Bachelor of Science in Biology | BS Biology | TUA

Bachelor of Science in Biology (BS Biology)

Our Bachelor of Science in Biology program is dedicated to fostering a deep understanding of life sciences and equipping students with practical skills to excel in this dynamic field. Discover the exciting journey that awaits you in our BS Biology course below!

What is a BS Biology Course?

BS Biology is a four-year program designed to equip students with in-depth knowledge and practical skills in life sciences. The curriculum includes core subjects like botany, zoology, genetics, and ecology, as well as specialized courses in microbiology. Students also study chemistry, biochemistry, statistics, and other related disciplines. The program emphasizes hands-on training through practicum and research projects, culminating in a thesis defense. Graduates have the option to become registered microbiologists or pursue advanced degrees in research or medicine.

The Head of the Program

Mr. Emerson G. Cruz

A passionate learner and educator. He is a graduate of BS Biology at Centro Escolar University. After being exposed to research activities during his undergraduate studies, he pursued Microbiology at the University of Santo Tomas. At the same time, he worked as a research assistant while studying. After graduation he worked at a veterinary clinic as a laboratory analyst. In 2019, he passed the Registered Microbiologist examination. Currently he is the national representative for Veterinary Microbiology at the Philippine Society for Microbiology. Today, he is an assistant professor and the department head of the TUA-CASE Biology department. His research interests include industrial application of microbes and mass production of cells using a bioreactor.

BS Biology Objectives and Outcomes

  • Comprehensive Understanding: Develop a profound grasp of the fundamental principles underlying the science of life.
  • Research Proficiency: Acquire and apply essential techniques for biological research in both laboratory and field environments.
  • Quantitative Competency: Apply mathematical and statistical computations, along with appropriate technologies, for the analysis of biological data.
  • Critical Evaluation: Extend knowledge by critically assessing current perspectives and theories within various domains of the biological sciences.
  • Research and Educational Pursuits: Demonstrate a commitment to advancing knowledge through dedicated research and educational endeavors.
  • Environmental Stewardship: Cultivate a strong concern for environmental well-being and the conservation of biodiversity.
  • Ethical Standards and Biosafety: Uphold ethical principles and adhere to biosafety standards in all aspects of biological research and practice.



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Program Affiliations


Student Facilities and Laboratory

Teaching laboratories are equipped with standard laboratory fixtures, LCD projectors (or TV monitors), binocular light microscopes (with oil immersion obj.) stereomicroscope , animal, human, and plant structure models. Big lecture halls and the University auditorium are also available for seminars and conferences. Research laboratory equipped with microbiological research tools (autoclave, microscopes, pipettors, refrigerators, low-speed centrifuge, balance, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), 2D-electrophoresis set up, agarose gel electrophoresis. The TUA central laboratory for molecular biology is housed at the Health and Sciences Center. Other sophisticated equipment of the University that are accessible for research include High-Performance Liquid Chromatography, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, refrigerated centrifuge, ultra-low freezer, biosafety cabinet class II. The electron microscopy laboratory in another research laboratory near TUA is open for analytical services. State of the art computer laboratories are also available at the College of Engineering and Information Science to the biology students who will be doing heavy computing and data analysis.

Biology Degree Admission Requirements


  1. One (1) 1×1 ID Picture
  2. Form 138 (Report Card) / ALS Certification (Original)
  3. Certificate of Good Moral Character (Original and with School Seal)
  4. PSA / NSO Birth Certificate (Photocopy)
  5. Special Study Permit / Student Visa (for foreign applicants)



STEP 1 Fill out Registration Form at the Office of Admission and Registration (OAR)
To facilitate the application process, the student may encode in advance his/her information via

STEP 2 Submit Registration Form to the Admission Officer for encoding
Attach the following:

  1. Form 138 (Report Card) / ALS Certification
  2. Certificate of Good Moral Character
  3. Photocopy of PSA / NSO Birth Certificate

The Admission Officer will generate your Student Number and your Assessment Form

STEP 3 Pay Tuition Fee at the Finance Office to be officially enrolled


  1. Please pay the required down payment to be officially enrolled. Paying less than the required amount will not process the enrollment.
  2. Scanned copies of admission credentials should be attached as part of the ONLINE. However, original copies must be submitted to the OAR Admission Officer on or before the first day of classes. Failure to comply may nullify the admission.
  3. Students who are still waiting for their complete original copies due to on-going classes will be asked to execute a promissory letter stating when they can submit the required documents.


