Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (4 years)

Description

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (BSChem) is a four-year program that aims to produce graduates who comply with the current qualification requirements of professional chemists for local and overseas employment and entrepreneurship. The program aims at building a strong analytical and technical background for employment in a variety of fields.

Identity

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of Thomasian education. I am a Servant leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs):

SERVANT LEADER

— Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church and the environment.

— Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life

— Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR

— Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction

— Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics

— Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation

ANALYTICAL AND CREATIVE THINKER

— Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions

— Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues

— Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach

LIFELONG LEARNER

— Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development

— Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization

— Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges

Program Intended Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge and understanding in the core areas of chemistry, such as inorganic, organic, physical, biological, and analytical chemistry, as well as relevant concepts in mathematics and physics
  2. Apply basic knowledge in chemistry to identify and solve problems involving chemistry using current disciplinary and interdisciplinary principles
  3. Gather data using standard laboratory equipment, modern instrumentation, and classical techniques in the chemical sciences
  4. Work efficiently and effectively in individual and group-oriented activities in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams
  5. Engage in life-centered advocacies that promote social responsibility, preservation of the Filipino culture and heritage, data integrity and privacy, life-long learning, professional and ethical conduct, and Christian moral values
  6. Communicate effectively and accurately chemical concepts and research outputs; and articulate the latest trends and developments in the chemical sciences through written and oral methods, using both the English and Filipino languages
  7. Interpret relevant data and make judgments that include reflection on relevant scientific and ethical issues
  8. Develop critical, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help resolve or solve critical chemical issues and problems of national and global significance
  9. Appreciate the limitations and implications of the sciences in everyday life through the use of knowledge and research to an inquiry-based practice in the field of chemistry
  10. Demonstrate the ability to qualify for graduate study and/or for entry-level professional employment in general workplace

Becoming Part of the Program

Application Period: July to December of each year

Application Website

Release of Results: January 28 of the following year

Application
Fees

Go to THIS PAGE and look for the “College of Science” tab for the tuition fees.

Welcome Messages for A.Y. 2020-2021

Dear Freshmen Thomasian Scientists,

I would like to extend my warmest virtual welcome to the UST College of Science to all of you!

Never in recent history has science played such a visible role in society. This highlights the country’s need for more scientists to continue the task of discovering and understanding the world we live in, and in innovating technologies and processes to solve humanity’s most pressing concerns. Thomasian scientists have always played a significant role in charting the scientific progress of this country. By choosing the UST College of Science, you have already shown a desire to be part of this country’s scientific workforce. Our motto in the College of Science is “Galing Science, Galing Science!”. This speaks of our desire to instill excellence among our students, which we hope you will all embody by the time you earn your degrees.

This is a truly unprecedented start to Academic Year 2020-2021 for all of us. Rest assured that the College of Science is one with the entire UST community in ensuring that learning will take place for our students despite these challenging circumstances. The learning management system of the university, dubbed the UST Cloud Campus, which has been in place for more than a decade now, is ready to provide the main platform for the efficient delivery of instruction. However, given the distinct challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, our faculty are continuously innovating to meet the demands of this uncharted territory in higher education. We will also strive to provide adequate laboratory instruction, which is central to the sciences, despite the limitations set forth by physical distancing and public health regulations.

We hope to develop a strong partnership with you, our dear students, your parents, guardians, benefactors and families, in order to ensure that you get the quality Thomasian science education you sought to have by enrolling in our college.

We all pray that in due time, we can continue to deliver the quality Thomasian science education you deserve under more normal circumstances.

Prof. Rey Donne S. Papa, PhD

Dean

In this extraordinary time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of Faith and Science becomes greatly underscored in our life. Welcoming you to the University of Santo Tomás, therefore, does not only bring joy but hope for the people of God whom you will be serving.

In the face of physical, economic, psychological, and spiritual predicaments, we must be undeterred to pursue the Veritas (Truth) through our academic endeavors per scientiam ad Dominum (through Science towards the Lord) as inspired by our patron St. Albert the Great, and his illustrious disciple, St. Thomas Aquinas, who said: “Just as it is better to illuminate than merely to shine, so to pass on what one has contemplated is better than merely to contemplate” (cf. S.Th. II-II q. 188 a. 6.).

