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College of Science

  • HISTORY

    The College of Science was established on September 10, 2004 through Board Resolution No. 75, series of 2004. It was formed when the former BS Biology of BUCAS, BS Chemistry of BU-RSTC and BS Computer Science of Computer Science Institute were merged together in response to the need to pool together the facilities and manpower skills for the development of an institution of higher learning and research in basic and applied science and mathematics as envisioned by the Bicol University Comprehensive Development Plan.

    The College of Science (CS), enrolled the first year students in Bachelor in Computer Science, a course program previously offered in the Institute of Computer Science (ICS); the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, used to be offered in the Regional Science Teaching Center (RSTC) now merged with the College of Education; and the Bachelor of Science in Biology, previously offered in CAS.

    Research and extension are among the four-fold functions of Bicol University along instruction and production. Through the years, the University has assisted in the development of the region through various research undertakings that helped and reached target clients from farmers, fishermen, out-of-school youths, women and other sectors both in rural and urban areas, government and non-government organizations. These activities vary according to the multidiscipline and field of specialization being offered by the university.

    The College of Science whose specialization is in the fields of information technology, natural sciences, both physical and biological, faces the challenge of “Uplifting the Bicolano’s quality of life through the understanding, wise use and management of its natural resources”.


    GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

    • To provide quality graduate and undergraduate education in the natural and mathematical sciences.

    • To undertake basic and applied scientific researches that are of high standards and of regional and national relevance.

    • To render technical extension services in support of regional and national scientific and technological development.

    • To pursue a sustainable income-generation program to support excellence in instruction, research and extension.


    COLLEGE LEARNING OUTCOMES

    • Apply necessary scientific and technological knowledge and skills on one’s specific field of speculation.

    • Formulate and conduct basic and applied scientific researchers responsive to national and global developmental needs.

    • Advocate volunteerism and social responsibility to alleviate community conditions.

    • Develop entrepreneurs’ mindset and skills applying knowledge gained in specific fields to engage in productive enterprise.

  • PROGRAMS

    Undergraduate Programs

    • Bachelor of Science in Biology

      Program Outcomes

      1. Develop the sound academic, moral and ethical values of a professional biologist.
      2. Carry out scientific research aligned with the research thrust of the University and generate new knowledge as research output.
      3. Apply biotechnological knowledge for sustained economic growth and development in the region.
      4. Demonstrate effective technical and communication skills necessary to join the academe, industry and research institutions and/or pursue advanced studies
    • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

      Program Learning Outcomes

      1. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge and understanding in the core areas of chemistry: inorganic, organic, physical, biological and analytical chemistry; and in addition the necessary background in mathematics.
      2. Gather data using standard laboratory equipment, modern instrumentation and classical techniques.
      3. Identify and solve problems involving chemistry, using current disciplinary and interdisciplinary principles.
      4. Qualify for further study and/or for entry-level professional employment in the general workplace.
      5. Work effectively and independently in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
      6. Act in recognition of professional, social, and ethical responsibility.
      7. Effectively communicate orally and in writing using both English and Filipino.
      8. Articulate and discuss the latest developments in the specific field of practice.
      9. Interpret relevant scientific data and make judgments that include reflection on relevant scientific and ethical issues.
      10. Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage.
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

      The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, one of the programs offered by the College of Science under the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology (CS/IT) is designed to prepare students for a career in Computer Science and other related fields, equipped with the necessary skills to pursue advanced studies, and/or become applications developer, computer science instructor, database programmer/designer, Information Security Engineer,  Quality Assurance Engineer, researcher, systems developer, systems analysts or other Information Technology Professionals who shall develop and promote information and communications technology in the region in the field of Computer Science

      Program Outcomes

      1. Utilize concepts and theories of computing, algorithmic foundation and apply new developments in computing.
      2. Develop algorithmically complex software and effective algorithms for solving computing problems.
      3. Acquire the skills and the discipline required for designing, writing, and modifying software components, modules, and applications that comprise software solutions.
      4. Apply the basic cultural, social, legal, and ethical practices inherent in the discipline of computing.
      5. Engage the life-long learning to adapt to innovations and change in order to be successful.
    • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

      The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), one of the programs offered by the College of Science under the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology is designed to prepare students for a career in Information Technology and other related fields, equipped with the necessary skills to pursue advanced studies, and/or become Applications Developer, Database Administrator, Entrepreneur in IT industry, Information Security Administrator, Information Technology Instructor, Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Systems Analysts, Technical Support Specialist, Test Engineer, Web Administrator/ Web Master and Web Developer other Information Technology Professionals who shall develop and promote Information and Communications Technology in the region in the field of Information Technology.

