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What We Are

 

VISION

 

As a constituent university of the University of 

 

the Philippines System, 

 

  U.P. Baguio will sustain its lead position in the 

 

delivery of tertiary education in the north. 

  

It will continue to nurture and develop 

 

innovative programs  in the arts and sciences.

   

It will also continue to develop the 

 

niche it has created over the past decades 

 

in Cordillera Studies.

 

 

MISSION

 

Our mission, therefore, as a unit of the U.P. System

 

and as the leading institution of

 

higher learning in Northern Luzon,

 

is to spearhead the offering of the

 

highest standard of education and to contribute to the

 

overall upgrading of the quality of instruction in the region.

 

We seek to create an impact by informing our programs

 

with a regional perspective,

 

at the same time that these are informed 

 

by a national and global outlook.

 

 

 

 

The BS Biology program is a four-year thesis program that provides thorough grounding in the  biological sciences and develops skills and attitudes for a culture of science and research among students. 

Thesis Program Checklist (Revised June 2011)

FIRST YEAR
First Semester Second Semester
Subjects Units Subjects Units
Botany 10 5 Zoology 10 5
Math 11 3 Math 14a 3
Hum GE 1 (Eng 1) 3 Hum GE 2 (Kom1/Comm1) 3
Soc Sci GE 1 (Hist 1) 3 Chemistry 11 5
Soc Sci GE 2 3 Soc Sci GE 3 3
PE 1 (2) PE 2 (Swimming) (2)
Units 17 Units 19
SECOND YEAR
First Semester Second Semester
Subjects Units Subjects Units
Zoology 102 5 Bio 101 3
Chemistry 31 3 Hum GE 3 3
Chemistry 31.1 2 Chemistry 26 3
Botany 109 4 Chemistry 26.1 2
Math 100PE 2 4 Hum GE 4 3
PE 2NSTP 1 (2) Zoology 111 3
NSTP 1 (3) Zoology 111.1 2
    PE 2 (2)
    NSTP 2 (3)
Units 18 Units 19
THIRD YEAR 
 First Semester Second Semester  
 Subjects Units   Subjects Units 
Hum GE 5 3 Zoo/Bio Electiveb  3-5
Chemistry 40  Botany 119
Chemistry 40.1  Biology 150 
Physics 31  Physics 32 
Physics 31.1  Physics 32.1 
PI 100  Biology 160 
Geology 11     
Soc Sci GE 4     
Units 21  Units  19-21 
FOURTH YEAR    
First Semester Second Semester
Subjects Units Subjects Units
Bot/Bio Electivec 3-5 Botany 120 4
Biology 120 5 Ecology Electived 4-5
Biology 140 4 Nat Sci GE 3
Zoology 120 4 Biology 198 1
Biology 200 2 Biology 200 2
    Soc Sci GE 5 3
Units  18-20  Units  17-18 
TOTAL NUMBER of UNITS: 148 -153

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aMath 11 and 14 jointly may be substituted by Math 17.  Credit: 5 units instead of a total of 6 units.

bMay be any upper Biology or Zoology courses.

cMay be any upper Biology or Botany courses.

dMay be any of the following: Bio 161, Bio 163, Bio 164.


 

SUMMARY of COURSES and their CORRESPONDING NUMBER, CREDIT, TITLE and PREREQUISITES

SUBJECTS

UNITS

TITLE

PREREQUISITE

Biology 101

3

Stat. Methods in Biology

Math 11/equivalent

Biology 120

5

Microbiology

Bot 10, Zoo 10; Chem 31

Biology 140

4

Elementary Genetics

Bot 10; Zoo 10; Bio 101; Chem 40

Biology 150

3

Intro. to Mol. & Cell Biology

Chemistry 40

Biology 160

4

Ecology

Zoo 111, 111.1,  Bot 109, Chem 26, Chem 26.1, Bio 101

Biology 161

5

Field Biology

Biology 160

Biology 163

4

Terrestial Communities

Biology 160

Biology 164

4

Limnology

Biology 160

Biology 195

3

Biological Evolution

COI/Senior standing

Biology 198

1

Seminar

Senior standing; may be repeated for an additional unit

Biology 200

2

Thesis - Proposal Writing

Senior Standing

Biology 200

2

Thesis - Experimental Phase

Senior Standing

Botany 10

5

General Botany

 

Botany 102

4

Phycology

Botany 10

Botany 103

4

Mycology

Botany 10

Botany 104

5

Algae, Fungi and Lichens

Botany 10

Botany 105

4

Mosses, Hepatics and Ferns

Botany 10

Botany 109

4

Taxonomy of Higher Plants

Botany 10

Botany 119

5

Plant Anatomy

Botany 10

Botany 120

4

Plant Physiology

Physics  31, 31.1, Math 100, Chem 40, Bot 119

Chemistry 11

5

General & Inorganic Chem.

Math 11/equiv. (Math 17)

Chemistry 26

3

Analytical Chemistry

Chem 11, Math 14/ Math 17;   to be taken simultaneously w/ Chem 26.1

Chemistry 26.1

2

Analytical Chemistry Lab.

