Bachelor of Science in Psychology (4 years)

Description

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is designed to provide students with a Biopsychosocial Model in the study human behavior. This holistic approach gives students the unique perspective of analyzing, interpreting, and exploring the dynamics of human behavior by utilizing concepts in the areas of biology (neuro-anatomy), psychology, and sociology. The Department of Psychology provides a progressive curriculum and research program that offer students the distinct, innovative, and dynamic  opportunity to excel in the practice of psychology, particularly in industrial, educational, and clinical settings.

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

Science Graduate Attributes

Graduate attributes are generic capabilities that ideally all graduates should possess by the end of their university learning experience, regardless of their field of specialization. These have been identified as being valued in a field of study, and are important considerations in the preparation of materials for learning and teaching.

A graduate of the College of Science is:

  • Committed to Thomasian values, and responsive to ethical, social and environmental concerns (Thomasian Values and Ethics)
  • Equipped with discipline-specific knowledge and research skills capable of solving problems in a logical, critical, and creative way (Scholarship and Research)
  • Capable of leading with confidence independently and collaboratively (Leadership and Teamwork)
  • Effective in oral and written communication (Communication Ability)
  • Competent and responsible in the use of information and information technology (Information Competency)
  • Prepared for life-long learning in pursuit of personal and professional development (Lifelong Learning)
Program Intended Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate mastery, in-depth knowledge, and understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts in psychology and related fields of study
  2. Apply psychological that enhance the quality of life of human beings
  3. Demonstrate and develop professional working relationships with colleagues, clients, and others in local and global contexts, and in diverse multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural settings
  4. Demonstrate competence in written and oral communication, using a scientific approach, in the discussion of psychological concepts, using both the English and Filipino languages
  5. Demonstrate and act professionally with cultural humility, in the application of psychological services to others; and recognize the impact of own values, beliefs, and experiences on professional behavior, clients, and relevant others
  6. Apply formal regulations that govern professional ethics in psychology and embrace the values that will contribute to positive outcomes in work settings and in building a society responsive to multicultural and global concerns
  7. the conduct of psychological assessments and evaluation
  8. Resolve ethical dilemmas in professional practice using an appropriate approach
  9. 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
  10. Demonstrate the ability to qualify for graduate study and/or for entry-level professional employment in general workplace

Apply the principles TO activities?

Please consider if: Demonstrate or facilitate?

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.

Enrollment

In light of the COVID19 pandemic, all student registration will be online. Visit the MyUSTe Student Portal for procedures and guidelines

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

This program offers the following career options:

  • Licensed Psychometricians
  • Psychometricians in different fields and job environments, including market research, hospitals, mental health clinics, large corporations, software development companies, and educational settings
    • In addition to designing, developing, and evaluating test and examination approaches, psychometricians also qualify for the following specific positions and duties:
      • Conducting pilot trials for test methods and analyzing data to determine the success of testing methods at a college or university.
      • Assist the director of a psychometrics program, like the Assessment Program
      • Conducting ongoing statistical research at a company to maintain, increase, and protect the scientific validity of their products and services.
      • Scoring, monitoring, and validating psychological tests.
      • Working for testing companies in the government and private companies.
      • Training and overseeing the education of aspiring psychometricians.
  • Academe and Human Resource Departments
    • Teacher in nursery or pre-school levels

With further specialized training, graduates of this program may pursue specializations in Psychology such as clinical, counseling, developmental, educational, social, industrial/organizational, etc.

Graduates may also pursue careers in medicine, law, management, etc.

