March is here and for Senior High students, it means the ending of another journey and starting a new one.
Stepping out from your comfort zone and entering college life is one of the toughest years that you’ll encounter. Since choosing what course to take will definitely have a huge impact on your life and future, remember not to rush in making any big decisions.
So if you’re a student or a parent of a graduating student, better check this list of interesting courses first before you choose on what track to take.
Bachelor of Science in Cosmetic Science
Do makeup and perfume interest you? Are you curious about how are they made of and who are the people behind them?
BS Cosmetic Science is a four-year course that focuses on the formulation and evaluation of cosmetics, toiletries, and fragrances. It also includes training in the various cosmetics industry and the inclusion of management.
Centro Escolar University-Manila was the first university to offer Cosmetic Science in the Philippines and Asia. It was conceptualized by Dr. Zenaida Austria and was first offered back in 2002.
Cosmetic Chemist, Lab Technician
Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics
If you want to make an improvement and help people with disabilities, you can take BS Prosthetics and Orthotics.
BS Prosthetics and Orthotics in under the College of Allied Rehabilitation Sciences offered in the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Inc. (UERMMMCI).
A prosthetist design creates and fits artificial limbs on patients who are missing a part or all of a limb. While an orthotist fits braces and other devices to enhance the movement and function of a patient’s limbs or spine.
The PSPO is geared with training, service, and research on the fabrication, development and clinical application of mobility devices for persons with disability (PWD).
Bachelor in Sports Science
Sports Science is a four-year program for a multidisciplinary field. Its concern is a comprehensive understanding of the scientific basis of sporting performance including general physical activity.
Physical activities are included to ensure that optimum performance will be delivered while eliminating or reducing the risk of acquiring injuries in the process.
So if you’re a sports enthusiast, you can enroll at the University of Santo Tomas, University of the -Diliman, and Bulacan State University.
Physical Education Teacher, Sports Coach, Fitness Trainer, Umpire/Referee, Sports Facility Administrator, Researcher.
Bachelor of Forensic Science
If you love solving mysteries and crimes, why not try Forensic Science?
BS Forensic Science is a four-year degree program in the Philippines. This program will train you in using specific principles and techniques to solve different crimes.
Unfortunately, no university in Manila offers this course. If you really want to study Forensic Science, you have to apply to the University of Baguio and the University of the Cordilleras.
A Coroner, Questioned Documents Examiner, Forensic Psychologist, Forensic Pathologist, Forensic Accountant, Insurance Investigator, Rick Analyst, Crime Scene Analyst, Field Technician, Computer Forensics Expert
Bachelor of Science in Fisheries
A four-year degree program that will train you in aquaculture, capture fisheries, aquatic ecology, and fisheries-related research. It includes topics in natural resources management, interactions of the physics, chemistry, and biology of aquatic ecosystems as well as with online mapping applications.
The good news is there are more than 30 schools that offer BS Fisheries but the bad news is almost all of them are in the province. Some of those schools are:
The University of Southern Mindanao, Central Luzon State University, Bataan Peninsula State University-Orani Campus, Cebu Technological University-Carmen Campus, Samar State University, Mindanao State University-Sulu, Capiz State University-Dayao Campus, Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology, Batangas State University – Nasugbu, and Batanes State College.
Fisheries Management, Fisheries Research, Fisheries Extension Service, Fisheries, Industries, Fisheries Instruction
Bachelor of Science in Agroforestry
BS Agroforestry offers training to producing, managing, and utilizing trees, agricultural crops. Animals. And soils for the purpose of conservation and socio-economic productivity.
It is a four-year degree course with programs such as Soil Science, Fundamentals of Surveying and Mapping, Integrated Pest Management, Soil and Water Conservation, and etc.
A lot of schools also offers this course like the Caraga State University Butuan, Eastern Samar State University, Mindanao State University-LNAC, Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology, Surigao State College of Technology-Mainit Campus, and many more.
College Instruction, Academic Researcher, Technical Consultant, Entrepreneur, Farm Supervisor
Bachelor of Science in Midwifery
Four-year course that addresses the needs of expecting mothers and their children. You’ll be monitoring them starting from the early stages of pregnancy up to the first few weeks following childbirth.
This course tackles reproductive health, family planning, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and neonatal care.
The schools that offer BS Midwifery are Emilio Aguinaldo College – Manila Campus, University of Perpetual Help System DALTA-Las Piñas, Arellano University, Balian Community College, Lyceum of Aparri
Midwife, Health Facility Administrator, Clinic Manager, Health Program Manager, Researcher, College Professor/Trainer
*Licensure examination for Midwives is required in seeking employment in the healthcare industry or academe*
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
Planning, implementing, monitoring, and documenting nutrition programs for a given individual, group or community. That is what BS Nutrition and Dietetics is all about.
This program will teach you to plan and implement all aspects of nutrition care including and monitoring of client’s or patient’s progress.
Schools that offer BS Nutrition and Dietetics are Philippine Women’s University-Manila, St. Scholastica’s College, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, University of the East-Manila, and many more.
Dietary Director, Therapeutic Nutritionist, Public Health Nutritionist, Consultant, Food Service Manager, Menu Planner, Food Checker, Administrative Nutritionist, Research Nutritionist, Professor, Nutritionist-Dietitian in Quality Control Department
*Licensure examination for Nutritionist-Dietitians is required in seeking employment in the field of nutrition*
Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies
If you’re interested in the economic, social, political, and legal aspects of Islam, you can take the BA in Islamic Studies.
This course has two specializations, the Political Economy and Islamic Arts and Multimedia Technologies.
Ateneo de Davao University, Mindanao State University-Sulu, Basilan State College, University of Southern Mindanao, Mindanao State University – Tawi-Tawi, and Cotabato State University are the schools that BA Islamic Studies in the Philippines.
College Instructor, Political Analyst, Academic Researchers, Translator, Administrator of Islamic Institutions, Business Consultant, Foreign Diplomat, Policy Maker
Choosing what course to take in college can be stressful but always remember to follow what you want for you to be able to reach your own goal. Learn not to depend on others especially in making decisions because you write your own story not them.