Top 10 College Courses



Top 10 College Courses in the Philippines

A college degree is important for people who want to pursue a successful career. Nowadays, finding a good job is really difficult and the cost of college education has also gone up. Taken these things into consideration, people are going for college courses that give them the best chances of landing a high-paying and stable job.

Whether you want to finish your college education or take up a second college degree if want to pursue a career change, here are the top ten college courses in the Philippines:

1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Surprise? Not really, many colleges and universities in the Philippines have added BSN into the curriculum to meet the demands for nurses abroad. Nursing schools were even setup just to meet the growing influx of people who want to take up nursing. It is quite obvious that a BSN college degree is a ticket abroad for some people. The sad thing about the growing number of nursing students in the country is that some of them don’t have a passion for the profession.

2. Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management (BSHRM)
The tourism and hospitality industry is booming as more hotels have been built while the Tourism Department has intensified their campaign to bring more foreign tourists to the country. On the other hand, people take up BSHRM in the hopes of working abroad particularly in five-star hotels in the Middle East and luxury cruise ships in the Caribbean.

3. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)
The growth of the IT industry has increased the demands for computer technicians and computer programmers to work on various projects from website development to software programming. Foreign investments also brought in call centers and other business process outsourcing (BPO) firms.

4. Bachelor of Science in Criminology (Criminology)
It is always a dream by some people to become a policeman someday. There have been a growing number of Criminology students because the government has raised the police force’s basic salary. In fact, a policeman has bigger salary than a public teacher. Though they always put their life in jeopardy, they also have huge benefits too!

5. Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)
We always use the Internet from Facebook to Youtube. This is a no-brainer for some who want to pursue a college education that uses the computer quite a lot. The expansion of the IT sector has brought more foreign companies that set up call centers, online publishing, and web design firms. Some students, who are undecided on which college degree they want to take up, usually pick BSIT before moving on to their actual preference.

6. Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA)
Big companies and small businesses alike deal with money all the time. When there is money involved, there is always an accountant. Aside from that, people take up BSA to supplement their business degrees. It would be an achievement for some people if they become a certified public accountant (CPA) and completing their college education.

7. Bachelor of Science in Business Management (BSBM)
Want to become a business manager or run your own business? Take up business management college courses to prepare you for that.

8. Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (BSEEd)
As more and more children are going to public schools, there is now an increasing demand for elementary school teachers. Becoming a teacher can also be a ticket to go abroad and even immigrate to the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

9. Bachelor of Science in English Education (BSEd-English)
Educational tourism has enabled the growth of English language schools that cater to foreigners, mostly Koreans, who want to learn the English language here in the Philippines.

10. Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (BSECE)
The telecommunications industry is in need of BSECE graduates to help them manage their expanding infrastructure. Mobile phone providers have installed more and more cell sites to broaden their reach and Internet service providers have offered mobile Internet. These developments only mean that there are more job opportunities for BSECE graduates.

Source: Y101

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