Programs of Study (HEGIS codes)

The baccalaureate degree requires at least 120 semester hours of credit. These are to be distributed among the core requirements for general education, the major, and the remainder as free electives or additional requirements in subjects other than the major.

Students should note that enrollment in other than registered or otherwise approved programs may jeopardize eligibility for certain student aid awards. Daemen College is authorized by the Board of Regents of the State of New York to award degrees and certificates. Following is a listing of degree programs registered by the New York State Education Department. Certificate programs are listed following minors and specializations. All Daemen College programs are approved by the New York State Education Department for the training of veterans and other eligible persons. The list is arranged in alphabetical order. LOOK IN THE INDEX TO THIS CATALOG TO FIND DEPARTMENTS, PROGRAMS, MAJORS, AND SUBJECTS OR TOPICS THAT MAY NOT APPEAR IN THIS LIST OR THAT MAY BE KNOWN BY ANOTHER NAME.

The number prefixes are the HEGIS codes assigned by the New York State Education Department when programs are registered. The programs, academic disciplines, and departments at Daemen College are grouped into two academic divisions:

Arts & Sciences (A & S)

Health & Human Services (H & HS)

Refer to the indicated division section later in this catalog for degree requirements and course descriptions. Entry-level BS/MS and DPT programs are described in this Catalog. For post-baccalaureate graduate programs, consult the Daemen College Graduate Catalog.

Degrees are available in the following majors:

0502 B.S. Accounting H & HS
0502 B.S./M.S.** Accounting/Professional Accountancy H & HS
0401.01 B.S. Adolescence Education: Biology A & S
0803 M.S.+ Adolescence Education: Biology, English, French, Mathematics, Social Studies, Spanish H & HS
1501.01 B.A. Adolescence Education: English A & S
1102.01 B.A. Adolescence Education: French A & S
1701.01 B.A. Adolescence Education: Mathematics A & S
2201.01 B.A. Adolescence Education: Social Studies A & S
1105.01 B.A. Adolescence Education: Spanish A & S
0808 B.S. Adolescence Education: Students with Disabilities/Special Ed Generalist H & HS
1203.10 M.S. Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner H & HS
1203.10 D.N.P.+ Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner H & HS
0899.50 M.S. Alt Cert: Childhood Special Education
and General Education (TRANS B) – Initial/Professional
H & HS
0899.50 M.S. Alt Cert: Early Childhood Special Education and General Education (TRANS B) – Initial/Professional H & HS
1099 B.F.A. Animation A & S
2099 M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis H & HS
1007 B.S.+ Applied Theater A & S
1002 B.F.A. Art A & S
1002 B.S. Art A & S
0599 M.S.+ Arts Administration A & S
1299.30 M.S. Athletic Training H & HS
0414 B.S. Biochemistry A & S
0401 B.A. Biology A & S
0401 B.S. Biology A & S
0401/1223 B.S./M.S.*** Biology/Cytotechnology A & S
0506 B.S. Business Administration H & HS
0506/0506 B.S./M.S.** Business Administration/International Business H & HS
0506 M.B.A. Business Administration H & HS
0802 B.S. Childhood Education H & HS
0802 M.S.+ Childhood Education Initial/Professional Certification H & HS
0808 B.S. Childhood Education/Special Education: Inclusive Childhood Education H & HS
1703 B.S. Data Science A & S
0808 B.S. Early Childhood Education/Special Education: Early Childhood Education H & HS
1501 B.A. English A & S
0599 M.S. Leadership and Innovation H & HS
1102 B.A. French A & S
4901 B.A. Global and Local Sustainability A & S
1009 B.F.A. Graphic Design A & S
1201 B.S. Health Promotion H & HS
1201/1299.30 B.S./M.S.*** Health Promotion/Athletic Training H & HS
1201/1214 B.S./M.P.H* Health Promotion/Public Health H & HS
2205 B.A. History A & S
2205 B.A. History and Political Science A & S
0506 M.S. International Business H & HS
4901 B.A. Individualized Studies Inter-divisional
1009 B.S. Leadership and Entrepreneurship in the Arts A & S
4901  B.A. Liberal Studies A & S
1701 B.A. Mathematics A & S
4902 B.S. Natural Science A & S
4902/1299.30 B.S./M.S.*** Natural Science/Athletic Training H & HS
4902/1299.10 B.S./M.S.*** Natural Science – Health Sciences/Physician Assistant Studies H & HS
1203.10 B.S. Nursing H & HS
1203.10 B.S./M.S.* Nursing/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner H & HS
1203.10 M.S. Nursing Education H & HS
1203.10 M.S. Nursing Executive Leadership H & HS
1212 M.S. Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy H & HS
1203.10 D.N.P.+ Palliative Care Nursing H & HS
5099 B.S. Paralegal Studies H & HS
1212 D.P.T. Physical Therapy H & HS
1299.10 M.S. Physician Assistant Studies H & HS
2207 B.A. Political Science A & S
2001 B.A. Psychology A & S
2001 B.S. Psychology A & S
1214 M.P.H. Public Health H & HS
1510 B.A. Religious Studies A & S
2104 B.A. Social Work H & HS
2104 M.S.W. Master of Social Work H & HS
1105 B.A. Spanish A & S
0808 M.S. Special Education: Childhood Education Initial/Professional Certification H & HS
0808 M.S. Special Education: Childhood Education Professional Certification H & HS
1002 B.S. Visual Arts Education H & HS

