Foundation Year Studies Program

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PUC has now been officially approved for its Foundation Year Studies Program by the Accreditation Committee of Cambodia (ACC) and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) to grant the Certification of Foundation Year Course to all successful undergraduate students.

Foundation Year Course, required for all first-year students, consists of liberal arts curriculum that will help students gain vital general knowledge to better prepare them for a rigorous university education. There are eight common courses for all students in every major, and two oriented courses for those who choose a specific major field of study.

As part of this new requirement, by both ACC and MoEYS, students must successfully complete the Foundation Year Course in their first year before being allowed to continue their study at PUC. 

VISION

Education with wisdom and excellence.

GOAL

To strengthen general knowledge that is the Foundation for students to acquire an internationally standardized Education.

MISSIONS

-To actively take part in human resource development through globalization and sustainability

-To strengthen the quality and improve the capacity of students to become responsible, well-informed citizens

-To sustain social development, build up peace and resolve conflicts through non-violence means

-To educate students with international standardized curriculum that includes knowledge on environmental issues, community service, gender and development

-To enhance students capacity with research and critical thinking skills needed for global job markets and for advanced studies abroad

-To create opportunities for students to practice what they have learned while still in school. 

EIGHT COMMON COURSES OFFERED BY ALL FACULTIES

  1. English I: Reading and Composition (ENGL 110)
  2. English II: Reading and Composition (ENGL 120)
  3. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 102)
  4. Introduction to Khmer Studies (KHMR 110)
  5. Introduction to Computers (COMP 110)
  6. Introduction to Environmental Science (NATS 102)
  7. Introduction to Political Science (POL 101)
  8. Introduction to Gender Studies (SOC 110)

TWO ORIENTED COURSES REQUIRED BY EACH FACULTY

Faculty of Arts, Letters, and Humanities

  • Introduction to Humanities (HUM 110)
  • Introduction to Philosophy and Society (PHIL 115)

Faculty of Business and Economics

  • Management Principles (MGT 110)
  • Accounting I (ACCT 110) 

Faculty of Communications and Media Arts

  • Introduction to Humanities (HUM 110)
  • Introduction to Law (LAW 101) 

Faculty of Education

    • English Phonetics and Pronunciation (ENGL 102)
    • Speaking and Listening Development (ENGL 103) 

Faculty of Law and Public Affairs

  • Introduction to Law (LAW 101)
  • Basic Legal Concepts (LAW107)

Faculty of Mathematics, Sciences, & Engineering

    •  Introduction to Biology (BIO 101)
    • Chemistry I (CHEM 101) 

Faculty of Social Sciences & International Relations

  • Introduction to Public Policy and Administration (PA 110)
  • Theories of International Relations (POL 120) 

 PROFESSORS

Both international and national professors in this program are highly educated with university degree(s) and at least 3-year teaching experience and are carefully screened and selected. Professors are well disciplined, helpful and professional in effectively teaching students to achieve course and program objectives.  

CREDIT TRANSFERRED INFO

Student who obtained a Certificate of Foundation Year Course from other universities will have to:

-Take PUC English Placement Test (this policy will not affect students who have successfully completed PUC’s pre-academic English proficiency program and those who obtained acceptable TOEFL or IELTS test scores);

-Submit the previous study reports/transcripts and Foundation Year Course Certificate to PUC Foundation Year Studies Department for credits evaluation (number of transferable credits is to be decided by the Director of PUC Foundation Year Studies Department);

-Other requirements maybe needed as deemed necessary.

*PUC students who have successfully completed all the requirements of the Foundation Year Studies Program at PUC can obtain the Certificate at the Registrar’s Office.

 

PUC Foundation Year Studies Department

PUC South Campus: No. 184, Norodom Blvd., Phnom Penh
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 023 990 680

For further inquiries and information, please contact the following Department staff:

Prof. Kieng Rotana, M.Ed., Vice President
    Mobile: 012 898 630; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr. Hem Bonarin, MA.Ed., Associate Dean
    Mobile: 012 999 135; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr. Kinn Minea, M.Ed., Assistant Director
    Mobile: 012 679 615; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr. Puth Chantha, M.A., Assistant Dean
   Mobile: 017 486 793; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Supporting Officers:

Ms. Thapnakvatey PRAK, Associate Dean of PUC-IFL
   Mobile: 012 255 514; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hor Sophanna, University Registrar
   Mobile: 012 475 573; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Kol Chinda, B.A.,  Liaison Office,
   Mobile: 012 200 449

Mr Sor Pachacrung, MBA Assistant Director of Enrollment Office
   Mobitel: 016 534 134; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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