Program Curriculum (New)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
FIL 1 Kontekstwalisadong Komunikasyon sa Filipino 3 0 3
MATH MW Mathematics in the Modern World 3 0 3
NSTP 1 National Service Training Program 1 0 0 3
PE 1 PATH-PE 1 2 0 2
PSY 431 Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
PSY 432 Neuro-Anatomy 3 0 3
PSY 433 Developmental Psychology 3 0 3
PSY 434 Theories of Learning 3 0 3
THY 1 Christian Vision of the Human Person 3 0 3
TOTAL 23 0 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
FIL 2 Panimulang Pagsasalin 3 0 3 FIL 1
NSTP 2 National Service Training Program 2 0 0 3 NSTP 1
PE 2 PATH-PE 2 2 0 2
PSY 435 Biopsychology 3 0 3 PSY 432
PSY 436 Psychological Statistics I 3 0 3 MATH_MW
PSY 437 Theories of Personality 3 0 3 PSY 434
PURPCOM Purposive Communication 3 0 3
THY 2 Christian Vision of Marriage and Family 3 0 3 THY 1
UND SELF Understanding the Self 3 0 3
TOTAL 23 0 26

 

Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term 

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
ETHICS Ethics 3 0 3
PE 3 PATH-PE 3 2 0 2
PSY 438 Educational Psychology 3 0 3 PSY 434
PSY 439 Social Psychology 3 0 3 PSY 434
PSY 4310 Psychological Assessment 1 Lecture 3 0 3 PSY 436, PSY 437 PSY 4310L
PSY 4310L Psychological Assessment 1 Laboratory 0 6 2 PSY 436, PSY 437 PSY 4310
PSY 4311 Introduction to Human Physiology Lecture 3 0 3 PSY 435 PSY 4311L
PSY 4311L Introduction to Human Physiology Laboratory 0 6 2 PSY 435 PSY 4311
THY 3 Christian Vision of the Church in Society 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2
TOTAL 20 12 24

 

Second Term 

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
BIO 422 General Zoology 3 0 3 BIO422L
BIO 422L General Zoology Laboratory 0 6 2 BIO422
PE 4 PATH-PE 4 2 0 2
PSY 4312 Group Dynamics 3 0 3 PSY 437, PSY 439
PSY 4313 Cognitive Psychology 3 0 3 PSY 437
PSY 4314 Industrial Psychology 3 0 3 PSY 4310
PSY 4315 Abnormal Psychology 3 0 3 PSY 435, PSY 437
PSY 4316 Psychological Statistics II Lecture 3 0 3 PSY 436 PSY 4316L
PSY 4316L Psychological Statistics II Lecture 0 3 1 PSY 436 PSY 4316
THY 4 Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2, THY 3
TOTAL 23 9 26

 

Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term 

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
ELE 1 Professional Elective 3 0 3
PSY 4317 Bio-Organic Chemistry Lecture 3 0 3
PSY 4317L Bio-Organic Chemistry Laboratory 0 6 2
PSY 4318 Experimental Psychology Lecture 3 0 3
PSY 4318L Experimental Psychology Laboratory 0 6 2
PSY 4319 Field Methods Lecture 3 0 3 BIO 422, BIO 422L, ETHICS, FIL 1, FIL 2, MATH_MW, PE 3, PE 4, PSY 431, PSY 4310, PSY 4310L, PSY 4311, PSY 4311L, PSY 4312, PSY 4313, PSY 4314, PSY 4315, PSY 4316, PSY 4316L, PSY 432, PSY 433, PSY 434, PSY 435, PSY 436, PSY 437, PSY 438, PSY 439, PURMPCOM, THY 3, THY 4, UND_SELF
PSY 4319L Field Methods Laboratory 0 6 2 BIO 422, BIO 422L, ETHICS, FIL 1, FIL 2, MATH_MW, PE 3, PE 4, PSY 431, PSY 4310, PSY 4310L, PSY 4311, PSY 4311L, PSY 4312, PSY 4313, PSY 4314, PSY 4315, PSY 4316, PSY 4316L, PSY 432, PSY 433, PSY 434, PSY 435, PSY 436, PSY 437, PSY 438, PSY 439, PURMPCOM, THY 3, THY 4, UND_SELF PSY 4319
READ PH Readings in Philippine History 3 0 3
STS Science, Technology, and Society 3 0 3
TOTAL 21 18 27

 