* accelerated dual-degree program leading to B.S./Master degrees – separate degree conferrals

** entry-level Master’s program leading to B.S./M.S. degrees – combined degree conferrals

*** entry-level Master’s program leading to B.S./M.S. degrees – separate degree conferrals

+ inactive program – no new students are currently being accepted

Minors for Non-Majors

NOTE: All requirements for a minor must be completed in full by the time the requirements for one’s major are fulfilled.  Minors for Non-Majors are available in:

  • Accounting
  • Administration – Public
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Atlantic Studies
  • Biology
  • Black Studies
  • Business – General
  • Business – International
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Society & Sustainable Communities
  • Community Health Promotion
  • Composition/Writing
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Forensic Studies
  • French
  • General Business
  • Global and Local Sustainability
  • Global Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Hispanic Linguistics
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • History – Public
  • Human Resource Management – (limited to Accounting and Business majors and General Business minors)
  • Illustration
  • International Business
  • Literature
  • Literature and Composition
  • Marketing – (limited to Accounting and Business majors and General Business minors)
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Humanities
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy & Religious Studies
  • Political Communication
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Art Therapy
  • Professional Medical Writing
  • Professional Writing
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public History
  • Public Relations
  • Refugee and Migration Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Sculpture
  • Spanish
  • Spanish for the Health Professions
  • Special Education – (open to all students except those pursuing teacher certification in Special Education)
  • Sport Management – (limited to Accounting and Business majors and General Business minors)
  • Sustainability – Global and Local
  • Theater Arts
  • Women’s Studies

Core hours and free electives may be structured to fulfill various minor sequences upon advisement. Students interested in pursuing a minor(s) are required to file a Declaration of Minor form in the Registration Office.

+Plus Programs:

NOTE: All requirements for a +Plus program must be completed in full by the time the requirements for one’s major are fulfilled.

+Plus programs are available in:

  • Community Development
  • Community Health Promotion
  • Global Business
  • Health Policy
  • Human Resource Administration
  • Social Sciences

Core hours and free electives may be structured to fulfill various +Plus sequences upon advisement. Students interested in pursuing a +Plus program(s) are required to file a Declaration of Minor form in the Registration Office.

The following specializations/tracks are available within degree programs:

  • Accounting (option available in the M.S., International Business)
  • Business – General
  • Business – International
  • Communications/Public Relations
  • Community Health (with choice of track in: Community Health Education; Administrative Aspects of Health; Community Health Principles)
  • Complementary and Alternative Health Care Practices
  • Comprehensive Arts
  • Drawing/Illustration (with choice of emphasis in Drawing or Illustration)
  • Environmental Studies (as part of degree programs in Biology; History & Political Science; Natural Science)
  • Fine Arts
  • Forensic Science
  • General Business
  • Health & Fitness Training
  • Health Professions (option available in the M.S., Executive Leadership and Change)
  • Health Science
  • Higher Education (option available in the M.S., Executive Leadership and Change)
  • Human Resource Management
  • Individualized Studies (as part of the Natural Science degree)
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations (option available in the M.S., Executive Leadership and Change)
  • Painting
  • Pre-Professional Studies (Pre-Medicine, Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Dentistry)
  • Public Relations/Communications
  • Sculpture
  • Sport Management
  • Theater

Area Studies for majors in Childhood Education, Childhood/Special Education, Early Childhood Education/Special Education majors are available in:

  • English
  • French
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish

Sequences and Plans of Study are available in:

  • Child Care Field (Childhood Education)
  • Child Care Field (Early Childhood Education/Special Education)
  • Child Care Field (Childhood/Special Education)
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Pre-Law (individualized advisement within the History & Political Science major)
  • Adolescence Education
  • Teacher Certification

