Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

The B.S. Biochemistry program aims to initiate the development of manpower capabilities in theoretical and practical aspects of biochemistry used in basic and applied research in health-related areas where biochemical tool is required.

Curriculum
First Year
1st Semester 2nd Semester
Subject Units Prerequisites Subject Units Prerequisites
Chem 19 (Principles of Chemistry) 5   Chem 29 (Analytical Chemistry I) 5 Chem 19
Math 83 (Essentials of Analysis I) 5   Chem 33 (Organic Chemistry I) 5  
Math 101 (Elementary Statistics) 3   Math 84 (Essentials of Analysis II) 5 Math 83
GE 1 3   GE 3 3  
GE 2 3   PE 2 (2)  
PE 1 (2)   NSTP 2 (3)  
NSTP 1 (3)        
Total 19   Total 18  

 

First Year Midyear
Subject Units Prerequisites
Chem 111 (Inorganic Chemistry I) 3 Chem 19
GE 4 3  
Total 6  

 

Second Year
1st Semester 2nd Semester
Subject Units Prerequisites Subject Units Prerequisites
Chem 36 (Organic Chemistry II) 5 Chem 33 Biochem 71 (Professional Ethics, Legal, and Social Issues in Chemistry and Biochemistry) 1  
Chem 43 (Biochemistry I) 5 Chem 19, Chem 33 Chem 46 (Biochemistry II) 4 Chem 43
Math 85 (Essentials of Analysis III) 3 Math 84 Chem 128 (Analytical Chemistry II) 5 Chem 29, Chem 33
Physics 71 (Elementary Physics I) 4 Math 83 or equivalent Physics 72 (Elementary Physics II) 4 Physics 71
Physics 71.1 (Elementary Physics I Laboratory) 2 Physics 71 (co-requisite) Physics 72.1 (Elementary Physics II Laboratory) 1 Physics 71.1, Physics 72.1 (co-requisite)
PE 3 (2)   Bio 110 (Integrated Principles of Biology) 5  
      PE 4 (2)  
Total 19   Total 20  

 

Second Year Midyear
Subject Units Prerequisites
GE 5 3  
GE 6 3  
Total 6  

 

Third Year
1st Semester 2nd Semester
Subject Units Prerequisites Subject Units Prerequisites
Bio 120 (Microbiology) 5 Bio 110 Biochem 121 (Biochemistry of the Gene) 3 Chem 43
Chem 161 (Physical Chemistry I) 5 Chem 19, Math 85, Physics 72, Physics 72.1 Biochem 122 (Techniques in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) 2 Chem 43, Biochem 121 (co-requisite)
Chem 129 (Analytical Chemistry III) 4 Chem 128 Biochem 198 (Seminar) 1 Junior Standing
GE 7 3   Chem 162 (Physical Chemistry II) 5 Chem 161
GE 8 3   Chem 163 (Physical Chemistry III) 3 Math 85, Physics 72, Physics 72.1
      CMSC 110 (Foundations of Biocomputing) 3  
Total 20   Total 17  

 

Third Year Midyear
Subject Units Prerequisites
Biochem 190 (Practicum) 3 Junior Standing
Total 3  

 

Fourth Year
1st Semester 2nd Semester
Subject Units Prerequisites Subject Units Prerequisites
Biochem 125 (Physical Biochemistry) 5 Chem 46, Chem 162 Biochem 168 (Environmental Biochemistry) 3 Chem 46
Biochem 180 (Biochemical Engineering) 4 Biochem 121, Biochem 122 Biochem 200 (Thesis) 3 Biochem 199
Biochem 181 (Introduction to Bioinformatics) 2 Biochem 121, CMSC 110 Elective 1 3  
Biochem 199 (Research Methods in Biochemistry) 3 Biochem 198 Elective 2 3  
Chem 112 (Inorganic Chemistry II) 3 Chem 111, Chem 163 PI 100 (Life and Works of Jose Rizal) 3  
Total 17   Total 15  

 

GE Courses

Students are required to take eight (8) of the following GE courses

  • Arts 1 (Critical Perspectives in the Arts)
  • Comm 10 (Critical Perspectives in Communication)
  • Ethics 1 (Ethics and Moral Reasoning for Everyday Life)
  • Kas 1 (Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas)
  • Math 10 (Mathematics, Culture and Society)
  • PhilArts 1 (Philippine Arts and Culture)
  • SAS 1 (Self and Society)
  • Science 10 (Probing the Physical World)
  • Science 11 (Living Systems: Concepts and Dynamics)
  • STS 1 (Science, Technology and Society)
  • Wika 1 (Wika, Kultura at Lipunan)
Electives
Subject Units Prerequisites
Biochem 158 (Introduction to Biochemical Complex Systems) 3 Chem 46, Math 101, Math 85
Chem 191 (Bioconjugate Chemistry) 3 Chem 36, Chem 43
Chem 192 (Nanochemistry) 3 Chem 128, Chem 112
Chem 137 (Nutraceutical and Cosmoceutical Chemistry) 3 Chem 29, Chem 33
Chem 154 (Management and Entrepreneurial Chemistry) 3 Chem 19
Chem 136 (Polymer Chemistry) 3 Chem 36, Chem 162
Chem 172 (Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry) 3 Chem 36
Chem 193 (Forensic Chemistry) 3 Chem 43, Chem 128
Biochem 130 (Nutritional Biochemistry) 3 Chem 46, Chem 36
Biochem 155 (Industrial Biochemistry) 2 Chem 46
Biochem 157 (Bioenergetics) 3 Biochem 125
Biochem 159 (Membrane Biochemistry) 3 Biochem 125, Chem 36
Biochem 170 (Computational Tools in Biochemistry) 2 Biochem 125, Chem 36
Biochem 175 (Immunobiochemistry) 3 Chem 46, Chem 36
Biochem 191 (Biochemical Evolution) 3 Bio 120, Biochem 121, Biochem 122
Chem 124 (Bioinorganic Chemistry) 3 Chem 46
Chem 135 (Chemistry of Natural Products) 3 Chem 46
Chem 155 (Industrial Chemistry) 3 Chem 162
Chem 197 (Special Topics in Applied Chemistry) 3 Chem 36, Chem 128