Bachelor of Arts in Global and Local Sustainability

General Education Program

All degree programs require completion of the General Education Curriculum. A complete description of the gen ed and its requirements are available in the General Education Curriculum section of the Daemen catalog. Courses that satisfy a portion or complete a core requirement will have such designation indicated after the course title.

1. Major: 75 CREDITS

    • SUST140 Sustainability Design Seminar I* (3)
    • SUST240 Sustainability Design Seminar II* (3)
    • SUST340 Sustainability Design Seminar III (3)
    • SUST440 Sustainability Design Seminar IV (3)
    • SUST443 Capstone Research in Sustainability (3)
      • *Minimum grade of ‘C’ required.
    • Global and Local Sustainability Electives: 15 CREDITS

      • BIO/SUST304 Conversation Biology (3)
      • ENS/SUST310 Global Water Issues (3)
      • HPR308 Environmental Health (3)
      • HPR335 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)
    • Specialization: 30 CREDITS

      • 18 credits must be completed at the 300-level or above.
      • 12 credits of specialization at any level.  Courses must meet Liberal Arts and Science requirements.
      • Area of specialization will be based upon the student’s interests and courses will be selected in consultation with and approval of the Sustainability Department Chairperson.  For students in Double-Up programs (Paralegal Studies, Modern Languages, or Business), specialization courses are from the second major.
    • CMP101 English Composition* (3)
    • SOC224 Ethnicity, Race & Cultural Diversity* (3)
      • *Minimum Grade of ‘C’ required.
    • Foreign Language Intermediate Proficiency (6)
      • FRE105 (3) AND FRE106 (3) OR
      • SPA105 (3) AND SPA106 (3)
      • Foreign Language Requirement: Students 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 complete description of the requirement is available in the Foreign Language section of the Daemen catalog.
    • Choose one course from the following: HST230, HST324, IND120, PSC113, PSC114, PSC121, PSC125, PSC210, OR PSC231 (3)

2. General Education:  36 CREDITS

    • First Year Seminar (3)
    • Learning Communities (6)
    • Depth – Discovery (9)
    • Breadth – Exploration:
      • Natural Science and Mathematics:
        • Statistics (Choose 1): MTH104 OR NSC310 (3)
        • ENS201 Introduction to Environmental Science (3)
      • Social Sciences:
        • Choose 1: ECO201, ECO202, ECO206, ECO213, ECO343 (3)
        • Choose one course from: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. (3)
      • Humanities:
        • CMP311 OR CMP315 (3)
        • Choose one course from: Art, English, Language (French or Spanish), Music, Philosophy, Religion, and Theater. (3)

3. Free Electives and International Experience: 9 CREDITS

    • Service Learning (3)
    • Free Electives (6)
      • A maximum of 6 credits may be taken in Sustainability courses.
    • International Experience: Students are required to complete one or more community-based international experiences subject to the approval of the Department Chairperson.  The experience(s) may include internships, additional language studies, pre-approved studies taken elsewhere.  The experience(s) may or may not result in credit earned.



Requirements for Admission; Admission to Upper Division; Graduation – consult the Sustainability section of the catalog or the Program Plans site on the Registrar’s web page.

Suggested Course Sequence

Access the course sequence for the BA, Global and Local Sustainability, from the Sustainability web page or the Program Plans site on the Registrar’s web page.