Business Administration

Suggested Four-Year Major Plan (Academic Year 2015-2016)

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 2015-2016 academic year.

First Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1 BU 110 Business Communications 3
Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320  by placement) 3 BU 105 Contemporary Business 3
Core: MA 112 Concepts of Mathematics (or college-level math by placement) 3 Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3
Core: CS 115 Essential Computer Skills (or elective/core) 3 Core: HI 101 Roots of the West or HI 102 The Shaping of the West 3
Core: Social Science 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
BU 208 Introduction to International Business 3 CS 219 Business Spreadsheet Applications 3
BU 221 Marketing 3 Core: Biological or Physical Science 3
Core: CO 230 Communication Skills(or DR 102, 103, 104) 3 Core: Literature – EN xxx 3
Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
Third Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
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 CS 285 Fundamentals of Management Information Systems 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
BU 260 Principles of Management 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
BU 337 Finance 3 BU 420 Ethical Business Strategy 3
BU 350 Legal Environment of Business I 3 Electives** 11
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 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.

** 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

Course Prerequisites:-

Course. CR/Title Taken/Tr Repeated PreReq
Sem/Yr Grade Semester/Year Grade
BU 105 Contemporary Business
BU 110 Business Communications CS 115
BU 205 Principles of Economics I MA 112 or equiv.
BU 208 Introduction to International Business
BU 210 Principles of Economics II BU 205
BU 211 Accounting I MA 112 or equiv.
BU 212 Accounting II BU 211
CS 219 Business Spreadsheet Applications CS115, MA 112 or equiv.
BU 221 Marketing CS 115
BU 260 Principles of Management
CS 285 Fundamentals of MIS CS 219
BU 305 Intro to Statistics or MA 207 MA 112, CS 219
BU 337 Finance BU 210, BU 212, BU 305/MA 207
BU 350 Legal Environment of Business I
BU 420 Ethical Business Strategy SENIOR STATUS AND BU 221, BU 260, BU 337
BU 460 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management BU212, BU 260, CS 219
BU 487  Internship (encouraged)

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