Second Term 

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
CONTEM W The Contemporary World 3 0 3
ELE 2 Professional Elective 2 3 0 3
PSY 4320 General Physics Lecture 4 0 4 PSY 4320L
PSY 4320L General Physics Laboratory 0 3 1 PSY 4320
PSY 4321 Psychological Assessment II (Introduction to Test Construction and Measurement) 3 0 3 PSY 4310, PSY 4310L
PSY 4322 Clinical Psychology 3 0 3 PSY 4310, PSY 4310L
PSY 4323 Human Resource Management 3 0 3 PSY 4314
SCI403 Research 1 2 0 2 BIO 422, BIO 422L, ETHICS, FIL 1, FIL 2, MATH_MW, NSTP 1, NSTP 2, PE 1, PE 2, PE 3, PE 4, PSY 431, PSY 4310, PSY 4310L, PSY 4311, PSY 4311L, PSY 4312, PSY 4313, PSY 4314, PSY 4315, PSY 4316, PSY 4316L, PSY 4317, PSY 4317L, PSY 4318, PSY 4318L, PSY 4319, PSY 4319L, PSY 432, PSY 433, PS 434, PSY 435, PSY 436, PSY 437, PSY 438, PSY 439, PURPCOM, THY 1, THY 2, THY 3, THY 4, UND-SELF
TOTAL 18 15 21

 

Special Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
PSY 4324 Practicum A (Industrial and Clinical Settings) 0 4 BIO 422, BIO 422L, CONTEM_W, FIL 1, FIL 2, MATH_MW, PE 1, PE 2, PE 3, PE 4, PSY 431, PSY 4310, PSY 4310L, PSY 4311, PSY 4311L, PSY 4312, PSY 4313, PSY 4314, PSY 4315, PSY 4316, PSY 4316L, PSY 4317, PSY 4317L, PSY 4318, PSY 4318L, PSY 4319, PSY 4319L, PSY 432, PSY PSY 4320, PSY 4320L, PSY 4321, PSY 4322, PSY 433, PS 434, PSY 435, PSY 436, PSY 437, PSY 438, PSY 439, PURPCOM, READ_PH, SCI403, STS, THY 1, THY 2, THY 3, THY 4, UND-SELF
TOTAL 4
Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term 

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
ART APP Art Appreciation 3 0 3
GE ELEC 1 Elective 1 3 0 3
LIT 1 The Great Works 3 0 3
PSY 4325 Training and Development 3 0 3 PSY 4312, PSY 4323
PSY 4326 Practicum B (Educational) 0 2 BIO 422, BIO 422L, CONTEM_W, ETHICS, FIL 1, FIL 2, MATH_MW, NSTP 1, NSTP 2, PE 1, PE 2, PE 3, PE 4, PSY 431, PSY 4310, PSY 4310L, PSY 4311, PSY 4311L, PSY 4312, PSY 4313, PSY 4314, PSY 4315, PSY 4316, PSY 4316L, PSY 4317, PSY 4317L, PSY 4318,  PSY 4319, PSY 432, PSY 4320, PSY 4320L, PSY 4321, PSY 4322, PSY 4323, PSY 4324, PSY 433, PS 434, PSY 435, PSY 436, PSY 437, PSY 438, PSY 439, PURPCOM, READ_PH, SCI403, STS, THY 1, THY 2, THY 3, THY 4, UND-SELF
PSY 4327 Culture and Psychology 3 0 3 PSY 4319, PSY 4319L, PSY 439
SCI 405 Research 2 0 6 2
TOTAL 15 6 19

 

