Bachelor of Science - Natural Science Environmental Studies Specialization

Access the complete curriculum for the BS, Natural Science, 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 5 semesters; where required, 2 18-credit hour and 1 19-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)

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

  • CHE301/L Organic Chemistry I (3/1)
  • CHE311/L Contemporary Chemical Analysis (4/0)
  • PSC211 Environmental & Energy Policies I (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (17)

Second Semester

  • CHE302/L Organic Chemistry II (3/1)
  • CHE312/L Modern Instrumental Analysis (4/0)
  • Select 1: HST230 Problems of the Third World; MTH145 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II (3) PSC113 Introduction to American Politics; PSC114 State & Local Government
  • NSC231 Natural Science: Scientific Language and Literacy (3)
  • PSC212 Environmental & Energy Policies II* (3)
  • Total Credits (17)

* GVT212 is offered alternate years.

Year 3

First Semester

  • BIO302/L General Ecology* (3/1)
  • ECO201 Principles of Microeconomics OR ECO202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • NSC331 Natural Science Literature Survey (2)
  • PHY101/L Physics I (3/1) OR PHY151/L Physics I (3/1)
  • SPECIALIZATION-additional requirement (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (3) 
  • Total Credits (19)

Second Semester

  • ENS304/L Environmental Chemistry* (3/1)
  • PHY102/L Physics II (3/1) OR PHY152/L Physics II (3/1)
  • Science Elective (3-4) (selected from allowed Science electives)
  • SPECIALIZATION-additional requirement (3)
  • Select 1: HST230 Problems of the Third World (3); PSC113 Introduction to American Politics (3); PSC114 State & Local Government (3)
  • Total Credits (17-18)

* Offered in alternate years and may be taken in third or fourth years.

Year 4

First Semester

  • CHE303/L Introduction to Physical Chemistry* (4/0)
  • PSC113 Intro to American Politics OR PSC114 State and Local Govt (3)
  • Science Electives (2) (6-8 credits) (selected from allowed Science electives)
  • SPECIALIZATION-additional requirement (3)
  • Total Credits (16-18)

Second Semester

  • CHE304/L Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry* (4/0)
  • NSC443 Natural Science Research Seminar (2)
  • Science Electives (2) (6-8 credits) (selected from allowed Science electives)
  • SPECIALIZATION-additional requirement (3)
  • Total Credits (15-16)

* Offered in alternate years and may be taken in third or fourth years.

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