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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.

Suggested Four-Year Major Plan worksheet 

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: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 by placement) 3
 Core: MA 112 Concepts of Mathematics (or college-level math by placement) 3
Core: CS 115 Essential Computer Skills (or elective/core) 3
 Core: Social Science 3
 Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT 3
Total: 16 
Spring Semester Credits
 BU 110 Business Communications 3
BU 105 Contemporary Business  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 Catholic Theology  3
Total: 15 

Second Year

Fall Semester Credits
 BU 211 Accounting I 3
 BU 260 Principles of Management   3
 BU 221 Marketing 3
 Core: CO 230 Communication Skills(or DR 102, 103, 104) 3
 Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy  3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
 BU 212 Accounting II 3
 BU 208 Introduction to International Business  3
 Core: Biological or Physical Science 3
 Core: Literature – EN xxx  3
 CS 219 Business Spreadsheet Applications 3
Total: 15 

Third Year

Fall Semester Credits
 Core: Social Science – BU 205 Principles of Economics I 3
 BU 305 Introduction to Statistics or
MA 207 Application of Statistics
3
 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican)  3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
Total:  15
Spring Semester Credits
 BU 210 Principles of Economics II 3
 CS 285 Fundamentals of Management Information Systems 3
 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Credits
 BU 337 Finance 3
 BU 350 Legal Environment of Business I 3
 Elective 3
 Elective  3
 Elective 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
BU 420 Ethical Business Strategy 3
Electives** 8
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.

** 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. CR/Title PreReq
BU 110 Business Communications CS 115
BU 205 Principles of Economics I MA 112 or equiv.
BU 208 Introduction to International Business
BU 210 Principles of Economics II BU 205
BU 211 Accounting I MA 112 or equiv.
BU 212 Accounting II BU 211
CS 219 Business Spreadsheet Applications CS115, MA 112 or equiv.
BU 221 Marketing CS 115
BU 260 Principles of Management
CS 285 Fundamentals of MIS CS 219
BU 305 Intro to Statistics or MA 207 MA 112, CS 219
BU 337 Finance BU 210, BU 212, BU 305/MA 207
BU 350 Legal Environment of Business I
BU 385 Senior Outcomes Seminar(1 Credit) BU 205, BU 212, BU 305
BU 420 Ethical Business Strategy SENIOR STATUS AND BU 221, BU 260, BU 337
BU 460 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management BU212, BU 260, CS 219
BU 487  Internship (encouraged)

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