Second Term 

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
GE ELEC II Elective II 3 0 3
GE ELEC III Elective III 3 0 3
LIWORIZ Life and Works of Rizal 3 0 3
PSY 4328 Ethics in Psychology 3 0 3 ART_APP, BIO 422, BIO 422L, CONTEM_W, ETHICS, FIL 1, FIL 2, LIT 1, MATH_MW, NSTP 1, NSTP 2, PE 1, PE 2, PE 3, PE 4, PSY 431, PSY 4310, PSY 4310L, PSY 4311, PSY 4311L, PSY 4312, PSY 4313, PSY 4314, PSY 4315, PSY 4316, PSY 4316L, PSY 4317, PSY 4317L, PSY 4318, PSY 4318L, PSY 4319, PSY 4319L, PSY 432, PSY 4320, PSY 4320L, PSY 4321, PSY 4322, PSY 4323, PSY 4324, PSY 4325, PSY 4326, PSY 4327, PSY 433, PSY 434, PSY 435, PSY 436, PSY 437, PSY 438, PSY 439, PURPCOM, READ_PH, SCI 403, THY 1, THY 2, THY 3, THY 4, UND_SELF
PSY 4329 Correlation Course in Psychology 0 6 2 BIO 422, BIO 422L, CONTEM_W, ETHICS, FIL 1, FIL 2, LIT 1, MATH_MW, NSTP 1, NSTP 2, PE 1, PE 2, PE 3, PE 4, PSY 431, PSY 4310, PSY 4310L, PSY 4311, PSY 4311L, PSY 4312, PSY 4313, PSY 4314, PSY 4315, PSY 4316, PSY 4316L, PSY 4317, PSY 4317L, PSY 4318, PSY 4318L, PSY 4319, PSY 4319L, PSY 432, PSY 4320, PSY 4320L, PSY 4321, PSY 4322, PSY 4323, PSY 4324, PSY 4325, PSY 4326, PSY 4327, PSY 433, PSY 434, PSY 435, PSY 436, PSY 437, PSY 438, PSY 439, PURPCOM, READ_PH, STS, THY 1, THY 2, THY 3, THY 4, UND_SELF
SCI 406 Research 3 0 6 2 SCI 405
TOTAL 9 6 11

 

Program Curriculum (Old)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2012-2013 until Freshmen Cohort of A.Y. 2017-2018

First Year (2 Terms)

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ENG 1 Introduction to College English 3 0 3
FIL 1 Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino 3 0 3
MATH 101 College Algebra 3 0 3
PSY 1 General Psychology 3 0 3
PSY 201 Neuro-Anatomy 3 0 3
SA Socio-Anthropology 3 0 3
THY 1 Contextualized Salvation History 3 0 3
ZOO 101 General Zoology 3 0 3
ZOO 101L General Zoology (Laboratory) 0 6 2
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
ENG 2 Reading and Thinking Skills for Academic Study 3 0 3 ENG 1
FIL 2 Pagbasa at Pagsulat tungo sa Pananaliksik
3 0 3 FIL 1
MATH 102 Trigonometry 3 0 3 MATH 101
PHIST Philippine History 3 0 3
PHL 2 Logic 3 0 3
PSY 202 Human Development 3 0 3 PSY 1
PSY 203 Theories of Learning 3 0 3 PSY 1
PSY 204 Biopsychology 3 0 3 PSY 201
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 32 0 32
Second Year (2 Terms)

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHEM 100 General Inorganic Chemistry 3 0 3
CHEM 100L General Inorganic Chemistry  (Laboratory) 0 6 2
ENG 3 Academic Writing Skills 3 0 3 ENG 1, ENG 2
LIT 102A Philippine Literatures 3 0 3
PHL 5 Christian Ethics 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2
PSY 206 Theories of Personality 3 0 3 PSY 1, PSY 202
PSY 209 Educational Psychology 3 0 3 PSY 203
PSY 234 Behavior Measurement and Analysis I 3 0 3 MATH 101
PE 3 Physical Education 2 0 2
NSTP National Service Training Program 3 0 3
TOTAL 26 6 28

 

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 1, ENG 2, ENG 3
PSY 208 Psychological Assessment I 3 0 3 PSY 206, PSY 234
PSY 208L Psychological Assessment I (Laboratory) 0 6 2 PSY 206, PSY 234
PSY 221 Social Psychology 3 0 3 PSY 203, PSY 206
PSY 235 Behavior Measurement and Analysis II 3 0 3 PSY 234
SCL 3 The Social Teachings of the Church 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2, PHL 5
PE 4 Physical Education 2 0 2
NSTP National Service Training Program 3 0 3
TOTAL 18 12 22
Third Year (3 Terms)