Certificate Programs, designed primarily for the adult, non-degree, part-time population, are available in:

5002 Accounting (30 credit hours) H & HS
5099 Human Resource Management (33 credit hours) H & HS
5099 Paralegal Studies (21 credit hours) H & HS
5208.30 Perspectives in Oncology Nursing for the International RN (30 credit hours) H & HS
5012 Visual Effects Training Program (15 credit hours) A & S
1203.12 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (24 credit hours) H & HS
2099 Applied Behavior Analysis (28 credit hours) H & HS
0599 Leadership and Innovation (18 credit hours) H & HS
1203.12 Nursing Education (12 credit hours) H & HS
1203.12 Nursing Executive Leadership (24 credit hours) H & HS
1212+  Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy H & HS
1299+ Partners in Health for People with Disabilities (6 credit hours) H & HS

NOTE: + Inactive program – not currently accepting new students.

Less comprehensive than full-fledged degree programs, certificate and advanced certificate programs are intended to provide formally certified documentation (credentials) that a person has earned academic credit for studying a specialized topic. See the Courses and Curricula section of the Catalog for information on requirements for certificate programs, and the Graduate Catalog for information on requirements for the advanced certificate programs.

Foreign Language Requirement

Students in BA degree programs must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level. The requirement may be satisfied through the completion of college-level coursework or the successful completion of a proficiency examination. A student with no prior experience would likely take a four-course (12 credit hour) sequence: elementary and intermediate levels. A student with three years of high school language study would likely take only the intermediate course sequence (6 credit hours). A student with four or more years of language study may be prepared to take a proficiency examination to demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency, with no further coursework required.

In addition, regardless of demonstrated proficiency, all programs leading to teacher certification require completion of a minimum of six credit hours in one foreign language.

Additional programs may also have a foreign language requirement. See The Courses and Curricula section of the catalog for information on requirements for specific programs. Students are encouraged to begin their language sequence early in their college career in order to take advantage of high school studies.

Hours in the Major

(includes specialization which may reflect some interdisciplinary studies)


B.A. B.S. B.S/MS./D.P.T. B.F.A.
37 to 76 43 to 90 90 to 148 78 to 84

Free Elective Hours

(some programs allow a portion of these electives to be taken in the major)


B.A. B.S. B.S/MS./D.P.T. B.F.A.
0 to 39 0 to 33 0 to 12 0

For more detailed information, consult specific program requirements. Complete curricular planning sheets for every degree program are available on departmental and the Registrar’s official websites.


Cross-Registration with Area Colleges

Any full-time matriculating undergraduate student may request enrollment in a course at another college in the Western New York Consortium of Colleges. Cross-registration enables Daemen College students to enrich their programs of study by taking specialized undergraduate courses available only at other campuses, and it provides some flexibility for meeting graduation requirements in a timely manner. The Cross-Registration option is applicable to semester registrations only.

A Cross Registration Request form must be completed in full and bear the signatures of the student, required faculty, and the Cross Registration Officer (who is an administrative staff member in the Daemen Registrar’s office), and presented to the other institution at the time specified for cross-registration. Students must maintain a full-time course load (12 credits minimum) at the home institution during the semester in which they cross-register. If the course load at the home institution drops below full time, the home institution (Daemen) will notify the Cross Registration Officer of the visiting institution who will determine if a student will either be dropped from the cross-registered course or will remain enrolled and incur tuition charges from the visiting institution. Only one course may be taken as a cross-registration in any one semester. Only undergraduate courses may be completed via cross-registration. Course loads that exceed 18 semester hours (inclusive of the cross-registration course work) will result in additional Daemen tuition charges. Select participating institutions may enforce NYS or Erie County residency requirements in order to waive cross-registration tuition charges from the visiting institution. (Students are strongly encouraged to consult the visiting institution’s Cross Registration Officer before cross registering.) Cross-registered courses do not fulfill Daemen College residency requirements, nor do they satisfy core competencies. Refer to the Residency Requirement section of this catalog for details on the residency requirement. Only with written authorization of the Core Director will a cross-registered course fulfill Quantitative Literacy and/or Writing Intensive requirements. Only in extraordinary circumstances, and only with the written authorization of the Core Director, will a cross-registered course fulfill Service Learning and/or Research and Presentation requirements (the latter for which departmental approval will also be solicited by the Core Director). Military Science courses are allowed through cross-registration but may not be taken for core credit. Consult the Military Science section of this catalog for complete details regarding the acceptability of Military Science credits and tuition charges.

