General Education Science Program
Description of the Program
The General Education Science Program consists of Biology, Physics, and Chemistry subjects offered to all college students. The subjects provide an introduction and an overview of the respective fields of science. An understanding of the scientific principles and concepts, acquisition of science process skills, development of higher-order thinking skills (critical thinking, problem-solving, decision making) and the practice of attitudes and values form the highlights of the general education courses. To make the subjects relevant and functional, they are customized to the respective fields/areas of study of the students.
Science is a very important tool in equipping students with a firm grasp and understanding of themselves and the world with which they interact – that is, the biophysico – chemical environment and the whole society. The various factors in this environment are constantly interacting with one another to create changes. Thus, the GE science curriculum is crafted and organized around situations and problems that stimulate the students’ curiosity, which marks the beginning of the scientific inquiry. Through the knowledge, skills, and values acquired in the general education science courses, it is hoped that the students can innovate changes for the benefit of humankind.
Some general education courses do not have requirements. There are, however, some that require pre-requisite subjects.
School of Arts and Sciences
Dean’s Office Landline: (632) 8567-7686 (local 2292)
Faculty Landline: (632) 8567-7686 (locals 2279, 2277, and 2230)
St. Scholastica’s College Manila
2560 Leon Guinto Street,
Malate, Metro Manila
Bachelor of Science in Biology
The BS Biology program is anchored on the three domains of science learning: acquisition, comprehension, and application of scientific knowledge both in the local and global context; demonstration of science processes and skills; and practice of scientific attitudes and values. It is a comprehensive four-year course that provides the students a repertoire of competencies required in their future careers be it in medicine, research, industry, and tertiary education/teaching.
The BS Biology curriculum recognizes the role that science plays in everyday human affairs and the society as a whole. It has for its end goal the development of scientific, technological, and environmental literacy needed to become participative and productive members of the society, wise decision makers, responsible stewards of Mother Earth, and critical problem solvers within the social, political, cultural, and ethical dimensions of life. It envisions to mold students into holistic individuals capable of transforming the community into a more environmental-friendly and sustainable place to live in.
A diversity of career opportunities awaits a BS Biology Scholastican graduate who is well equipped with hands-on skills (manipulative), communication skills (oral and written), and habits of the mind (attitudes and values). These career opportunities include research, teaching, industry, and medicine.
Students who would like to major in BS Biology must meet the following requirements:
1. Passing the entrance examination and compliance with all the requirements of the Admissions Office.
2. Interview with the Chairperson of the Science Department or the Admissions Officer.
3. Maintaining a Cumulative Quality Point Average (CQPA) of 2.30
4. Obtaining a C+ average in all science subjects.