The The Department of Soil Science (DSS) was created last 01 November 2014 when the decade-old proposal to split the Department of Agronomy and Soil Science (DASS) into two separate departments (Department of Agronomy and Department of Soil Science) was finally approved under the administration of President Jose L. Bacusmo.
DSS is a leading soil science department in the country today in terms of faculty strength and research outputs particularly scientific publication.

Our Academic Staff

Romel B. Armecin, Ph.D.
Affiliate Faculty
Victor B. Asio, Ph.D.
University Professor
Dean, CAFS
Angelica P. Baldos, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Mae Ann A. Bravo
Affiliate Faculty
Marciana B. Galambao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Affiliate Faculty
Suzette B. Lina, Ph.D.
Department Head
Dyana Rose T. Milleza
Part-time Instructor
Cecille Marie O. Quiñones
Assistant Professor
Anabella B. Tulin, Ph.D.
University Professor
Dean, Graduate School

Retired professors

Dr. Angela Almendras-Ferraren (Soil Microbiology)
Dr. Faustino P. Villamayor (Soil Survey & Classifications)

Our Academic Programs


Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (major in Soil Science)

Master of Science in Soil Science

PhD in Soil Science (approved by BOR)


  • Soil Microbiology
  • Soil Fertility
  • Pedology
  • Soil Chemistry
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Soil Survey, Classification and Land use
  • Environmental Soil Science


SS 22Principles of Soil Science
SS 23Soil Fertility and Fertilizers
SS 110Soil and Soil Management
SS 111Principles of Geology
SS 112Soil Survey, Classification and Land Use
SS 113Soil Microbiology
SS 114Soil and Water Conservation
SS 115Soil Chemistry
SS 116Soil Physics
SS 117Soil and Mineral Nutrition of Plants
SS 120Geology and Forest Soils
SS 144Soil and Plant Diagnostic Techniques
SS 198Research Planning and Manuscript Preparation
SS 199Undergraduate Seminar in Soil Science
SS 200Undergraduate Thesis in Soil Science
SS 211Advanced Soil Fertility
SS 212Genesis, Morphology and Classification of Soils
SS 213Advanced Soil Microbiology
SS 215Advanced Soil Chemistry
SS 216Advanced Soil Physics
SS 217Land Resource Evaluation
SS 219Soil Organic Matter
SS 290Special Topics/Research Problem
SS 299Graduate Seminar in Soil Science
SS 300 Master Thesis
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