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHEM 600 Biochemistry  3 0 3 CHEM 200, CHEM 200L
CHEM 600L Biochemistry (Laboratory) 0 6 2 CHEM 200, CHEM 200L
PSY 210 Experimental Psychology 3 0 3 PSY 203, PSY 235
PSY 210L Experimental Psychology (Laboratory) 0 6 2 PSY 203, PSY 235
PSY 211 Abnormal Psychology 3 0 3 PSY 204, PSY 206
PSY 213 Industrial Psychology 3 0 3 PSY 208, PSY 208L
PSY 214 Psychological Assessment II 3 0 3 PSY 208, PSY 208L
PSY 218 Group Dynamics 3 0 3 PSY 203, PSY 206
SCL 9 Marriage and Family 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2, PHL 5, SCL 3
TOTAL 21 12 25

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
PSY 215 Clinical Psychology 3 0 3 PSY 202, PSY 211, PSY 214
PSY 219 Human Resource Management 3 0 3 PSY 213
PSY 219L Human Resource Management (Laboratory) 0 4 2 PSY 213
PSY 220 Test Construction and Measurement 2 0 2 PSY 208, PSY 208L, PSY 235
PSY 220L Test Construction and Measurement (Laboratory) 0 2 1 PSY 208, PSY 208L, PSY 235
PSY 236 Psychology of Exceptional Children 3 0 3 PSY 202, PSY 211
PSY 237 Counseling and Psychotherapy 2 0 2 PSY 211
PSY 237L Counseling and Psychotherapy (Laboratory) 0 2 1 PSY 211
RES 1 Research I 2 0 2 PSY 206, PSY 210, PSY 210L, PSY 213, PSY 219
TOTAL 15 8 23

 

Special Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
PSY 231 Practicum A (Industrial and Clinical Settings) 0 3 PSY 202, PSY 208, PSY 208L, PSY 213, PSY 214, PSY 215, PSY 218, PSY 219, PSY 236, PSY 237
TOTAL 0 3
Fourth Year (2 Terms)

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
APP Art Appreciation 3 0 3
ETAR Economics w/ Taxation and Agrarian Reform 3 0 3
PSY 223 Current Issues in Psychology 3 0 3 PSY 209, PSY 210, PSY 213, PSY 215
PSY 232 Practicum B (Educational Settings) 3 0 3 PSY 202, PSY 209, PSY 214, PSY 237
PSY 240 Cognitive Psychology 3 0 3 PSY 203, PSY 206
RES 2 Research II 0 6 2 RES 1
SPN 1 Elementary Spanish 3 0 3
TOTAL 15 6 17

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
PGC Philippine Government and Constitution 3 0 3
PSY 241 Correlation Course in Psychology 0 6 2 PSY 202, PSY 206, PSY 208, PSY 208L, PSY 211, PSY 213, PSY 214, PSY 214L, PSY 218
RC Rizal Course 3 0 3
RES 3 Research III 0 6 2 RES 2
SPN 2 Intermediate Spanish 3 0 3 SPN 1
TOTAL 9 12 13
Curriculum Map

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Course Prospectus with Descriptions (.pdf)

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 Psychology technical courses, 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 Highlights

  • Dedicated and competent faculty members who are master’s and doctorate degree holders
  • Respected faculty members who are officers of national psychology professional organizations, advisers of national organizations, and/or appointees in government agencies
  • Updated and internationally recognized curriculum
  • Versatile degree program with many career paths for graduates
  • High success rate of graduates in licensure examinations and job placement
  • Modern teaching facilities
  • Effective research mentoring, with chance to participate and present in research events

Educational Delivery

Learning in-campus during this COVID-19 pandemic seems almost inconceivable, but teaching and learning continue off-campus through a Learning Management System long-established in the university. UST’s learning management system, known as the UST Cloud Campus, is managed by the Educational Technology Center.

The Cloud Campus combines the eLearning environment with powerful eLearning tools.

eLearning Environment powered by BlackBoard

  • Cloud-Based Learning Management System: Blackboard learn
  • Web Conferencing / Virtual Conferencing: Blackboard Collaborate
  • Recorded Video Lectures from the Instructor, as well as Student Video: Panopto

Powerful eLearning Tools powered by Office 365 and Google for Education

Each academic unit has an appointed e-Learning specialist, who can be reached via e-mail: edtech.sci@ust.edu.ph.

Program Recognitions