Distance Education

Daemen College students have access to many distance education opportunities. The College uses both synchronous and asynchronous technology including video, audio, and text based interactions via our Learning Management System. Online coursework is increasingly available for some courses within degree programs from multiple academic departments. Faculty members strive to create dynamic and high quality learning experiences for students that is relevant, engaging, and interactive. Distance education at Daemen College is widely supported through our Office of Information Technology, and Quality in Distance Education committee to ensure both students and faculty have a successful and valuable experience.

Global Programs (Study Abroad)

All students are encouraged to study abroad as part of their college education. Australia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, and Thailand are the most popular countries for study abroad among Daemen students. Daemen College is affiliated with several excellent programs, including American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), Center for International Studies (CIS), International Studies Abroad (ISA), and Spanish Studies Abroad (SSA) that allow students to select a program that best fits their needs. These providers offer internships, service learning, and study abroad programs in over 40 countries.

Many programs require six months to a year of planning.  Students are advised to visit the Global Programs Office well in advance. To learn more about Daemen’s Study Abroad programs, contact the Global Programs Office at

Study Abroad Opportunities

International Seminars

Daemen has a number of short-term faculty-led opportunities that vary year-to-year. These can include culture, art, biology, business, health, history, and service-learning. Examples include:

  • Australia: Coral Reef Survey: Students will gain an understanding of how to measure the health of coral reefs, contrast biodiversity in different types of coral reefs, and appreciate the vital role coral reefs play in the socioeconomic health of rural Australia.
  • Dominican Republic: A service-learning seminar where students work on sustainable community projects in rural areas.
  • England: Part of a spring course, Literature of London, spring break is spent visiting selected sites as discussed in class.
  • Italy: This program considers cultural institutions with an entrepreneurial and historic lens. In particular, the Venice program coincides with the Venice Biennale exhibition.
  • Japan: A course with an international experience exploring the history and art form of Japanese animation.
  • Poland: A three week, summer seminar centered on Polish history, culture, and students participate in a service-learning project.
  • Thailand: Students engage in a unique service-learning project focused on human trafficking in Northern Thailand.
  • Zambia: This course is designed to provide students with an overview of topics impacting women’s health in contemporary society through the lens of Zambia.  Students will also receive service-learning credit.

Internships/Clinicals/Practica Abroad

Students from any major are able to pursue internships abroad in their field of study.

Physical Therapy majors are able to take one of their three clinicals abroad.  These options are limited.  Please see the Clinical Coordinator for further information.

Public Health (MPH) students are able to fulfill their practicum requirements abroad.  Options may include: Dominican Republic, Portugal, and Uganda.

Majors Requiring Study Abroad

Modern Languages, Language Education, and Sustainability majors are required to study abroad. Students need to plan early and work with their department and Global Programs to choose a program that best fits their academic and career goals.

Spanish and Spanish Education majors may enroll at La Salle University as exchange students to complete their degree requirements.

The BA Liberal Studies- Hybrid program is also required to study abroad in their first year. Students will be informed of the program requirements upon admission. All credit earned at seminaries abroad will be factored into program requirements and be factored into GPA.

Study Abroad Requirements
Students who intend to study, intern, volunteer, or conduct research abroad must have their proposed course work approved by their department and the Global Programs Office prior to departure. Students are not allowed to participate if they are on academic probation or suspended from the College. Students are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct of the program in which they are participating and to Daemen’s Student Code of Conduct. Grades earned as part of a study abroad program are factored into each student’s Daemen grade point average (GPA). Official transcripts from a School of Record must be sent directly to the Daemen College Registrar to ensure credit is awarded.

Credit for Learning from Life Experience (CLLE)

Daemen students may receive academic credit for training courses in the armed forces or other non-educational organizations, for acquired proficiency as determined by College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject tests or Excelsior College examinations, or for equivalent knowledge acquired through occupational or avocational life experiences. See the earlier CLLE entry under the Academic Regulations section for rules pertaining to life experience credit.

The Course Numbering System Used By Daemen College

Courses numbers generally reflect the course-level (100-299 being lower division baccalaureate level; 300-499 being upper-division baccalaureate-level courses and 500-700 being post-baccalaureate level.) Two-part courses are normally assigned course numbers in sequence. Odd numbers are generally assigned to the first part and even numbers to the second part of the course sequence. However, for specific course offerings, access the Course Schedules on Self Service.

Daemen College is organized academically into two divisions, whose departments offer the various majors. In this catalog, courses are grouped alpha-numerically by academic discipline or degree program and then listed under the name of the department offering the program. Please refer to the index to find subjects or topics whose Divisional/ Departmental affiliation may not be otherwise apparent.