Suggested Course Sequence – BA Biology

Bachelor Of Arts- Biology

Access the complete curriculum for the BA, Biology, from the Natural Sciences Department section of the Daemen catalog.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 18 credits allowed for all semesters.

Year 1

First-Year Seminar and Learning Communities are generally completed in the first year.

MATH REQUIREMENT

Students are expected to complete MTH134 Precalculus  by the end of the second year of study. Depending upon the Math background, a student may be required to complete lower-level Math courses as a prerequisite to the required MTH134. Therefore, students should begin their Math studies in Year 1.

FIRST SEMESTER

  • BIO109/L General Biology I (3/1)
  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • First Year Seminar (3)*
  • Gen Ed (Breadth- Exploration) (3)*
  • Total Credits (13)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • BIO110/L General Biology II (3/1)
  • MTH134 Precalculus (Nat/Sci Math Exploration I)¬† (3)
  • Learning Community (6)*
  • Language (3)
  • Total Credits (16)

(*Note: LC may be taken in Fall. If so, take FYS and Gen Ed Elective in Spring)

Year 2

FIRST SEMESTER

  • CHE110/L General Chemistry I (4/0)
  • NCS310 Biostatistics (3)
  • Gen Ed (Breadth- Exploration) (3)
  • Language (3)
  • Free Elective (3)
  • Total Credits (16)

SECOND SEMESTER

Year 3

FIRST SEMESTER

  • BIO302/L General Ecology (3/1) OR BIO325 Cell Biology (3/1)
  • CMP311 Adv English Composition (Humanities Exploration I) (3)
  • Gen Ed (Depth-Discovery III) (3)
  • Free Electives (6)
  • Total Credits (16)

SECOND SEMESTER

Year 4

FIRST SEMESTER

SECOND SEMESTER