The BS Biology program aims to develop individuals equipped with scientific competence for future professional study and the social conscience that will motivate them to continuously seek ways and means to improve the living conditions of the Filipino people through science and technology.
The program allows diversified exposure to Biology based on the different aspects of the biological organization - - biochemical, cellular, physiological, and ecological. Aside from the prescribed basic courses in botany, zoology, cell and molecular biology, and biostatistics, the curriculum requires the student to pass the five core areas namely genetics, morphology, physiology, systematic, and ecology, prior to undertaking research methods for the undergraduate thesis. The thesis is designed to expose and teach the students methods necessary to solve problems in biology and to train them to conduct independent research. The student has the option of taking elective courses from specialized fields such as microbiology, embryology, histology, phycology, mycology, biogeography, radiation biology and others. Course strategies emphasize environment concerns as well as awareness of the impact of biomedical services on social order and Filipino values and attitudes.
Graduates of the program have been adequately prepared to pursue careers and/or specialized studies and research in botany, zoology, marine biology, microbiology, biochemistry, biophysics and physiology. The program is also applicable to health-related professions such as medicine, dentistry, physical therapy and medical technology including other fields such as agriculture and wildlife management.