty adviser of the organization, endorsed by the Dean/Director, and Regent.

Only duly recognized student organizations may organize and/or engage in any approved group activity. The organization should follow the University’s policies on Approval of Student Activities.

Students shall not use the name “University of Santo Tomas,” its seal and official logo, in any activity (i.e. fair, seminar, field trip, tour, contract, announcement, etc.) or on any manufactured item, unless duly authorized by the Office of the Secretary-General. Students shall not use the name “University of Santo Tomas,” its seal and official logo, in any activity (i.e. fair, seminar, field trip, tour, contract, announcement, etc.) or on any manufactured item, unless duly authorized by the Office of the Secretary-General.

Organizations are prohibited from engaging in hazing (any physical or psychological suffering, harm or injury) inflicted on a recruit, member, neophyte or applicant for admission or continuing membership into the fraternity, sorority or organization.

Only duly recognized student organizations may post announcements at designated bulletin boards within the premises of their respective faculties/colleges/institutes/schools subject to the approval of the Dean and Regent. However, the approval of the Office of the Secretary-General (OSG) should be obtained for posters, streamers, signboards that will be displayed or put up only at designated bulletin boards within the University premises.

Only duly recognized student organizations may use the faculties of the University but only upon prior approval of the OSA, Office of the Dean/Director, Facilities Management Office (FMO) as the case may be.Only duly recognized student organizations may use the faculties of the University but only upon prior approval of the OSA, Office of the Dean/Director, Facilities Management Office (FMO) as the case may be.

An organization shall not be allowed to operate nor join any activity, including freshmen orientation, after the expiration of its recognition.

Organization(s)/officer(s)/member(s) with on-going administrative case(s) or with penalties of suspension to expulsion shall not be allowed to take part in any organization related activity.

  • Students must give due regard to the rules and regulations formulated and implemented by the University authorities to ensure that peace and order may prevail.

    Student shall not impede, obstruct, prevent or defeat the right of a faculty member to teach his/her course or the right to attend his/her classes or any official activity.

    Students shall behave properly at all times, refrain from making unnecessary noise and avoid loitering along corridors especially when classes are on-going. Students are allowed, when necessary, to stay in the campus only until 9:30 p.m. except during University activities.

    Students shall observe University traffic rules and regulations.

    Students are prohibited from using electronic and communication devices during regular class hours and most especially during examinations unless authorized by the faculty member. Students are prohibited from using electronic and communication devices during regular class hours and most especially during examinations unless authorized by the faculty member.

    Students shall not bring, carry or possess any deadly weapon/s inside or outside the campus; shall not engage or get involved in any violence; shall not threaten, bully, or inflict physical or psychological harm/suffering/injury on any person whether inside or outside the campus; and in general, shall not commit any illegal act or wrongdoing.

    Students shall not use or be in possession of any substance prohibited under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act 2002 (Republic Act 9165). Students shall not use or be in possession of any substance prohibited under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act 2002 (Republic Act 9165).

    All first-year students are required to submit themselves to drug testing as a condition precedent for their admission to the University. All other students of higher years may randomly be required to submit themselves to drug testing. Drug testing shall be conducted by the UST Health Service.

Students must actively participate in keeping the campus clean and in preventing pollution or other environment degradation. Thus, they are enjoined to design programs, projects and activities adhering to Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment (Laudato Si).

The leaders or organizers of the student assembly/activity shall be responsible for the upkeep of the venue, before, during and immediately after the event.

For Parents

  • Let children facilitate their own transactions with the University.
  • Let children directly correspond with their professors.
  • Ask your children for updates on the recent circulars released by the University/Faculty.
  • Class suspensions are officially announced by the government or the University through mainstream media sources. (TV, radio, internet). 
  • Request your child to arrange/schedule our appointments with the Dean’s Office or other University offices on our behalf, and ahead of time. Otherwise, call the Dean’s Office or email local SWDC (swdb.artlets@gmail.com).
  • Let us help each other in teaching our children to become responsible adults.

Program Recognition

PACUCOA Level IV Accreditation (The Highest)
These are the programs that are highly respected in the Philippines and with prestige and authority comparable with excellence foreign universities. They are granted full autonomy for the program.

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