Bachelor of Science - Natural Science - Health Sciences Specialization

Access the complete curriculum for the BS, Natural Science, Health Sciences 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 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 (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

NOTE:

BCH317 Bio-organic Chemistry: Other courses may be substituted for BCH317 with the authorization of the Natural Sciences Chairperson. Students planning to complete post-baccalaureate studies may also take BCH317L Bio-organic Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit) or may substitute BCH313 General Biochemistry or CHE301 Organic Chemistry I.

NOTE: 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 BioOrganic Chemistry (3)
  • BIO330/L General Anatomy (4)
  • MTH134 PreCalculus OR MTH144 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (16)

Second Semester

  • BIO340/L General Physiology (4)
  • NSC231 Natural Science: Scientific Language and Literacy (3)
  • Science and/or Health Science Electives and/or specialization: (4 credits ) Science electives: select from allowed Science electives or from any 200-level or higher BCH, BIO, CHE, ENS*, NSC, PHY courses designated for Science majors;*ENS courses cross-listed as GVT (Government) are not allowed);  specialization 
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (17)

Year 3

First Semester

  • Science and/or Health Science Electives and/or specialization: (9-11 credits):  Science electives: select from allowed Science electives or from any 200-level or higher 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); specialization
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (15-17)

Second Semester

  • Science and/or Health Science Electives and/or specialization: (9-11 credits):  Science electives: select from allowed Science electives or from any 200-level or higher 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); specialization
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (15-17)

Year 4

First Semester

  • Science and/or Health Science Electives and/or specialization: (9-11 credits):  Science electives: select from allowed Science electives or from any 200-level or higher 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); specialization
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (9)
  • Total Credits (15-17)

Second Semester

  • Science and/or Health Science Electives and/or specialization: (6-8 credits):  Science electives: select from allowed Science electives or from any 200-level or higher 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); specialization
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (12-14)

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