Bachelor of Science in Biology (4 years)

Bachelor of Science in Biology (4 years)

Description

The BSc Biology program is designed to provide students the opportunity to integrate, interpret, and translate biological phenomena and environmental observations, and then, use these information to make meaningful decisions. The Biology curriculum and research programs of the Department of Biological Sciences reflect the new concepts along the field, benchmarked with international standards and practises, and designed to meet present and future educational needs of the Biology majors.

Note: Starting A.Y. 2018-2019, Bachelor of Science in Biology will branch out into three specializations – Environmental Biology, Industrial Biology, and Medical Biology.

Identity​

Becoming Part of the Program

Identity​

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. 

  • Solve critically and creatively problem sets in biology and apply biological techniques in research, academe and medical profession 
  • Foster the use of knowledge and research to an inquiry-based practice in the field of biology 
  • Engage oneself in life-centered advocacies promoting social responsibility, ethical conduct and Christian moral values 
  • Convey biological concepts in a clear and concise manner 
  • Work efficiently and effectively in individual and group–oriented activities 
  • Use correctly and manage efficiently information and applicable technologies 

Becoming Part of the Program

Application Period: July to December of each year

Application Website

Release of Results: January 28 of the following year

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

Career Opportunities

Healthcare Professional

Environmental Conservation Specialist

Educator

Biological Research

Biotechnologist

Botanist

Student Experience and Support

The Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy program provides not just theoretical input, but also practical applications of learned concepts and skills to best prepare students for the world of work. To do so, the program uses facilities such as laboratories for their learning experiences.

The University of Santo Tomas provides student services that cater to academic, spiritual, and wellness concerns of students. These support units are found in the different parts of the campus and can be accessed by Thomasians. When the University shifted to distance learning, the services also transitioned to online services to continue addressing the needs of Thomasians.

Program Curriculum (Old)​

Effectivity: A.Y. 2009-2010 until A.Y. 2017-2018

Year
First Term 
(August – December)
Second Term
(January – May)
Special Term
(June – July)
1
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2
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3
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4
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First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
BIO 101
Concepts in Biological Sciences I
3
0
3
  
BIO 101L
Concepts in Biological Sciences I (Laboratory)
0
2
2
  
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
  
PHIST
Philippine History
3
0
3
  
PHL 2
Logic
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
 
23
2
25
  

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
BIO 102
Concepts in Biological Sciences II
3
0
3
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L
BIO 101L
BIO 102L
Concepts in Biological Sciences II (Laboratory)
0
2
2
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L
BIO 101
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
 
PSY 1
General Psychology
3
0
3
  
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
 
23
2
25
  

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
2
2
 
ENG 3
Academic Writing Skills
3
0
3
ENG 1, 
ENG 2
MATH 108C
Calculus
3
0
3
MATH 101, 
MATH 102
PHL 5
Christian Ethics
3
0
3
THY 1, 
THY 2
PHLSCI
Philosophy of Science
3
0
3
PHL 2
ZOO 201
Invertebrate Zoology
3
0
3
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L
ZOO 201L
Invertebrate Zoology (Laboratory)
0
2
2
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L
PE 3
Physical Education
2
0
2
 
NSTP
National Service Training Program
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
20
4
24
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
BOT 201
Systematic Botany
3
0
3
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L
BOT 201L
Systematic Botany (Laboratory)
0
2
2
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L
CHEM 300
Analytical Chemistry
3
0
3
CHEM 100, 
CHEM 100L
CHEM 300L
Analytical Chemistry (Laboratory)
0
2
2
CHEM 100, 
CHEM 100L
ENG 4
Oral Communication in Context
3
0
3
ENG 1, 
ENG 2, 
ENG 3
LIT 101A
World Literatures
3
0
3
 
MICR 200
General Microbiology
2
0
2
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L, 
CHEM 100, 
CHEM 100L
MICR 200L
General Microbiology (Laboratory)
0
2
2
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L, 
CHEM 100, 
CHEM 100L
PE 4
Physical Education
2
0
2
 
NSTP
National Service Training Program
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
16
6
22
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
BIO 301L
Biological Techniques (Laboratory)
0
2
2
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L, 
CHEM 100, 
CHEM 100L
CHEM 200
Organic Chemistry
3
0
3
CHEM 100, 
CHEM 100L
CHEM 200L
Organic Chemistry (Laboratory)
0
2
2
CHEM 100, 
CHEM 100L
COMP 102
Computer Applications
2
0
2
 
