Pampanga State Agricultural University is Public Higher Education Education Institution that offers Free Tuition Fee for various degree programs and courses administered and regulated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The Pampanga State Agricultural University was established in 1918 and is located at PAC, Magalang, Pampanga, Philippines.

Pampanga State Agricultural University

Address: PAC, Magalang, Pampanga, Philippines
Contact No: (045) 866-0800; (045) 343-4950; (045) 343-4959
School Head: Mr. Honorio M. Soriano, Jr. – President
Year Established: 1918
Sector: Public
Type: SUC Main
Email: [email protected]
Website : https://psau.edu.ph

COURSES OFFERED:

Graduate Studies

– Level of education after earning your Bachelor’s Degree

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture
    • Major in Animal Science
    • Major in Crop Science
  • Master of Science in Agriculture
    • Major in Animal Science
    • Major in Agronomy
    • Major in Horticulture
  • Master of Science in Biology
  • Doctor of Education
    • Major in Educational Management
  • Master of Arts in Education
    • Educational Management
    • General Science
    • Biology
    • Mathematics
    • Physical Education
    • English

Undergraduate Programs

– Level of education after earning your senior high school level

College of Agriculture Systems and Technology (CASTech)

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA)
    CHED Center of Development, Level IV AACCUP Accredited Program
    Majors in Animal Science and Crop Science
    Program Objectives:
    1. To produce professionals who are technically competent, socially and environment-conscious, and globally competitive.
    2. To turn out graduates who are competent in research activities who may later become agricultural scientists and natural resources managers.
    3. To produce graduates who are oriented towards agriculture and agro-forestry-based enterprises.
    4. To train students in identifying, diagnosing, and analyzing problems, and in designing, packaging, and applying technologies needed in the development and conservation of agriculture and food systems resources.
  • Bachelor of Science in Agroforestry (BSAgro)
    Level II AACCUP Accredited Program
  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry (BSForestry)
    Level II AACCUP Accredited Program
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business (BSAB)
    Level IV AACCUP Accredited Program
    Program Objectives:
    1. To operate or manage a viable agribusiness that instills the best management decision-making capabilities and practices in the field of agribusiness.
    2. To make students and graduates rational in making decisions on the best use of available resource in productive endeavors related to agribusiness.
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics (BSAE)
    Level IV AACCUP Accredited Program
    Program Objectives:
    1. To produce graduates who are equipped with employable knowledge and skills useful in the areas of agricultural economic analysis, research, policy development, evaluation, and implementation.
    2. To undertake academic activities supportive to agricultural economic growth and development.
  • Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship (BSE)
    Level II AACCUP Accredited Program
    Program Objectives:
    1. To produce determined graduates who will undertake their own business worth establishing based on their technical skills in entrepreneurship.
    2. To make students and graduates learn the basic rudiments of viable business undertaking to make these profitable, sustainable and environment-friendly.
  • Bachelor of Science in Fisheries (BSF)
    Program Objectives:
    1. Globally competitive graduates in the areas of sustainable aquaculture, capture fisheries, post-harvest, and aquatic resources and ecology;
    2. Fisheries professionals imbued with a high level of integrity, nationalism, and ethical standards;
    3. Leaders in their profession and respective communities; and
    4. Professionals with knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes in fisheries research, resource management, instruction, extension, production, and marketing.
  • Bachelor of Science in Development Communication (BSDevCom)
    Level II AACCUP Accredited Program, Program Compliant – CHED
    Program Objectives:
    1. Inculcate in the students the role of communication in the development process, with emphasis on the current Philippine situation specifically on the issues concerning the environment, population, food security, economy, and politics.
    2. Provide training in the fields of journalism, broadcasting, science communication, and communication research with a focus on the community and national development.
    3. To promote social responsibility through the students’ awareness and appreciation of community-based activities and human sensitive research.
    4. Produce communication professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills in designing and using various communication materials and strategies that promote development scheme in agriculture, environment, health and nutrition, population and others.

