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Department of Development Broadcasting and Telecommunication


( 63-49) 536-2433
( 63-49) 536-2511 local 215

The department will design and test innovative techniques and approaches in using radio and television as an educational medium, such as participatory broadcasting and interactive radio/TV.

Development broadcasting and telecommunication involves the use of radio, television and telecommunication for non-formal education purposes primarily to support planned social change in a developing country.

The intention is to promote human development consciously through these communication technologies to help people diagnose their problems and clarify their objectives so that they may be able to more wisely make their decisions and mobilize themselves for social action.

The focus will continue to be educational and development.

Create a dynamic and innovative alternative communication strategies, learning environment, technologies and opportunities that shall draw the full potentials of learners and practitioners of radio and television.

The Department of Development Broadcasting and Telecommunication shall be at the forefront of rapidly changing telecommunication and radio and television broadcast environment to provide education and training.

Department of Development Journalism

Contact: ( 63-49) 536-2511 loc. 211
DevJourn major courses focus on reporting development news for print and electronic media. They are primarily trained in writing, editing and lay outing for newspapers and magazines, as well as in preparing other popular and technical publications.

However students are also equipped to deal with the changing media contexts and environment.

Classroom experiences further hone their skills in in-depth interpretative and investigative reporting of current development issues and events.

The Department of Development Journalism exists to:

  • provide a training ground for development journalists who will uphold the ideas and standards of journalism instruction, research and extension; and
  • promote ethical, systematic, and research - based development journalism

Department of Educational Communication

( 63-49) 536-3697
( 63-49) 536-2511 loc. 231
Principles in this major field are integrated in teaching students to develop and utilize multimedia systems for formal and non-formal education.

They are acquainted with and they learn to utilize technologies like tutorial systems, simulation and gaming, computer-based learning/ instructional management and video production.

Indigenous media such as puppetry are also studied and developed to facilitate learning.

Department of Science Communication

( 63-49) 536-2511 local 210

Science Communication is a distinct approach in communicating the use of science for develoScicompment.

It focuses on communicating not only the content or product of science, technology being one of them, but also and more importantly the process of science.

This is envisioned to help its intended audience develop the ability to think critically given the right information that will help them make the right decision.

Majors are envisioned to constitute the critical mass of science communicators equipped with the ability to:

  • communicate the content and the context of science and technology to diverse publics; and
  • reflect critically upon and articulate contemporary issues in science and technology.
They are trained to optimize the convergence of information and communication technologies in the generation, management, exchange and use of scientific data, information and knowledge.


  1. A Science Communication graduate must be able to demonstrate adequate grounding on the basic sciences;
  2. One must be able to reflect critically upon the articulate issues in science and technology;
  3. One must be equipped with the ability to communicate the content and process of science to diverse audiences, and
  4. One must know the information and technology as tools for communicating the process and content of science.