Department of Biology


Microbiology is the scientific study of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. It explores their structure, function, genetics, and ecological roles. This field is crucial in various industries, contributing to advancements in medicine, agriculture, and environmental science. Microbiology plays a key role in understanding infectious diseases, developing vaccines, studying soil health, and exploring biotechnological applications.

Concentration Courses

Fundamentals of Virology

Viral taxonomy, structure, replication, and pathogenesis; virus-host interactions.

Fundamentals of Microbial Physiology

Composition and structure of microbial cells; regulation of biochemical activities associated with cellular metabolism.

Fundamentals of Microbial Genetics

Structure, expression, and applications of exchange of genetic materials in bacteria, fungi, and bacteriophages.

Fundamentals of Microbial Ecology

Ecology and evolution of microorganisms, microbial interrelationships and biogeochemical cycles.

Concentration Electives


Taxonomy, morphology & phylogeny of algae.


Taxonomy, morphology & ecology of the fungi & lichens.

Industrial Microbiology

Techniques in isolation, purification, cultivation, screening, identification, and preservation of economically-important microbes with emphasis on trends and issues in the Philippines.

 Selected Topics in Biology.

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