Mathematics

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 MA 131 – Foundations of Analysis II (Track A) or MA 221 – Calculus II (Track B) (based on placement)** 3 or 4
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
MA 130 – Foundations of Analysis I (Track A) or MA 220 –Calculus I (Track B) (based on placement)** 3 or 4 Enriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Core: CO 230 – Communication Skills 3 Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3
Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT 3 Core: Social Science 3
Core: TH 102 – Intro. to Christian Theology 3    
Total: 16 or 17 Total: 15 or 16
       
Second Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
MA 220 – Calculus I (Track A) or MA 324 –Calculus III (Track B) 4 MA 214 – Linear Algebra (Tracks A and B) 3
Enriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) (Track A) or MA 309 – Foundations of Mathematics (Track B) 3 MA 221 – Calculus II (Track A) or MA 325 – Calculus IV (Track B) 4
Core: Biological or Physical Science 3 Core: Social Science 3
Core: PH 102 – Intro. to Philosophy 3 Enriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Core: Literature – EN xxx 3 Elective 3
Total: 16 Total: 16
       
Third Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
MA 309 – Foundations of Mathematics (Track A) orEnriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) (Track B) 3 MA 325 – Calculus IV (Track A) or Elective/Core (Track B) 3
MA 307 – Modern Geometry (Tracks A and B) 3 MA 413 – Integrating Technology into Mathematics (Tracks A and B) 3
MA 324 – Calculus III (Track A) or Mathematics Major Elective*** (Track B) 3 or 4 Mathematics Major Elective*** (Tracks A and B) 3
MA 311 – Probability and Statistics I or MA 207- Applications of Statistics I (Tracks A and B) 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total: 15
or 16
Total:  15
       
Fourth Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
MA 420 – Abstract Algebra (Tracks A and B) 3 Mathematics Major Elective*** (Tracks A and B) 3
Mathematics Major Elective*** (Track A) or Elective/Core (Track B) 3 Elective 3
MA 450 – Coordinating Seminar (Tracks A and B) 1 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total: 13 Total: 15

*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.

**Suggested Four-Year Major Plan includes two tracks based on initial math placement. Students who are placed in MA 130 in the Fall, should follow the first course in the recommended sequence. Students who are placed in MA 220 in the Fall should follow the second course in the recommended sequence.

***Students must complete three additional math course at the 200-level or higher.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 121 credits 
GPA: 2.0 
Minimum Grade in Major Courses: C


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