      Program Outcomes

      1. Utilize and implement hardware and software technologies that provide computing solutions to address the needs of an organization.
      2. Identify various needs within the organization and provide solution using computing technologies.
      3. Apply basic cultural, social, legal, and ethical practices inherent in the discipline of computing.
      4. Engage in life-long learning to adapt to innovations and change in order to be successful.
    • Bachelor of Science in Meteorology

      Program Outcomes

      1. Students equipped with scientific and communication skills that can be used to study, analyze, and solve atmospheric phenomena and problems; 
      2. Students with adequate academic preparation and training for careers in the academic, operational weather and climatological forecasting agencies, research institutions, and related industries; 
      3. Graduate who are qualified to pursue graduate studies in the fields of meteorology, atmospheric sciences, oceanography and other related fields; and 
      4. Professionals who are socially responsible and productive contributors to national and global development.

    Graduate Programs

    • Master of Science in Biology

      Program Learning Outcomes 

      1. Develop the sound academic, moral and ethical values of a professional biologist. 

      2. Carry out scientific research aligned with the research thrust of the university and generate new knowledge as research output. 

      3. Apply biotechnological knowledge for sustained economic growth and development of the region. 

      4. Demonstrate effective technical and communication skills necessary to join the academe, industry, and research institutions and/or pursue advanced studies. 

    • Master in Information Systems

      Program Learning Outcomes

      1. Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of various aspects of information systems planning, systems implementation, and system integration;

      2. Develop the effective use of Information Technology (IT) to help solve problems, and improve or reengineer processes of organizations; and

      3. Evaluate and analyze the problems relating to information technology by applying the concepts and principles of current information systems standards

  • Arimbay, Ma. Bernadette B.

    Assoc. Prof. V

    Bachelor of Science in Education major in Chemistry (Bicol College)

    Master of Arts in Education major in Educational Management (Bicol  College)

    Ed.D. Educational Foundation (Bicol College)

    Austero, Lea D.

    Asst. Prof. II

    Bachelor of science in Computer Science (Bicol University College of Science)

    Master in Information Technology (University of the Cordilleras)

    Azul, Jerome A.

    Instructor I

    Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education major in Physics (Bicol University College of Education)

    Master of Science in Atmospheric Science (Ateneo de Manila University)

    Balilo, Benedicto Jr. B.

    Professor II

    Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Dynamic Computer Centrum)

    MIS; MIT (UPOU; Univ. of Cordilleras)

    Doctor in Information Technology (Technological Institute of the Philippines)

    Balmadrid, Davie B.

    Instructor III

    BS in Computer Engineering (Systems Technology Institute)

    Master in Information Technology (Aemilianum College)

    Doctor of Engineering Major in Computer Engineering(Technological Institute of the Philippines); on-going

    Baltazar, Maria Crispina P.

    Asst. Prof. I

    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Divine Word College of Legazpi)

    Master of Arts in Chemistry Education (9 units): Master of Science in Chemistry (Bicol University Graduate School; UP, Diliman QC) 9; on-going


    Barrameda, Ma. Corazon B.

    Assoc. Prof. IV

    Bachelor of Science major in Chemistry (University of Nueva Caceres)

    Master of Arts in Chemistry Education (Bicol University Graduate School)

    Bobier, Magdalena N.

    Instructor I

    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (University of the Philippines, Diliman)

    Master of Science in Chemistry (UP Diliman ) on-going

    Bobiles, Johnor F. 

    Instructor I 

    Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Chemistry (Bicol University) 

    Master of Arts in Chemistry Education (Bicol University)

    Bobiles, Samuel C.

    Assoc. Prof. V

    Bachelor in Agricultural Chemistry (University of the Philippines, Los Baños)

    Master of Science in Environmental Science (University of the Philippines)

    Doctorate of Philosophy in Agricultural Chemistry (University of the Philippines Los Baños)

    Bonaobra, Jaymar L. 

    Instructor I 

    Bachelor in Secondary Education-Mathematics (Bicol University)

    Master of Arts in Mathematics Education (Bicol University Graduate School) 

    Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics Education (Bicol University Graduate School) on-going 

    Borromeo, Jonathan C.

    Instructor III

    Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (University of the Philippines College Baguio)

    Master in Mathematics (Ateneo de Naga University)

    Boyon, Ma. Carolina L.

