Accounting

SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR MAJOR PLAN (ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017)

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 2016-2017 academic year.

First Year

Fall Semester Credits
 Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1
 Core: Social Science 3
 Core: CS 115 Essential Computer Skills (or elective/core) 3
 Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN320 by placement) 3
 Core: MA 112 Concepts of Mathematics (or college-level math by placement 3
 Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT 3
Total: 16 
Spring Semester Credits
 BU 105 Contemporary Business 3
 CS 219 Business Spreadsheet Applications 3
 Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3
 Core: HI 101 Roots of the West or HI 102 The Shaping of the West 3
 Core: TH 102 Intro. to Christian Theology 3
Total: 15 

Second Year

Fall Semester Credits
 BU 211 Accounting I 3
 Core: Social Science – BU 205 Principles of Economics I 3
 BU 305 Introduction to Statistics or MA 207 Applications of Statistics 3
 BU 110 Business Communications 3
 Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
 BU 212 Accounting II 3
 BU 210 Principles of Economics II 3
 BU 208 Introduction to International Business 3
 BU 221 Marketing 3
 Core: Literature – EN xxx 3
Total: 15

Third Year

Fall Semester Credits
 BU 321 Intermediate Accounting I 3
 BU 337 Finance 3
 BU 323 Cost Accounting 3
 Core: Biological or Physical Science 3
 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
 BU 322 Intermediate Accounting II 3
 BU 332 Federal Income Taxes 3
 BU 260 Principles of Management 3
 Accounting Major Elective** 3
 CS 285 Principles of Management Information Systems 3
Total: 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Credits
 BU 430 Advanced Accounting 3
 BU 350 Legal Environment of Business I 3
 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
  Core: CO 230 Communication Skills (DR 102, 103, 104) 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
 BU 355 Legal Environment of Business II  3
 BU 420 Ethical Business Strategy 3
 BU 325 Auditing 3
 Elective** 7
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 select one of the following options to fulfill their remaining three credit major elective: BU 338 Investment Management; BU 431 Financial Markets; or BU 440 Money and Banking.

*** 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

Course Prerequisites

Course Title Prerequisite
BU 110 Business Communications CS 115
BU 205 Principles of Economics I MA 112 or equivalent
BU 210 Principles of Economics II BU 205
BU 211 Accounting I MA 112 or equivalent
BU 212  Accounting II BU 211
CS 219 Business Spreadsheet Applications CS 115, MA 112 or equivalent
BU 221 Marketing CS 115
CS 285 Fundamentals of MIS CS 219
BU 305 Intro to Statistics or MA 207 MA 112 or CS 219
BU 321 Intermediate Accounting I BU
BU 322 Intermediate Accounting II BU 321
BU 323 Cost Accounting BU 212
BU 325 Auditing BU 322
BU 332 Federal Income Taxes BU 212
BU 337 Finance BU 210, BU 212, BU 305/MA 207
BU 355 Legal Environment of Business II BU 350
BU 420 Ethical Business Strategy Senior Status, BU 221, BU 260, BU 337
Choose one of the Financial Electives
BU 338 BU 337
BU 431 BU 337
BU 440 BU 210, BU 337