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SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR MAJOR PLAN (ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016)

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 2015-2016 academic year.
First Year

Fall Semester Credits
Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1
Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 by placement)  3
Core: MA 112 Concepts of Mathematics (or college-level math by placement) 3
Core: HI 101 Roots of the West 3
Core: Modern Language (SP/FR/AS/IT) 3
Core: CS 115 Essential Computer Skills (or elective/core)  3
Total:  16
Spring Semester Credits
HI 102 The Shaping of the West  3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Core: CO 230 Communication Skills (or DR 102, 103, 104) 3
Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3
Core: TH 102 Intro. to Catholic Theology  3
Total: 15

Second Year

Fall Semester Credits
HI 203 Growth of American Nation I 3
American History Major Elective 3
Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy  3
Core: Literature – EN xxx  3
Core: Social Science 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
HI 204 Growth of American Nation II  3
American History Major Elective  3
Core: Social Science 3
Core: Biological or Physical Science  3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Total:  15

Third Year

Fall Semester Credits
Global History Major Elective 3
European History Major Elective 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total:  15
Spring Semester Credits
Global History Major Elective 3
European History Major Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total: 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Credits
HI/PO Senior Seminar**  3
HI/PO 492 Research Seminar**  3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total:  15
Spring Semester Credits
History Major Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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.

**HI/PO Senior Seminar and HI/PO 492-Research Seminar must be taken concurrently and may be taken during the fall or spring semester of the student’s senior year.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 120 credits
GPA: 2.0
Minimum Grade in Major Courses: C