Through Faith and Science, we keep on finding courage in the midst of life’s hardship. When life is difficult, all the more that we need to be full of life. The harder the blow, the harder we hope. Illuminate others than merely shine. Share the fruits of your studies, than merely contemplate. Don’t be discouraged over closed doors; look for the back door and even the open windows. Don’t just focus on what we’ve lost; look also for what we’ve received. Welcome to the UST College of Science.

Rev. Fr. Louie R. Coronel, O.P., HEL

Regent

Career Opportunities

  • Laboratory chemist in industries and companies that deal with chemicals, food and beverage, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, oil and petroleum, mineral and metals, textile, agricultural products, pulp and paper, analytical chemistry services, and quality control
  • Forensic chemist
  • Research chemist
  • Academic staff member (Colleges and Universities)
  • Non-laboratory work (science communication, technical writing, entrepreneurship, marketing and management, product sales, chemical information services, health and safety, intellectual property)
  • Other tracks which include Doctor of Medicine

Program Curriculum (New)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHM 401 Principles of Chemistry 3 0 3
CHM 401L Principles of Chemistry (Laboratory) 0 6 2
CONTEM W The Contemporary World 3 0 3
FIL 1 Filipino 1 3 0 3
MAT 401A Differential Calculus 3 0 3
NSTP 1 National Service Training Program 1 0 0 3
PE 1 PATH-PE 1 2 0 2
THY 1 Christian Vision of the Human Person 3 0 3
UND SELF Understanding the Self 3 0 3
TOTAL 20 6 25

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHM 412 Mechanics 3 0 3
CHM 412L Mechanics (Laboratory) 0 3 1
CHM 413 Integral Calculus with Differential Equations 3 0 3
CHM 414 Analytical Chemistry 1 (Lecture) 3 0 3
CHM 414L Analytical Chemistry 1 (Laboratory) 0 6 2
FIL 2 Filipino 2 3 0 3
MATH MW Mathematics in the Modern World 3 0 3
NSTP 2 National Service Training Program 2 0 0 3
PE 2 PATH-PE 2 2 0 2
PURPCOM Purposive Communication 3 0 3
THY 2 Christian Vision of Marriage and Family 3 0 3
TOTAL 23 9 29

 

Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term 

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ART APP Art Appreciation 3 0 3
CHM 415 Basic Electricity and Magnetism (Lecture) 3 0 3
CHM 415L Basic Electricity and Magnetism (Laboratory) 0 3 1
CHM 416 Organic Chemistry 1 (Lecture) 3 0 3
CHM 416L Organic Chemistry 1 (Laboratory) 0 6 2
CHM 417 Analytical Chemistry 2 (Lecture) 3 0 3
CHM 417L Analytical Chemistry 2 (Laboratory) 0 6 2
PE 3 PATH-PE 3 2 0 2
READ PH Readings in Philippine History 3 0 3
THY 3 Christian Vision of the Church in Society 3 0 3
TOTAL 20 15 25

 

Second Term 

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHM 418 Organic Chemistry 2 (Lecture) 3 0 3
CHM 418L Organic Chemistry 2 (Laboratory) 0 6 2
CHM 419 Physical Chemistry 1 3 0 3
CHM 4119 Free Elective 3 3 4
ELE 1 Professional Elective 1 3 0 3
ELE 2 Professional Elective 2 3 0 3
LIT 1 Literature 1 3 0 3
PE 4 PATH-PE 4 2 0 2
THY 4 Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World 3 0 3
TOTAL 23 9 26

 

Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term 

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHM 4110 Physical Chemistry 2 (Lecture) 3 0 3
CHM 4110L Physical Chemistry 2 (Laboratory) 0 6 2
CHM 4111 Biochemistry 1 (Lecture) 3 0 3
CHM 4111L Biochemistry 1 (Laboratory) 0 6 2
CHM 4112 Analytical Chemistry 3 (Lecture) 3 0 3
CHM 4112L Analytical Chemistry 3 (Laboratory) 0 3 1
SCITECHS Science, Technology, and Society 3 0 3
TOTAL 12 15 17

