College of Science (1926)
Degree Programs and Departments
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY (4 years)
The BS Chemistry is a four-year program designed to provide students opportunities for advancement and skilled proficiency in the field of Chemistry. It provides students outstanding curricular and practical training to meet the needs of students in their preparation for graduate studies in related fields, medical school or allied health profession. The program aims at building a strong analytical and technical background for employment in a variety of fields including pharmaceutical and other industries. The program is recognized as Center of Excellence by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Level-IV accredited by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA).
Mathematics and Physics
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY (4 years)
The BS Psychology is a four-year program that gives students the basic knowledge and training in three areas: Clinical Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Educational Psychology. Relevant course offerings and supervised practicum give students the necessary and adequate preparation for their entry into the professional world of work. The program is recognized as Center of Development by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Level-IV accredited by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA).
Latest News and Events
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
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.
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.
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
Saint Albert the Great / Albertus Magnus
List of Organizations
- College of Science Student Council
- Applied Physics Society
- Biology Society
- Chemistry Society
- Mathematics Society
- Microbiology Society
- Psychology Society
- College of Science Dance Troupe
- Science Debate and Drama Society
- College of Science Glee Club
- Community Achievers Club
- COMELEC Science Unit
- Pax Romana Science Unit
- Red Cross Youth Council Science Unit
- Scarlet Science Unit
- Rotaract Science Unit
- College of Science Journal
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
REV. FR. FRANKLIN F. BELTRAN, O.P., PhD
PROF. MA. CARLOTA B. DECENA, PhD
ASSOC. PROF. MARY C. MARTIN, MSc