    Professor III

    BS Statistics (University of the Philippines, Diliman)

    Master of Science – Mathematics (University of Wisconsin)

    Ph.D. Development Management (Bicol University Graduate School) CAR (on-going)

    Brogada, Michael Angelo D.

    Associate Professor I 

    BS Computer Science (Bicol College)

    Master in Information Technology (Aemilianum College)

    Doctor in Information Technology (Technological Institute of the Philippines)

    Burce, Mary Jane B. 

    Assistant Professor II

    Cajuday, Lilibeth A.

    Professor VI

    Bachelor of Science in Biology (Far Eastern University)

    Master of Science in Biology (Ateneo de Manila University)

    Doctor of Philosophy Biology-Developmental Biology (University of the Philippines, Diliman)

    Cano, Magnolia Vida A.

    Assoc. Prof. IV

    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Aquinas University of Legazpi)

    Master of Science in Teaching major in Chemistry (De La Salle University)

    Canon, Mary Joy P.

    Assistant Professor II

    BS Information Technology (Bicol University College of Science)

    Master in Information Technology (University of the Cordilleras)

    Conda, Karen P.

    Instructor I

    Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Physics (Bicol University College of Education)

    Master of Science in Atmospheric Science (Ateneo de Manila University)

    Doctor in Information Technology (University of Cordilleras) on-going 

    Cordovilla, Jo-Ann M.

    Asst. Prof. I

    Bachelor of Science in Teaching Physics (Philippine Normal University)

    Master of Arts in Science Teaching Physics (University of San Carlos, Cebu City) 36 units earned

    Dioneda, Anne R.

    Assoc. Prof. V

    Bachelor of Science in Biology (Bicol University College of Arts & Sciences)

    Master of Arts in Biology Education (Bicol University Graduate School)

    Ph.D in Biology(University of Santo Tomas) on-going 

    Discaya , Maria Karina Luth R.
    Assoc. Prof II
    Bachelor of Science in Biology (Bicol University College of Arts & Sciences)
    Master in Biological Science (St. Louise University)
    Ph.D. in Forest Biological Science (University of the Philippines, Los Baños) with units

    Dorosan, Amelia A.
    Professor VI
    BS Civil Engineerng (Bicol University College of Engineering)
    Master in Physics (University of the Philippines, Diliman)
    Ph.D. Science Education – Physics (De La Salle University)

    Galias, Dean Carlo F.
    Assistant Professor I
    BS Biology (Bicol University College of Science)
    MS Botany (University of the Philippines Los Baños)

    General, Mheljor A. 
    Instructor I 
    BS Biology (Bicol University) 
    MS Biology (Bicol University) on-going

    Imperial, Jazzlyn T.
    Asst. Prof. IV
    Bachelor of Science in Biology (Bicol University College of Arts & Sciences)
    Master in Biology (University of the Philippines Diliman)

    Jasareno, Marie Rose D.
    Asst. Prof. I
    BSED Physics (Bicol University College of Education)
    MAED Science  (Bicol University Graduate School) 33 units earned

    Llovido, Jennifer L.
    Assoc. Prof. V
    BS Computer Science (University of the Philippines, Diliman)
    Master in Information Technology (University of the Cordilleras)
    Doctor in Information Technology (University of Cordilleras)

    Locaba, John Ruel L.
    Instructor I (Temporary)
    BS Meteorology (Bicol University College of Science)

    Lola, Myra Angela L.
    Assistant Professor III
    BS Mathematics (University of the Philippines, Diliman)
    Master in Mathematics (Ateneo de Naga University)

    Lucila, Noli Jr. B.
    Assoc. Prof. IV
    BS Computer Science (Bicol University Computer Science Institute)
    MS Information Technology (Ateneo de Naga University Graduate School)
    Doctor in Information Technology (De La Salle University) on-going

    Lucilo, Jayson A.
    Asst. Prof. IV
    Bachelor of Science Applied Mathematics (University of the Philippines, Los Baños”,2007,MS Applied Mathematics (University of the Philippines, Diliman)

    Ludovice, Kimbhierly M.
    Instructor I
    BS in Chemistry (Bicol University College of Science)
    Master of Science in Environmental Science (University of the Philippines Los Baños,)

    Lugena, Syndel O 

    Assistant Professor I 

    BS Chemistry (Bicol University) 

    MS Environmental Science(University of Nueva Caceres Graduate School)

    Maceda, Lany L.
    Assoc. Prof. IV
    BS Computer Science (Computer Arts & Technological College)
    Master in Management; Master in Information Technology (Bicol College; Univ. of the Cordilleras)
    Doctor in Information Technology (University of Cordilleras)

