BS in Chemistry
Degree Codes: Program- BSCHY Plan - BSCHY

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry program is designed to provide students with anexcellent foundation in chemistry. It equips them with the necessary laboratory skills and scientific training needed in the competent practice of the chemistry profession. Lectures, seminars and laboratory classes are geared towards problem evaluation and decision-making. Courses in the humanities and social sciences are integrated to provide the perspective that will direct scientific efforts toward national concerns. Graduates are qualified to take the Chemistry Licensure Examination conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission and become licensed chemists.   

Summary of the Curriculum BS Biochemistry

DLSU CHED Minimum Requirements
for BS Chem
General Education Courses 60 + (12) 39
Chemistry 73 (Core + Electives) 60
Thesis + Practicum 6 6
Other Science Courses 33 26
Information Technology Component 3 3
Total Number of Units 175 + (12)
Duration 9 terms and 1 summer

Expected Learning Outcomes or Competencies

A. Fundamental skills
1. Conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills in the fields of analytical, organic, inorganic, biochemistry, and physical chemistry.
2. Ability to apply fundamental principles and concepts in physics and mathematics to chemical problems.
3. Ability to evaluate, synthesize, and interpret scientific data and then draw logical conclusions.
4. Ability to critically read primary papers.
5. Ability to perform chemical computation and data processing.

B. Practical skills
1. Laboratory skills relating to safety, waste management, and record keeping
2. Proper use of modern chemical instrumentation
3. Skills required for the conduct of standard laboratory procedures and use of instrumentation in analytical and synthetic work, in relation to both organic and inorganic systems
4. Skills in the monitoring, by observation and measurement, of chemical properties, events, or changes, and the systematic and reliable recording and documentation thereof
5. Ability to evaluate and interpret data derived from laboratory observations and measurements in terms of their significance, and to relate them to appropriate theories
6. Ability to design experiments and understand their limitations and the ability to design suitable alternative procedures and methods

C. Other skills
1. Communication skills, covering both written and oral communication. This includes the ability to present scientific information in a clear and concise manner and to discuss them intelligently, both in writing and orally.
2. Ability to dissect a problem into its key features; problem-solving skills relating to qualitative and quantitative information
3. Numeracy and calculation skills including skills such as as error analysis, order-of-magnitude estimations, and correct use of units
4. Ability to use computers as information and research tools; skills in information retrieval and evaluation in relation to primary and secondary information sources, including information retrieval through on-line computer and traditional library searches
5. Interpersonal skills relating to the ability to interact with other people and to work in a team; ability to collaborate with other researchers
6. Study and self-development skills needed for continuing professional development and life-long learning
7. Ability to exercise ethical principles and social responsibility in their professional and personal endeavors

General Education Courses

Course Code Course Title Units
LASARE1 Lasallian Recollection 1 0
LASARE2 Lasallian Recollection 2 0
LASARE3 Lasallian Recollection 3 0
PERSEF1 Personal Effectiveness Foundation (2)
PERSEF2 Personal Effectiveness Formation (2)
PERSEF3 Personal Effectiveness Integrative (2)
NSTP-C1/R1 NSTP Program-Civic Welfare Training Service Military Science 1 (3)
NSTP-C2/R2 NSTP Program-Civic Welfare Training Service Military Science 1 (3)
FWTEAMS Physical Fitness and Wellness in Team Sports 2
FWSPORT Physical Fitness and Wellness in Individual Sports 2
FWDANCE Physical Fitness and Wellness in Dance 2
TREDONE Humanity Search for Life 3
TREDTWO The Filipino Christian in a Changing World 3
TREDTRI The Christian and the Word 3
TREDFOR The Christian Vocation of Life 3
ENGLCOM Basic Communication and Study Skills 3
ENGLRES Basic Research Skills/English for Specific Purposes 3
SPEECOM Oral Communication/Advanced Speech Class 3
INTFILO Introduction to Philosophy 3
GREATWK Great Works 3
HUMALIT Introduction to Literature 3
HUMAART Introduction to Arts 3
FILKUMO Komunikasyon sa Araling Filipino 3
FILDLAR Pagbabasa at Pagsusulat sa Iba-Ibang Disciplina/Larangan 3
KASPIL1 Pag-aaral sa Buhay, mga Akda at Nagawa ni Dr. Jose Rizal 3
KASPIL2 Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas 3
SOCTEC1 Integrated Social Science, Technology and Society 1 3
SOCTEC2 Integrated Social Science, Technology and Society 2 3
BIOTICS Bioethics 3
Total 60+ 12

