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HUMSS (Humanities and Social Sciences)

General Information

This strand is designed for those who are considering taking up journalism, communication arts, liberal arts, education, and other social science-related courses in college.

Taking this strand, students could look forward to becoming a teacher, a psychologist, a lawyer, a writer, a social worker, or a reporter someday. This strand focuses on improving the communication skills of students.

Core Subjects

The 7 Learning Areas, covering the basic topics: Languages, Literature, Communication, Mathematics, Philosophy, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences.

Applied Subjects

Designed to focus on the specific applications in Liberal Arts, Social Sciences.

Specialized Subjects

Designed towards technology driven research, though focused in the field of Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences.

Specialized subjects in ABM and STEM are also integrated in the HUMSS and GAS curriculum

Under this strand, students can take up different fields in college such as:

Communication Arts

With various communication disciplines, techniques, and skills learned from the strand, a student can become a journalist, a writer, a diplomat, among others.

Economics and Sociology

If a student has the guts and ideals to go into politics, civic leadership, or community work, this strand is the best for him/her. They can also be involved with careers in history, public administration, social work, anthropology, environmental planning, or theology.


Possible careers under the HUMMS strand also include professionals on literature, philosophy, guidance and counselling, linguistics, Philippine Studies, and English. In this curriculum, a student will deal with human experiences in which his/her lessons will be developed.


Other fields that you could qualify for are psychotherapy, market research, criminology, and military science.

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