College of Science

College of Science

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College of Science (1926)

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Vision, Mission, Goals, & Graduate Attributes



Vision, Mission, Goals, & Graduate Attributes

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

The UST College of Science is dedicated to the integral formation of ethical, morally upright, competent, and compassionate scientists who are committed to the pursuit of Truth, and whose selfless service to God and community is manifested in their responsiveness to national and global concerns.

  1. To build an excellent center of learning in the sciences with competent faculty members and staff, state-of-the-art facilities, and relevant curricula
  2. To promote a culture of research and scholarship, guided by ethical standards and international benchmarks
  3. To create social awareness through active involvement in community and extension services.

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)


Biological Sciences (University-level)

Chemistry (University-level)

Mathematics and Physics (University-level)

Psychology (University-level)

Research Thrusts


Research Thrusts

The College of Science is a key contributor to the research agenda of the University of Santo Tomas. Faculty researchers from its four departments conduct studies in the following areas:
1)      advanced and nanomaterials
2)      biodiversity, ecology, systematics and taxonomy
3)      chemical sensors and biosensors
4)      mathematics and theoretical physics
5)      molecular diagnostics and therapeutics
6)      natural products, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals
7)      pure and applied microbiology
8)      psychology studies
9)      sustainability studies
The faculty researchers of the College of Science count among its ranks experts in their respective fields of specialization who have been recognized nationally and internationally. Their research works are conducted in the Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences and the Research Center for the Social Sciences and
Education. These research activities are done in collaboration with our students as well as foreign and local collaborators.

In these endeavors, our researchers have been supported by local, national and international grants and these have led to publications in peer-reviewed, indexed, scholarly journals and have led to the development of patents, products and policy recommendations.


A – Academic Excellence

G – od-Centered Education

H – Harmonious and State-of-the-Art Learning Environment

A – lumni Involvement and Community Engagement

M – Mutli-disciplinary and Collaborative Research



Patron Saint



Patron Saint

St. Albert the Great


Enrollment Procedures


College of Science Student Council

Commission on Elections

College of Science Journal

Biology Society

Microbiology Society

Psychology Society

UST Applied Physics Society

UST Chemical Society

PAX Romana – Science Unit

Rotaract – Science Unit

Scarlet – Science Unit

College of Science Dance Troupe

UST College of Science Glee Club

UST Community Achievers Association

UST Mathematical Society

UST Red Cross Youth Council – Science Unit

College of Science Drumline

Reception Committee

UST College of Science Alumni Association (COSAA) Interim Officers

Joel Chavez (Biology)President

Casto Ignacio (Psychology)Vice-President

Kay Cabral (Biology)Secretary

Chris Ramirez (Chemistry)Assistant Secretary

Charitess Barlis (Psychology)Treasurer

Gene Illagan (Psychology)Assistant Treasurer

Kris Montefalcon (Physics)Board Member

Vallance Edlagan (Microbiology)Board Member

Edison Subala (Chemistry)Board Member


Program Alumni Association Representatives:

Harold Colon (Psychology)

Errol Angeles (Chemistry)

Mary Ann Santos (Microbiology)

Gerald Soliven (Biology)

Bea Idquival (Mathematics)


Rev. Fr. Louie R. Coronel, O.P., EHL, Regent

Prof. Ma. Claudette A. Agnes, PhD, Assistant Dean

Department Chairpersons and Program Coordinators

Mr. Reuel M. Bennett, Dr. rer. nat.

Coordinator, Microbiology

Asst. Prof. Enrico S. Yambao, MS

Chair, Mathematics and Physics

Assoc. Prof. Loida R. Medina, PhD

Coordinator, Science, Technology, and Society

Faculty Council

Prof. Rey Donne S. Papa, PhD, Chair (Ex-Officio)

Rev. Fr. Louie R. Coronel, O.P., EHL, Member (Ex-Officio)

Prof. Ma. Claudette A. Agnes, PhD, Member (Ex-Officio)

Asst. Prof. Enrico S. Yambao, MSc, Member

Prof. Cecilia B. Moran, Dr. rer. nat., Secretary (Ex-Officio)

Coordinators and Supervisors

Asst. Prof. Ezra D. Aguilar, PhD

Community Service and Extension

Mr. John Micko A. Pazcoguin, MA


Asst. Prof. Daniel D. Vicario, MS


Ms. Hao Wei C. Hsu, MSc


Ms. Kathryn P. Hipolito, MA


Assoc. Prof. Maria Rosario Virginia C. Garcia, PhD

Pedagogical Lead

Ms. Neriza P. Adorna, MA

Student Welfare and Development

Asst. Prof. Nikki Heherson A. Dagamac, Dr. rer. nat.

Laboratory Supervisor, Department of Biological Sciences

Support Staff

Ms. Kristine Lorraine F. Breva

Office Clerk

Ms. Florinda S. Esguerra

Office Clerk

Ms. Lorna A. Gonzales

Office Clerk

Ms. Elizabeth F. Manjares

Office Clerk

Mr. Gil O. Manrique

Office Clerk

Mr. Lauro B. Llorera

Utility Clerk

Ms. Bridget C. Arrogancia

General Clerk

Mr. Generoso D. Medina

Multimedia / Audio-Visual Room Technician

Mr. Mark Ricablanca

Computer Laboratory Technician

Mr. Charles Edward L. Alolor

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Rommel L. Bronio

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Angelo D.R. Bunag

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Gregorio S. Estioko

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Dionisio V. Layacan

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Alberto L. Milabo

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Zoilo Gerard S. Noscal

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Joselito D.G. Payuran

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Marc Dale C. Perez

Office Clerk

Mr. Nikko B. Punzalan

Office Clerk

Mr. Reynaldo F. Sapnu

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Ruperto T. Simbul, Jr.

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Jose Gilbert F. Tality

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Delfin T. Tampos

Laboratory Assistant


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.



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