Bachelor of Science - Natural Science - Individualized Studies Track

Access the complete curriculum for the BS, Natural Science, Individualized 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; 2 18-credit hour semesters 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)

First Semester

  • BIO109/L General Biology I (4)
  • CHE 110/L Chemistry I (4)
  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (17)

Second Semester

  • BIO110/L General Biology II (4)
  • CHE 111/L Chemistry II (4)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (14)

Year 2

Students are required to complete NSC231. At the discretion of the Natural Sciences Chair, PT101-201 Freshman/Sophomore Seminar in Physical Therapy may replace NSC231, thereby increasing the required science electives by 1 credit.

First Semester

  • BCH317/L Bio-organic Chemistry OR CHE301/L Organic Chemistry I (4)
  • MTH144 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I (3)
  • Science and/or Health Science Electives: (6-8 credits) (selected from allowed Science electives or from any 200-level BCH, BIO, CHE, ENS*, NSC, PHY courses designated for Science majors.  *ENS courses cross-listed as PSC (Political Science) - formerly GVT (Government) are not allowed.)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (3)
  • Total Credits (16-18)

Second Semester

  • CHE3__: 300-level Chemistry course OR CHE302/L Organic Chemistry II (4)
  • NSC231 Natural Science: Scientific Language and Literacy (3)
  • Science and/or Health Science Electives: (6-8 credits) (selected from allowed Science electives or from any 200-level BCH, BIO, CHE, ENS*, NSC, PHY courses designated for Science majors.  *ENS courses cross-listed as PSC (Political Science) - formerly GVT (Government) are not allowed.)
  • Total Credits (13-15)

Year 3

First Semester

  • BIO3__: 300-level Biology course (4)
  • NSC331 Natural Science Literature Survey (2)
  • Science and/or Health Science Electives: (6-8 credits) (selected from allowed Science electives or from any 200-level BCH, BIO, CHE, ENS*, NSC, PHY courses designated for Science majors.  *ENS courses cross-listed as PSC (Political Science) - formerly GVT (Government) are not allowed.)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (3)
  • Total Credits (15-17)

Second Semester

  • BIO 3__: 300-level Biology course (4)
  • Science and/or Health Science Electives: (6-8 credits) (selected from allowed Science electives or from any 200-level BCH, BIO, CHE, ENS*, NSC, PHY courses designated for Science majors.  *ENS courses cross-listed as PSC (Political Science) - formerly GVT (Government) are not allowed.)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (16-18)

Year 4

First Semester

  • Science and/or Health Science Electives: (4 credits) (selected from allowed Science electives or from any 200-level BCH, BIO, CHE, ENS*, NSC, PHY courses designated for Science majors.  *ENS courses cross-listed as PSC (Political Science) - formerly GVT (Government) are not allowed.)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (12)
  • Total Credits (16)

Second Semester

  • NSC443 Natural Science Research Seminar (2)
  • Science and/or Health Science Electives: (4 credits) (selected from allowed Science electives or from any 200-level BCH, BIO, CHE, ENS*, NSC, PHY courses designated for Science majors.  *ENS courses cross-listed as PSC (Political Science) - formerly GVT (Government) are not allowed.)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (9)
  • Total Credits (15)

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