    Malaluan, Ivane N.
    Asst. Prof. II
    BS Chemistry (Bicol University College of Science)
    MS Chemistry (University of Sto. Tomas)

    Malonzo, Charmaine A.
    Assoc. Prof. V
    Bachelor of Science in Biology (University of the Philippines, Los Baños)
    MS in Microbiology (University of the Philippines, Los Baños)
    Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (University of the Philippines, Los Baños) on-going

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    Membreve, Daile Meek S.
    Asst.Prof III
    BS Biology; Certification in Secondary Education (University of the Philippines Visayas,Central Philippines Adventist College)
    Master of Science in Biology (University of the Philippines, Diliman)
    Ph.D. in Biology (University of the Philippines, Diliman) on-going

    Mendones, Rolando L.
    Asst. Prof. IV
    BS Mathematics (University of the Philippines, Los Baños)
    MS Mathematics (25 units); Master of Information Technology (University of the Philippines, Los Baños)
    Ph.D in Computer Science (University of the Philippines, Los Baños) with units

    Miranda, Franklin Jr. M.
    Asst. Prof. IV
    BS Com. Eng’g (Central Colleges of the Philippines)
    Master in Business Education (Divine Word College of Legazpi)
    Doctor of Engineering major in Computer Engineering (Technological Institute of the Philippines) on-going

    Miranda, Joseph E.
    Instructor III
    BS Math for Teachers (Philippine National College)
    MAT Mathematics (36 units) & MAED Mathematics (30 units) (University of the Philippines; BU Graduate School)

    Mirandilla, Maria Teresa A.
    Professor VI
    Bachelor of Science in Education major in Biology (Bicol University College of Education)
    Master of Science in Teaching Biology (De La Salle University)
    Ph.D. Educational Foundation (Bicol University Graduate School)

    Montealegre, Michael V.
    Assoc. Prof. III
    BS Agricultural Chemistry (University of the Philippines, Los Baños)
    MS Chemistry (University of the Philippines, Diliman)
    Ph.D in Chemistry (Ateneo De Manila University) on-going

    Morano, Phil V.
    Asst. Prof. I
    Bachelor of Science in Biology (Bicol University College of Arts & Sciences)
    Master of Arts in Biology Education (42 units); MS Biology major in Animal Physiology (on-going) (Bicol University Graduate School; UP, Diliman QC)

    Mallorca, Joan N.
    Asst.Prof. II
    Bachelor of Science in Biology (Bicol University College of Science)
    MS Microbiology (University of Sto. Tomas)

    Ordoñez, Aris J.
    Assoc. Prof. IV
    BS Computer Science (Aemilianum Institute)
    Master in Information Technology (Adamson University)
    Doctor of Information Technology (Technological Institute of the Philippines)

    Paje, Rommel Evan J.
    Assoc. Prof. III
    BS Computer Engineering (Aquinas University of Legazpi)
    Master in Information Technology (University of the Cordilleras)
    Doctor of Information Technology (Technological Institute of the Philippines) 

    Pancho, Laarni D.
    Assoc. Prof. IV
    BS Computer Science (AMA Computer College)
    Master in Information Technology (University of the Philippines )

    Penetrante, Felix R.
    Asst. Prof. I
    BS Computer Science (Southern Technological School)
    Master of Information Systems (University of the Philippines)
    Ph.D in Computer Science (Technological Institute of the Philippines) on-going

    Punay, Jason P.
    Assoc. Prof. II
    BS in Physics for Teachers (Philippine Normal University)
    MS in Meteorology (University of the Philippines )
    Ph.D. Program of Dept. of Atmospheric Science (National Central University) 

    Regalia, Raymond S.
    Asst. Prof. IV
    BS Biology major in Microbiology (University of the Philippines Los Baños)
    MS Microbiology (University of the Philippines, Diliman)
    Ph.D. Biotechnology (University of New South Wales)

    Riñon, Jayrah Bena E.
    Instructor I
    BS in Mathematics (University of the Philippines, Diliman)
    MS in Applied Mathematics (University of the Philippines, Diliman)

    Rodriguez, Ryan A.
    Asst. Prof. IV
    BS Computer Science (Bicol University Computer Science Institute)
    Master of Information Technology; MS Computer Science (Ateneo de Naga University)

    Sabdao, Marianne Yssabelle L.
    Instructor I
    BS in Biology (Bicol University College of Science)
    Master of Science in Genetics (University of the Philippines Los Baños,)