To be taken simultaneously with Chem 26

Chemistry 31

3

Elem. Organic Chemistry

Chem 11/equivalent; to be taken simultaneously w/ Chem 31.1

Chemistry 31.1

2

Elem. Organic Chemistry Lab.

To be taken simultaneously with Chem 31

Chemistry 40

3

Elementary Biochemistry

Chem 26/26.1 or Chem 17; 31/ Chem 31.1

Chemistry 40.1

2

Elementary Biochemistry Lab.

To be taken simultaneously with Chem 40

Math 11

3

College Algebra

 

Math 14

3

Plane Trigonometry

 

Math 100

4

Intro. to Calculus

Math 17/COI or Math 11 & 14

Physics 31

3

General Physics I

Math 100

Physics 31.1

1

General Physics I Laboratory

 

Physics 32

3

General Physics II

Physics 31, 31.1

Physics 32.1

1

General Physics II Laboratory

 

Zoology 10

5

Fundamentals of Zoology

 

Zoology 102

5

Comp. Anatomy of Vert.

Zoology 10

Zoology 106

4

General Histology

Zoology 10

Zoology 111

3

Invertebrate Zoology

Zoology 10

Zoology 111.1

2

Invertebrate Zoology (lab)

Zoo 111(pre-req/co-req)*

Zoology 113

4

Parasitology

Zoology 10

Zoology 120

4

Animal Physiology

Physics 31, 31.1; Math 100, Chem 40, Zoology 102

Zoology 132

5

Vertebrate Embryology

Zoology 102

Hum GE 1 to 5

15

Any 5 GE Courses in Humanities

 

Soc Sci GE 1 to 5

15

Any 5 GE Courses in Social Sciences

 

Nat Sci / Math GE

3

Any GE Course in Nat Sci except Chem 1, Bio 10, Math 1, Physics 11

 

*Zoo 111 is to be taken with Zoo 111.1 or ahead of Zoo 111.1

 

RETENTION POLICY (as of June 1, 2007)

     Freshmen students of the BS Biology Program are expected to pass their foundation courses, i.e.,  Botany 10 and Zoology 10.  IF a student fails in any of these courses for the first time he/she will be given a warning.  If a student re-enrolls in his/her second year (first semester), and fails for the second time he/she will be on PROBATION.  If he/she fails for the third time (second year, second semester) then the student will be disqualified from the BS Biology Program.

a.  Financial Accountability Reports 

               FAR NO. 1

                    FY 2016 (As of March 31, 2016)

                    FY 2016 (As of June 30, 2016)

               FAR NO. 2

                    FY 2016 (As of March 31, 2016)

                    FY 2016 (As of June 30, 2016)

           FAR NO. 5

                   FY 2016 (As of March 31, 2016)                  

                FY 2016 (As of June 30, 2016)              

           BAR NO. 1

                    FY 2016 (As of March 31, 2016)

                    FY 2016 (As of June 30, 2016)

     

 

From 17 to 19 April 2016, the University of the Philippines will showcase the outputs of its top scientists and artists in the areas of food production, health, climate change, energy, technology, education and more.

Billed UP Knowledge Festival: Utak at Puso para sa Bayan, the three-day event will be held at the Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City as part of the University’s efforts to increase scientific literacy and artistic awareness in the country. 

“We want people to see that what UP has been doing inside the laboratories, in field researches and creative works are timely, relevant and beneficial to the community and the nation,” explains Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela P. Concepcion. 

The three-day festival will comprise a number of activities. One will be an exhibit of cutting-edge research and innovations developed within the six clusters of the Emerging Interdisciplinary Research Program:  (1) agri/aquaculture, food and nutrition, (2) health and wellness, (3) disaster risk management and climate change, (4) energy, environment and ecotourism, (5) technology, new materials and other products, and (6) progressive teaching and learning, which will be shared for the first time with state universities and colleges, government agencies, industry partners and the media. 

 “UP must serve as an academic hub with special emphasis on multi-, inter-, and transdisciplinary frameworks that can serve as a catalyst for development,” asserts UP President Alfredo E. Pascual. An educated populace with knowledge capital (also called suprastructure) can bring about innovative approaches that will address the problems of society. This in turn  can spur sustainable and inclusive economic growth on a par with our dynamic ASEAN neighbors. 

Moreover, there will be plenary sessions where renowned resource speakers will discuss topics such as Why Arts Should Matter (Dr. Butch Dalisay), Hazard Vulnerabilities of the Public School System: Communicating Data & Science (Dr. Clarissa David), Commercialization of Technology (Dr. Al Serafica), Building Knowledge Cities (Atty. Arnel Casanova), and Health Emergency Planning for Yolanda-affected LGUs: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Dr. Philip Padilla).

Finally, UP President Pascual will chair a roundtable on the role of higher level education for the creation and dissemination of knowledge and innovation. Since the topic of education was overlooked during the last presidential debate, the roundtable promises to be an incisive and engaging discussion with Drs. Edna Co and Butch Dalisay, Roby Alampay, Lourd De Veyra, Joselito Yabut, and Professors Emeriti Randy David and Ernesto Pernia.

 

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