Bachelor of Science in Microbiology (4 years)

 Description

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology is a four-year program that provides its students the opportunity to study the various microorganisms, like viruses, bacteria, algae, protozoan, and fungi, and their activities. The Microbiology program emphasizes the sciences of biology, chemistry, genetics, and mathematics, which are essential to the study of microbiology. In the University of Santo Tomas, the study of microorganisms is done through an inquiry-based and discovery learning process. A degree in microbiology prepares students for graduate-level study, for employment in microbiological and allied fields (e.g., food and beverage industries, health sciences, and environmental sciences), or for medical school.

 

Identity

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 an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts in the biological sciences and related fields of study
  2. Apply basic knowledge in microbiology and utilize safe and responsible techniques and procedures to identify and solve problems related to the life sciences using current disciplinary and interdisciplinary principles
  3. Apply basic mathematical and statistical computations and use of appropriate technologies in the analysis and interpretation of microbiological data
  4. Extend knowledge and critically evaluate current views and theories in various areas of the microbiological sciences
  5. 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 microbiology
  6. 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
  7. Communicate effectively and accurately microbiological concepts and research outputs, and articulate the latest trends and developments in the microbiological sciences through written and oral method, using both the English and Filipino languages
  8. Work efficiently and effectively in individual and group-oriented activities in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams
  9. Develop critical, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help resolve or solve critical microbiological issues and problems of national and global significance
  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

  • Microbiologist or Research scientist (research and academic institutions, pharmaceutical, and medicine manufacturing)
  • Medical doctor (upon completion of a medical degree)
  • Science educator (upon completion of a Master’s and / or Doctorate degree)
  • Medical product specialist
  • Biomedical scientist/biotechnologist/food technologist
  • Clinical research associate
  • Healthcare scientist
  • Industrial, agricultural, food and dairy quality control specialist

 

Program Curriculum (New)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

Program Schedule
Year First Term
(August – December)
Second Term
(January – May)
Special Term
(June – July)
1 / / none
2 / / none
3 / / none
4 / / none

 

First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
CHEM 401 Chemical Biology 1 – Organic Molecules 3 0 3 CHEM 401L
CHEM 401L Chemical Biology 1 – Organic Molecules (Laboratory) 0 6 2 CHEM 401
FIL 1 Kontekstuwalisadong Komunikasyon sa Filipino 3 0 3
MATH_MW Mathematics in the Modern World 3 0 3
MB 441 Bacteriology 3 0 3 MB 441L
MB 441L Bacteriology Laboratory 0 6 2 MB 441
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 12 27

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
BIO 424 Statistical Biology 2 3 3
FIL 2 Panimulang Pagsasalin 3 0 3 FIL 2
MB 442 Mycology 3 0 3 MB 442L
MB 442L Mycology Laboratory 0 6 2 MB 442
MB 443 Phycology 3 0 3 MB 443L
MB 443L Phycology Laboratory 0 6 2 MB 443
NSTP 2 National Service Training Program 2 0 0 3 NSTP 1
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 THY 1
TOTAL 19 15 27
Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
CHEM 402 Chemical Biology II – Analytical Methods 3 0 3
CHEM 402 L Chemical Biology II -Analytical Methods Laboratory) 0 6 2
MB 444 Protozoology and Parasitology 2 0 2 MB 444L
MB 444L Protozoology and Parasitology Laboratory 0 6 2 MB 444
MB 445 Analytical Microbiology 3 0 3 MB 441 MB 445L
MB 445L Analytical Microbiology Laboratory 0 6 2 MB 441L MB 445
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 the Society 3 0 3 THY 1,
THY 2
TOTAL 16 18 22

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
BIO 4212 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 0 3 MB 441,
MB 441L
BIO 4212L
BIO 4212L Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 0 6 2 MB 441,
MB 441L
BIO 4212
CHEM 403 Chemical Biology III – Biomolecules 3 0 3 CHEM 403L
CHEM 403L Chemical Biology III – Biomolecules Laboratory 0 6 2 CHEM 403
LIT 1 The Great Works 3 0 3
MB 446 Biology of Fungi and Algae 3 0 3 MB 441,
MB 441L
MB 446L
MB 446L Biology of Fungi and Algae (Laboratory) 0 6 2 MB 441,
MB 441L
MB 446
PE 4 PATH-PE 4 2 0 2
THY 4 Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World 3 0 3 THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3
TOTAL 17 18 23
Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
CONTEM_W The Contemporary World 3 0 3
LIWORIZ Life and Works of Rizal 3 0 3
MB 447 Microbial Genetics 3 0 3 BIO 4212,
BIO 4212L,
CHEM 403,
CHEM 403L,
MB 446,
MB 446L
MB 447L
MB 447L Microbial Genetics Laboratory 0 6 2 BIO 4212,
BIO 4212L,
CHEM 403,
CHEM 403L,
MB 446,
MB 446L
MB 447
SCI 409 Biophysics 2 0 2 SCI 409L
SCI 409L Biophysics Laboratory 0 6 2 SCI 409
STS Science, Technology and Society 3 0 3
TOTAL 14 12 18

