Bachelor Of Arts - History & Political Science - Environmental Studies Specialization

Access the complete curriculum for the BA, History & Political Science, Environmental Studies specialization, from the History and Political Science 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 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

  • BIO109/L General Biology I Lecture & Lab (4)
  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • PSC113 National Government (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (1st Learning Community: linked course) (3)
  • Total Credits (16)

Second Semester

  • BIO110/L General Biology II Lecture & Lab (4)
  • PSC114 State and Local Government (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (2nd Learning Community) (6)
  • Total Credits (13)

Year 2

First Semester

  • CHE101/L General Chemistry I Lecture & Lab (4)
  • ENS/PSC211 Environmental & Energy Policies I (3)
  • HST105 Introduction to World History I: From Antiquity-1500 (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • MTH104 Survey of Statistics (3)
  • Total Credits (16)

Second Semester

  • CHE301 Organic Chemistry I Lecture (3)
  • ENS/PSC212 Environmental & Energy Policies II (3)
  • HST106 Introduction to World History II: From 1500 (3)
  • Environmental Science/Political Science: additional required course (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Year 3

First Semester

  • BIO302 General Ecology Lecture & Lab OR ENS304/L Environmental Chemistry Lecture & Lab (4)*
  • HST220 American History to 1877 (3)
  • Environmental Science/Political Science: additional required course (3)
  • Language/Core Electives (6)
  • Total Credits (16)

Second Semester

  • BIO302 General Ecology Lecture & Lab OR ENS304/L Environmental Chemistry Lecture & Lab (4)*
  • PSC331 Political Science Research Methods OR HST331 Introduction to Historiography (3)**
  • HP442 Thesis Research (2)**
  • HST221 American History from 1877 to the Present (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

*Both BIO302/L General Ecology and ENS304/L Environmental Chemistry are required courses to be completed in Year 3. One may be taken in the Fall semester, the other in the Spring semester.

**PSC331 or HST331 must be taken prior to or concurrently with HG442. PSC331 and 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.

Year 4

First Semester

  • ECO201 Principles of Microeconomics OR ECO202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)*
  • Environmental Science/Political Science: additional required course (3)
  • History elective (3)
  • HP443 Research Project (3)**
  • Natural Science: additional required course (3-4)
  • Total Credits (15-16)

Second Semester

  • Environmental Science/Political Science: additional required course (3)
  • History electives (6)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

*ECONOMICS REQUIREMENT: Students may complete either ECO201 Principles of Microeconomics OR ECO202 Principles of Macroeconomics or may take a Principles of Economics course elsewhere, provided that Daemen's Business Chair pre-approves the transfer course as an acceptable equivalent to a generic principles course. Bear in mind that, should the course be taken elsewhere, no competency will be satisfied.

**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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