College Courses You Can Pursue if You Took the STEM Strand in SHS

Are you a STEM student looking for courses to take up in college?
by Mary Joyce Bernal   |  Sep 26, 2021
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The academic track in senior high school has three strands to choose from. One of them is the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) strand. Like the name explicitly states, this strand equips students with fundamentals essential for the four fields. Skills fostered include problem solving, logical reasoning, critical thinking, and innovation.

Are you a STEM student looking for courses to take up in college? Here are a few courses aligned with your strand that you might want to consider.

Science Courses

The specialized subjects of General Biology, General Chemistry, and General Physics give solid foundations for pursuing a science degree in college. This is also the most ideal strand to take if you are planning to pursue medical school in the future, since medicine is heavy on science. If you want to further your studies in the scientific field, these are some courses that might interest you:

  1. BS Applied Physics
  2. BS Biochemistry
  3. BS Biology
  4. BS Chemistry
  5. BS Environmental Science
  6. BS Food Technology
  7. BS Health Sciences
  8. BS Life Sciences
  9. BS Marine Biology
  10. BS Microbiology
  11. BS Nutrition and Dietetics
  12. BS Physics
  13. BS Psychology

Schools offering Science courses:

Ateneo de Manila University, Central Mindanao University, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, De La Salle University, Far Eastern University, Mindanao State University, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Technological University of the Philippines, University of San Carlos, University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines - Los Baños, West Visayas State University

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Technology Courses

Courses related to technology are not limited to computer science. In fact, there are courses STEM students can take that have to do with managing information in libraries or helping treat diseases in the laboratory. Senior high school core subjects in media and information literacy are helpful for when you decide to further your studies in the field of technology.

  1. BS Computer Science
  2. BS Data Science
  3. BS Information Management
  4. BS Information Technology
  5. BS Information Systems
  6. BS Library and Information Science
  7. BS Management Information Systems
  8. BS Medical Technology

Schools offering Technology courses:

Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, Far Eastern University, Philippine Normal University, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Silliman University, Technological University of the Philippines, University of Asia and the Pacific, University of San Carlos, University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines - Los Baños, West Visayas State University

Engineering Courses

Put critical thinking, mathematics, and science together and you already have what you need to start pursuing the next step of your engineering dreams: taking it up in college. This is an industry that covers a lot of specific disciplines. Whether you want hands-on experience in the construction of infrastructure or you find yourself leaning more towards the research and development of agricultural materials and structures, there’s an engineering course fit for you.

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  1. BS Agricultural Engineering
  2. BS Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  3. BS Chemical Engineering
  4. BS Civil Engineering
  5. BS Computer Engineering
  6. BS Electrical Engineering
  7. BS Electronics Engineering
  8. BS Electronics and Communications Engineering
  9. BS Industrial Engineering
  10. BS Industrial Management Engineering
  11. BS Manufacturing Engineering
  12. BS Mechanical Engineering
  13. BS Petroleum Engineering
  14. BS Railway Engineering

Schools offering Engineering courses:

Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, Mapúa University, Mindanao State University, Palawan State University, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Technological University of the Philippines, University of San Carlos, University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines - Los Baños

Mathematics Courses

If you have a penchant for variables and formulas, mathematics is the way to go. Application of mathematics and statistics can help you gain a strong start in the business, finance, and even engineering industry. There may be fewer mathematics courses than there are in the previous disciplines under STEM, but there are many areas of specializations to choose from under these courses.

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  1. BS Applied Mathematics
  2. BS Mathematics
  3. BS Mathematics and Science Teaching
  4. BS Statistics

Schools offering Mathematics courses:

Ateneo de Manila University, Central Mindanao University, Mapúa University, Mindanao State University, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Silliman University, University of San Carlos, University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines - Los Baños, University of the Philippines - Visayas

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