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DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

CHED Center of Excellence in BIOLOGY

Department of BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The Department of Biological Sciences started offering Bachelor of Science in Biology in1980. Twenty two years later, the department offered Master of Science in Biology. With more than 40 years of existence, the department has produced significant number of graduates who are now working in various universities and colleges, government and private research institutions, laboratories, hospitals and private companies. In 2012, the Commission on Higher Education awarded the department as one of the Centers of Excellence in Biology, the first in North and Central Luzon. The department is now also offering Doctor of Philosophy in Biology as one of its graduate programs. In line with the vision and mission of the Central Luzon State University,, the Department of Biological Sciences remains committed in producing quality human resources equipped with strong culture of research to empower communities thru knowledge creation, technology generation and transfer.

  Vision, Mission, Goal & Objectives

  • Vision
  • Mission
  • Goal
  • Objectives
The DBS as an internationally recognized center of excellence in generating innovative knowledge and technologies, and quality human resource committed to sustainable development in the field of Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences shall develop quality and virtuous biologists and innovative technologies for people empowerment, global competitiveness and sustainable development.

The goal is to be internationally recognized center of excellence in Biology providing quality education, research, technology generation and community involvement for building and transforming lives of the people it serves.

  1. To develop globally competent, committed and conscientious biologists proficient in their chosen fields of specialization.
  2. To provide sound foundation in biological sciences and innovative, entrepreneurial knowledge and skills for technology development and lifelong learning.
  3. To generate innovative, responsive and ethical researches on biological resources and ecological conservation, processing and utilization.
  4. To strengthen local and international linkages and collaborations for technological advances in the biological sciences.
  5. To promote among biologists a strong sense of nationalism and professionalism, respect for the environment and equality in society.

Degree Offerings

Admission Requirements:

The applicants must satisfy all of the following admission requirements:

A. Senior High School grades in mathematics and science should at least be 80%.

B. Must pass the department entrance examination and interview

C. Shifters and transferees must:

i. have a GPA of at least 2.50

ii. pass the qualifying examination and the department interview

iii. have good health condition and moral character

iv. Submit a duly accomplished application form.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:

Section 1. Requirements. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institution for those who wish to pursue a Master’s Dregree, and a Master’s Degree or its equivalent for those who will pursue a Doctoral Degree.

Section 1.1 An applicant must submit the following to the Office of the Dean through the College Graduate Program Coordinator where the degree program of interest is offered:

 

1.1.1 Duly accomplished application for admission;

 

1.1.2 Original or authenticated transcript of records with official certification of the GPA that should not be lower than 2.50 for a Master’s Degree and 2.00 for a Doctoral Degree. Applicants with GPA lower than the requirement may be admitted on probationary status through the recommendation of the Department Chair and the approval of the Dean after thorough review of the applicant’s other qualifications for the graduate work;

 

1.1.3 A certificate of English Proficiency or a copy of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) results for foreign student applicants who come from countries where English is not the medium of instruction. In the absence of these, applicants have to take an English proficiency examination administered by the Department of English and Humanities of the College of Arts and Social Sciences. The same department issues the Certificate of Language Proficiency after the student took the examination and passed the test given. If the student fail, they would have to enroll six units during the first semester while taking and intensive English course. Unless certified, they are not allowed to enroll the 9 to 12-unit regular load in the subsequent semester. Filipino applicants and those coming from countries where English is the medium of instruction are exempted from this requirement.

 

1.1.4 For foreigners, applicants must meet all prescribed requirements by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED); A study permit issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs must be submitted.

 

Section 1.2 Two letters of recommendation from the former professors or supervisors for Masters, and three for PhD must be received by the University Graduate Program Office before the deadline set; for those who are employed, one recommendation from the supervisor. Recommendation letters may be emailed/mailed or sent through courier addressed to the University Graduate Program Office.

 

Section 1.3 Application should be received by the College Graduate Program Office before the deadline set by the University Graduate Program Office in coordination with the Office of Admissions.

Admission Requirements:

Section 1. Requirements. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institution for those who wish to pursue a Master’s Dregree, and a Master’s Degree or its equivalent for those who will pursue a Doctoral Degree.

Section 1.1 An applicant must submit the following to the Office of the Dean through the College Graduate Program Coordinator where the degree program of interest is offered:

 

1.1.1 Duly accomplished application for admission;

 

1.1.2 Original or authenticated transcript of records with official certification of the GPA that should not be lower than 2.50 for a Master’s Degree and 2.00 for a Doctoral Degree. Applicants with GPA lower than the requirement may be admitted on probationary status through the recommendation of the Department Chair and the approval of the Dean after thorough review of the applicant’s other qualifications for the graduate work;

 

1.1.3 A certificate of English Proficiency or a copy of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) results for foreign student applicants who come from countries where English is not the medium of instruction. In the absence of these, applicants have to take an English proficiency examination administered by the Department of English and Humanities of the College of Arts and Social Sciences. The same department issues the Certificate of Language Proficiency after the student took the examination and passed the test given. If the student fail, they would have to enroll six units during the first semester while taking and intensive English course. Unless certified, they are not allowed to enroll the 9 to 12-unit regular load in the subsequent semester. Filipino applicants and those coming from countries where English is the medium of instruction are exempted from this requirement.

