Department of Biology

Master of Science in

Conservation and Restoration Ecology (MS CaRE)

The Master of Science in Conservation and Restoration Ecology (MS CaRE) Program has grown out of the research, output, and experience of the Department of Biology of the College of Science of UP Baguio over the years. Its roster of professors with varied yet harmonized fields of expertise enable the department to focus on biodiversity assessments and data-banking conservation, and the Ethno-botany of the ecosystems of Northern Luzon-- from the mountain ridges to the reefs.

This is consistent with UP Baguio's mandate to perform its unique and distinctive leadership in higher education and development, to lead in setting academic standards, end in initiating innovations in teaching, research, and community service in its identified niche in the Cordilleras and the rest of Northern Luzon.

Program Objectives

The graduates of the MSc CaRE Program are envisioned to be:

  • competent environmental biologists who can lead and undertake projects in conservation, assessment, monitoring, and restoration of degraded ecosystems;
  • capable to carry out research in Conservation and Restoration Ecology; and
  • ready to pursue doctoral courses in related fields.

Program Learning Outcomes

Generic Program Learning Outcomes
PLO 1 To demonstrate genuine concern and passion for environmental issues that have impacts on species, ecosystems, and people
PLO 2 To demonstrate professional and ethical integrity in diverse social and academic settings
Specific Program Learning Outcomes
PLO 3 To apply concepts, approaches and methods in addressing local and global issues on conservation and restoration
PLO 4 To generate knowledge through independent research and effectively communicate outputs to the public
Life-long Learning Outcome
PLO 5 To demonstrate competence and leadership as environmental biologists with a life-long adherence to honor, excellence, and service

Opportunities (MS CaRE)

Teaching Assistants fall into two categories: Teaching Associates (TAs), typically Master’s students, and Teaching Fellows (TFs), typically Ph.D. students. They split their time between pursuing their own studies and assisting in classes. These postgraduate scholars play a crucial role in lightening the teaching responsibilities of faculty members, allowing them to allocate more time to research or their own postgraduate pursuits.

Graduate student assistantships are accessible to graduate students who demonstrate a satisfactory academic performance. These positions offer students the opportunity to augment their financial support, covering tuition, living expenses, books, transportation, and lodging, by working as student assistants. Student assistants may be engaged in various academic tasks, including research projects. However, preference is given to students possessing the necessary academic qualifications, specific coursework, and skills required for the position.

The Department of Science and Technology—Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is pleased to inform that scholarships are now open for individuals aspiring to pursue Master’s and Doctorate degrees in priority fields of Science and Technology. These scholarships are offered as part of the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program (ASTHRDP).