 

Second Term 

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHM 4113 Inorganic Chemistry 1 3 0 3
CHM 4114 Physical Chemistry 3 3 0 3
CHM 4115 Professional Engagement 0 12 4
CHM 4116 Biochemistry 2 (Laboratory) 0 3 1
LIWORIZ Life and Works of Rizal 3 0 3
SCI 403 Research 1 2 0 2
SCI 4011 Biochemistry 2 3 0 3
TOTAL 14 15 19

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term 

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHM 4117 Inorganic Chemistry 2 (Lecture) 3 0 3
CHM 4117L Inorganic Chemistry 2 (Laboratory) 0 3 1
ELE 3 Professional Elective 3 3 0 3
ETHICS Ethics 3 0 3
SCI 405 Research 2 0 6 2
TOTAL 9 9 12

 

Second Term 

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHM 4118 Correlation Course 6 0 6
SCI 406 Research 3 0 6 2
TOTAL 6 6 8

 

Program Curriculum (Old)

Curriculum Effectivity: A.Y. 2015-2016 until A.Y. 2017-2018

First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHEM 101 General Inorganic Chemistry I 3 0 3
CHEM 101L General Inorganic Chemistry I (Laboratory) 0 6 2
ENG 1 Introduction to College English 3 0 3
MATH 101 College Algebra 3 0 3
MATH 102 Trigonometry 3 0 3
PHIST Philippine History 3 0 3
PSY 1 General Psychology 3 0 3
RC Rizal Course 3 0 3
THY 1 Contextualized Salvation History 3 0 3
PE 1 Physical Education 2 0 2
ROTC Reserve Officers’ Training Corps 3 0 3
TOTAL 29 6 31

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BIO 100 General Biology 2 0 2
BIO 100L General Biology (Laboratory) 0 3 1
CHEM 102 General Inorganic Chemistry II 3 0 3 CHEM 101, CHEM 101L
CHEM 102L General Inorganic Chemistry II (Laboratory) 0 6 2 CHEM 101, CHEM 101L
ENG 2 Reading and Thinking Skills for Academic Study 3 0 3 ENG 1
HUM 1 Art, Man, and Society 3 0 3
LIT 102A Philippine Literatures 3 0 3
MATH 108B Mathematical Analysis 3 0 3 MATH 101, MATH 102
SA Socio-Anthropology 3 0 3
THY 2 Church and Sacraments 3 0 3 THY 1
PE 2 Physical Education 2 0 2
ROTC Reserve Officers’ Training Corps 3 0 3
TOTAL 29 9 32
Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry I 3 0 3 CHEM 102, CHEM 102L
CHEM 201L Organic Chemistry I (Laboratory) 0 6 2 CHEM 102, CHEM 102L
ENG 3 Academic Writing Skills 3 0 3 ENG 1, ENG 2
FIL 1 Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino 3 0 3
MATH 109B Mathematical Analysis II 4 0 4 MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 108B
MICR 201 General Microbiology with Industrial Applications 2 0 2 BIO 101, BIO 101L, CHEM 102, CHEM 102L
MICR 201L General Microbiology with Industrial Applications (Laboratory) 0 6 2 BIO 101, BIO 101L, CHEM 102, CHEM 102L
PHL 2/102 Logic 3 0 3
PHYS 103 Mechanics and Molecular Forces 3 0 3 MATH 101, MATH 102
PHYS 103L Mechanics and Molecular Forces (Laboratory) 0 3 1 MATH 101, MATH 102
PE 3 Physical Education 2 0 2
NSTP National Service Training Program 3 0 3
TOTAL 26 15 31

