Academic Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Cultural Studies

This program seeks to produce graduates with a thorough understanding of the application of the communication process and literary art including creative writing, research, oral and other forms of prescriptive grammar. It deals with interpreting literature in contexts provided by sociology, anthropology, psychology, history, and folklore in terms marked by class, gender, race and power. The 30 units in literature will inculcate in their character, the values and experiences needed for a holistic view of life.

Bachelor of Science in Biology

The curriculum intends to produce graduates with thorough understanding of the theories and biological sciences. It will also prepare the graduates of the program to pursue teaching, advanced studies (including medicine), and research in the field of biological sciences and protection and management of the environment. The program also provides opportunities for faculty and students to conduct research and extension.


Bachelor of Science in Statistics

This course provides the students with a solid foundation in Statistics and statistical applications. Specifically, it will equip students with the fundamental knowledge in data management and analysis with the use of statistical packages to prepare them to meet the statistical needs of the industry, business, and government agencies and pursue advanced studies in Statistics.


Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program is designed for students who wish to study mathematics as a science of logical reasoning, in which valid conclusions are arrived at from a set of axioms. The curriculum aims to equip students with a broad knowledge and training in mathematics and prepare them to research, advanced studies, and to handle mathematics-oriented activities in private and public academic institutions. Student should satisfy 78 units of general education, 63 major courses with practicum, and 14 units professional subjects for other related fields.


Master of Arts in Literature

The course aims to train graduate students to develop and utilize rhetorical thinking regarding literary text. It focuses on the close study and in-depth study of literary approach to criticism. This will provide students the capacity to be creative and appreciative of the arts and literature for better quality of life as a human being.

Master of English in Applied Linguistics

This course is an advanced study on the application of Linguistic theories and methods to create high-impact research for English pedagogical practices. It aims to make students correlate early and current trends in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics in providing interventions for language-related problems in a wide range of professions; foster deep cross-cultural understanding through the documentation of Philippine Language and development of literacy materials; and be involved in various developmental activities to keep abreast of the problems and solutions related to linguistics and Applied Linguistics in the ASEAN and global contexts.


Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

This program is intended for college teachers and professionals for the advancement of their skills. It enables them to appreciate the theories of mathematics that anchor the applications of mathematics in other fields; equips them with basic knowledge in solving real-world problems; and prepares them to pursue advanced studies.


Master of Science in Biology

Since 1995, the Department of Biology has been contemplating on offering a masters degree in Biology to provide its student a set of career development paths to fully enhance their knowledge and skills in biological sciences. The University of Southeaster Philippines College of Arts and Sciences has offered Bachelor of Science in Biology since 1980. Few graduates of this course proceeded to medicine while majority became teachers in elementary and secondary schools after taking up 18 units in education. Those with an advanced degree in Biology became instructors in colleges and universities. An advanced degree in Biology serves the USEP or other University graduates in Biology, Agriculture, and Forestry in the region as they desire to become a researcher or a University lecturer.


The Masters of Science in Biology is designed for research-oriented and experienced biology teachers who hold first degrees in the field of Biology or related courses. It will provide the students with holistic know-how and academic competence in the field of Botany, Zoology, and Ecology. It brings application to specific scientific approaches in the study of Biology.

Admission Requirements

  • All applicants for the admission into MS in Biology program must be holders of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Entry requirements for Biology Major: Applicants must have completed at least 18 units in Biology.
  • For Non-Biology Major: Applicants must have taken the required subjects listed in the program. A total of at least 27 units should be taken before s/he will be accepted to the program.
  • As a rule, applicants should comply with other requirements of the Office of Admission and the Office of Administration Student Records (OASR).

General Degree Requirements

  • The requirements for the MS in Biology degree include 31 units of course work, a comprehensive examination and a 6-units master thesis.
  • A comprehensive examination will be given upon completion of the academic courses. Comprehensive examinations will be given two months after the completion of the academic courses.
  • The master thesis is the final requirement. An approved thesis outline will be conducted after the comprehensive examination. Final defense will be conducted upon completion of the study.


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