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
GE ELEC I Elective I 3 0 3
MB 448 Microbial Physiology 3 0 3 CHEM 403,
CHEM 403L,
MB 441,
MB 441L
MB 448L
MB 448L Microbial Physiology Laboratory 0 6 2 CHEM 403,
CHEM 403L,
MB 441,
MB 441L
MB 448
MB 449 Virology 3 0 3 MB 441,
MB 441L,
MB 442,
MB 442L,
MB 443,
MB 443L,
MB 444,
MB 444L
MB 4410 Microbial Ecology 3 0 3 MB 441,
MB 441L,
MB 442,
MB 442L,
MB 443,
MB 443L,
MB 444,
MB 444L
MB 4410L
MB 4410L Microbial Ecology Laboratory 0 6 2 MB 441,
MB 441L,
MB 442,
MB 442L,
MB 443,
MB 443L,
MB 444,
MB 444L
MB 4410
SCI 403 Research 1 2 0 2 MB 441,
MB 441L,
MB 442,
MB 442L,
MB 443,
MB 443L,
MB 444,
MB 444L
SCI 404 Practicum 0 9 3 MB 441,
MB 441L
MB 4410,
MB 4410L,
MB 442,
MB 442L,
MB 443,
MB 443L,
MB 444,
MB 444L,
MB 445,
MB 445L,
MB 446,
MB 446L,
MB 447,
MB 447L,
MB 448,
MB 448L,
MB 449
TOTAL 14 21 21
Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
ART_APP Art Appreciation 3 0 3
ELE 1 Professional Elective 1 3 0 3
MB 4411 Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology Lecture 3 0 3 MB 448,
MB 448L
MB 4411L
MB 4411 Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology Laboratory 0 6 2 MB 448,
MB 448L
MB 4411
MB 4412 Food Microbiology 3 0 3 MB 441,
MB 441L,
MB 442,
MB 442L,
MB 444,
MB 444L
MB 4412L
MB 4412L Food Microbiology Laboratory 0 6 2 MB 441,
MB 441L,
MB 442,
MB 442L,
MB 444,
MB 444L
MB 4412
MB 4413 Laboratory Management 2 0 2 SCI 404
SCI 405 Research 2 0 6 2 SCI 403
TOTAL 14 18 20

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
BIO 4213 Medical Microbiology 3 0 3 MB 441,
MB 441L,
MB 442,
MB 442L,
MB 444,
MB 444L,
MB 445,
MB 445L
BIO 4213L
BIO 4213 Medical Microbiology Laboratory 0 6 2 MB 441,
MB 441L,
MB 442,
MB 442L,
MB 444,
MB 444L,
MB 445,
MB 445L
BIO 4213
BIO 4214 Immunology 3 0 3 BIO 4212,
BIO 4212L
BIO 4214L
MB 4414 Pharmaceutical Microbiology 3 0 3 MB 4411,
MB 4411L
BIO 4214
ELE 2 Professional Elective 2 3 0 3
ETHICS Ethics 3 0 3
SCI 406 Research 3 0 6 2
TOTAL 15 12 19

 

Free Electives
  • Science Communication
  • Biology Education
  • Bioentrepreneurship

Program Curriculum (Old)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2009-2010 until Freshmen Cohort of A.Y. 2017-2018

First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BIO 101 Concepts in Biological Sciences I 3 0 3
BIO 101L Concepts in Biological Sciences I (Laboratory) 0 6 2
ENG 1 Introduction to College English 3 0 3
MATH 101 College Algebra 3 0 3
PHIST Philippine History 3 0 3
SA Sociology and Anthropology 3 0 3
SPN 1 Elementary Spanish 3 0 3
THY 1 Contextualized Salvation History 3 0 3
TOTAL 21 6 23

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BIO 102 Concepts in Biological Sciences II 3 0 3 BIO 101,
BIO 101L
BIO 102L Concepts in Biological Sciences II (Laboratory) 0 6 2 BIO 101, BIO 101L
CHEM 100 General Inorganic Chemistry 3 0 3
CHEM 100L General Inorganic Chemistry (Laboratory) 0 6 2
ENG 2 Reading and Thinking Skills for Academic Study 3 0 3 ENG 1
LIT 101A World Literatures 3 0 3
MATH 102 Trigonometry 3 0 3 MATH 101
PHL 2 Logic 3 0 3
THY 2 Church and Sacraments 3 0 3 THY 1
TOTAL 21 12 25
Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHEM 300 Analytical Chemistry 3 0 3 CHEM 100, CHEM 100L
CHEM 300L Analytical Chemistry (Laboratory) 0 6 2 CHEM 100, CHEM 100L
ENG 3 Academic Writing Skills 3 0 3 ENG 2
FIL 1 Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino 3 0 3
MATH 108C Calculus 3 0 3 MATH 101, MATH 102
MICR 210 Fundamentals of Microbiology 3 0 3 BIO 101, BIO 101L, BIO 102, BIO 102L, CHEM 100, CHEM 100L
MICR 210L Fundamentals of Microbiology (Laboratory) 0 6 2 BIO 101, BIO 101L, BIO 102, BIO 102L, CHEM 100, CHEM 100L
PSY 1 General Psychology 3 0 3
TOTAL 18 12 22

