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 2013-2014 academic year.

First Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
BI 203 Human Anatomy & Physiology* 3 BI 204 Human Anatomy & Physiology 3
BI 203L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab* 1 BI 204L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1
Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1 Core: CO 230 Communication Skills 3
Core: EN 111 College Writing** (or EN 320 or EN 119 & 120 by placement) 3 MA 207, MA 208 or PS 208 Statistics 3
Core: MA 112 Concepts of Mathematics (or higher level math by placement) 3 Core: TH 102 Intro. to Christian Theology 3
Core: Social Science – PS 150 General Psychology I 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Core: Modern Language – SP/FR/AS/IT 3    
Total: 17
Total: 16
Second Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
CH 110 Principles of Chemisty 3 BI 315N: Microbiology 3
CH 110L Principles fo Chemisty Lab 1 BI 315X: Microbiology Lab 1
Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3 Core: Literature – EN xxx 3
Core: HI 101 Roots of the West or HI 102 The Shaping of the West 3 Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3
Core: Social Science – SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3    
Total: 16
Total: 13
Third Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
NU 301 Fundamentals of Nursing 6 NU 306 Adult Nursing I 8
NU 303 Health & Cultural Assessment Across Life Span 5 NU 308 Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice 4
NU 305 Pathophysiology 4 NU 310 Pharmacology 3
Total: 15
Total: 15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
NU 411 Parent Child/Pediatric/Mental Health 8 NU 416 Adult Nursing II  8
NU 413 Health Policy & Finance in Nursing 3 NU 418 Transition to Professional Nursing  4
NU 415 Management and Leadership 4 NU 420 Community and Public Health  6
Total:   15 Total: 18

*Students may begin the science sequence only if they test into college level Math. Students tested into developmental Math must wait to begin the science sequence once they can take MA 112 or higher.

**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.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 125 credits

GPA: 2.75

Minimum Grade for traditional students in Nursing Pre-requisite Courses: C

Minimum Grade in NU Courses: C+