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Bachelor of Science in Biology

Core Curriculum

All degree programs require completion of the Core Curriculum. A complete description of the core and its requirements is available in the Core Curriculum section of the Daemen catalogue. Courses which satisfy a portion or complete a core requirement will have such designation indicated after the course title.

Required Courses of all Biology Programs

  1. MAJOR: 47 credits

    • BCH313/L General Biochemistry (3/1)
    • BIO109/L General Biology I (3/1) -- CT
    • BIO110L General Biology II (3/1) -- CT
    • BIO302/L General Ecology (3/1)
    • BIO303/L Plant Biology (4/0)
    • BIO308/L Genetics (3/1)
    • BIO436/L Evolutionary Biology (4/0)
    • CHE110/L Chemistry I (4/0)
    • CHE111/L Chemistry II (4/0)
    • CHE301/L Organic Chemistry I (3/1)
    • CHE302/L Organic Chemistry II (3/1)
    • NSC231 Natural Science: Scientific Language and Literacy (3) 
  2. CORE: 9 credits

    • CMP101 English Composition (3) ) -- CS; ILIT; WI
    • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
    • MTH144 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (3) ) -- CT; QL

Additional Requirements for BS, Biology - Standard Curriculum

  1. MAJOR: 36 credits

    • NSC331 Natural Science Literature Survey (2) -- ILIT; WI. NOTE: IN COMBINATION WITH NSC443=RP
    • NSC443 Natural Science Research Seminar (2) -- ILIT; WI. NOTE: IN COMBINATION WITH NSC331=RP
    • Select one sequence (8 credits):

      • PHY101/L-102/L Physics I-II (3/1-3/1)
      • PHY151/L-152/L General Physics I-II (4.0-4/0)
    • Science Electives:

      24 credits to be selected from recommended Science courses. 16 of the 24 credits MUST BE TAKEN in Biology.
  2. CORE: 36 credits in core electives

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 128 CREDITS

 

Additional Requirements for BS, Biology with Environmental Studies Specialization

  1. MAJOR AND SPECIALIZATION: 41 credits:

    • MAJOR: 25 credits:

      • NSC331 Natural Science Literature Survey (2) -- ILIT; WI. NOTE: IN COMBINATION WITH NSC443=RP
      • NSC443 Natural Science Research Seminar (2) -- ILIT; WI. NOTE: IN COMBINATION WITH NSC331=RP
      • Science Electives: 21 credits to be selected from recommended Science courses for Science courses. 16 of the 24 credits MUST BE TAKEN in Biology
    • SPECIALIZATION: 16 credits:

      • ENS304/L Environmental Chemistry (3/1)
      • Select two:
        • ENS205 Planet Earth I: Physical Features (3)
        • ENS206 Planet Earth II: Geographical Features (3)
        • ENS/NSC303 Environmental Toxicology (3) CT
        • ENS309 Population Dynamics (3)
      • Select two:
        • PSC217 American Political Parties & Pressure Groups (3)
        • PSC219 Politics, Planning & Land Use (3)
        • PSC411 Environmental Law (3)
  2. CORE: 36 credits:

NOTE: History and Political Science department course offerings have changed course prefix/designation as follows: HP (formerly HG): History and Political Science courses; HST (formerly HIS): History courses; PSC (formerly GVT): Political Science courses.

  • PSC211 Environmental & Energy Policies I (3)
  • PSC212 Environmental & Energy Policies II (3)
  • Select one:
    • ECO201 Principles of Microeconomics (3) CT
    • ECO202 Principles of Macro-economics (3) -- CT
  • Select one:
    • PSC113 Introduction to American Politics (3) CR
    • PSC114 State & Local Government (3) -- CR
  • Select two:
    • HST222 Urban America (3) CT
    • HST230 Problems of the Third World (3)
    • PSC113 Introduction to American Politics (3) CR
    • PSC114 State & Local Government (3) CR
  • Core Electives: 18 credits

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 133 CREDITS

 

Additional Requirements for BS, Adolescence Education: Biology

  1. MAJOR: 21 credits

    • NSC306 Teaching Science in the Middle and High School (3)
    • Select one sequence (8 credits):

      • PHY101/L-102/L Physics I-II (3/1-3/1)
      • PHY151/L-152/L General Physics I-II (4.0-4/0)
    • Science Electives:

      10 credits to be selected from recommended Science courses.
  2. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS OUSIDE OF THE MAJOR: 36 credits

    • NOTE: A student who has earned a C- or less in EDU237 in his/her first two attempts will be dismissed from the teacher certification program.
    • EDU203 Learning Theory (3)
    • EDU237 Instructional Design: Theory & Practice (3)
    • EDU313 Foundations of Education (3)
    • EDU314 Promoting English Language Arts Across the Content Areas (3)
    • EDU327 Teaching to the Standards (3) - ILIT 
    • EDU336 Language/Literacy Development for the Adolescent Learner (3)
    • EDU402 Methods in Classroom Management in Secondary Education (3)
    • EDU479-480 St Teaching & Seminar at the Early Secondary/Secondary Level (6/6)
    • SED270 Introduction to the Nature & Educational Needs of Children with Disabilities (3)
  • CORE: 36 credits

    • PSY311 Psychology of Adolescence (3) -- CT; UD; WI
    • SOC243 Child Welfare Policy & Services (3)
    • Foreign Language:

      This teacher certification program requires successful completion of 6 credits in one foreign language.  A student may not waive this requirement via demonstrated proficiency in a foreign language.
    • Core Electives: 24 credits

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 149 CREDITS

 

Requirements for Biology, Biochemistry, Natural Sciences Programs: Admission, Admission to Upper Division, Graduation – consult the Natural Sciences department section of the catalogue or the Program Plans option on the Registrar’s web page.

Suggested Course Sequence

Access the suggested course sequences for: BS, Biology-standard curriculum, Biology with ENS specialization; Adolescence Education: Biology, from the Natural Sciences Department web page or the Program Plans site on the Registrar’s web page.

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