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHEM 200 Organic Chemistry 3 0 3 CHEM 100, CHEM 100L
CHEM 200L Organic Chemistry (Laboratory) 0 6 2 CHEM 100, CHEM 100L
ENG 4 Oral Communication in Context 3 0 3 ENG 3
FIL 2 Pagbasa at Pagsulat tungo sa Pananaliksik
3 0 3 FIL 1
MATH 600 Biostatistics 3 0 3 MATH 101
MICR 220 Biology of Fungi and Algae 3 0 3 BIO 101, BIO 101L, BIO 102, BIO 102L, MICR 210, MICR 210L
MICR 220L Biology of Fungi and Algae (Laboratory) 0 6 2 BIO 101, BIO 101L, BIO 102, BIO 102L, MICR 210, MICR 210L
PHL 5 Christian Ethics 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2
TOTAL 18 12 22
Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHEM 600 Biochemistry 3 0 3 CHEM 100, CHEM 100L, CHEM 200, CHEM 200L
CHEM 600L Biochemistry (Laboratory) 0 6 2 CHEM 100, CHEM 100L, CHEM 200, CHEM 200L
ETAR Economics with Taxation and Agrarian Reform 3 0 3
MICR 221 Medical Bacteriology 2 0 2 MICR 210, MICR 210L
MICR 221L Medical Bacteriology (Laboratory) 0 6 2 MICR 210, MICR 210L
MICR 222 Analytical Microbiology 1 0 1 CHEM 300, CHEM 300L, MATH 600, MICR 210, MICR 210L
MICR 222L Analytical Microbiology (Laboratory) 0 6 2 CHEM 300, CHEM 300L, MATH 600, MICR 210, MICR 210L
PARA Parasitology 2 0 2 BIO 102, BIO 102L
PARA L Parasitology (Laboratory) 0 3 1 BIO 102, BIO 102L
PHLSCI Philosophy of Science 3 0 3 PHL 2
SPN 2 Intermediate Spanish 3 0 3 SPN 1
TOTAL 17 21 24

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
APP Art Appreciation 3 0 3
CHEM 401 Physical Chemistry 3 0 3 CHEM 200, CHEM 200L, CHEM 300, CHEM 300L, MATH 108C
COMP 102 Computer Applications 2 0 2
COMP 102L Computer Applications (Laboratory) 0 3 1
LIT 102A Philippine Literatures 3 0 3
MICR 223 Microbial Genetics 2 0 2 CHEM 600, CHEM 600L, MICR 210, MICR 210L
MICR 223L Microbial Genetics (Laboratory) 0 3 1 CHEM 600, CHEM 600L, MICR 210, MICR 210L
MICR 224 Microbial Physiology 3 0 3 CHEM 600, MICR 210, MICR 210L
MICR 601 Microbiology Research I 2 0 2 BIO 200, BIO 200L, CHEM 300, CHEM 300L, ENG 4, MICR 210, MICR 210L
PHYS 201 General Physics 4 0 4 MATH 101, MATH 102
PHYS 201L General Physics (Laboratory) 0 3 1 MATH 101, MATH 102
TOTAL 22 9 25
Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
MICR 225 Microbial Ecology 2 0 2 MICR 210, MICR 210L
MICR 225L Microbial Ecology (Laboratory) 0 3 1 MICR 210, MICR 210L
MICR 226 Food and Dairy Microbiology 2 0 2 MICR 210, MICR 210L
MICR 226L Food and Dairy Microbiology (Laboratory) 0 6 2 MICR 210, MICR 210L
MICR 227 Industrial Microbiology 2 0 2 MICR 222, MICR 222L, MICR 224
MICR 227L Industrial Microbiology (Laboratory) 0 6 2 MICR 222, MICR 222L, MICR 224
MICR 602 Microbiology Research II 0 6 2 MATH 600, MICR 220, MICR 220L, MICR 221, MICR 221L, MICR 222, MICR 222L, MICR 223, MICR 223L, MICR 601, PARA, PARA L
PGC Philippine Government and Constitution 3 0 3
SCL 3 The Social Teachings of the Church 3 0 3 PHL 5, THY 1, THY 2
TOTAL 12 21 19

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
MICR 228 Immunology 3 0 3 MICR 221, MICR 221L
MICR 229 Chemistry of Microbial Metabolites 3 0 3 MICR 224
MICR 230 Virology 3 0 3 MICR 210, MICR 210L
MICR 603 Microbiology Research III 0 6 2 MATH 600, MICR 220, MICR 220L, MICR 221, MICR 221L, MICR 222, MICR 222L, MICR 223, MICR 223L, MICR 601, MICR 602, PARA, PARA L
RC Rizal Course 3 0 3
SCL 9 Marriage and Family 3 0 3 PHL 5, THY 1, THY 2
TOTAL 15 6 17

 

Curriculum Map

Introductory, Enabling, Culminating, and Capstone Courses

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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.

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