STEP 1 Open

  • Click New Students
  • Fill out the Admission and Registration form; Click Submit
  • Check email for the login link

Log in as follows:

  • Account type: Applicants
  • Email Address: (enter email address provided)
  • Password: tuapassword (this is the default, kindly change once logged-in)
  • Term: SY 2022-2023
  • Click Generate Student Number

NOTE: Applicants with Student Number may start from here after logging in.

STEP 2 Proceed to Registration Module

  • Click the “+” (plus) icon
  • Click “Save” to generate registration assessment
  • Review your Student Assessment Form (SAF)

STEP 3 Pay Tuition Fee

  • Proceed to Payments
  • Choose your Payment Mode; Input Amount to Pay;Click Pay Now
  • Select your Payment Option; Click Send Instructions via Email/Mobile
  • Click Validate Payment

After payment, please wait for at least two (2) to three (3) days for the Finance and Accounting Office’s (FAO) clearing and checking. After which, the student may check his/her portal account to check if he/she is Officially Enrolled.

Graduation Requirements


The Bachelor of Biology program comprises 133 academic units and 62 non-academic units. Completion of 150-hour practicum program and a thesis project.

1. Graduation Requirements for College and Graduate School Candidates

  • Application for Graduation to be filed at the Office of Admission and Registration (OAR)
  • Completed academic, documentary, and financial requirements.
  • Documentary requirements:
    – Form 137A marked “Copy for Trinity University of Asia” (for students who initially enrolled as freshmen)
    – Transcript of Records (TOR) marked “Copy for Trinity University of Asia” (for students who initially joined as transferees)
    – Graduation Clearance
    – Settled graduation fee

2. Additional requirements for Board takers

  • One (1) 2×2 ID picture with white background

3. Additional requirements for Graduate School students

  • Hard bound and finalized Thesis or Dissertation
  • Certified True Copy of the following:
    – Title Page
    – Approval Sheet
    – Abstract

4. Additional requirements for Foreign students

  • Updated Student Visa

Complete BS Biology Subjects & Curriculum

The core subjects of Bachelor of Science in Biology typically include Fundamentals of Botany and Zoology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Physiology, and Ecology. Students also study business and economics, as well as courses in ethics and communication.


Microbiology Cell and Molecular Biology with Diagnostic Applications
General Zoology Industrial Microbiology
General Botany Medical Microbiology
Organic Chemistry Information Technology Applications in Biology
Mycology Food Microbiology
General Physiology Virology
Systematics Evolutionary Biology
Analytical Methods for Biology (Qualitative/Quantitative Chemistry) Biophysics
Microbial Physiology Bio Practicum
Genetics Molecular Medicine
Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Public Health Great Books in Biology and Biotechnology
Biochemistry Medical and Industrial Biotechnology
Microbial Genetics Bioethics
General Ecology People and the Earth’s Ecosystems
Developmental Biology  

BS Biology Job Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Biology program have a wide range of career options available to them, including:


Research Assistant/Technician Conduct experiments, collect and analyze data, assist in research projects, and maintain laboratory equipment. Provide crucial support to senior researchers and scientists. 15,000.00 to 30,000.00 
Quality Control Analyst Inspect products and processes to ensure they meet quality standards. Conduct tests, analyze data, and report findings. Make recommendations for improvements. 20,000.00  to 35,000.00
Environmental Analyst Monitor environmental conditions, including air, water, and soil quality. Analyze samples, compile data, and prepare reports. Provide insights for environmental conservation and regulatory compliance. 25,000.00 to 40,000.00
Microbiologist Study microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Conduct experiments, analyze data, and interpret results. Contribute to fields like medicine, food safety, and environmental health. 25,000.00 to 45,000.00
Health and Safety Officer Implement and oversee safety protocols in various environments. Conduct risk assessments, develop safety procedures, and ensure compliance with health and safety regulations. Promote a culture of safety within the organization. 30,000.00 to 50,000.00

Data source: JobStreet Career Advice Explore Salaries and Trinity University of Asia Careers Directory in partnership with Prosple

BS Biology is also recognized as a pre-med course, providing a strong foundation for those planning to pursue further studies in the field of medicine.

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