College of Science (1926)

Our Identity


We are committed to the integral formation of morally upright, competent, and compassionate scientists who have passion for Truth, and whose selfless service to God and neighbor is manifested in their responsiveness to national and global concerns.


We envision the UST College of Science as a distinguished and internationally recognized center of learning in the sciences with a strong tradition of excellence in instruction, research and community service.

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:

  • equipped with a functional body of knowledge and skills in a field of science, sufficient for beginning professional practice.
  • competent in information literacy and able to acquire, organize and present information through technology-based activity.
  • prepared for life-long learning in pursuit of personal and professional development
  • skilled in solving problems in a logical, critical and creative way.
  • proficient in effective communication, both oral and written.
  • capable of working independently and collaboratively
  • committed to Christian values, conscious of the ethical and social impacts of his actions
  • responsive to national concerns, oriented towards a global perspective and aware of cultural diversity.


  • Sufficient, safe and state-of-the-art learning and research facilities
  • Active involvement of faculty members and students in research
  • Highly qualified, competent and ethical faculty members and staff
  • Globally competitive students imbued with Christian values
  • Dynamic and relevant curricula
  • Strong adherence to work ethics among members of the College of Science community
Student Life

College of Science Student Council

Student Organizations

  1. Applied Physics Society
  2. Biology Society
  3. Chemistry Society
  4. Mathematics Society
  5. Microbiology Society
  6. Psychology Society
  7. College of Science Dance Troupe
  8. Science Debate and Drama Society
  9. College of Science Glee Club
  10. Community Achievers Club
  11. COMELEC Science Unit
  12. Pax Romana Science Unit
  13. Red Cross Youth Council Science Unit
  14. Scarlet Science Unit
  15. Rotaract Science Unit
  16. College of Science Journal

The College of Science’s Research Agenda

Student Research

  • Applied Mathematics, major in Actuarial Science
  • Applied Physics, major in Instrumentation
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Psychology

