Undergraduate Programs

BS Biology Program (BSBio)

B.S. Biology is a 4-year undergraduate honors program that provides a rigorous approach to the biological sciences. Its curriculum, consisting of essential biological disciplines and over 50 options for majors’ electives, is excellent preparation for the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health and other top medical schools, as well as for graduate studies in institutions here and abroad. Majors choose from among four areas of Specialization, namely: Biomedical Science, Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Systematics, and Microbiology. These being the research areas of the Department, the majors are given rigorous training through innovative lecture and laboratory courses and through the undergraduate Thesis and Practicum. Majors choose eight electives within their chosen area, ultimately leading to a formal Specialization in that area upon graduation. The B.S. Biology program provides the most comprehensive preparation for further education in biology and related fields, including medical studies; virtually 100% of our medically inclined graduates have enrolled in one of the top medical schools in the country and even abroad. Graduate research programs are also a common option for our majors. The program produces the best researchers, practitioners, and educators in medicine, biodiversity and conservation, microbiology, and molecular biology. Others have found use for their analytical skills and discipline in diverse fields such as law, consultancy, and business.

BS Life Sciences Program (BSLfSci)

B.S. Life Sciences is a 4-year undergraduate honors program that provides an exciting, dynamic, and highly interdisciplinary approach to the life sciences. Majors are trained rigorously in fundamental biology courses while also taking essential courses in external disciplines depending on which of two Tracks they pursue. Those who pursue the Communication Track take courses in communication and the creative arts, giving them the necessary tools for effective engagement of the public in biological discussions across multimedia platforms. Those who pursue the Management Track take courses in management, leadership, and entrepreneurship to train them in managing operations and resources related to the biological sciences. The Communication Track prepares students for careers in the academe, journalism, research, advocacy work, and multimedia platforms, where they are expected to enhance the reach and significance of biological knowledge among the general public. The Management Track prepares students for managerial positions in biotechnology, biological resources management, and the pharmaceutical industry, among others.