Computer Information Systems – Information Technology

Suggested Four-Year Major Plan (Academic Year 2013-2014)

The suggested Four-Year Major Plan is a guide to help Caldwell College 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
Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1 CS 219 – Business Spreadsheet Applications 3
Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 or EN 119 & EN 120 by placement) 3 Core: Biological or Physical Science 3
Core: MA 112 Concepts of Mathematics (or college-level math by placement) 3 Core: Social Science 3
CS 225 – Operating Systems** 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 195 – Computer Programming I 3 CS 196 – Computer Programming II 3
CS 230 Emerging Technologies – Web Page Design 3 CS 240 – Windows Programming 3

Core: Literature – EN xxx

3 CS 320 – Networking and Communications 3
Core: CO 230 – Communication Skills (or DR 102, 103, 104) 3 Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 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
CS 260 Data Management Systems 3 CS 348 – Data Security and Disaster Recovery 3
BU 305 Introduction to Statistics or
MA 207 Application of Statistics
3 Computer Information Systems Major Elective*** 3
CS 327 – Internet and Enterprise Security 3

Computer Information Systems Major Elective***

3
CS 355 – Web Applications 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3 Elective 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
       
Fourth Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
Computer Information Systems Major Elective*** 3 CS 315 Elements of Systems Analysis 4
Elective 3 Electives**** 10
Elective 3    
Elective 3    
Elective 3    
Total: 15 Total: 14

*A second writing intensive (WI) course in a core discipline 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 225 in fall 2013 and CS 195 in fall 2014.

***Students must take three additional 3-credit Computer Science (CS 2xx) or Business Administration (BU 2xx) courses at the 200-level or above. Students who take BU 205 as an elective for the major must use it to fulfill the social science core requirement.

****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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