    Satuito, Arlene A.
    Instructor I
    BS Computer Science (University of the Philippines, Diliman)
    MS Computer Science (University of the Philippines, Diliman) on-going

    Serrano, Jocelyn E.
    Professor II
    Bachelor of Science in Biology (University of the Philippines, Los Baños)
    Master of Science in Biology (University of the Philippines, Diliman)
    Ph.D. Development Management;Ph.D in Biology (Bicol University Graduate School 6 units earned; University of Santo Tomas on-going)

    Sy, Christian Y.
    Assoc. Prof. III
    BS Computer Science (Systems Technology Institute)
    Master in Business Administration; Master in Information Technology (St. Louise De Marillac College, Sorsogon City; University of Cordilleras)
    Ph.D. Development Management; Doctor in Information Technology (Bicol University Graduate School 45 units earned; University of Cordilleras on-going)

    Tomenio, Emee I.
    Asst. Prof. III
    BSED Mathematics (Naga College Foundation)
    MAED Mathematics (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ph.D. Math (Bicol University Graduate School) on-going

    Vibar, Jayvee Christopher N.
    Asst. Prof. IV
    BS Computer Science (Computer Arts & Technological College)
    Master of Information System (University of the Philippines Open University)
    Doctor in Information Technology (Technological Institute of the Philippines) 

  • COLLEGE RESEARCH AND EXTENSIONS

    I. EXTENSION ACTIVITIES – First Quarter 2016

    Extension Activities of the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science/Information Technology, Mathematics and Physics

    • A. The first quarter extension commitments of the college departments focused on preparation of projects and programs aligned with the University Extension Service Framework on WATERSHED.

      All departments participated in the extension writeshop each producing draft departmental extension programs. Extension commodity declarations per department were the following:

      Biology: Community-based transfer of knowledge, skills, aspirations on biology.

      Chemistry: Water quality assessment and watershed protection, rehabilitation, sustainability; Transfer of KRAS in Chemistry.

      CS-IT: Transfer of KRAS on computing science, ICT; Computer Software development technical support; institutional digital systems development.

      Mathematics: Community-based quantitative skills development; Instructional support of DepEd faculty; Integrated extension services to institutions and to internal or external development projects/programs.

      Physics: Transfer of KRAS in physics to teachers of DepED and other interest groups; Training on robotics and development of mechanical systems demonstrative of laws of physics.

    • B. Prepared and Disseminated Information, Education and Communication Materials (IEC Materials)
      • Lecture Power Points (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Research)
      • Worksheets (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Research)
      • Problem Sets (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Research)
    • C. Transfer of knowledge and techniques on various areas of specialization.

      Technologies Transferred

      1. Biologically Sound Management of Local Government Units: Masbate and Manito Projects Approximately: 100 households x two municipalities = 200 household beneficiaries

      2. Research protocol design

      2.1. 30 Health Emergency Management (DRRM Responders) graduate students At DOH-Manila

      2.2. 30 faculty members of BUCAF – 31 August – 1 September, 2016

      3. Statistical analysis

      3.1. 30 Health Emergency Management (DRRM Responders) graduate students At DOH-Manila

      3.2. 30 faculty members of BUCAF – 31 August – 1 September, 2016

    • D. Provided technical assistance to external entities

      a. Masbate Local Government Unit

      b. Regional Statistics Council, Region V

      * Developed the Core Indicators Matrix Input for Bicol Region

      * Negotiated for Tapping the Bicol University’s Mathematics/Statistics Faculty for the Regional Training on Statistics for Development Planning(Favorably acted on by the Regional Statistics Council in favor of Bicol University instead of the expensive training quotation of the Philippine Statistical Training and Research Institute)

      c. NAPOLCOM Region V:

      c.1. Ugnayan sa Barangay ng Legazpi

      Action on Top Three Crimes per Barangay

      Participants Local Chief Executive & LuponngKapayapaan Chair

      Per Barangay = 120 (of 140 expected)

      = 4hours x 120 participants = 60 person training days

      c.2. Model Supervisor and Model Associate Supervisor Performance Rating Matrix Development

      c.3. Model Supervisor and Model Associate Supervisor Write-up

      c.4. Model PNP National Competitions Region V Candidate’s Portfolio Preparation

    II. Highlights of Accomplishments

    For the first quarter of 2016, College of Science was able to conduct:

    Transfer of technologies

    Technologies Transferred

    a. Online Registration Systems Phased Development via standardization of data inputs and streamlined policies across management and academic units of the University.

    b. Preparation of extension programs and projects by Department

    c. Standardization of curricula and course codes

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