Sociology

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: Social Science – SO 101: Intro. to Sociology 3
 Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 by placement) 3
 Core: MA 112 Concept of Mathematics 3
 Core: HI 101 Roots of the West or HI 102 – The Shaping of the West 3
 Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT 3
Total: 16
Spring Semester Credits
 Sociology Major Elective** 3
 Core: Social Science (not AN 225) 3
 Core: CO 230 Communication Skills(or DR 102,103,104) 3
 Core: CS 115 Essential Computer Skills (or elective/core) 3
 Core: Fine Arts- (Arts or Music) 3
Total: 15

Second Year

Fall Semester Credits
 Sociology Major Elective** 3
 Core: Literature – EN xxx 3
 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
 Core: Biological or Physical Science 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
 Sociology Major Elective** 3
 Core: PH 102 – Intro. to Philosophy 3
 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
 Core: Social Science 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15

Third Year

Fall Semester Credits
 Sociology Major Elective** 3
 Core: TH 102 – Intro. to Christian Theology 3
 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
 SO 236: Sociological Theory 3
 Sociology Major Elective** 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Credits
 SO 489: Field Internship*** 3
 SO 344: Methods of Social Research I 3
 Sociology Major Elective** 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
 SO 346: Methods of Social Research II 3
 Sociology Major Elective** 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15

A second writing intensive (WI) course in a core discipline 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.

**Among the minimum seven sociology electives required, up to two may include: CJxxx, CO 312 or PS 314.

***Students must complete an internship in consultation with their faculty advisor and the Career Planning and Development Office. Students will work 120 hours at the internship site and complete related academic assignments. Internship may be completed in the summer and credited in the fall semester.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 120 credits

GPA: 2.0

Minimum Grade in Major Courses: C