6 of the Best Courses to Take at Centro Escolar University

by Hanna Panoringan   |  Aug 26, 2022
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Established in 1907 as a small school in Azcarraga, Centro Escolar University has gone far beyond its humble beginnings to be one of the country’s leading educational institutions today. CEU has over 50 degree programs to offer across its campuses in Manila, Makati, and Malolos, but it’s best known for its *top-tier* health sciences programs. After all, the college in its past was centered on arts and sciences. Other than being a top-performing school in licensure exams, CEU has gained several accreditations that attest to its excellence in education. Thus, you can’t go wrong with choosing CEU!

If you’re an aspiring Escolarian, here are six of the university’s best courses that you might want to choose from:

  1. Doctor of Dental Medicine

It’s no surprise that CEU’s Doctor of Dental Medicine or DMD program is one of the most sought-after programs in the university. DMD is a six-year degree program with a competitive curriculum that consists of dental, clinical, medical science, and dental public health courses.

It has gained a Level IV reaccreditation, the ~highest~ status granted by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA). If you’re not fully convinced yet, CEU’s School of Dentistry also offers modern equipment, x-ray facilities, and laboratories. Further, CEU’s high passing rates in the Dentist Licensure Examinations over the years are a testament to the program’s competence. Fun fact: An Escolarian graduate topped the May 2022 licensure exams for dentists!

  1. Doctor of Optometry

CEU’s Doctor of Optometry is a six-year degree program for aspiring eye doctors! Established in 1928, CEU’s School of Optometry is among the leading optometry colleges in the country. With a reputation of being the “Home of Board Topnotchers,” it has been dominating the licensure exams in recent years. As a CHED Center of Development for Optometry and a PACUCOA-accredited program, CEU’s Doctor of Optometry program offers advanced facilities, clinical externship, and a community outreach service that enables students to become responsive to the healthcare needs of others. Optometry majors will also gain knowledge in general and ocular medical sciences, visual sciences, and clinical sciences.

  1. BS Medical Technology

Want to work in a laboratory? Consider taking up BS Medical Technology! CEU’s Medical Technology program is accredited by PACUCOA, and it provides hands-on training to students in performing clinical laboratory procedures used in the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of diseases. The program focuses on the use of advanced learning equipment and scientific techniques in conducting medical technology services. Students who accomplish this course can opt to work in various laboratories such as clinical laboratories, cosmetic clinics, and pharmaceutical companies, among others.

  1. BS Nursing

With a 100% passing rate in the May 2022 Nurse Licensure Examination on all CEU campuses, BS Nursing is yet another competitive program offered by the university. CEU's School of Nursing undertakes to train students in providing quality nursing care. It also aims to integrate research and evidence-based practice in its curriculum for the holistic development of the students as future nurses. After completion of the program, students can use their nursing degree in fields such as clinical, research, leadership, or education.

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  1. BS International Hospitality Management

Learn the ways of hotel and restaurant management through CEU's International Hospitality Management program. The four-year program trains students in doing operational tasks and management functions in culinary, food and beverage service, events planning, and other sectors of the hospitality management industry. Students will also earn a specialization in Hotel, Restaurant, and Culinary Operations upon completion of the program. 

  1. BS Cosmetic Science

So far, CEU is the first and only university in the Philippines that offers BS Cosmetic Science. If you’re passionate about makeup and skincare, this course is made for you! Cosmetic Science majors will learn the concepts and techniques of formulating not just cosmetic products, but also toiletries and fragrances! The best part about the program is that it also equips the students with entrepreneurial skills if they decide to run their own cosmetic business. Because the program is rich in Chemistry courses, it also prepares the graduates for the Chemical Technology Examination.


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