Theology

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: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT3 3
 Core: TH 102 – Intro. to Christian Theology 3
Total: 16
Spring Semester Credits
 TH 201 Christian Responsibility orTH 209 Contemporary Catholic Social Teaching  3
 Core: Social Science 3
 Core: CO 230 – Communication Skills(or DR 102, 103, 104) 3
 Core: HI 101 – Roots of the Westor
HI 102 – The Shaping of the West
3
 Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3
Total: 15
Second Year
Fall Semester Credits
 Theology Major Course**  3
 Theology Major Elective*** 3
 Core: PH 102 – Intro. to Philosophy 3
 Enriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican)**** 3
 Core: Biological or Physical Science 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
 Theology Major Course** 3
 Theology Major Elective*** 3
 Core: Literature – EN xxx 3
 Enriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican)**** 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15
Third Year
Fall Semester Credits
 Theology Major Course**  3
 Theology Major Elective*** 3
 Enriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican)**** 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
 Theology Major Elective***  3
 Theology Major Elective*** 3
 Core: Social Science 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester Credits
 Theology Major Elective***  3
 Theology Major Elective*** 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
 TH 495 Theology Capstone  3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15

*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 take the following three TH major courses in no specific order and when offered: TH 316, History of Christian Thought; TH 318, Old Testament or TH 319, New Testament; and TH 334, Christology.

***Students must take seven additional TH 2xx and 3xx major electives after consultation with the Department Chair. Students may take TH 2xx and 3xx courses simultaneously, with permission by the Chair.

****Theology majors may double count between the Enriched Core and Theology Major Course Requirements.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 120 credits

GPA: 2.0

Minimum Grade in Major Courses: C