BS BIOCHEMISTRY

Faculty of Pharmacy

BS BIOCHEMISTRY

Faculty of Pharmacy

BS BIOCHEMISTRY

Faculty of Pharmacy

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The BS Biochemistry program offers students with the understanding of the structure and function of biomolecules – Proteins, Carbohydrates, Lipids and Nucleic Acids – studying the way these molecules are organized and their interactions with one another to maintain life processes.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Academician
Doctor of Medicine
Scientist/Biochemist in Research Facilities
Process Analyst in Manufacturing Firms
Technical Sales Representative in Medical/Scientific Instruments and Chemical Companies
Research and Development Expert/Quality Control Analyst in Pharmaceutical/Food/Agribusiness Companies
Forensic Expert in Crime Laboratories

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

FIRST YEAR (2 TERMS)
First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I 3 6 5
ENG 1 Introduction to College English 3 0 3
FIL 1 Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino 3 0 3
MATH 101 College Algebra 3 0 3
PSY 1 General Psychology 3 0 3
RC Rizal Course 3 0 3
THY 1 Contextualized Salvation History 3 0 3
ZOO 101 General Zoology 2 3 3
PE 1 Physical Education 2 0 2
TOTAL 25 9 28

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BOT 102 General Botany with Taxonomy 3 6 5
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II 3 6 5 CHEM 111
ENG 2 Reading and Thinking Skills for Academic Study 3 0 3 ENG 1
FIL 2 Pagbasa at Pagsulat tungo sa Pananaliksik
3 0 3 FIL 1
MATH 102 Trigonometry 3 0 3 MATH 101
PHL 2 Logic 3 0 3
THY 2 Church and Sacraments 3 0 3 THY 1
PE 2 Physical Education 2 0 2
TOTAL 23 12 27

 

SECOND YEAR (2 TERMS)
First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BIOSCI 2 Human Anatomy with Physiology 3 6 5 ZOO 101
CHEM 200 Organic Chemistry 3 6 5 CHEM 111, CHEM 112
CHEM 301 Analytical Chemistry I 3 6 5 CHEM 111, CHEM 112
ENG 4 Oral Communication in Context 3 0 3
MATH 108 Differential Calculus 3 0 3 MATH 101, MATH 102
PHL 5 Christian Ethics 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2
PE 3 Physical Education 2 0 2
TOTAL 20 18 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BIOCHEM 1 Chemistry of Biomolecules 3 6 5 CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 200
CHEM 203 Organic Analysis 3 6 5 CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 200
CHEM 302 Analytical Chemistry II 3 6 5 CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 301
MATH 109 Integral Calculus 3 0 3 MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 108
PHYS 201 General Physics 4 3 5 MATH 101, MATH 102
SCL 3 The Social Teachings of the Church 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2, PHL 5
PE 4 Physical Education 2 0 2
TOTAL 21 21 28

 

THIRD YEAR (3 TERMS)
First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BIOCHEM 2 Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Lipids 3 6 5 BIOCHEM 1, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 200
BIOCHEM 3 Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology 3 0 3 BIOCHEM 1, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 200
CHEM 401 Physical Chemistry 3 6 5 CHEM 111, MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 108, MATH 109, PHYS 201
MATH 600 Biostatistics 2 3 3 MATH 101, MATH 102
GIM General and Industrial Microbiology 3 6 5 BIOCHEM 1, BOT 102, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 200
HETAR Health Economics w/ Taxation & Land Reform 3 0 3
TOTAL 17 21 24

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ENG 3 Academic Writing Skills 3 0 3 BIOCHEM 1, BIOCHEM 2, BIOCHEM 3, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 200, ENG 1, ENG 2
BIOCHEM 4 Biochemical Catalysis 2 6 4 BIOCHEM 1, BIOCHEM 2, BIOCHEM 3, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 200
BIOCHEM 5 Biochemical Techniques 2 6 4 BIOCHEM 1, BIOCHEM 2, BIOCHEM 3, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 200
CHEM 402 Physical Chemistry II 3 3 4 CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 203, CHEM 401, MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 108, MATH 109, PHYS 201
SCL 9 Marriage and Family 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2, PHL 5
BIOCHEM 12 Cell Physiology and Genetics 3 0 3 BIOCHEM 1, BIOCHEM 2, BIOCHEM 3, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 200
BIOINFO Bioinformatics 2 3 3 BIOCHEM 1, BIOCHEM 2, BIOCHEM 3, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 200
TOTAL 18 18 24

