Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Biology

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology program of UP Tacloban College has three concentrations for students to choose from: General Biology, Environmental Biology, and Microbiology. General Biology focuses on understanding the fundamental principles governing all living systems, from the smallest cells to the most complex ecosystems. The General Biology concentration is designed for students with broad interests who want to learn and develop their skills in a variety of scientific fields related to biology. Microbiology focuses on understanding microbes and their impact on human health, the health of all organisms, and the health of the environment. Environmental Biology focuses on biological processes and their interactions with physical and social components of the environment, including how biological processes are affected by changes in environmental functions and processes. 

The program design allows students to pursue a particular area of interest while also gaining a strong foundation in the field of Biology.

Your career options

The three tracks within the program provide our graduates with a range of career options. 

Students who opt for the General Biology track will be prepared for careers and post-graduate study in a wide range of sectors, such as biological research in academic and industrial contexts, teaching, and science policy work.

Students who opt for Environmental Biology as a specialization will be equipped for careers  as environmental planners and practitioners, educators, and conservation officers and advocates. 

Students who opt for the Microbiology concentration can take the Accreditation Examination for Registered Microbiologists and qualify for technical, clinical, and research positions.

Regional, National, and Global Relevance

The BS Biology program promotes environmental stewardship and sustainable development especially in Eastern Visayas, which is one of the most vulnerable to the damaging impact of climate change. It aims to produce scientists who will contribute to biodiversity conservation, sustainable natural resource management, and environmental protection, and scientists who will help study and address  globally significant diseases, antibiotic resistance, food contamination, and related challenges.