The Natural Science degree at Daemen College offers students the opportunity to specialize in environmental studies, health sciences, forensic science, or individualized studies.

Individualized studies majors are required to complete either a research project, internship, or study abroad experience related to research.

Program Highlights

  • Small class sizes (10:1 student/teacher ratio) provide personal attention to each student from faculty members dedicated to teaching excellence
  • State-of-the-art teaching laboratories
  • Field study in Florida, Costa Rica and other areas while researching local habitats
  • Internships at area hospitals, doctors’ and dentists’ offices, veterinary clinics, animal shelters, and environmental firms
  • Opportunities to participate in innovative research projects on campus with faculty


Dual Degree Option with Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy BS, NS/DPT

Career Options

Graduates can seek employment in various areas. Some options include: wildlife biologist, research scientist, environmental lawyer, patent attorney, pharmacist, science writer, forensic scientist, teacher, food chemist, veterinarian, dentist, physician, and more.

Recent Graduates’ Jobs

  • Chemist, Severn Trent Laboratories
  • Environmental Policy Enforcement, US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Fisheries Biologist, Alaskan Observers Inc.
  • Researcher, IBM Life Sciences Division
  • Research Technologist, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Research Interns, National Institute of Health

Graduate Students

  • Boston College Graduate Program in Forensic Studies
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Portland State University Graduate Program in Chemistry
  • University of Buffalo Graduate Program in Chemistry
  • University of Michigan Graduate Program in Chemistry
  • University of Rochester Graduate Program in Chemistry
  • University of Rochester Graduate Program in Epidemiology
  • Wegman’s School of Pharmacy

For more information, contact Douglas Kalinowski, Chair of the Natural Sciences Department at or call 716-839-8546.

Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society

Full and Associate Memberships to the Theta Upsilon Chapter of this National Honor Society is available to students who meet grade point requirements and successful completion of biology courses.

Dominique Boscarino

Natural Science: Forensic Science


One of my favorite academic experiences that I’ve had is doing research. Not many colleges have opportunities for undergraduate research. I am working alongside Professor Swartz, studying fingerprints and DNA.