The suggested Four-Year Major Plan is a guide to help Caldwell University students complete their graduation requirements within four years. It is a suggested framework which builds upon the core curriculum as well as the required and elective courses within a student’s major. This suggested plan does not include developmental courses. Should developmental courses be required, students will need to work with their Academic Advisor to include those additional courses; this may delay graduation in four years. Students should always meet with their Academic Advisor to further individualize their academic plans and confirm the availability of courses and course sequencing. The following credits below include the minimum required courses and credits needed to graduate. Students enrolled as full-time status may take 12-18 credits a semester.

NOTE: This suggested Four-Year Major Plan applies to students who matriculated during the 2012-2013 academic year.

First Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1 BU 110 Business Communications 3
Core: Social Science 3  CS 219 Business Spreadsheet Applications 3
Core: CS 115 Essential Computer Skills (or elective/core) 3 Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3
Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 or EN 119 & 120 by placement) 3 Core: HI 101 Roots of the West or HI 102 The Shaping of the West 3
Core: MA 112 Concepts of Mathematics (or college-level math by placement) 3 Core: TH 102 Intro. to Christian Theology 3
Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT 3    
Total: 16 Total: 15
Second Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
BU 211 Accounting I 3 BU 212 Accounting II 3
Core: Social Science – BU 205 Principles of Economics I 3 BU 210 Principles of Economics II 3
BU 305 Introduction to Statistics or
MA 207 Application of Statistics
3 BU 260 Principles of Management 3
BU 208 Introduction to International Business 3 BU 221 Marketing 3
Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3 Core: Literature – EN xxx 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
Third Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
BU 321 Intermediate Accounting I 3 BU 322 Intermediate Accounting II 3
BU 337 Finance 3 BU 332 Federal Income Taxes 3
BU 323 Cost Accounting 3 BU 350 Legal Environment of Business I 3
Core: Biological or Physical Science 3 Accounting Major Elective** 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3 CS 285 Principles of Management Information Systems 3
Total 15  Total:  15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
BU 430 Advanced Accounting 3 BU 385 Senior Outcomes Seminar 1
BU 355 Legal Environment of Business II 3 BU 420 Ethical Business Strategy 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3 BU 325 Auditing 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3 Elective*** 7
Core: CO 230 Communication Skills(DR 102,103,104) 3    
 Total:  15 Total: 14

*A second writing intensive (WI) course is required. Students are recommended to complete it before the end of their fourth semester. Students who transfer to Caldwell with a minimum of 30 credits will have their second WI course waived.

** Students must select one of the following options to fulfill their remaining three credit major elective: BU 338 Investment Management; BU 431 Financial Markets; or BU 440 Money and Banking.

*** Remaining credits should be determined based on meeting the minimum graduation credits in consultation with the student’s Academic Advisor.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 120 credits
GPA: 2.0
Minimum Grade in Major Courses: C