Bachelor Of Arts - History & Political Science

Access the complete curriculum for the BA, History & PoliticalScience, from the History & Political Science Department section of the Daemen catalogue.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program; however, HST105-106, and HST220-221 must be completed by the end of Year 2. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 17 credits allowed for all semesters. Additional course loads are allowed for students who achieve Dean's List. Consult the Dean's List section of the Daemen catalogue for details on the Dean's List privilege.

Year 1

LEARNING COMMUNITIES are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1st semester; LC2 in the 2nd semester)

First Semester

  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • HST105 Introduction to World History I: From Antiquity-1500 (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (1st Learning Community: linked course) (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • HST106 Introduction to World History II: From 1500 (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (2nd Learning Community) (6)
  • CORE ELECTIVE AND/OR FREE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Year 2

First Semester

  • HST220 American History to 1877 (3)
  • PSC: required Political Science course (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • MTH104 Survey of Statistics (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE AND/OR FREE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • HST221 American History from 1877 to the Present (3)
  • PSC: required Political Science course (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE AND/OR FREE ELECTIVE (3)
  • CFE97 Career Preparation Seminar
  • Total Credits (15)

Year 3

First Semester

  • History electives (9)
  • Political Science elective: Any Political Science (PSC) course selected with Departmental advisement (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE AND/OR FREE ELECTIVE AND/OR CAREER FIELD EXPERIENCE (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • PSC331 Political Science Research Methods OR HST331 Introduction to Historiography (3)*
  • HP442 Thesis Research (2)*
  • History elective (3)
  • Political Science elective: Any Political Science (PSC) course selected with Departmental advisement (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES AND/OR CAREER FIELD EXPERIENCE (6)
  • Total Credits (17)

*PSC331 or HST331 must be taken prior to or concurrently with HP442. PSC331, HST331 and HP442 are only offered in the Spring semester. PSC331 or HST331, and HP442 are prerequisites for HP443 and must be successfully completed before taking HP443. HP443 is only offered in the Fall semester.

Year 4

First Semester

  • HP443 Research Project (3)*
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES AND/OR CAREER FIELD EXPERIENCE (12)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES AND/OR CAREER FIELD EXPERIENCE (17)
  • Total Credits (17)

*PSC331 or HST331, and HP442 are prerequisites for HP443 and must be successfully completed before taking HP443.  HP443 will only be offered in the Fall semester and you will not be able to enroll in HP443 if you fail PSC331 or HST331, or HP442.

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