CSCS Programs

DLSU-D Program Offerings

The Bachelor of Science in Biology with specialization in Plant Biology program is focused on understanding plant biology as a fundamental element of understanding the plant from structural and functional perspectives.

Bachelor of Science in Biology with specialization in Plant Biology

The Bachelor of Science in Biology with specialization in Plant Biology is a four-year program that is focused on understanding plant biology as a fundamental element of understanding the plant from structural and functional perspectives.

This specialization will be offered provided the number of students will be at least 20 in a class, otherwise it will be considered as a tutorial class.

Fundamental Courses

  • Fundamentals of Botany
  • Fundamentals of Zoology
  • Systematics Biology
  • Evolutionary Biology and Comparative Anatomy
  • Environmental Biology and Ecology
  • General Physiology
  • Bioethics
  • Introduction to Biophysics
  • Biomolecules
  • General Microbiology
  • Introductory Genetics
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Developmental Biology

Specialized Courses

  • Field Botany and Ecology
  • Economic Botany
  • Plant Growth and Development
  • Molecular Systematics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Geography

College Freshmen

  • An applicant who has completed Senior High School and has not taken any college course, or
  • An applicant who has completed equivalent Secondary Education from any school abroad and has not taken any college course, or
  • A passer of Alternative Learning System (ALS) with certification of eligibility to be admitted to college.

College Transferee

  • An applicant who has taken college programs or units not more than 75% of his/her curriculum in other CHED recognized colleges or universities, or
  • An applicant who has taken college programs or units not more than 75% of his/her curriculum in colleges or universities abroad, OR
  • An applicant who has taken vocational or any special training in recognized colleges or universities abroad, OR
  • An applicant who has officially enrolled in any degree or certificate programs after High School.

Second Course Taker

  • An applicant who has completed any college degree from any CHEd recognized college or university, or
  • An applicant who has completed any college degree from college or university abroad.

Freshmen

Applicants for admission in any CSCS program must have:

  • satisfactorily completed their senior high school education
  • passed the DLSUD Qualifying Examination (DQuEx) exam and met the stanine (cut-off) scores required by the program
  • passed the interview by the Department Chair concerned

Returnees

A CSCS returning student maybe readmitted if he/she has:

  • passed the interview conducted by the Department Chair concerned or the Associate Dean
  • satisfied the retention policy of the college/university

Shiftees

A student from another course who intends to shift to any CSCS program (except BS Biology with specialization in Medical Biology 3-year compressed program) must have:

  • a GPA of at least 2.00
  • passed the interview conducted by the Department Chair concerned or the Associate Dean
  • passed the Qualifying Exam for BIT and BCS applicants
  • satisfied the retention policy of the college/university

Transferees

A student from another school/university may be accepted in any CSCS program (except BS Biology with specialization in Medical Biology 3-year compressed program) as a transferee provided, he/she has:

  • a GPA of at least 2.00 or its equivalent
  • no failing grade in all academic and non-academic courses
  • passed the interview conducted by the Department Chair concerned or the Associate Dean
  • submitted the following:
    1. recommendation letters from at least two former professors
    2. certification of good moral character
    3. transcript of records from previous school
  • taken the DLSUD QUALIFYING EXAMINATION (DQuEx) exam and met the stanine (cut-off) scores required by the program
  • passed the Qualifying Exam for BIT and BCS applicants

Second Course Takers

Applicants who intend to take any CSCS program as a second course must:

  • pass the interview conducted by the Department Chair concerned or the Associate Dean /or the Dean (for DLSUD graduates)
  • follow the same requirements as for transferees, please refer to section D (for non-DLSUD graduates).

A student who accumulates 24 academic units of failures at the end of the semester of any school year is considered ineligible to enroll in the succeeding semester. However, if there are only 30 academic units left before graduation, the student would still be allowed to enroll provided a de-loading of three (3) academic units is made to allow for a better academic performance during the semester.

The corresponding units of subjects retaken and then passed with a grade of 2.00 or better shall be deducted from the accumulated units of failures. The failing mark, however, will still appear in the official Transcript of Records. (Excerpts from Student Handbook SY 2018-2022, Section 9, p. 47)

Note: For CSCS, the number of allowable units for enrollment maybe limited to 15 units only for the de-loaded students described in the retention policy.