6 of the Best Courses to Take at Adamson University

Despite gaining its autonomous status from CHED, AdU stays true to its mission of providing affordable quality education.
by Nicole Lindsay Ramos   |  Sep 16, 2022
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Have you always wanted to study at a private university without breaking the bank? Adamson University (AdU), a Catholic, Vincentian educational institution located along San Marcelino street in Manila is one of your best options. Despite gaining its autonomous status from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), AdU stays true to its mission to provide affordable education without compromising its quality. ICYDK, Dr. George Lucas Adamson, a Greek chemist from Athens, established AdU (initially known as Adamson School of Industrial Chemistry) in 1932, for Filipino youth to gain a living through practical education.

AdU's roster of notable alumni which includes Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi, is a proof of its continuous effort to assist in the formation of competent, creative, and responsible leaders. Aside from its accreditation from various national and international organizations, AdU also remains as one of the top 10 universities in the country by ranking 651+ in the 2022 QS Asia University Rankings. With St. Vincent De Paul, known as the Great Apostle of Charity as their patron saint, being an agent of change and a person of faith in the service of the poor is just one of AdU's institutional graduate outcomes.

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If you're an aspiring Adamsonian, ahead are six of AdU's best courses:

1. Bachelor of Science in Architecture

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Do you dream of being involved in the design process and development of buildings? With the AdU's Bachelor of Science in Architecture program, the College of Architecture will not only prepare you to build new structures but also conserve old ones. By taking this five-year, ladderized program, you will be exposed to various opportunities that will develop your critical and creative skills which are both essential in its field of practice. After the first three years and upon satisfactory completion of the requirements of the University and of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, you will obtain a Certificate in Building Technology. The College has also produced topnotchers in the Architect Licensure Examination (ALE). ICYMI, an Adamsonian once ranked top 4 in the June 2022 ALE.

2. Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering 

You might already know that engineering is AdU's flagship program. In fact, the Philippine Technological Council (PTC) accredited seven of AdU's engineering courses for 2017-2021. To continue its tradition of being a premiere school for engineers, AdU launched Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering in 2015– making them the first private university in the country to offer such a program. Prior to their launching, only Palawan State University and Batangas State University offered this program that can equip you with technical knowledge on economic extraction of gas and minerals from the underground. AdU's College of Engineering also boasts its unique curriculum that provides elective courses on petroleum refinery and petrochemical engineering. By taking such courses, you can also land jobs in the petroleum refinery and petrochemical industry.

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3. Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

Are you an aspiring professional pharmacist? AdU's Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy program, has a level III accreditation from The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA). By taking their BS Pharmacy program, you will be trained in the effective delivery of pharmaceutical services. With their college facilities namely pharmacy laboratories, instrument room, animal laboratory, botanical garden, and pharmacy simulation room, you will surely gain knowledge and skills required in the profession. Aside from AdU's affiliations, the College that houses this program also partnered with Rangsit University (RSU) and Burapha University in Thailand for faculty and student exchange programs, as well as research collaboration. Many Adamsonians have also excelled in the Pharmacy Licensure Examinations.

4. Bachelor of Science in Biology

Are you fond of plants and animals? Bachelor of Science in Biology might be the course you'll enjoy. AdU's BS Biology program focuses on disciplines like molecular biology, microbial ecology, biodiversity, and ecology. The Department of Biology also collaborates with the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) and Fisheries Biotechnology Center in Nueva Ecija, and AAMPHIL Natural Resources Exploration and Development Corporation in Dinagat Islands to provide students with hands-on experiences. AdU's BS Biology program is also Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)-accredited. If you took this program, you can pursue careers related to its practice or even in healthcare. ICYDK, BS Biology is also one of the popular pre-med courses not just in our country but even abroad.

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5. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

If you're curious about the different properties that make up the materials around us or how raw materials can be harnessed into finished products, you might be interested in taking AdU's Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. In fact, one of the things that inspired AdU's founder to provide education along the lines of industry chemistry was our country's rich natural resources. By taking this program you will also have to deal with Math, Physics, and some Biology subjects. Chemistry is also considered as a central science. Hence, this program can prepare you in pursuing careers related to the industry, academe, research, and healthcare. ICYDK, AdU's Chemistry Laboratory was once hailed as the biggest laboratory in Asia.

6. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Another program offered by AdU that can lead to numerous job opportunities in a variety of industries is Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. AdU's College of Sciences will surely equip you with knowledge in concepts and theories, algorithmic foundations, implementation, and application of Information and Computing solutions. As you take this program, you will also be provided with opportunities to collaborate with your classmates as preparation in a field that requires collaborative work. By having a degree in Computer Science, you can be a software engineer, researcher, and network systems and data communication analysts, among others.

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