Mathematics

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
MA 130 Foundations of Analysis I (Track A) or MA 220 –Calculus I (Track B) (based on placement)** 3-4
Core: CO 230 Communication Skills 3
Core: Modern Language (SP/FR/AS/IT)  3
Core: TH 102 Intro. to Christian Theology  3
Total:  16-17
Spring Semester Credits
MA 131 Foundations of Analysis II (Track A) or MA 221 Calculus II (Track B) (based on placement)** 3-4
Core: HI 101 Roots of the West or HI 102 The Shaping of the West 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican)  3
Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music  3
Core: Social Science 3
Total: 15-16

Second Year

Fall Semester Credits
MA 220 Calculus I (Track A) or MA 324 –Calculus III (Track B) 4
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) (Track A) or MA 309 Foundations of Mathematics (Track B) 3
Core: Biological or Physical Science 3
Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy  3
Core: Literature – EN xxx  3
Total:  16
Spring Semester Credits
MA 214 Linear Algebra (Tracks A and B) 3
MA 221 Calculus II (Track A) or Elective/Core (Track B) 3-4
Core: Social Science 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Elective 3
Total: 15-16

Third Year

Fall Semester Credits
MA 309 Foundations of Mathematics (Track A) or Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) (Track B) 3
MA 324 Calculus III(Track A)

Elective (Track B)

 4
Mathematics Major Elective*** (Tracks A and B) 3
MA 311 – Probability and Statistics I or MA 207- Applications of Statistics I (Tracks A and B) 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15-16
Spring Semester Credits
MA 325 – Calculus IV (Tracks A and B) 3
MA 413 – Integrating Technology into Mathematics (Tracks A and B) 3
MA 420 – Abstract Algebra (Tracks A and B) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total: 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Credits
 MA 307 Modern Geometry (Tracks A and B)  3
 MA 450 – Coordinating Seminar (Tracks A and B) 1
Mathematics Major Elective*** (Tracks A and B) 3
 Elective  3
 Elective 3
Total:  13
Spring Semester Credits
 Mathematics Major Elective*** (Tracks A and B) 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15

**Suggested Four-Year Major Plan includes two tracks based on initial math placement. Students who are placed in MA 130 in the Fall, should follow the first course in the recommended sequence. Students who are placed in MA 220 in the Fall should follow the second course in the recommended sequence.*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 complete three additional math course at the 200-level or higher.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 121 credits

GPA: 2.0

Minimum Grade in Major Courses: C