Chemistry Courses

Course Code Course Title No. of Units
INOCHE1 General Chemistry 1 3
LBYCH17 General Chemistry 1 Laboratory 2
INOCHE2 General Chemistry 2 3
LBYCH18 General Chemistry 2 Laboratory 2
CHEMTRI General Chemistry 3 2
ANACHE1 Analytical Chemistry 1 2
LBYCH27 Analytical Chemistry 1 Laboratory 3
ORGCHE1 Organic Chemistry 1 2
LBYCH37 Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory 3
ORGCHE2 Organic Chemistry 2 2
LBYCH38 Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory 3
INSMETH Instrumental Methods of Analysis 2
LBYCH29 Instrumental Methods of Analysis Laboratory 3
BIOCHE1 Biochemistry 1 3
LBYCH47 Biochemistry 1 Laboratory 1
BIOCHE2 Biochemistry 1 3
LBYCH48 Biochemistry 2 Laboratory 1
PYSCHE1 Physical Chemistry 1 3
LBYCH57 Physical Chemistry 1 Laboratory 1
PYSCHE2 Physical Chemistry 2 3
LBYCH58 Physical Chemistry 2 Laboratory 1
PYSCHE3 Physical Chemistry 3 3
CHYSEMI Chemistry Seminar 1
CHYRES1 Chemistry Research 1 2
INOCHE3 Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEMORG Organic Chemistry 3 3
ANACHE2 Analytical Chemistry 2 3
LBYCH28 Analytical Chemistry 2 Laboratory 1
CHYPRIN Principles of Chemistry 3
CHYELE1 Chemistry Elective 1 3
CHYELE2 Chemistry Elective 2 3
Total 73

Practicum + Thesis

Course Code Course Title No. of Units
PRCCHEM Chemistry Practicum 3
THSCHY1 ChemistryThesis 1 1
THSCHY2 ChemistryThesis 2 2
Total 6


Course Code Course Title No. of Units
PHYFUN1 Fundamentals of Physics 1 3
PHYFUN2 Fundamentals of Physics 2 3
PHYFUN3 Fundamentals of Physics 3 3
LBYPHY1 Fundamentals of Physics 1 (Lab) 1
LBYPHY2 Fundamentals of Physics 2 (Lab) 1
LBYPHY2 Fundamentals of Physics 3 (Lab) (BS Chem only) 1
Total 12


Course Code Course Title No. of Units
STATSCI Statistics for Science 3
MATH111 College Algebra 3
MATH112 Trigonometry 3
KEMATH1 Calculus 1 for Chem and Biochem 3
KEMATH2 Calculus 2 for Chem and Biochem 3
KEMATH3 Calculus 3 for Chem and Biochem 3
DIFEQUA Differential Equations 3
Total 21

Information Technology

Course Code Course Title No. of Units
COMCHEM Computer for Chemistry Majors 3
Total 3

Course Description (Chemistry Courses)

Analytical Chemistry 1 for Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
An introductory course in chemical analysis covering chemical principles and applications of gravimetry and of titrimetry, including acid-base, complexation, precipitation, reduction-oxidation reactions.
3 units
Pre-requisite: INOCHE2

Analytical Chemistry 2 for Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
A course covering reduction-oxidation reactions and electroanalytical methods.
3 units
Pre-requisite: ANACHE1

Biochemistry 1 for Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
This course covers the fundamental aspects of biochemistry and structure and dynamics of important cellular components. The properties of carbohydrates, lipids and membranes, proteins and enzymes and nucleic acids, and selected methods of analysis of biomolecules are discussed.
3 units
Pre-requisite: ORGCHE2

Biochemistry 2 for Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
This course covers topics in metabolism. The areas to be discussed include bioenergetics, the design and regulation of metabolic pathways and specific molecular processes involved in the synthesis and degradation of major cellular components—the carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acid. 3 units
Pre-requisite: BIOCHE1

Organic Chemistry 3
A lecture course covering advanced topics in organic chemistry with emphasis on molecular orbitals and spectroscopic techniques
3 units
Pre-requisite: ORGCHE2

General Chemistry 3
This course is intended to take the Chemistry major into a deeper discussion of chemical bonding (valence bond and molecular orbital theories), solids, and solutions beyond the level of INOCHE1. It serves as an introduction to nuclear chemistry and applies the concepts and principles learned in General Chemistry to the environment, particularly the atmosphere
2 units
Pre-requisite: INOCHE1

Principles of Chemistry
This course is an integration of basic and advance principles of inorganic, organic, analytical, physical chemistry and biochemistry
3 units