Faculty Research


Science Week 2019

Araw Parangal ng Agham

Galing Science

Latest News and Events
March 7, 2019 Argao of Psychology participates in Religions for Peace Asia Regional Consultation
February 14, 2019 Domingo leads new registered microbiologists
December 13, 2018 Four Thomasian biologists elected to newly established Philippine Society for Freshwater Science
December 13, 2018 Microbiology Batch 1999 donates to Project Agham’s scholarship fund
August 24, 2018 Papa of Biological Sciences presents papers in 34th Int’l. Society of Limnology conference
July 12, 2018 Tan of Chemistry is 2018 NAST Outstanding Young Scientist
June 26, 2018 BS Applied Physics receives formal accreditation from PACUCOA
January 26, 2018 Psychology students claim UST’s 9th quiz championship
December 15, 2017 3rd UST-USP Joint Symposium goes to Hikone, Japan
September 12, 2017 Papa of BioSci present papers on invasive species in Singapore conference
September 5, 2017 Science welcomes four Myanmarian EU-SHARE exchange students
July 14, 2017 VRRI Nonato, Ramirez of Chemistry, Briones of BioSci win awards in 39th Annual Scientific Meeting of NAST
July 13, 2017 Bance of Psychology wins Best Paper award for temperament scale for armed forces in Bulacan conference
June 2, 2017 VRRI Nonato of Chemistry receives Shimadzu Achievement Award for Chemical Research
April 18, 2017 Dean Ramos of Science elected vice-president of Philippine biology teachers’ association
April 4, 2017 Gumatay of BSc Bio wins BPI-DOST awards
March 22, 2017 Binag of Chemistry is new NRCP president
March 21, 2017 Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Microbiology, Mathematics programs granted PACUCOA Level IV re-accredited status
January 21, 2017 Dean Ramos, Sevilla, Nonato, Maningas, Calaca, Agnes appointed to CHEd Technical Panels, Committees
January 21, 2017 Alejandro, et al. discover new plant in Agusan del Norte, name it in honor of Fr. Rector
January 16, 2017 BS Chem, BS Applied Physics welcome EU-SHARE fellows for student exchange
October 7, 2016 UST produces 30 new chemists; Gervacio, Yee in top 10
October 3, 2016 Sakurai of Osaka University lectures on nanoscience
September 22, 2016 Aguinaldo, Nonato of Chemistry participate in USAID-STRIDE Synergy forum
September 6, 2016 UST is 2nd top performing school in Aug. 2016 psychometrician boards; 6 in top 10
September 1, 2016 Science hosts 5-day course on health management of fishes, crustaceans, and mollusks
July 26, 2016 Science researches bag CHEd Republika Awards
July 6, 2016 Visiting Professor Lowinger teaches Advanced Psych Statistics at Grad School, lectures to Psychology faculty
June 30, 2016 Thirteen (13) Science researchers join top Philippine scientists in June 2016 Webometrics citation ranking
June 17, 2016 Aguinaldo, BS Bio, attends June-July summer program of University of British Columbia
June 10, 2016 BS Biology students win awards in first Philippine freshwater biodiversity symposium
June 10, 2016 UST, US – NAS, USAID PEER project host pioneering symposium on Philippine freshwater biodiversity and Lake Taal’s first Biomuseum
March 19, 2016 Maningas of BioSci, RCNAS wins 2016 Newton Fund fellowship
January 25 BS Biology students, BioSci faculty receive intellectual property awareness training from ITSO
January 22, 2016 Psychology students place 2nd in inter-school quiz bee
January 10, 2016 Psychology alumna makes waves through calligraphy
December 31, 2015 BioSci, Chemistry, Psychology depts, programs declared Centers of Excellence
December 10, 2015 Argao of Psychology attends Asia-Pacific Interfaith Youth Camp in Cambodia
November 30, 2015 Agnes of Psychology appointed Member of the PRC’s Continuing Professional Development Council for psychologists
November 24, 2015 Tan of Chemistry selected as 2016 Novartis Next Generation Scientist Program Fellow
October 30, 2015 UST produces 32 new chemists, grad ranks 8th in 2015 boards
September 30, 2015 Maningas, Science students win first place in DOST’s Regional Innovations Contests and Exhibits
September 30, 2015 Tongol of Chemistry’s fuel cell research makes UST DOST’s national fuel cell testing center
September 18, 2015 University of Glasgow, Singapore officials visit UST, discuss linkage plans
September 11, 2015 Alejandro of BioSci receives 2015 Gregorio Zara Achievement Award for Research
September 3, 2015 Dela Cruz of BioSci recognized as 2015 Metrobank Outstanding Teacher
September 3, 2015 UST confers the title Professor Emeritus upon Sevilla of Chemistry
July 31, 2015 Vargas of Psych presents paper in SEAMEO-SEN conference in Thailand
July 30, 2015 UST declared the only top performing school in Psychometrician exams; 11 grads in the Top 10
July 25, 2015 Science sends BS Applied Physics OJT students partner universities abroad
July 17, 2015 Science co-hosts symposium with Nagoya City University
July 9, 2015 Sevilla of Chemistry becomes UST’s first faculty Academician of the National Academy of Science and Technology
July 9, 2015 Macabeo hailed as 2015 Outstanding Young Scientist in Chemistry, receives 2015 The World Academy of Science Award in Chemistry
July 9, 2015 Alejandro, Maningas of BioSci receive 2015 Outstanding Scientific Paper Award from NAST


The College of Science was established in 1926 as the College of Liberal Arts. It initially offered four-year programs for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees and two-year courses in Preparatory Law and Preparatory Medicine. Through the succeeding years, it expanded its offerings in response to the needs of national development and introduced innovative degree programs including Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (1931), Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (1941), Bachelor of Science major in Zoology (1947), Bachelor of Science major in Psychology (1948), and Bachelor of Science major in Mathematics and Physics (1952).

In 1964, the College of Liberal Arts was transformed into the College of Science, after ceding the Bachelor of Arts program to the Faculty of Arts and Letters. Thereafter, all programs offered by the College focused only on science and mathematics. Ever sensitive to the demands of national growth, the college initiated new programs including B.S. (General) (1964), B.S. Mathematics (1966), B.S. Actuarial Sciences (1974), B.S. Biology (1978), B.S. Microbiology (1979), B.S. Computer Science (1984), B.S. Information Technology and B.S. Information Management (1999), and B.S. Applied Physics (2002). In 2003, the Computer Science, Information technology and Information Management programs were transferred to the Faculty of Engineering. In the year 2009, a shift from theoretical to applied mathematics was implemented with the realignment of B.S Mathematics Major in Actuarial Science to B.S Applied Mathematics Major in Actuarial Science.

