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Computer Information System (With a Concentration In Business Systems)

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: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 by placement) 3
Core: MA 112 Concepts of Mathematics (or college level math by placement)  3
CS 195 Computer Programming I** 3
Core: Social Science  3
Core: Modern Language (SP/FR/AS/IT) 3
Total:  16
Spring Semester Credits
CS 196 Computer Programming II 3
Core: Biological or Physical Science 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
 CS 225 PC Operating Systems  3
 CS 230 Emerging Technologies – Web Page Design  3
 Core: Literature EN xxx  3
 BU 305 Intro. to Statistics or MA 207 Applications of Statistics  3
 Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy  3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
CS 219 Business Spreadsheet Applications 3
Computer Information Systems Major Elective***  3
CS 238 E-Commerce  3
Core: Social Science – BU 205 Principles of Economics I  3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Total:  15

Third Year

Fall Semester Credits
CS 260 Data Management Systems 3
Core: CO 230 Communication Skills (or DR 102, 103, 104) 3
BU 211 Accounting I 3
Computer Information Systems Major Elective*** 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
CS 348 Data Security and Disaster Recovery  3
BU 212 Accounting II  3
Elective 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Elective 3
Total: 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Credits
BU 337 Principles of Finance  3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
CS 315 Elements of Systems Analysis 4
Electives**** 10
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