Chemistry Research 1
CHYRES1 is a course designed to prepare students to undertake research in chemistry. It is devoted to the conceptualization, organization and planning of an original project in chemistry. It seeks to familiarize the student with the chemical literature as well as with legal and social issues confronting researches, ethics, and conduct of research, intellectual property rights, scientific writing. The course requirements include the submission of a research proposal.
2 units
Pre-requisite: 20 units of Chemistry

Chemistry Seminar
CHYSEMI is a course for BS Chemistry/BS Major in Chemistry/ BS Biochemistry students. It is designed to help the student to develop an awareness of recent developments in the field by attending and actively participating in chemistry seminars. The course seeks to train the students to present result, conclusion and views in public. The student in CHYSEMI is required to present a seminar on a chosen topic, attend the department seminars and prepare reaction papers.
1 unit
Pre-requisite: 20 units of Chemistry

General Chemistry 1 for Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
INOCHE1 is the first course in general and inorganic chemistry. It develops in the student basic concepts of matter and its classifications; mass relationships in chemical reactions; the properties of gases, liquids, and solids; some concepts of thermochemistry; quantum theory and electronic behavior; periodic relationship of elements in the periodic table; chemical bonding; intramolecular forces; and solutions.
3 units

General Chemistry 2 for Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
A continuation of General Chemistry 1 covering elementary chemical thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base theories and applications, reduction-oxidation reactions, and kinetics.
3 units
Pre-requisite: INOCHE1

Inorganic Chemistry
This-course is devoted to the study of a selection of topics in inorganic chemistry specifically those not covered in INOCHE1 and INOCHE2. The course focuses on the study of the chemistry of main group elements as well as metals and metallurgy. It also serves as an introduction to the chemistry of transition metals and coordination compounds. Finally, the course introduces the student to new and modern materials including liquid crystals and ceramics
3 units
Pre-requisite: INOCHE2

Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis
A course covering the principles, applications, techniques, scope, and limitations of spectroscopic methods (UV-vis, IR, Raman, AA, MS, NMR, and emission), and chromatographic methods (GC, HPLC). 3 units
Pre-requisite: ANACHE1
Co-requisite: Instrumental Methods of Chemical analysis

General Chemistry Laboratory 1 for Chemistry and Biochemistry Major
A course developing basic laboratory skills. It includes experiments and exercises illustrating the concepts covered in General Chemistry 1. A more detailed discussion of topics not extensively covered in the lecture is provided through additional experiments and exercises
2 units
Co-requisite: INOCHE1

General Chemistry Laboratory 2 for Chemistry and Biochemistry Major
A continuation of General Chemistry Laboratory 1. Experiments and exercises to supplement General Chemistry 2 are included. The second part of the course deals with the qualitative analysis of cations and anions. 2 units
Pre-requisite: INOCHE1, LBYCH17
Co-requisite: INOCHE2

Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 1
This course encompasses a comprehensive approach in technical analysis, Chemometrics, instrumental analysis and sample handling. The course is designed to hone the technical skills of the Chemistry majors through the incorporation of actual industrial laboratory analysis and research
2 units
Pre-requisite: INOCHE2, LBYCH18
Co-requisite: ANACHE1

Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 2
This course encompasses a comprehensive approach in technical analysis, Chemometrics, instrumental analysis and sample handling. The course is designed to hone the technical skills of the Chemistry majors through the incorporation of actual industrial laboratory analysis and research.
2 units
Pre-requisite: ANACHE1, LBYCH27
Co-requisite: ANACHE2

Instrumental Methods of Analysis Laboratory
A series of experiments on chemical analysis using spectroscopic methods (UV-Vis, IR, AA, GC-MS and emission), chromatographic (GC, HPLC) and electrochemical methods.
2 units
Pre-requisite: ANACHE1, LBYCH27
Co-requisite: INSMETH

Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
An organic laboratory course designed to develop skills and techniques in handling organic compounds. The laboratory course concentrates on the isolation and purification of organic compounds, and on classical organic analysis.
2 units
Pre-requisite: LBYCH17
Co-requisite: ORGCHE1

Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
A series of experiments which deal with various types of organic reactions and their application in organic synthesis.
2 units
Pre-requisite: LBYCH37
Co-requisite: ORGCHE2

Biochemistry Laboratory 1
This laboratory course is designed to introduce students to the qualitative and quantitative study of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. It also covers Isolation and characterization, as well as the molecular modeling of selected biomolecules.
1 unit
Prerequisite: ORGCHE2 and LBYCH37
Corequisite: BIOCHE1