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics(BSMath)
    1. Develop the students’ skills and competence in the different areas of Mathematics
    2. Train students on the strategies of presenting relevant methods and innovations in solving mathematical problems;
    3. Enhance the critical, analytical and logical features of the students through effective instruction; and
    4. Produce more fit, better motivated and more committed mathematics professional who will become assets in the community
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Language Studies(BAELS)
    1. Develop the students’ proficiency in English and critical thinking skills to help them meet various demands of the society in language and communicating;
    2. Enhance the students’ communicative competence in addressing the academic needs; and
    3. Produce morally-upright, productive and environmentally aware individuals by using value-laden literary materials and by
    4. sing appropriate teaching strategies
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology(BSBiology)
    1. Provide relevant professional training in the field of biological sciences;
    2. Train the students in the conduct of productive, efficient and human- and environment- sensitive research and development and extension activities in the field of biological sciences; and
    3. roduce creative, dynamic and innovative professionals who will be instrumental in addressing challenges in climate change, food and health security, population management, and pollution
  • Master of Science in Biology(MSBiology)
    1. Critical thinking and independent research towards the advancement of knowledge in Biology and;
    2. Professional leadership in specialized areas of Biology

College of Education (COED)

  • Bachelor of Technology and Livelihood Education (BTLE)
    Specialization in:
    • Home Economics
    • Industrial Arts
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd)

Majors in:

    • Science
    • Mathematics
    • English
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd)
    • Pre-School Education
    • Generalist Education
  • Bachelor of Physical Education (BPE)

Senior High School

Academic Track

    • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Technical-Vocational-Livelihood Track
    • Home Economics
    • Agri-fisheries

College of Engineering and Computer Studies (COECS)

  • Department of Resource Engineering and Agricultural Mechanization:
    1. Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Bio system Engineering (BSABE)
      • The Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Bio system Engineering is a 4 year course designed to produce graduates who possess knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the application of engineering science and designs to the processes and systems involved in the sustainable production, post-production, and processing of safe food, feed, fiber, timber, and other agricultural and biological materials; the efficient utilization, conservation, and management of natural and renewable resources; and development of natural and renewable resources; and development of climate change mitigation measures in order to enhance human health in harmony with the environment. Agricultural and Bio systems (AB) consist of crops, poultry, livestock, fisheries and aquaculture resources, forestry and other plants, new and renewable energy, wastes, and natural resources, and climate.
        BSABE Program Outcome
        By the time of graduation, the students of the program shall have the ability to:
        1. apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve Agricultural & Biosystems (AB) engineering problems;
        2. design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
        3. design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, in accordance with standards;
        4. function in multidisciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
        5. identify, formulate, and solve complex problems;
        6. understand professional and ethical responsibility;
        7. communicate effectively complex AB engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large;
        8. understand the impact of AB engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
        9. recognize the need for, and engage in life-long learning;
        10. know contemporary issues;
        11. use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for AB engineering practice;
        12. know and understand engineering and management principles as a member and leader of a team, and to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment; and
        13. understand at least one specialized field of ABE practice.

        Program Educational Objective
        After 3-5 years, the graduates of the BSABE program shall:

        1. Provide Leadership in planning, implementing, and monitoring ABE projects and programs;
        2. Occupy supervisory positions in private and public organizations; locally and internationally;
        3. Own and/or manage ABE-based enterprises;
        4. Pursue advance studies in ABE education and emerging related fields; and
        5. Occupy responsible positions in ABE education
  • Department of Geodetic Engineering:
    1. Bachelor of Science in Geodetic Engineering (BSGE)
      • BSGE is a five-year degree program offered on a semestral basis. It provides knowledge, skills and relevant experience to students in the fundamentals of surveying and mapping work, geodesy, remote sensing, geographic information systems and oceanography. It also focuses on the laws of public lands and natural resources, land registration laws, obligations and contracts and professional ethics.
  • Department of Computer Studies and Automation:
    1. Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)
      • The BSIT is a four-year degree program offered on a semestral basis. This is the study of the utilization of computers and computer software to plan, install, customize, operate, manage, administer and maintain information technology infrastructure.

College of Hospitality Entrepreneurship and Food Sciences (CHEFS)

  • Bachelor of Science in Food Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM)

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Admission Requirements

– The process of being accepted to study at PSAU; one has to be admitted first to be able to enroll

UNDERGRADUATE level

– Level of Education after earning your senior high school level

NEW STUDENTS (First Year) ALL ORIGINAL

– A Grade 12 student and is to finish SHS in May or June of the current school year; finished Grade 12 in the previous year/s and HAS NOT enrolled in the college level in any school previously

  •  Form 138 – SHS Report Card marked eligible for college admission (erasures should be signed by school authority)
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character
  • PSA-issued Birth Certificate
  • Medical certificate indicating that you are physically fit to study/go to school
  • Two pieces identical 2×2 ID photo (with name tag)

TRANSFEREES (ALL ORIGINAL)

– Enrolled as a college student (or grad student) in another college/university and wants to transfer to PSAU to finish his/her degree

