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Business Administration – Sport Management


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
CS 219 Business Spreadsheet Applications   3
 BU 221 Marketing 3
Core: Social Science – BU 205: Principles of Economics I 3
Core: Literature – EN xxx  3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
 BU 212 Accounting II 3
BU 260 Principles of Management  3
BU 210 – Principles of Economics II 3
BU 305 – Introduction to Statistics or
MA 207 – Application of Statistics
 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Total: 15 

Third Year

Fall Semester Credits
BU 251 – Introduction to Sport Management 3
BU 208 Introduction to International Business 3
BU 350- Legal Environment of Business I  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 333 – Sport Marketing & Communication 3
CS 285 Principles of Management Information Systems 3
BU 334 – Facility Operations & Event Management 3
Core: Biological or Physical Science 3
Enriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican 3
Total: 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Credits
 BU 337 Principles of Finance 3
Business Major Elective** 3
Enriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
 Elective  3
 Elective 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
BU 420 Ethical Business Strategy 3
Electives** 11
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 487 Internship (Internship may be completed in the summer and credited in the fall semester); BU 491 Short-Term Study Abroad Travel Experience; or BU 343 Creativity, Innovation and the Competitive Edge; or BU 347, Public Relations

*** 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