 

1.1.4 For foreigners, applicants must meet all prescribed requirements by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED); A study permit issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs must be submitted.

 

Section 1.2 Two letters of recommendation from the former professors or supervisors for Masters, and three for PhD must be received by the University Graduate Program Office before the deadline set; for those who are employed, one recommendation from the supervisor. Recommendation letters may be emailed/mailed or sent through courier addressed to the University Graduate Program Office.

 

Section 1.3 Application should be received by the College Graduate Program Office before the deadline set by the University Graduate Program Office in coordination with the Office of Admissions.

Specialized Laboratories

Faculty & Staff

PhD Biotechnology
  University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Research Interest:

Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Ecology, Biodiversity, Molecular Genetics and Mushroom Science

PhD Botany major in Ecology minor in Environmental Studies University of the Philippines, Los Baños Research Interest:

Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation, Pollution Prevention, Phytoremediation, Botanical Pesticides, Climate Change Impacts, Monitoring of Hazards and Disaster Risks thru Remote Sensing Studies

MS Biology
  New Mexico State University, USA
Research Interest:

Phycology; Harmful Algal Blooms; Diversity, Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Freshwater and Marine Microalgae; Microalgae Culture

PhD Aquatic Bioscience
  University of Tokyo, Japan
Research Interest:

Phycology; Harmful Algal Blooms; Diversity, Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Freshwater and Marine Microalgae; Microalgae Culture

MS Biology
  Central Luzon State University
Research Interest:

Animal Reproductive Biotechnology, Molecular Biotechnology

MS Biology
  Central Luzon State University
Research Interest:

Microbial Ecology, Drug Discovery through Antibacterial Assay of Marine Organism and Coastal Plants, Microbial Ecology

MS Biology Education
  Central Luzon State University
Research Interest:

Terrestrial Ecology, Animal Systematics and Diversity

PhD Biology
De La Salle University

Research Interest:

Microbial Ecology, Drug Discovery through Antibacterial Assay of Marine Organism and Coastal Plants, Microbial Ecology

PhD Science Education(Biology)
De La Salle University Research Interest:

Plant Systems & Biology; Diversity, Teratogenicity, Nutraceutical & Antimicrobial Properties of Plants; Plant Biotechnology; Biology Education

PhD Bio Sci
  University of Santo Tomas, España Manila
Research Interest:

Ethnomycology, Reproductive Biotechnology, Science Education

PhD Science Education
  De La Salle University
Research Interest:

Science Education, ICT in Education and Learning Styles

MS Biology
  De La Salle University
Research Interest:

Mushroom science and biotechnology Philippine wild and functional mushrooms Mycoremediation, teratology, microbiology

MS Biology
  Central Luzon State University
Research Interest:

Plant Biology,Rice Biotechnology, QTL Analysis

MS Wildlife Studies
University of the Philippines, Los Baños
Research Interest:

Wildlife Biology, Diversity, Ecology and Distribution Patterns of Philippine Herpetofauna, Vascular Plant and Vertebrate Taxonomy, Evolutionary Biology

PhD Biology
  De La Salle University
Research Interest:

Developmental Biology, Mushroom Science and Biotechnology

PhD Science Education
  De La Salle University
Research Interest:

Mushroom Biology, Animal Physiology, Science Education, Mushroom Nutriceuticals, Web-Based Learning and Teaching

MS Biology
  De La Salle University
Research Interest:

Biodiversity, Ecotoxicology, Reproductive Physiology, Parasitology

PhD Microbiology
  University of the Philippines, Los Baños
Research Interest:

Microbial Systems, Microbial Fermentation and Enzymes, Probiotics, Profiling of Veterinary important bacterial and viral pathogens

MS Biology
  Central Luzon State University
Research Interest:

Food microbial analyses Water Potability test In vitro microbial testing Sanitation and Community Hygiene

PhD Forest Science
 Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan
Research Interest:

Mushroom Pharming and Mykomining of Philippine edible mushroom and epiphytic fungi of agricultural crops

PhD Plant Molecular Biology and Genetics
  Iwate University, Japan
Research Interest:

RNAi/Gene expression analysis, Transcriptomics, Plant Gene Expression, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Plant Genetic Engineering, Plant-pathogen interaction, DNA Barcoding/Molecular Taxonomy, Toxicity and Anti-Cancer Research

MS Biology
  Central Luzon State University
Research Interest:

Interaction of fungi in agroecosystem

MS Biology
  Central Luzon State University
Research Interest:

Isolation, morphological and molecular identification of fungi with enzymatic abilities and as bio-control; Nutraceutical and antifungal activities of plants.