Do you imagine yourself in a laboratory gown conducting laboratory procedures, working with chemicals, and changing the world through innovations in chemical compounds and substances? If so, a degree in Chemistry might be of interest to you!
Continue reading to know the top schools offering a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (BS Chemistry) degree in the Philippines.
Licensed Chemists in the Philippines
Licensed Chemists are typically tasked with the following responsibilities:
- Prepare test solutions, reagents, and compounds
- Analyze both organic and inorganic compounds
- Develop products and processes
- Prepare papers and reports, including specifications for products and processes
- Induce changes in the composition of various substances
- Analyze various test information
As you can see, being a chemist requires various skills, such as analytical, problem-solving, and attention to detail, to name a few. It also requires technical knowledge of science and mathematics, of course.
If you have what it takes to be a chemist, then go for it!
Chemistry Licensure Exam
To be a licensed chemist in the Philippines, an individual must:
- 1. Be a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in the Philippines; and
- 2. Pass the Chemistry Licensure Examination, which is administered by the Board of Chemistry under the supervision of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
The Chemistry Licensure Exam is conducted once a year, either in September or October of every year.
If you’re interested to work as a licensed chemist, be ready and study the following minimum coverage of the Chemistry Licensure Exam administered every year:
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Analytical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
Best Schools for Chemists in the Philippines
Do you want to know which universities in the Philippines record the highest passing rates in the Chemistry Licensure Exams?
Below are the data about the average passing rates in previous Chemistry Licensure Exams. View the table below to see if your school is one of the best schools for chemists in the Philippines!
Schools ranked by Chemistry Licensure Exam Passing Rate
|Rank||School||Passing Rate||Number of Passers||Total Number of Takers|
|1||Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City||100%||14||14|
|2||Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City||95%||84||88|
|3||University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City||93%||208||222|
|3||University of the Philippines Manila, Manila||93%||96||103|
|4||University of the Philippines Los Banos, Los Banos||91%||168||183|
|5||Adamson University, Manila||88%||46||52|
|6||University of San Carlos, Cebu City||83%||55||66|
|7||Central Luzon State University Science City of Munoz||81%||56||69|
|8||University of Santo Tomas, Manila||79%||121||152|
|9||Mapua University, Manila||71%||23||32|
|10||De La Salle University, Manila||66%||76||114|
|10||Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro||66%||20||30|
|10||Colegio San Agustin Bacolod, Bacolod City||66%||12||18|
|11||Mindanao State University - Main Campus, Marawi City||62%||31||50|
|12||Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Manila||61%||46||75|
|13||University of the Philippines Visayas, Miagao||59%||49||83|
|14||Negros Oriental State University, Dumaguete City||56%||14||25|
|15||Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City||54%||55||101|
Note: The table above only ranks the passing rates of First-time takers; repeaters are not included in the passing rate. All figures are based on the four (4) past Chemistry Licensure Exams in October 2017, October 2016, September 2015, and September 2014.
Source: PRC Philippines (prc.gov.ph)