Bachelor of Arts in Biology

General Education Curriculum

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.

Required Courses

1. Major: 54 CREDITS

    • BIO109/L General Biology I (3/1)
    • BIO110L General Biology II (3/1)
    • BIO436/L Evolutionary Biology (4/0)
    • CHE110/L Chemistry I (4/0)
    • CHE111/L Chemistry II (4/0)
    • NSC310 Biostatistics (3)
      • BIO302/L General Ecology (3/1) OR
      • BIO325/L Cell Biology (3/1)
    • Science Electives: 18 credits to be selected from recommended Science courses.
    • Foreign Language Requirement: 6 credits
      • 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 Languages Requirement section of the Daemen catalog.
    • CMP101 Composition I (3)

2. General Education Curriculum: 36 CREDITS

    • First Year Seminar (3)
    • Learning Communities (6)
    • Depth – Discovery (9)
    • Breadth – Exploration:  
      • Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 
        • MTH134 Precalculus (3)
        • Choose one course from: Math and Computer Science. (3)
      • Social Sciences: 
        • Choose two courses from: Anthropology, Economics, History, Psychology, Linguistics, Political Science, and Sociology. (6)
      • Humanities:
        • CMP311 Adv English Composition (3) 
        • Choose one course from: Art, English, Language (French or Spanish), Music, Philosophy, Religion, and Theater. (3)

3. Free Electives: 30 CREDITS

    • 3 credits must be Service Learning. Courses from the Natural Science Department are not allowed.


Suggested Course Sequence

Access the suggested course sequences for: BA in Biology, from the Natural Sciences Department web page or the Program Plans site on the Registrar’s web page.