  • Transcript of Records (with GWA)
  • Honorable Dismissal (from the latest school you were from)
  • PSA-issued Birth Certificate
  • Medical certificate indicating that you are physically fit to study/go to school
  • Barangay Clearance
  • Two pieces identical 2×2 ID photo (with name tag)

SECOND COURSER (ORIGINAL)

– Holder of a BA/BS degree from any CHED-accredited higher education and wants to finish another BA/BS degree from PSAU

  • Transcript of Records (with GWA)
  • PSA-issued Birth Certificate
  • Photocopy of diploma of previous degree
  • Medical certificate indicating that you are physically fit to study/go to school
  • Barangay Clearance
  • Two pieces identical 2×2 ID photo (with name tag)

Admission Requirements

GRADUATE level

– Level of Education after earning your Bachelor’s degree

FRESHMAN (MASTER’S level) ORIGINAL

  • Transcript Of Records
  • Certificate of Employment I
  • Medical certificate indicating that you are physically fit to study/go to school
  • Two letters of recommendation from former professor/s and/or superior/s
  • Two pieces identical 2×2 ID photo (with name tag)

TRANSFEREE (MASTER’S level) ORIGINAL

  • Transcript Of Records
  • Certificate Of Employment
  • Certificate Of honorable dismissal from last attended school
  • Medical certificate from Local RHU or attending physician indicating that you are physically fit to study/go to school
  • Two letters of recommendation from former professor/s and/or superior/s
  • Two pieces identical 2×2 ID photo (with name tag)

FRESHMAN (DOCTORAL level) ORIGINAL

  • Transcript of Records (Master’s degree)
  • Medical certificate indicating that you are physically fit to study/go to school
  • Two letters of recommendation from former professor’s and/or superior/s
  • Two pieces identical 2×2 ID photo (with name tag)

HISTORY

Pampanga State Agricultural University, the home of the Aglibut Sweet Tamarind, is strategically nestled at the foothills of the western slope of the majestic Mt. Arayat. The university occupies approximately 500 hectares of government agricultural lands in the town of Magalang, province of Pampanga.

This university is a state institution of higher learning established in 1885, but was fully chartered in 1974, by virtue of Republic Act No. 4576 “An Act Converting the Pampanga National Agricultural School in Magalang, Pampanga into Pampanga Agricultural College (PAC).” This was complemented by Republic Act No. 8292, also known as the “Higher Education Modernization Act of 1997.” As the “agricultural” word attached in its name, it is mandated to offer agriculture and agriculture-related curricular programs, notwithstanding the offering of allied fields.

This state agricultural university started as an agricultural experiment station known as Estacion Pecuaria in 1885, and was later renamed La Granja Modelo de Magalang. The experiment station then became Magalang Farm School, but was closed in 1898 due to the revolution.

It resumed operations in 1918 with Frank T. Ebbesen as the first American principal through the efforts of Governor Honorio Ventura and Assemblyman Andres Luciano, together with American teacher Kilmer Moe. In 1921, the school began to offer curricula in both the intermediate and high school levels.

In 1938, the Philippine Legislature passed Commonwealth Act 313 renaming Magalang Farm School to Pampanga National Agricultural School (PNAS). Again, the school was closed in 1941 on account of the second world war. It was re-opened in 1945 only to be closed once more in August 1946 because of the HUK rebellion. Finally, classes resumed in 1955 after peace had been restored.

Although PNAS was converted into Pampanga Agricultural College in 1965 by virtue of Republic Act No. 4576, the said law was not fully implemented during that year, since the school was only offering secondary vocational agriculture. Similarly, it underwent a transition stage from 1966-1969 under the supervision of the Bureau of Public Schools, the period when it actually started offering associate and bachelor programs in technical agriculture.

Its final stage to becoming a chartered state college was supervised by the Bureau of Vocational Education by virtue of RA 3742 from 1969 to 1974. Finally, it operated as a chartered state college in 1974 with Superintendent Felix V. Remigio as its first president. Dr. Fortunato A. Battad was the 2nd president, serving from 1974 – 1984. Dr. Ramon L. Simbulan became the college president from 1986 – 1999. He was replaced by Dr. Zosimo M. Battad from 1999 – 2007. Dr. Honorio M. Soriano Jr. became the 5th PAC president starting July 23, 2007 until PAC’s conversion to universityhood.

