Bachelor of Science in Biology
The Bachelor of Science in Biology program is anchored on the three domains of science teaching and learning: (1) acquisition, comprehension, and application of scientific knowledge both in the local and global context; (2) demonstration of science processes and skills, and (3) practice of scientific attitudes and values (habits of the mind). It provides the learners with a repertoire of competencies required in their future careers, be it in medicine, tertiary education, research, or industry.
The curriculum targets the development of scientific, technological, and environmental literacy needed for graduates to become participative and productive members of society, wise decision makers, and critical problem solvers within the social, economic, political, cultural, and ethical dimensions of life. To achieve all these, the curriculum is crafted and organized around situations and problems that stimulate the curiosity and captivate the interest of the learners, utilizes varied teaching-learning approaches such as inquiry, STS and multi-strategy, and caters to performance and product-based assessments. Thus, all BS Biology majors, as early as their first year, design and perform experimental researches, organize research forums and research colloquiums in addition to their class outputs. During their culminating year, they hold a thesis forum, mount a poster display of their theses, and produce experimental researches.
A graduate of the BS Biology program may be engaged in research, teaching, non-research-based work such as testing and inspection, biology-based industries like production, food science and technology, management and marketing, as well as in communication and advocacy-related work involving science, technology and the environment.