B.S. Biology Curriculum Guide

First Semester
Units
Second Semester
Units
First Year
BIO 1, General Biology I
3
BIO 3, Biodiversity
5
CHEM 16, General Chemistry I
5
CHEM 17, General Chemistry II
5
G.E. (AH)
3
ENG 2 (AH), College Writing in English
3
G.E. (SSP)
3
G.E. (SSP)
3
MATH 11, College Algebra
3
MATH 14, Plane Trigonometry
3
PE 1, Foundations of Physical Fitness
2
PE 2 or 3, Basic or Advanced Course
(2)
 
17
 
19
Second Year
BIO 70, Earth’s Processes & Biological Systems
3
BIO 30, Genetics
3
BOT 3, Intermediate Botany
3
BIO 150, Principles of Ecology
3
CHEM 40, Basic Organic Chemistry
4
CHEM 160, General Biochemistry
3
MATH 26, Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
3
G.E. (SSP)
3
MCB 1, General Microbiology
3
G.E. (MST)
3
PHYS 3, General Physics 1
3
ZOO 3, Intermediate Zoology
3
PE 2 or 3 Basic or Advanced Course
(2)
PE 2 or 3, Basic or Advanced Course
(2)
 
19
 
18
Third Year
BIO 101, Introductory Molecular Biology
3
BIO 120, Cell Biology
3
G.E. (MST)
3
BIO 140, Evolutionary Biology
3
G.E. (AH)
3
ENG 10, Writing of Scientific Papers
3
G.E. (SSP)
3
G.E. (AH)
3
STAT 1, Elementary Statistics
3
Major**
3
Major**
3
Major**
3
Major**
3
Major**
3
 
21
 
21
Fourth Year
BIO 199, Undergraduate Seminar
1
BIO 199, Undergraduate Seminar
1
FIL 20, Mga Piling Katha ng mga Manunulat na Pilipino
3
G.E. (MST)
1
G.E. (AH)
3
PI 100, The Life and Works of Jose Rizal
3
G.E. (SSP)
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Major**
3
Major**
3
Major**
3
Major**
3
Major**
3
 
19
 
19
TOTAL NUMBER OF UNITS........................153

* All students are required to undergo the National Service Training Program (NSTP; 6 units) for one year as a requirement for graduation.

** Possible major fields: Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Plant Biology, Systematics, Wildlife Biology and Zoology.