Excellence in science education and research has been a byword of the UST-College of Science. In September 2011, the college has been awarded by the Philippine Association of the Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) the highest accreditation of Level IV, the first in the University of Santo Tomas. Having been accredited Level IV, the college became instrumental in the Institutional Accreditation Status of the university awarded by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) in September 2012. In recent years, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has recognized the Department of Biological Sciences as a Center of Excellence in Biology and Microbiology; the Department of Chemistry as a Center of Excellence in Chemistry; and, the Department of Psychology as a Center of Excellence in Psychology.


Administration, Officials, and Staff

Organizational Structure

UST FACULTY Sci Bio - RAMOS John Donnie A (2014, PhD - 2x2 Gray)

Prof. John Donnie A. Ramos, PhD, Dean

Rev. fr. Louie R. Coronel, O.P., HEL, Regent

Prof. Ma. Carlota B. Decena, PhD, Assistant Dean

UST FACULTY Sci MathPhy - MARTIN Mary C (2014, MS - 2x2 Gray)

Assoc. Prof. Mary C. Martin, MSc, College Secretary

College Council

UST FACULTY Sci Bio - RAMOS John Donnie A (2014, PhD - 2x2 Gray)

Prof. John Donnie A. Ramos, PhD, Chair

Rev. fr. Louie R. Coronel, O.P., HEL, Member (Ex-Officio)

Prof. Ma. Carlota B. Decena, PhD, Member (Ex-Officio)


Prof. Grecebio Jonathan D. Alejandro, Dr. rer. nat., Member

UST FACULTY Sci MathPhy - MARTIN Mary C (2014, MS - 2x2 Gray)

Assoc. Prof. Mary C. Martin, MSc, Member

UST FACULTY Sci Chem - MENGUITO Corazon A (2016, PhD - 2x2 Gray)

Prof. Corazon A. Menguito, PhD, Member

Asst. Prof. Maria Criselda Pacquing, PhD, Member

Department Chairpersons and Program Coordinators


Prof. Rey Donne S. Papa, PhD

(Biology, Microbiology)

Prof. Gina R. Dedeles, PhD

Coordinator, Microbiology

CHEMISTRY (University-Level)

Assoc. Prof. Dharmatov Rahula Albano, PhD

UST FACULTY Sci MathPhy - YAMBAO Enrico S (2016, MS - 2x2 Gray)


Asst. Prof. Enrico S. Yambao, MSc

(Actuarial Science, Applied Physics)

Assoc. Prof. Angelina A. Silverio

Coordinator, Physics

UST FACULTY Sci Psych - AGNES Ma Claudette A (2016, PhD - 2x2 Gray)

PSYCHOLOGY (University-Level)

Prof. Ma. Claudette A. Agnes, PhD


Assoc. Prof. Moises Norman Z. Garcia, PhD (Coordinator)

Coordinators and Supervisors



Asst. Prof. Jaycee Augusto V. Paguirigan, PhD


Asst. Prof. Alan Rodelle M. Salcedo, PhD


Assoc. Prof. Cecilia I. Banag, Dr. rer. nat.


Assoc. Prof. Bernhard Egwolf, Dr. rer. nat.


Prof. Maria Cristina Ramos, PhD



Asst. Prof. Marilyn G. Rimando, PhD


Asst. Prof. Maureen B. Sabit, PhD


Asst. Prof. Rafael L. Alfonso


Asst. Prof. Erlinda E. Dilan

Support Staff


Professor Emeritus Fortunato B. Sevilla III, PhD

Faculty Researcher and Former Dean

National Academician, National Academy of Science and Technology

Member, Technical Panel for Science and Mathematics

Chair, Technical Committee for Chemistry

Commission on Higher Education

Prof. Thomas Edison E. dela Cruz, Dr. rer. nat.

Faculty Researcher

2017 American Society for Microbiology Awardee for Graduate Teaching

2015 Metrobank Outstanding Teacher for Higher Education

Prof. Grecebio Jonathan D. Alejandro, Dr. rer. nat.

Faculty Researcher

2015 Gregorio Zara Award for Research

Contact Information

Office Address

Administration Office, 3/F Main Building

University of Santo Tomas – España Boulevard, Sampaloc, Manila 1015


Telephone Numbers


+63-2-406-1611 loc. 8224 / 8532

+63-2-740-9730 (Telefax)