Bachelor Of Science - Biology - Environmental Studies Specialization, Chemistry Minor

Access the complete curriculum for the BS, Biology, Environmental Studies specialization, from the Natural Sciences Department section of the Daemen catalogue.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program. 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 6 semesters; where required, 1 18-credit hour and 1 19-credit hour semester are allowed at no additional tuition charge. 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)

MATH REQUIREMENT

Students are expected to complete MTH144 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I by the end of the second year of study. Depending upon the Math background, a student may be required to complete lower-level Math courses as a prerequisite to the required MTH144. Therefore, students should begin their Math studies in Year 1.

First Semester

  • BIO109/L General Biology I (3/1)
  • CHE 110/L Chemistry I (4/0)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • MTH144 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (17)

Second Semester

  • BIO110/L General Biology II (3/1)
  • CHE 111/L Chemistry II (4/0)
  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (17)

Year 2

First Semester

  • BIO302/L General Ecology* (3/1)
  • CHE301/L Organic Chemistry I (3/1)
  • PSC211 Environmental & Energy Policies I (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (17)

Second Semester

  • Biology Elective (3)
  • CHE302/L Organic Chemistry II (3/1)
  • ECO201 Principles of Microeconomics OR ECO202 Principles of Macroeconomics OR Core Elective (3)
  • NSC231 Natural Science: Scientific Language and Literacy (3)
  • PSC212 Environmental & Energy Policies (3)  
  • Select one: HST230 Problems of the Third World (3); PSC113 Intro to American Politics (3); PSC114 State & Local Government (3)
  • Total Credits (19)

*Course offered in alternate years- may be taken in second, third or fourth year.

Year 3

First Semester

  • BCH313/L Biochemistry (3/1) OR Biology Elective (4)
  • BIO302/L General Ecology*(3/1) OR BIO303/L Plant Biology* (4/0)
  • ECO201 Principles of Microeconomics OR ECO202 Principles of Macroeconomics OR Core Elective (3)
  • NSC331 Natural Science Literature Survey (2)
  • SPECIALIZATION-additional requirement (3)
  • Total Credits (16)

Second Semester

  • BIO308/L Genetics* (4/0) OR Biology Elective (4)
  • BIO436/L Evolutionary Biology* (4/0) OR ENS304/L Environmental Chemistry* (4) 
  • Science Elective (selected from allowed Science electives) (3-4)
  • SPECIALIZATION-additional requirement (3)
  • Select one: HST230 Problems of the Third World (3) PSC113 Intro to American Politics; PSC114 State & Local Government;
  • Total Credits (17-18)

*Course offered in alternate years- may be taken in second, third or fourth year.

Year 4

First Semester

  • BCH313/L General Biochemistry (3/1) OR Biology Elective (3)
  • BIO303/L Plant Biology* (4/0) OR Biology Elective (3-4)
  • Biology OR Science Elective (selected from recommended courses) (3-4)
  • SPECIALIZATION-additional requirement (3)
  • PSC113 Intro to American Politics OR PSC114 State & Local Govt (3)
  • Total Credits (15-17)

Second Semester 

  • BIO308/L Genetics* (3/1) OR Biology Elective (3-4)
  • BIO436/L Evolutionary Biology* (4/0) OR ENS304/L Environmental Chemistry* (4) 
  • NSC443 Natural Science Research Seminar (2)
  • Science Elective (selected from allowed Science electives) (3-4)
  • SPECIALIZATION-additional requirement (3)
  • Total Credits (15-17)

*Course offered in alternate years- may be taken in second, third or fourth year.

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