COMP 102L
Computer Applications (Laboratory)
0
1
1
 
LIT 102A
Philippine Literatures
3
0
3
 
MATH 600
Biostatistics
3
0
3
MATH 101
RC
Rizal Course
3
0
3
 
SPN 1
Elementary Spanish
3
0
3
 
ZOO 302
Histology
2
0
2
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L
TOTAL
 
19
5
24
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
BIO 601
Biology Research I
2
0
2
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L, 
BOT 201, 
BOT 201L, 
CHEM 100, 
CHEM 100L, 
CHEM 200, 
CHEM 200L, 
CHEM 300, 
CHEM 300L, 
ENG 1, 
ENG 2, 
ENG 3, 
ENG 4, 
MATH 101, 
ZOO 201, 
ZOO 201L
CHEM 600
Biochemistry
3
0
3
CHEM 100, 
CHEM 100L, 
CHEM 200, 
CHEM 200L
CHEM 600L
Biochemistry (Laboratory)
0
2
2
CHEM 100, 
CHEM 100L, 
CHEM 200, 
CHEM 200L
PHYS 201
General Physics
4
0
4
MATH 101, 
MATH 102
PHYS 201L
General Physics (Laboratory)
0
1
1
MATH 101, 
MATH 102
SCL 3
The Social Teachings of the Church
3
0
3
THY 1, 
THY 2, 
PHL 5
SPN 2
Intermediate Spanish
3
0
3
SPN 1
ZOO 301
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
3
0
3
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L
ZOO 301L
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (Laboratory)
0
2
2
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L
TOTAL
 
18
5
23
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
APP
Art Appreciation
3
0
3
 
BIO 201
Cell and Molecular Biology
3
0
3
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L, 
CHEM 600, 
CHEM 600L
BIO 201L
Cell and Molecular Biology (Laboratory)
0
1
1
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L, 
CHEM 600, 
CHEM 600L
BIO 205
Fundamental Genetics
3
0
3
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L, 
CHEM 600, 
CHEM 600L, 
MATH 600
BIO 205L
Fundamental Genetics (Laboratory)
0
1
1
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L, 
CHEM 600, 
CHEM 600L, 
MATH 600
BIO 602
Biology Research II
0
2
2
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L, 
BIO 601, 
BOT 201, 
BOT 201L, 
CHEM 100, 
CHEM 100L, 
CHEM 200, 
CHEM 200L, 
ENG 1, 
ENG 2, 
ENG 3, 
ENG 4, 
MATH 101, 
MATH 600, 
ZOO 201, 
ZOO 201L
SCL 9
Marriage and Family
3
0
3
THY 1, 
THY 2, 
PHL 5, 
SCL 3
ZOO 303
Comparative Vertebrate Embryology
3
0
3
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L, 
ZOO 301, 
ZOO 301L
ZOO 303L
Comparative Vertebrate Embryology (Laboratory)
0
2
2
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L, 
ZOO 301, 
ZOO 301L
  
15
6
21
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
BIO 203
Principles of Ecology
3
0
3
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L, 
BOT 201, 
BOT 201L, 
ZOO 201, 
ZOO 201L
BIO 203L
Principles of Ecology (Laboratory)
0
1
1
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L, 
BOT 201, 
BOT 201L, 
ZOO 201, 
ZOO 201L
BIO 603
Biology Research III
0
2
2
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L, 
BIO 601, 
BIO 602, 
BIO 302, 
BOT 201, 
BOT 201L, 
CHEM 100, 
CHEM 100L, 
CHEM 200, 
CHEM 200L, 
ENG 1, 
ENG 2, 
ENG 3, 
ENG 4, 
MATH 600, 
ZOO 201, 
ZOO 201L
ETAR
Economics with Taxation and Agrarian Reform
3
0
3
 
PGC
Philippine Government and Constitution
3
0
3
 
ZOO 401
General Animal Physiology
3
0
3
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L, 
CHEM 600, 
CHEM 600L, 
PHYS 201, 
PHYS 201L
ZOO 401L
General Animal Physiology (Laboratory)
0
1
1
BIO 101, 
BIO 101L, 
BIO 102, 
BIO 102L, 
CHEM 600, 
CHEM 600L, 
PHYS 201, 
PHYS 201L
TOTAL
 
12
4
16
 

Program Recognitions

CHEd Center of Excellence
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ASEAN University Network – Quality Assurance Certified 

PACUCOA Level IV Accreditation (The Highest)
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