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 University 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 University 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 University are grouped into three academic colleges:

College of Arts, Sciences, and Education (CASE)

College of Health Professions (CHP)

College of Business and Human Services (CHHSB)

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 University Graduate Catalog.

Degrees are available in the following majors:

0502B.S./M.S.**Accounting/Professional AccountancyCHHSB
0401.01B.S.Adolescence Education: BiologyCASE
0803M.S.+Adolescence Education: Biology, English, French, Mathematics, Social Studies, SpanishCASE
1501.01B.A.Adolescence Education: EnglishCASE
1102.01B.A.Adolescence Education: FrenchCASE
1701.01B.A.Adolescence Education: MathematicsCASE
2201.01B.A.Adolescence Education: Social StudiesCASE
1105.01B.A.Adolescence Education: SpanishCASE
0808B.S.Adolescence Education: Students with Disabilities/Special Ed GeneralistCASE
1203.10M.S.Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse PractitionerCHP
1203.10D.N.P.+Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner CHP
0899.50M.S.Alt Cert: Childhood Special Education
and General Education (TRANS B) – Initial/Professional
0899.50M.S.Alt Cert: Early Childhood Special Education and General Education (TRANS B) – Initial/ProfessionalCASE
2099M.S.Applied Behavior AnalysisCHHSB
1007B.S.+Applied TheaterCASE
0599M.S.+Arts AdministrationCASE
1299.30M.S.Athletic TrainingCHP
2101M.S.Behavioral Science and Human ServicesCHHSB
0506B.S.Business AdministrationCHHSB
0506M.B.A.Business AdministrationCHHSB
0802B.S.Childhood EducationCASE
0802M.S.+Childhood Education Initial/Professional CertificationCASE
0808B.S.Childhood Education/Special Education: Inclusive Childhood EducationCASE
1703B.S.Data ScienceCASE
0808B.S.Early Childhood Education/Special Education: Early Childhood EducationCASE
0599M.S.Leadership and InnovationCHHSB
4901B.A.Global and Local SustainabilityCASE
1009B.F.A.Graphic DesignCASE
1201B.S.Health PromotionCHHSB
1201/1299.30B.S./M.S.***Health Promotion/Athletic TrainingCHHSB
1201/1214B.S./M.P.H*Health Promotion/Public HealthCHHSB
2205B.A.History and Political ScienceCASE
808M.S.Inclusive Childhood Education -Additional CertificationCASE
808M.S.Inclusive Childhood Education – Initial/ProfessionalCASE
808M.S.Inclusive Childhood Education – ProfessionalCASE
808M.S.Inclusive Secondary Education -Additional CertificationCASE
808M.S.Inclusive Secondary Education -Initial/ProfessionalCASE
808M.S.Inclusive Secondary Education -ProfessionalCASE
0506M.S.International BusinessCHHSB
4901B.A.Individualized StudiesInter-divisional
1009B.S.Leadership and Entrepreneurship in the ArtsCHHSB
4901 B.A.Liberal StudiesCASE
4902B.S.Natural ScienceCASE
4902/1299.30B.S./M.S.***Natural Science/Athletic TrainingCHP
4902/1299.10B.S./M.S.***Natural Science – Health Sciences/Physician Assistant StudiesCHP
1203.10B.S./M.S.*Nursing/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse PractitionerCHP
1203.10M.S.Nursing EducationCHP
1203.10M.S.Nursing Executive LeadershipCHP
1203.10D.N.P.+Palliative Care NursingCHP
5099B.S.Paralegal StudiesCHHSB
1212D.P.T.Physical TherapyCHP
1299.10M.S.Physician Assistant StudiesCHP
2207B.A.Political ScienceCASE
1214M.P.H.Public HealthCHHSB
1510B.A.Religious StudiesCASE
2104B.A.Social WorkCHHSB
2104M.S.W.Master of Social WorkCHHSB
0808M.S.Special Education: Childhood Education Initial/Professional CertificationCASE
0808M.S.Special Education: Childhood Education Professional CertificationCASE
1002B.S.Visual Arts EducationCASE

* 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:

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

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 the 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)


37 to 7643 to 9090 to 14878 to 84

Free Elective Hours

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


0 to 390 to 330 to 120

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 University 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 University 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 University students have access to many distance education opportunities. The University 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 are relevant, engaging, and interactive. Distance education at Daemen University 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 university education. Australia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, and Thailand are the most popular countries for studying abroad among Daemen students. Daemen University 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.

Students can search a database of approved programs at .

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.
  • England: Part of a spring course, Literature of London, spring break is spent visiting selected sites as discussed in class.
  • India: International Service Learning – Paralegal Studies.  Students will volunteer in the field of human rights law.
  • 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 each student’s Daemen grade point average (GPA). Students must submit all mandatory study abroad requirements to Global Programs by the deadline and be approved by Global Programs to study abroad prior to leaving for Israel.

Study Abroad Requirements
Students who intend to study, intern, volunteer, or conduct research abroad must have their proposed coursework 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 University or if they have not submitted the appropriate paperwork for approval. To be approved to study abroad, all students must submit requierments prior to depature and start of the study abroad program. If the student fails to comply, the student will not be approved to study abroad as a Daemen student. 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 (GPA). Official transcripts from a School of Record must be sent directly to the Daemen University 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 University

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 University is organized academically into two divisions, whose departments offer 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.