Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Vision


To be a center of academic excellence in the field of Biology, Math and Computer Science.

Mission

To prepare potential young minds to become leaders in the field of Biological/ Environmental Science and Computer Science by providing them the necessary skills and motivation to excel in the area of research and education within those fields.

History of DNSM

The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (DNSM) is one of the present academic division that branched out from the four program clusters that evolved in the instructional structures in the mid 1980’s: Arts and Sciences Program, Agricultural and rural Development Program, Management and Technology Program NS THE Graduate Studies Program. Through the focused supervision of the U.P. Visayas administration and periodic assessments conducted by the UPVTC faculty from the 1990’s to the present, the said division began to produce potential graduates trained to become future leaders in the field of Biological/ Environmental Science and Computer Science.

The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is offering two undergraduate programs which is the BS in Biology and BS Computer Science. Also, the division implemented its first graduate program in Environmental Science last August 2019 which was adopted from SESAM UP Los Baños.

The division produces biologists and doctors who have been immersed in studies of natural environment of the region. Specimens collected from various part of the Eastern Visayas are now part of the division’s permanent Flora and Fauna Specimen Exhibit. Local traditional medicinal herbal species researched and collected by some faculty and their students have been planted in the Kalap Traditional Flora Garden in the UPVTC campus. Considering the limited laboratory facilities, the marine biology students have the entire region as their field laboratory. They produce theses that are remarkable for their concerns in the conservation of regional environment such as those rivers, lakes and bays in Leyte-Samar islands which are already threatened industries. The dynamic DNSM faculty inspire their students with actual involvement in primary researches, international conferences, publications and environmental conservation efforts as their findings become part of their lessons.

DEGREE OFFERINGS

Bachelor of Science in Biology (BS Biology)

The BS (Biology) program, revised twelve years ago, was first implemented in the first semester of SY 2005-2006 and is in effect up to the present. However, with many changes in the current educational system (i. e. K+12) and rapid growth of knowledge in Biology, the Division of Biological Sciences is proposing to revise the existing BS (Biology) curriculum to update and revitalize the program and make it more relevant to the changing times. The proposed revision introduces two important changes: first is a change in nomenclature of the program and second, a change in structure and content.

The Division is proposing a change in the name of the program from Bachelor of Science (Biology) to Bachelor of Science in Biology. The change highlights the discipline and at the same time adheres to the standard method of identifying the field of specialization in an academic program. This also makes the new name of the program consistent with the nomenclature of other Bachelor of Science programs of UP Visayas

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)

The BS Computer Science curriculum of UPVTC College was last revised in 2008. So much have changed since then. To keep abreast with recent developments in the field of Computer Science, its allied fields, as well in the Basic Education sector, we proposed several changes in the structure and content of the curriculum of the BS Computer Science program of UPVTC. Specifically, the changes in the curriculum that we are proposing are influenced by:

  • The full implementation of the new GE Framework of the University of the Philippine Visayas;
  • The implementation of K to 12 in the Basic Education sector;
  • The latest curricular recommendations for Computer Science programs as stated in the 2013 ACM/IEEE Guidelines on Computer Science curricula and CHED’s CMO 25 s. 2015 on Guidelines for Computer Science/Information Technology curricula; and,
  • The need to ensure the alignment of the degree program to the University’s mandate on teaching, research, and public service.

WHAT CAN YOU FIND IN DNSM

Facilities

  • 6 available classrooms
  • 6 laboratory classrooms
  • Greenhouse
  • Natural History Museum and Herbarium
  • Instrumentation Room
  • General Laboratory
  • Research Laboratory
  • Research and Reading Room
  • 3 Computer laboratory classrooms for Computer Science students.
  • Regional Environmental Information Systems

 

FACULTY CHECKLIST
(as of August 2019)

BIOLOGY SECTION

  • CABANSAG, Jerome Benedict P.
  • GERONA, Maria Elisa B.
  • LICAYAN, Daniel C.
  • MALANGUIS, Jessa May T.
  • TAN, Irene L.
  • TORREFIEL, Jay T.
  • VARONA, Gracia F.
  • VERONA, Rey T.

COMPUTER SCIENCE SECTION

  • DAGA, Ryan Rey M.
  • ROMERO, Victor M. II
  • ULTRA, John D.
  • YUSIONG, John Paul T.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SECTION

  • CASAS, Eulito Jr. V.
  • FUENTES, Rolly G.
  • PARILLA, Richard B.
  • YAP-DEJETO, Leni G.

ALLIED SCIENCES SECTION
(Math, Chemistry, Physics)

  • CAPON, Roberto E.
  • CORALES-ULTRA, Olga
  • DAGAYLOAN, Wency M.
  • DEJETO, Rodrigo V.
  • GENTUYA, Junmar
  • MONTES, Rosabella B.
  • PALEN, Dave I.
  • TABORNAL, Racquel U.
  • YUSIONG, Annie Lyn O.

 

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Email Address: dnsm.tac.upvisayas@up.edu.ph