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry II 3 0 3 CHEM 201, CHEM 201L
CHEM 202L Organic Chemistry II (Laboratory) 0 6 2 CHEM 201, CHEM 201L
CHEM 301 Analytical Chemistry I 3 0 3 CHEM 102, CHEM 102L
CHEM 301L Analytical Chemistry I (Laboratory) 0 6 2 CHEM 102, CHEM 102L
ENG 4 Oral Communication in Context 3 0 3 ENG 1, ENG 2, ENG 3
FIL 2 Pagbasa at Pagsulat tungo sa Pananaliksik 3 0 3 FIL 1
MATH 110B Mathematical Analysis III 4 0 4 MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 108B, MATH 109B
PHL 5 Christian Ethics 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2
PHYS 203 Heat, Electricity, and Magnetism 3 0 3 PHYS 103, PHYS 103L
PHYS 203L Heat, Electricity, and Magnetism (Laboratory) 0 3 1 PHYS 103, PHYS 103L
PE 4 Physical Education 2 0 2
NSTP National Service Training Program 3 0 3
TOTAL 27 15 32

 

Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHEM 103 Inorganic Chemistry I 3 0 3 CHEM 202, CHEM 202L
CHEM 302 Analytical Chemistry II 3 0 3 CHEM 301, CHEM 301L
CHEM 302L Analytical Chemistry II (Laboratory) 0 6 2 CHEM 301, CHEM 301L
CHEM 402 Physical Chemistry I 3 0 3 CHEM 202, CHEM 202L, CHEM 301, CHEM 301L, MATH 110B, PHYS 203, PHYS 203L
CHEM 601 General Biochemistry 3 0 3 CHEM 202, CHEM 202L
CHEM 601L General Biochemistry 0 6 2 CHEM 202, CHEM 202L
ETAR Economics with Taxation and Agrarian Reform 3 0 3
FL 1 Foreign Language 1 3 0 3
PHYS 208 Wave, Optics, and Modern Physics 3 0 3 PHYS 203, PHYS 203L
PHYS 208L Wave, Optics, and Modern Physics 0 3 1 PHYS203, PHYS 203L
TOTAL 21 15 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHEM 206 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3 0 3 CHEM 102, CHEM 102L
CHEM 303 Advanced Analytical Chemistry 2 0 2 CHEM 302, CHEM 302L
CHEM 303L Advanced Analytical Chemistry (Laboratory) 0 6 2 CHEM 302, CHEM 302L
CHEM 307L Chemometrics (Laboratory) 0 3 1 CHEM 302, CHEM 302L
CHEM 403 Physical Chemistry II 3 0 3 CHEM 402
CHEM 403L Physical Chemistry II (Laboratory) 0 6 2 CHEM 402
CHEM 503 Professional Exposure, Jurisprudence, and Practicum 3 0 3 CHEM 202, CHEM 202L, CHEM 302, CHEM 302L
CHEM 602 Advanced Biochemistry 3 0 3 CHEM 601, CHEM 601L
CHEM 602L Advanced Biochemistry (Laboratory) 0 3 1 CHEM 601, CHEM 601L
THS 1 Thesis I 2 0 2 CHEM 302, CHEM 402, CHEM 402L, ENG 3
TOTAL 16 18 22

 

Fourth Year (2 Terms)

Fourth Year – First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHEM 104 Inorganic Chemistry II 3 0 3 CHEM 103, CHEM 403, CHEM 403L
CHEM 104L Inorganic Chemistry II (Laboratory) 0 3 1 CHEM 103, CHEM 403, CHEM 403L
CHEM 404 Physical Chemistry III 3 0 3 CHEM 403, CHEM 403L
CHEM 405L Computational Chemistry (Laboratory) 0 3 1 CHEM 403, CHEM 403L
PGC Philippine Government and Constitution 3 0 3
PHLSCI Philosophy of Science 3 0 3 PHL 2
SCL 3 The Social Teachings of the Church 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2, PHL 5
THS 2 Thesis II 0 6 2
TOTAL 15 12 19

 

Fourth Year – Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHEM CORR Correlation Course 6 0 6 CHEM 104, CHEM 104L, CHEM 206, CHEM 303, CHEM 303L, CHEM 404, CHEM 405L, CHEM 602, CHEM 602L
THS 3 Thesis III 0 6 2 THS 2
TOTAL 9 6 11

Program Policies

Final Grades and Grading Periods
  • The work of the students shall be graded at the end of each term in accordance with the 5-point numerical grading system.

