Mission

WMSUís College of Home Economics mission is to educate and produce competent, forward-looking professionals and technical manpower in the field of home economics, food technology, nutrition and dietetics and hotel and restaurant management for the enhancement of the physiological and social wellbeing of individuals, families and communities, primarily through research and education and increase employability for the development of the country and ASEAN region.

Vision

The WMSU College of Home Economics shall be the center of excellence with the national recognition as a leading research, undergraduate and graduate program to prepare professionals to assume leadership roles in home economics, food technology, nutrition and dietetics, and hotel restaurant management in the country and the ASEAN region.

Goals

  • To develop a focused, coordinated interdisciplinary programs as a major component of a school wide mission to achieve excellence in teaching, research and service;
  • To establish a comprehensive curriculum which will address the general needs of students, and develop graduate education opportunities;
  • To address and improve the health of citizens in the region by well-planned, comprehensive outreach programs that address the needs of consumers/professionals at all levels of education;
  • To establish a solid research base upon which to build teaching and to support competitive funding capabilities for further research and production; and
  • To build a future for home economics, food technology, nutrition and dietetics and hotel and restaurant management as an identified discipline in the country and the ASEAN region.

History

With the vision to make the Western Mindanao State University (then the Zamboanga State College), a bastion of academic advancement in the field of nutrition and home economics, The Department of Home Economics was created under the College of Arts and Sciences in the early 70s. Being the food basket in Western Mindanao, the community responded well to the programs offered s evident in the gradual increase of student population.

Established in 1987 as separate college (now College of Home Economics) Through Board Resolution No. 117, the college had fully developed and had been producing competent professionals who are able to assume leadership roles in home economics, food technology, nutrition and dietetics, public health, hotel and restaurant management both in local and international arena. The college had significantly developed and is competent to offer various undergraduate degree programs and specialized graduate programs which cater to the needs and demands of the community.