BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY
INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTRY
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
This five-year program is jointly offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Agriculture. The program prepares its students to become full-fledged chemists who are specially trained to tackle chemistry problems related to food and agriculture in support of the agricultural and rural development thrusts of the country. Students in this program take at least 77 units of chemistry, far more than the 60 units of chemistry courses set by the Professional Regulations Commission as the minimum requirement for taking the Chemistry Licensure Examination. The program also requires 15 units of specialized courses that the student can utilize to satisfy the minimum requirement for taking the Agriculture Licensure Examination. Thus, through a judicious use of specialized courses, a graduate of this program may be eligible to take both the Chemistry and Agriculture Licensure Examinations. Moreover, the rigorous preparation enables graduates of this interdisciplinary degree program to become to become professional chemists, pursue academic or research career or graduate studies in chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, nutrition or other food and agricultural fields allied with the chemical sciences.
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