Academic Programs

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

 

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
(149-155 units) is a four-year course that provides students with a strong background in the traditional areas of chemistry: organic, analytical, biochemistry, physical and inorganic chemistry.

 

Diploma in Chemistry
is a one-year course for students with a bachelor's degree with at least 20 units of college chemistry to enable them to teach College Chemistry or pursue graduate studies.

 

Master of Science in Chemistry
provides a comprehensive view of major fields of interest and develops the student's ability to conduct independent research. The course requires 24 units of course work and 6-unit masteral thesis.

 

Master of Science in Chemical Education is a non-thesis program for those who wish to specialize in Chemical Education. The curriculum includes graduate chemistry courses and education courses.

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) in Chemistry
requires 24 units of graduate courses after the master's degree, candidacy examination, preliminary examinations, and a doctoral thesis.

 

Dual-Ph.D. in Chemistry (from University of Houston (Texas, USA) and University of the Philippines-Diliman
After completing the M.S. Chemistry coursework in UPD, a student can opt to continue on with this dual Ph.D. program. This program allows the Ph.D. student to finish his/her dissertation research in U.H. after completing all the Ph.D. courses and passing the qualifying and candidacy exams in UPD. The Ph.D. student will take a few more courses in U.H. and then defend his/her dissertation in both universities in order to be awarded dual Ph.D. degrees.