Presidential Decree No. 195 converting the Nueva Vizcaya Agricultural College into Nueva Vizcaya State Institute of Technology, expanding for this purpose its curricular programs in technology, signed by President Ferdinand Marcos took effect on May 22, 1973. With the creation of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1979, was the expansion of course offerings, among which was the BS in Computer Science.
Republic Act # 9272 integrating the Nueva Vizcaya State Institute of Technology in the municipality of Bayombong and the Nueva Vizcaya State Polytechnic College in the municipality of Bambang, was finally passed into law by the House of Representatives and the Senate on January 20, 2004 and established the Nueva Vizcaya State University. This lapsed into law on May 20, 2004 without the signature of the president in accordance with Article 6 Section 27 of the Constitution.
Consistent with the University vision, mission and goals formulated at the INNOTECH during the 2005 strategic planning, the College of Arts and Sciences, one of the largest units in the university, offers three degree programs:
- Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
- Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
With strong beginnings traced back in 1979, the College of Arts and Sciences supported the degree programs of then Nueva Vizcaya State Institute of Technology by offering subjects in language, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social & behavioral sciences.
After the approval of the BS Mathematics curriculum by the Board of Trustees in 1983, the College began accepting enrollees in school year 1990-1991. Of the seven original BS Math enrollees, two (2) graduated cum laude and five who took the Professional Board Examinations for Teachers (PBET) passed.
Though small number, the BS Math graduates of the College have one of the best passing rates in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) and the Professional Board Examinations for Teachers (PBET) among all colleges. It posted a 100% passing rate in 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2009. It has also produced topnotch graduates, who placed 2nd and 5th in the 1999 LET, 5th placer in 2000, and two 7th placers in 2009.
On May 15, 1998 during the 116th meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Nueva Vizcaya State Institute of Technology held at the CHED Conference Hall in Pasig City, Resolution No. 35, s. 1998 was confirmed, making possible the offering of the proposed undergraduate program for BS in Information Technology. On June 15, 2007, during the 12th regular meeting of the Board of Regents, Resolution No. 19, series of 2007 was approved allowing NVSU to update its curriculum in BS Computer Science, BS Information Technology and BS Information Systems for both campuses.
At present, the College of Arts and Sciences, through its able and competent faculty, continues its quest for quality education and excellence.
CAS Goals and Objectives
The College of Arts and Sciences as a strong and vibrant service and degree-offering college, the first among equals, in a premier university.
Contributory to the Mission of the Nueva Vizcaya State University and in line with its vision of a strong and vibrant college, the College of Arts and Sciences shall provide general education courses to all students from the other colleges of the University, and to serve the special needs of other colleges for major courses in the disciplines of the Arts and Sciences. It shall also offer relevant degree courses that stand to benefit the community in particular and the global community in general.
The college of Arts and Sciences is geared towards the preparation of students for responsible, creative and useful membership and leadership in the society through innovative designed to stimulate and develop creative, analytical and critical thinking, effective communication and sound judgment, without sacrificing aesthetic, ethical and cultural values.
- To design programs that is relevant and responsive to the needs of the academic and the local and global community.
- To develop the students' capacity to creative, analytical and critical thinking.
- To develop competence in students' field for gainful employment or as a foundation for further training beyond the Baccalaureate Degree.
- To provide a sustainable program of Human Resources Development which include selective recruitment and retention.
- To provide the necessary experiences and competence in the disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences contributory to the students' integral development.
- To train students in research for the improvement of instruction and as a manifestation of their commitment to community service.