by AUBREY SHANE LIM
THE UNIVERSITY was granted the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) safety seal for 46 programs, none of which were from the Faculty of Arts and Letters.
The safety seal affirms an establishment’s compliance with the public health standards set by the government to combat COVID-19. Once given the seal, a higher education institution is granted a 10% increase in venue capacity. The safety seal certificate given to these programs is valid for one year, starting June 30, 2022.
Forty-six registered programs from 13 academic units were given the commission’s approval.
Included in the list are the following programs: Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science (BS) in Basic Human Studies, MS (Master of Science) in Audiology, BS in Nursing, BS in Medical Technology, BS in Physical Therapy, BS in Speech Language Pathology, BS in Nutrition and Dietetics, BS in Applied Physics, BS in Biology, BS in Chemistry, BS in Microbiology, BS in Hospitality Management, BS in Food Technology, Bachelor of Music (BM) in Composition, BM in Music Education, BM in Music Technology, BM in Music Theater, BM in Music Performance, BS in Psychology, BS in Accounting Information Systems, BM in Musicology, BM in Jazz, BS in Accountancy, BS in Management Accounting, BS in Pharmacy, BS in Biochemistry, BS in Chemical Engineering, BS in Civil Engineering, BS in Electronic Engineering, BS in Industrial Engineering, BS in Tourism Management, MS in Biology, PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in Biology, MS in Microbiology, MS in Chemistry, PhD in Chemistry, MS in Food Science, MS in Medical Technology, PhD in Medical Technology, MS in Pharmacy, PhD in Pharmacy, BS in Business Administration, BS in Entrepreneurship, BS in Sports Science, and BS in Information Technology.
In March, Dean Marilu Madrunio revealed AB’s plans to request limited in-person classes for two courses under the journalism program.
The inclusion of other courses for limited face-to-face classes would depend on the result of AB’s initial request, Madrunio said in an email interview with The Flame. F
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