  • A student’s performance is evaluated in two grading periods: Prelims and Finals.
  • A student’s final grade is based on the average of his/her raw grade computed from two (2) grading periods:

( + )/2

Transmutation of Raw Grades into Final Grades

The average raw grade is transmuted to the 5-point grade equivalent. A sample matrix of computation based on 60-raw grade passing mark is shown:

Lecture and Laboratory Courses

Lecture and their corresponding laboratory courses are known as Co-Requisites.

Lecture Courses

  • For most technical courses, the passing raw grade is 60.
  • For the Chemistry Correlation course, the passing raw grade is 70.
Class Standing 60%
Preliminary / Final Exams 30%
Course Inquiry Project (CIP) 10%

Course Inquiry Project

  • CIP is a group project that showcases the integration of students’ learning in a particular course. Possible forms are: 1) infographics, brochures, poster, capstone research, and problem sets, among others.

 

Laboratory Courses

Class Standing 70%
Preliminary / Final Exams 30%
Retention Policies
  • Students who do not show satisfactory performance in their academic undertaking shall be debarred from the college.
  • Those with academic deficiencies of 8 units or less will be classified as Probationary. Students will be allowed to enroll the following term but only in subjects authorized by the Dean’s representatives
  • Those with academic deficiencies of 8 units or less will be classified as Not to be Readmitted (NBTR). Except for those in the first year and fourth year, students under this classification will not be readmitted in the following term.
Regular vs. Irregular Student Status

Regular: No deficiencies and taking the regular load

Irregular: With back subjects and/or with uncleared deficiencies (5.0, WF, FA, INC)

Academic Advising Policies
  • Students, as a general rule, should carry the academic load prescribed by the Dean or Dean’s representative.
  • Only graduating students are entitled to carry an overload.
  • Only graduating students are allowed to waive pre-requisites.
Student Welfare and Development

The College of Science is the second home to her students. The college looks after not only the students’ academic progress but also their personal development and well-being.

The following are certain policies and guidelines on student welfare and development set by the College of Science and the Office for Student Affairs.

Indicators of Good Behavior

Based on PPS No. 1027: Code of Conduct

The University of Santo Tomas is the second home of the Thomasian students. Its task is mainly to form and improve the students’ character, attitude and moral values, as well as to develop their intellectual, physical and psychological fitness. A proper norm of conduct is designed to inculcate these ideals.

  • Thomasian core values of competence, compassion, and commitment
  • Honesty
  • Courtesy
  • Diligence
  • Good Grooming
  • Decency and Modesty in Action
  • Maintenance of Peace and Order
  • Camaraderie
  • Care for the Environment
Counseling and Career Services

The University, through its Counseling and Career Center, aim to help learners achieve holistic student development and success.

Counseling and Case Management

  • facilitates academic achievement, personal growth, and social development

Career Services

  • empowers students in making informed career decisions and in developing career competencies needed in the world of work
  • assists in placement fit and in building industry partnerships for students’ career success
Student Organizations
  • The students shall join or form only student organizations whose objectives uphold the vision and mission of the University.
  • Students shall join only organizations duly recognized by the University.
  • The list of local student organizations of the College of Science can be found here.
Levels of Disciplinary Actions

Imposition of disciplinary action is progressive. As such, the following list shows the levels of disciplinary action.

  • Reprimand: Shall serve as a warning that any future violation of this Code shall be a ground for the imposition of a more severe penalty.
  • Suspension: Student is denied or deprived of attendance in classes for a specified period of time
  • Non-readmission: A penalty in which the student is denied admission or enrollment for the subsequent school terms.
  • Exclusion: Dropping from the roll of qualified students in the university
  • Expulsion: Student is excluded from admission to any public or private school in the Philippines.

Offenses punishable by non-readmission, exclusion, or expulsion

  • Dishonesty
  • Hazing
  • Possession of deadly weapons
  • Immorality
  • Using, possessing, and selling of prohibited drugs
  • Drunkenness
  • Vandalism
  • Arson or destruction of University property
  • Blackmail or other forms of extortion

Program Recognitions