Computer Information Systems – Information Technology

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 CS 196 Computer Programming II 3
Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 or EN 119 & EN 120 by placement) 3 CS 219 Business Spreadsheet Applications 3
Core: MA 112 Concepts of Mathematics (or college-level math by placement) 3 Core: Social Science 3
Core: CS 195 Computer Programming I** 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
CS 230 Emerging Technologies – Web Page Design 3 Computer Information Systems Major Elective*** 3
CS 225 Operating Systems 3 Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3
Core: CO 230 Communication Skills 3 Core: Literature – EN xxx 3
Core: Biological or Physical Science 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3 Elective 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
       
Third Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
CS 260 Data Management Systems 3 CS 320 Networking and Communications 3
BU 305 Introduction to Statistics or MA 207 Application of Statistics 3 CS 348 Data Security and Disaster Recovery 3
Computer Information Systems Major Elective*** 3 CS 240 Windows Programming 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3 Computer Information Systems Major Elective*** 3
Elective 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
       
Fourth Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
CS 327 Internet and Enterprise Security 3 CS 315 Elements of Systems Analysis 4
CS 355 Web Applications 3 Electives**** 10
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.

**Students must have waived out of the CS 115 waiver test in order to take CS 195. Students who did not pass the CS 115 waiver test must take CS 115 Essential Computer Skills, before they can begin the Computer Information Systems major sequence beginning with CS 195.

***Students must take two additional 3-credit Computer Science (CS xxx) or Business Administration (BU xxx) courses at the 200-level or above.

****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


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