Computer Information System (With a Concentration In Business Systems)

Major: Computer Information Systems (with a concentration in Business Systems)

Suggested Four-Year Major Plan (Academic Year 2014-2015)
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
Core: FS 189 – Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1 CS 196 Computer Programming II 3
Core: EN 111 – College Writing* (or EN 320 by placement) 3 Core: Biological or Physical Science 3
Core: MA 112 – Concepts of Mathematics (or college-level math by placement) 3 Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3
CS 195 Computer Programming I ** 3 Core: HI 101 – Roots of the West orHI 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 225 PC Operating Systems 3 CS 219 Business Spreadsheet Applications 3
CS 230 – Emerging Technologies – Web Page Design 3 Computer Information Systems Major Elective *** 3
Core: Literature – EN xxx 3 CS 238 – E-Commerce 3
BU 305 – Introduction to Statistics orMA 207 – Application of Statistics 3 Core: Social Science – BU 205: Principles of Economics I 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
Core: CO 230 – Communication Skills (or DR 102, 103, 104) 3 BU 212 – Accounting II 3
BU 211 – Accounting I 3 Elective 3
Computer Information Systems Major Elective*** 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
BU 337 – Principles of Finance 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 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 .

***Students must take two additional 3-credit Computer Science (CS xxx) or Business Administration (BU xxx) courses at the 200-level or above.

****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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