The state college continued to show determination and efforts as the whole institution worked towards its dream to universityhood. These efforts led the PAC closer to its dream on June 11, 2013 when his Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III, with the endorsement of the House of Representatives and the Senate, has approved and enacted into law RA 10605 converting the College into State University to be known as Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU). The dream has finally turned into reality when PAC was validated on January 13, 2015 through CHED En Banc Resolution No. 006-2015.

At present, this state agricultural institution is viewed as a university with a heart for HUManity, Agriculture, Nature and Entrepreneurship (HUMANE) Development. It stands out among the other public and private academic institutions in the province and in Central Luzon. The university envisions itself to be a center of excellence for development and a premier university of science, arts and technology in agroecological, environmental and industrial management under a culture of unity and teamwork for excellence.

The university has distinctive programs such as relevant and customized curricular programs, demand-driven and community-oriented research and development, on-site technology promotion and transfer and inputs production, quality control testing and commercialization.

The university is composed of six colleges which are the College of Agricultural Systems and Technology, the College of Resource Engineering, Automation and Mechanization, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and the College of Hospitality, Entrepreneurship and Food Sciences. The university offers a total of 20 undergraduate courses (both allied and non-allied courses), 2-year computer courses, and operates a graduate school for three masteral and two doctoral degrees. The academic programs are accredited by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges & Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP). As of December 2015, there are seven level 1, one level 2, six level 3 and three with Policy Standards and Governance (PSGs) qualified for level 4 accredited programs in the university. All the academic programs were issued certificates of program compliance by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Likewise, PSAU continuously undertakes agricultural research, production and extension-training activities aimed at enhancing the quality of higher education and countryside development. Focused on its research and development, the university has produced tamarind, bamboo, organic vegetables, livestock, poultry and water and energy research and development programs. The vibrant conduct of research and development resulted to gaining various awards for the PSAU. The university received local and international awards in research and development paper and poster presentations. The university is known for its agricultural products such as the sweet tamarind which is the only patented sweet tamarind variety in the country.

PSAU has been richly endowed with both physical and human resources, and has utilized external linkages and collaborations as vital support system to pursue its academic mandate. Through the years, the university has produced 35 (20.71%) doctor’s degree holders among its faculty line-up, 113 (66.86%) master’s degree holders and 21 (12.43) bachelor’s degree holders nearly completing their master’s degrees, and supported by 121 administrative personnel.

In terms of physical facilities, the university has a state of the art Audio-visual Center, Library, Interfaith Chapel, Nutraceutical Research Laboratory, Hydraulics Laboratory, Biology, Chemistry and Biotech Laboratories, Speech Laboratory, Sports Facilities, a Veterinary Medicine Hospital, Infirmary, In-campus Dormitories, FM Radio Station, Farmers’ Training Center, Tissue-culture and Feed Laboratories, Mushroom Center, Hatchery, Bambusetum, ALIAS Center, Sweet Tamarind Nursery, Clonal Nursery and Internet Café; these and many more.

External support systems are equally important and the university has established considerable number of linkages with renowned institutions – both local and international. These also include non-government organizations both local and abroad.

Moreover, the university has existing exchange programs and linkages with international universities in South Korea (Hannam University, Pai Chai University, Andong National University, International University of Korea), in Thailand (Maejo Univerity), in the United States (Purdue University, Iowa State University, Clemson University, Texas University), in China (Shenzhen Business College) and in Israel. The College has existing partnership with ICRISAT in India in terms of research and extension activities aimed at enhancing agricultural development in rainfed cropping areas.

As of 2015 data, the university has a total of 7,381 students. With the desire of the university to help them, the students are granted academic scholarships and special scholarships for those who are involved in sports, athletics, socio-cultural activities; the socio-cultural groups are PSAU Drum and Lyre Corps, PSAU Choral Group and PSAU La Granja Modelo Dance Troupe. Moreover, external scholarships are given to students.

Pampanga State Agricultural University takes pride in its humble achievements. PSAU is the first state college granted a university status based on merits. The university is also one of the elite state universities in the Philippines with center of development programs under CMO 38 issued by CHED. Among these academic programs are BS Agriculture, BS Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Moreover, the university received the prestigious Lingkod Bayan Presidential Award of the Open Academy for Philippine Agriculture and Dangal ng Bayan Award for its sweet sorghum research and development project. These achievements are made possible through joint efforts exerted by those caring and sharing people in and around the PSAU Community – both the benefactors and the beneficiaries.

In pursuing its philosophy, Pampanga State Agricultural University advocates a dynamic mechanism for developing knowledge and skills of individuals in the quest for improved quality of higher education in particular, and quality of life in general.

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