Health Science(B.S.)


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 2014-2015 academic year.

First Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
BI 101: General Biology I* 3 BI 102: General Biology II 3
BI 101L: General Biology I Lab: Zoology* 1 BI 102L: General Biology II Lab: Botany 1
CH 111: General Chemistry I * 3 CH 112: General Chemistry II 3
CH 111L: General Chemistry I Lab* 1 CH 112L: General Chemistry II Lab 1
CH 011: General Chemistry, Calculation & Computation I*** 1 non
CH 011: General Chemistry, Calculation & Computation II*** 1 non
Core: FS 189 – Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 3 MA 131 – Foundations of Analysis II 3
Core: MA 130 – Foundations of Analysis I or higher* 3 Core: CS 115 – Essential Computer Skills (or elective/core) 3
Core: EN 111 – College Writing* (or EN 320 by placement)** 3 Core: Modern Language – SP/FR/AS/IT 3
Total: 16
Total: 17
Second Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
Health Science Major Elective**** 3-4 Health Science Major Elective**** 3-4
Health Science Major Elective**** 3-4 Health Science Major Elective**** 3-4
Core: CO 230: Communication Skills (or DR 102, 103, 104) 3 Core: HI 101 – Roots of the West or 
HI 102 – The Shaping of the West
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3 Core: Social Science 3
Core: Literature – EN xxx 3
Total: 15-17
Total: 12-14
Third Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
NP 342 Capstone Seminar 1 HS 490 Healthcare Internship  4
Health Science Major Elective**** 3-5 Health Science Major Elective****  3-5
Health Science Major Elective**** 3-5 Core: TH 102 – Introduction to Christian Theology  3
Core: PH 102: Introduction to Philosophy 3 Enriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican)  3
SO 334: Sociology of Healthcare 3
Total: 13-17
Total:  13-15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
PS 335: Health Psychology 3 Electives*****  8-20
Health Science Major Elective**** 3-5
Enriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3
Core: Social Science 3
Total: 15-17 Total:  7-23

*Students may begin the science sequence only if they test into college level math. Students who test into developmental math must wait to begin the science sequence once they can take MA 130 or higher. Please note that MA 131 is a co-requisite to CH 112.

**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.

***CH 011 and CH 012 are required1-non degree credit courses that must be taken with CH 111 or CH 112 respectively.

**** Health Science Major elective courses range from 3-5 credits each. Students must complete a total of 30 credits of Major Elective courses from at least two from the list below. Pre-med, pre-dental, and other pre-health students are advised to consult with the pre-health advisor to ensure that they are completing the appropriate pre-med/pre-health requirements. Please note that the number of credits taken per semester will depend on the credits taken for each course.

*****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


Biology Cluster

BI 207/207L Vert. Anat & Phys w/Lab (4cr)
BI 210/210L Cell Bio w/ Lab (4cr)
BI 301/301L Histology w/Lab (4cr)
BI 315/315L Microbiology w/Lab (4cr)
BI 316/316L Immunology w/Lab (4cr)
BI 302/302L Embryology w/Lab (4cr)
BI 305/305L Environmental Bio w/Lab (4cr)
BI 402/402L Genetics w/Lab (4cr)
BI 212 Biostatistics (1cr)

Business Cluster

BU 101 Survey of Economics (3cr)
BU 105 Contemporary Business (3cr)
BU 211 Accounting I (3cr)
CS 219 Business Spreadsheet Applications (3cr)
BU 221 Marketing (3cr)
BU 260 Principles of Management (3cr)
CS 285 Fundamentals of Management Information Systems (3cr)
BU 350 Legal Environment of Business I (3cr)

Chemistry Cluster

CH 203/203L Organic Chem I w/Lab (5cr)
CH 204/204L Organic Chem II w/ Lab (5cr)
CH 401 Biochemistry I (3cr)

Physics Cluster

PY 201/201L General Physics I w/Lab (4cr)
PY 202/202L General Physics II w/ Lab (4cr)

Math Cluster

MA 207 Application of Statistics (3cr)
MA 220 Calculus I (4cr)

Nursing Cluster

NU 305 Pathophysiology (4cr)
NU 310 Pharmacology (3cr)

Psychology Cluster

PS 150 General Psychology (3cr)
PS 201 Human Growth & Devel. (3cr)
PS 208 Psychological Statistics (3cr)
PS 314 Social Psychology (3cr)

Sociology Cluster

SO 101 Intro to Soc. (3cr)
SO 344 Methods of Social Research I (3cr)

Philosophy Cluster

PH 210 Philosophy of the Human Person (3cr)
PH 230 Ethics (3cr)


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