Bachelor of Arts in Global and Local Sustainability

Access the complete curriculum for the BA, Global & Local Sustainability, from the Sustainability 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; suggested selections for requirements will depend on chosen concentration area and prerequisites.  One semester for international exchange is indicated for the degree; however, timing of international experiences will vary. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 17 credits allowed for 7 semesters; one 18-credit hour semester is permitted without additional cost. 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)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • Select one: BA220 Diversity and Cross Cultural Management (3); SOC224 Ethnicity, Race & Cultural Diversity (3)
  • Select one*:  HP/IND250 Introduction to Historic Preservation (3); HST230 Problems of the Third World (3); HST324 Global Environmental History (3); IND120 Introduction to Global Studies (3);  PSC113 Introduction to American Politics (3); PSC114 State & Local Government (3); PSC121 International Relations (3); PSC125 Introduction to Public Policy (3); PSC210 The Politics of Globalization (3); PSC231 Global Governance (3);  
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • IND/SUST123 Introduction to Sustainable Communities (3)
  • SUST140 Sustainability Design Seminar I (3)
  • Select one*: BIO302 Ecology (3); ENS201 Introduction to Environmental Science (3); ENS304 Environmental Chemistry (3)
  • Select one*: ECO201 Principles of Microeconomics (3); ECO202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3); ECO206 The Economics of Sustainable Development (3); ECO213 Economics of Inequality (3); ECO343 Global Economic Geography (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • Total Credits (17)

Year 2

First Semester

  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • Service Learning (3)
  • Specialization (6)
  • Select one: CMP311 Advanced English Composition (3); CMP315 Advanced Composition for Health Professionals (3)
  • Select one*: BIO/SUST304 Conservation Biology (3); ENS/SUST310 Global Water Issues (3); HCS308 Environmental Health (3); HCS335 Critical Issues in Global Health (3); IND/SUST322 Alternative and Renewable Energy Issues (3); IND/SUST326 Green Buildings (3); IND/SUST338 Food & Agriculture Issues (3); IND/SUST344 Sustainable Business Practices (3); IND/SUST351 Urban Planning & Community Development (3) 
  • Total Credits (18)

Second Semester

  • SUST240 Sustainability Design Seminar II (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • Specialization (6)
  • Select one*: BIO/SUST304 Conservation Biology (3); ENS/SUST310 Global Water Issues (3); HCS308 Environmental Health (3); HCS335 Critical Issues in Global Health (3); IND/SUST322 Alternative and Renewable Energy Issues (3); IND/SUST326 Green Buildings (3); IND/SUST338 Food & Agriculture Issues (3); IND/SUST344 Sustainable Business Practices (3); IND/SUST351 Urban Planning & Community Development (3) 
  • Total Credits (15)

Year 3

First Semester

  • Core Elective (3)
  • Select one*: MTH104 Survey of Statistics (3); NSC310 Biostatistics (3); PSY333 Statistics for Psychology and Social Sciences (3)
  • Specialization courses at the 300 level (6)
  • Select one*: BIO/SUST304 Conservation Biology (3); ENS/SUST310 Global Water Issues (3); HCS308 Environmental Health (3); HCS335 Critical Issues in Global Health (3); IND/SUST322 Alternative and Renewable Energy Issues (3); IND/SUST326 Green Buildings (3); IND/SUST338 Food & Agriculture Issues (3); IND/SUST344 Sustainable Business Practices (3); IND/SUST351 Urban Planning & Community Development (3) 
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • SUST340 Sustainability Design Seminar III (3)
  • Specialization courses at the 300 level (6)
  • Select one*:  HP/IND250 Introduction to Historic Preservation (3); HIS230 Problems of the Third World (3); HST324 Global Environmental History (3); IND120 Introduction to Global Studies (3);  PSC113 Introduction to American Politics (3); PSC114 State & Local Government (3); PSC121 International Relations (3); PSC125 Introduction to Public Policy (3); PSC210 The Politics of Globalization (3); PSC231 Global Governance (3)
  • Select one*: BIO/SUST304 Conservation Biology (3); ENS/SUST310 Global Water Issues (3); HCS308 Environmental Health (3); HCS335 Critical Issues in Global Health (3); IND/SUST322 Alternative and Renewable Energy Issues (3); IND/SUST326 Green Buildings (3); IND/SUST338 Food & Agriculture Issues (3); IND/SUST344 Sustainable Business Practices (3); IND/SUST351 Urban Planning & Community Development (3) 
  • Total Credits (15)

Year 4

First Semester

  • International Experience(s) and Free Electives (15)'
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • SUST440 Sustainability Design Seminar IV (3)
  • SUST443 Capstone Research in Sustainability (3)
  • Specialization courses at the 300 level (6)
  • Core Elective (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

*In instances when students may choose from a variety of course options, some course options may have prerequisites to be satisfied prior to enrollment in the course and/or some course options may be offered in different terms.  Students should consult the Program Director for further advisement.

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