Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science

Core Curriculum

All degree programs require completion of the Core Curriculum. A complete description of the core and its requirements is available in the Core Curriculum section of the Daemen catalog. Courses which satisfy a portion or complete a core requirement will have such designation indicated after the course title.

Required for BA in History & Political Science; BA in History & and Political Science – Environmental Studies Specialization; and BA in Adolescence Education: Social Studies Programs

  1. MAJOR: 18 CREDITS

    • HST105 Introduction to World History I: From Antiquity to 1500 (3) – CI
    • HST106 Introduction to World History II: From 1500 (3) – CI
    • HST220 American History to 1877 (3) – CI
    • HST221 American History from 1877 to the Present (3) – CI
    • Select one:
      • HST331 History Research Methods and Historiography (3) — WI
      • PSC331 Political Science Research and Methods (3)
    • HP445 Senior Capstone Project (3)- ILIT; RP; WI
  2. CORE: 6 CREDITS

    • CMP101 English Composition (3) CS; ILIT; WI
    • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)

Additional Requirements For BA, History & Political Science

  1. MAJOR: 24 CREDITS

    • SELECT ONE:

      • PSC101 Comparative Political Systems (3)  — CI
      • PSC121 International Relations (3) — CI
    • SELECT ONE

      • PSC113 American Politics (3) CR
      • PSC114 State/ Local Government (3) – CR
    • SELECT 6 CREDITS (WITH DEPARTMENTAL ADVISEMENT) FROM ANY COURSES WITH THE PSC RUBRIC

    • History Electives: 12 credits (4 courses), of which: 6 credits must be at the 300 level or above, AND at least one course must be taken from each of 3 areas: European Concentration; US Concentration; World Concentration. Access the list of acceptable History and Political Science electives from the History & Political Science department section of the Daemen catalog, or from the Program Plans option on the Registrar’s web page.
  2. REQUIREMENTS OUTSIDE THE MAJOR: 3 CREDITS

    • CAREER FIELD EXPERIENCE:

      CFE97 Career Preparation Seminar (0); AND 3 credits in a Career Field Experience (CFE) relevant to the major

  3. CORE: 39 CREDITS

    • MTH104 Survey of Statistics (3) — CT; QL
    • FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND CORE ELECTIVES: 36 CREDITS

    • 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 Requirement section of the Daemen catalogue.

  4.  FREE ELECTIVES: 32 CREDITS

    • Courses used to fulfill the free electives may have, but are not required to have, a competency. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken in courses with History or Political Science rubrics.

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 122 CREDITS

Additional Requirements For BA, History & Political Science – Environmental Studies Specialization

  1. MAJOR AND SPECIALIZATION 58 CREDITS:

    • MAJOR: 11 CREDITS

      • HP446 Advanced Senior Research (2)
      • History Electives: 9 credits, of which: 6 credits must be at the 300 level or above, AND at least one course must be taken from each of 3 areas: European Concentration; US Concentration; World Concentration. Access the list of acceptable History and Political Science electives from the History & Political Science department section of the Daemen catalogue, or from the Program Plans option on the Registrar’s web page. HST324 Global Environmental History is strongly recommended. 
    • SPECIALIZATION: 47 CREDITS

      • BIO109/L-110/L General Biology I & II Lecture and Lab (4/4) – CT
      • BIO302/L General Ecology Lecture and Lab (4)
      • CHE101L General Chemistry Lab (1)lecture also required and is included in the Core
      • CHE301 Organic Chemistry I Lecture (3)
      • ENS/PSC211 Environmental & Energy Policies I (3)
      • ENS/PSC212 Environmental & Energy Policies II (3)
      • ENS304/L Environmental Chemistry Lecture and Lab (4)
      • PSC113 American Politics (3) – CR
      • PSC114 State & Local Government (3) – CR
      • SELECT ONE:

        • BIO/SUST304 Conservation Biology (3) – CI; CR; ME; WI
        • BIO315/L General Microbiology Lecture & Lab (4)
        • any 300-level Biology course (3-4)
        • any 200 or 300 level Chemistry course (3-4)
        • NSC310 Biostatistics (3) – CT
      • SELECT TWO:

        • ENS205 Planet Earth I: Physical Features (3)
        • ENS206 Planet Earth II: Geographical Features (3)
        • ENS/NSC303 Environmental Toxicology (3) CT
      • SELECT TWO:

        • PSC217 American Political Parties & Pressure Groups (3) – CR
        • PSC219 Politics, Planning & Land Use (3)
        • PSC411 Environmental Law (3)
  2. CORE: 39 CREDITS

    • CHE101 General Chemistry Lecture (3)- lab is also required and is included in the specialization requirements. LECTURE ONLY = CT
    • ECONOMICS: SELECT ONE:

      • ECO201 Principles of Microeconomics (3) – CT
      • ECO202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) – CT
    • MTH104 Survey of Statistics (3) – CT; QL
    • FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND CORE ELECTIVES: 30 CREDITS

    • 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 Requirement section of the Daemen catalog.

      TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 121 CREDITS

Additional Requirements for BA, Adolescence Education: Social Studies

All Adolescence Education: Social Studies majors must be admitted into the Education Department through the Upper Division application process. No student may pursue this major without meeting the Education Department’s requirements: see Admission to Upper Division section.

  1. MAJOR: 21 CREDITS

    • GEO117 World Geography (3)
    • HP333 Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies (3)
    • SELECT ONE:

      • PSC101 Comparative Political Systems (3) – CI;
      • PSC121 International Relations (3) – CI
    • SELECT ONE:

      • PSC113 American Politics (3) – CR
      • PSC114 State/ Local Government (3) – CR
    • History/Political Science Electives: 9 credits, of which: 6 credits must be at the 300 level or above, AND at least one course must be taken from each of 3 areas: European Concentration; US Concentration; World Concentration. Access the list of acceptable History and Political Science electives from the History & Political Science department section of the Daemen catalog, or from the Program Plans option on the Registrar’s web page.
  2. EDUCATION STUDIES: 37 CREDITS

    • NOTE: A student who has earned a B- or less in EDU237/L in his/her first two attempts will not be allowed to pursue the teacher certification program.
    • EDU203 Learning Theory (3)
    • EDU237/L Instructional Design: Theory and Practice (3/1)
    • EDU313 Foundations of Education (3)
    • EDU314 Promoting English Language Arts Across the Content Areas (3)
    • EDU327 Teaching to the Standards (3) – ILIT
    • EDU336 Language/Literacy Development for the Adolescent Learner (3)
    • EDU402 Methods in Classroom Management for Secondary Education (3)
    • EDU479-480 Student Teaching and Seminar at the Early Secondary/Secondary Level (6/6)
    • SED270 Introduction to the Nature and Educational Needs of Students with Disabilities (3)
  3. CORE: 39 CREDITS

    • PSY103 Introduction to Psychological Science (3) — CI
    • PSY214 Psychology of Adolescence (3) – CT; UD; WI
    • SOC243 Child Welfare Policy & Services (3)
    • Economics: Select one: ECO201 Principles of Microeconomics (3) – CT; ECO202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) – CT
    • Foreign Language: This teacher certification program requires successful completion of a minimum of 6 credits in one foreign language, in which the student must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level. A complete description of the requirement is available in the Foreign Language Requirement section of the Daemen catalog.
    • Core Electives: 21 credits:

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 123 CREDITS

You can find information about all of our departmental majors, the requirements for Admission to Upper Division, and requirements for Graduation here or by visiting the History & Political Science Department section of the college catalog, or at the Program Plans option on the Registrar’s web page.

Suggested Course Sequence

Access the suggested course sequences for: BA, History & Political Science, BA, History & Political Science – Environmental Studies specialization, BA, Adolescence Education: Social Studies, from the History & Political Science Department web page or from the Program Plans site on the Registrar’s web page.