 

Special Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
APE / PRACT Advance Practice Experience / Practicum 2 BIOCHEM 1, BIOCHEM 2, BIOCHEM 3, BIOCHEM 4, BIOCHEM 5, BIOINFO, BOT 102, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 200, CHEM 203, CHEM 301, CHEM 302, GIM
TOTAL 2

 

FOURTH YEAR (2 TERMS)

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BIOCHEM 6 Intermediary Metabolism 3 6 5 BIOCHEM 1, BIOCHEM 12, BIOCHEM 2, BIOCHEM 3, BIOCHEM 4, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 200
BIOCHEM 7 Physical Biochemistry 2 6 4 BIOCHEM 1, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 200, CHEM 203, CHEM 401, CHEM 402, MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 108, MATH 109, PHYS 201
BIOCHEM 8 Nutritional Biochemistry 3 0 3 BIOCHEM 1, BIOCHEM 2, BIOCHEM 3, BIOCHEM 4, BIOCHEM 5, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 200
BIOCHEM 9 Phytochemistry 3 0 3 BIOCHEM 1, BIOCHEM 2, BOT 102, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 203
BIOENTREP Bioentrepreneurship 3  0 3 BIOCHEM 1, BIOCHEM 2, BIOCHEM 3, BIOCHEM 4, BIOCHEM 5, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 200
CHEM 104 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3 0 3 CHEM 111, CHEM 112,MATH 101, MATH 108, MATH 109, MATH 102, PHYS 201
THS 1 Thesis 1 1 3 2 BIOCHEM 1, BIOCHEM 2, BIOCHEM 3, BIOCHEM 4, BIOCHEM 5, BIOINFO, BOT 102, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 200, CHEM 203, ENG 1, ENG 2, ENG 3, GIM
PHAR Pharmacology 3 3 4 BIOSCI 2, MATH 600, ZOO 101
TOTAL 18 18 24

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
SA Socio-Anthropology 3 0 3
PHISTCONS Philippine History and Constitution 3 0 3
LIT 102A Philippine Literatures 3 0 3
CHEM 104 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3 0 3 CHEM 111, CHEM 112, MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 108, MATH 109
BIOCHEM 10 Immunology, Virology, and Cancer 3 0 3 BIOCHEM 1, BIOCHEM 2, BIOCHEM 3, BIOCHEM 4, BIOCHEM 5, BIOCHEM 6, BIOCHEM 8, BIOCHEM 12, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 200
BIOCHEM 11 Seminar in Biochemistry 3 0 3 BIOCHEM 1, BIOCHEM 2, BIOCHEM 3, BIOCHEM 4, BIOCHEM 5, BIOCHEM 6, BIOCHEM 7, BIOCHEM 8, BIOCHEM 9, BIOCHEM 12, BIOINFO, BOT 102, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 200, CHEM 203, CHEM 401, CHEM 402, GIM, MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 108, MATH 109, PHYS 201
PD Professional Deontology 3 0 3 PHL 5, SCL 3, THY 1, THY 2
THS 2 Thesis II 0 6 2 BIOCHEM 1, BIOCHEM 2, BIOCHEM 3, BIOCHEM 4, BIOCHEM 5, BIOCHEM 6, BIOCHEM 7, BIOCHEM 8, BIOCHEM 9,  BIOCHEM 12, BIOINFO, BOT 102, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 200, CHEM 203, CHEM 401, CHEM 402, ENG 1, ENG 2, ENG 3, GIM, MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 109, PHYS 201
TOTAL 21 6 23

 

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