Biochemistry Laboratory 2
This course introduces Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors with some contemporary tools used in biochemistry and molecular biology.
1 unit
Prerequisite: BIOCHE1 and LBYCH47
Corequisite: BIOCHE2

Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1
A laboratory course covering experiments illustrating thermodynamic principles.
1 unit
Prerequisite: PYSCHE1

Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2
A laboratory course that includes experiments in electrochemistry, thermodynamics, polymer properties, and chemical equilibria.
1 unit
Prerequisite: PSYCHE2 and LBYCH57

Organic Chemistry 1 for Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
This lecture course includes a review of basic principles, nomenclature, as well as structure and reactive sites of organic molecules. It also discusses the different forms of isomerism, the conformations and configurations of organic compounds. The course also covers the physical and chemical properties of alkanes, alkyl halides, alkenes, and alkynes.
3 units
Prerequisite: INOCHE2

Organic Chemistry 2 for Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
A lecture course covering the structure, nomenclature, physical properties, preparation and chemical properties of alkyl halides, aromatic compounds, alcohols, phenols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, carboxylic acid derivatives and amines.
3 units
Prerequisite: ORGCHE1

Physical Chemistry 1
This course encompasses properties of gases, the concept of temperature, and the laws of thermodynamics and their applications to simple systems such as gases.
3 units
Prerequisite: INOCHE2, MATH114, PHYFUN1

Physical Chemistry
The course is devoted to the study of chemical and physical equilibria, solutions of electrolytes, kinetics, surface phenomena and transport property. The student will be introduced to the qualitative and quantitative treatments of these concepts.
3 units
Prerequisite: PYSCHE1

Physical Chemistry 3
The course serves as a first introduction for the senior undergraduate chemistry major to quantum chemistry. The course traces the development of the atomic theory, to quantum theory. The concepts and postulates of quantum mechanics are introduced and illustrated using simple systems including the particle in a box, the Hydrogen atom, the Helium atom, the Hydrogen molecule ion and the Hydrogen molecule.
3 units
Prerequisite to Differential Equations

Chemistry Elective Subjects (for CHYELE1 and CHYELE2)

Biochemistry Elective 1: Special Topics in Biochemistry 1
Part I focuses on the molecular principles to explain the structure, function, dynamics and bioenergetics of biological membranes. Part II deals with the molecular basis of selected diseases and drug therapy.
3 units
Pre-requisite: BIOCHE1

Biochemistry Elective 2: Special Topics in Biochemistry 2
Part 1 is a brief introduction to the biochemistry of foods of plant origin. The course is designed to give students a basic understanding of the biochemical components of plant foods and the changes that occur during the processing of specific food types. Part 2 of the course aims to present an overview of plant biochemistry to include discussions of photosynthesis, carbohydrate metabolism, nitrogen fixation, reduction and assimilation
3 units
Pre-requisite: BIOCHE1

Carbohydrate Chemistry
The scope of this course includes the analysis and characterization of the structure of simple and complex monosaccharides, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides, including sequence, linkages, configuration, conformation, functional groups, polymerization, derivatization and degradation. Important pathways in carbohydrate metabolism in prokaryotes, plants and animals are also discussed.
3 units
Pre-requisite: ORGCHE2

Chemistry of the Environment
A course covering environmental problems, pertaining to air, water, the earth, and life. Chemical concepts are applied in the evaluation of environmental threats to the earth and the biosphere.
3 units
Pre-requisite: INOCHE2

Chemical Analysis for Chemistry Students (CHEMANA)
A course in methods and technical analysis which deals on analytical methods, methods validation, trace analysis, gravimetry and combustion analysis.
3 units
Pre-requisite: ANACHE1

Food Chemistry
This course is designed to present a unified picture of foods from a chemical standpoint. Emphasis is given to the major constitutions of foods and the chemical changes that occur when they are subjected to processing.
3 units
Pre-requisite: BIOCHE1

Polymer Chemistry
The course deals primarily with synthetic polymers. It covers concepts on polymer synthesis and how it relates to polymer properties and applications.
3 units
Prerequisite: ORGCHE2

Physical Biochemistry
This course focuses on the basic principles of quantitative and physical biochemistry. Topics include acid-base balance, bioenergetics, enzyme catalysis, and techniques used to determine the structure of biomolecules.
3 units
Prerequisite: BIOCHE2

Thesis and Practicum Subjects
Chemistry Thesis 1
Development of research topic proposed in CHYRES1 through experimentation.
1 unit

Chemistry Thesis 2
A continuation of THSCHY1. The oral presentation and the submission of the written scientific report.
2 units

Chemistry Practicum
Practicum course for Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
3 units