CLASS OF 2023

The curriculum outlined below provides a suggested sequence to complete the baccalaureate degree requirements. It incorporates some modifications based on particular majors.

This suggested sequence should not be viewed as limiting since individual adjustments can be made to achieve your goals. Please refer to the Course Catalog for more detailed information on the courses listed below.

Freshman Year

Description:
A Humanities seminar based principally on texts and readings drawn from primary sources up to 1650. Extensive written work and seminar discussions. Required readings: Hebrew and Christian scriptures, selections from the works of Augustine, Greek and Renaissance works. Readings from different genres and disciplines. Themes developed by the instructor in accordance with the selected readings.
Credit Hours:
3
Last Offered:
Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
CRSE Attributes:
Writing Intensive Requirement

Description:
A Humanities seminar based principally on texts and readings drawn from primary sources 1650 to the present. Extensive written work and seminar discussions. Readings from each of the following five historical eras: Early Modern, Enlightenment, Romantic, Modernist, Contemporary. Readings will also reflect different genres and disciplines. Themes developed by the instructor in accordance with the selected readings, including a specific Augustinian theme.
Credit Hours:
3
Last Offered:
Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
CRSE Attributes:
Writing Intensive Requirement

Description:
The price system; demand and supply analysis; the production process; analysis of market structures.
Credit Hours:
3
Last Offered:
Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
CRSE Attributes:
Core Social Science; Social Science Elective

 

Description:
The economic system and it fundamental principles. The economic functions of government, monetary and fiscal policy, and international trade.
Credit Hours:
3
Last Offered:
Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
CRSE Attributes:
Core Social Science; Social Science Elective

Description:
Introduction to literature and the methods of literary analysis. Close readings of texts. Individual sections vary in the works covered.
Credit Hours:
3
Last Offered:
Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
CRSE Attributes:
Writing Intensive Requirement

 

Description:
Functions, limits, and basic definitions of differential and integral calculus. Techniques of differentiation and integration. The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Applications in various areas of business and economics.
Credit Hours:
4
Last Offered:
Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
CRSE Attributes:
First Year MAT Option

 

Description:
Statistical concepts and methods useful in analyzing problems in all areas of business. Descriptive statistics, probability, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, and time series. Applications in various areas of business and economics.
Credit Hours:
4
Last Offered:
Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
CRSE Attributes:
First Year MAT Option

 

Description:
Philosophical responses to the questions of how we can know, what is real, and what is the nature of human existence that explore the dialogue between Catholic, Christian, secular and skeptical perspectives on these questions.
Credit Hours:
3
Last Offered:
Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
CRSE Attributes:
NONE

 

Description:
Continuation of professional development activities to include but not limited to resume review, participation in networking etiquette interactive sessions and an intro to Handshake. Restricted to: VSB Freshman Cohort
Credit Hours:
0
Last Offered:
Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
CRSE Attributes:
NONE

 

Description:
On line course focuses on design and use of spread sheets to support decision making/problem solving.
Credit Hours:
1
Last Offered:
Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
CRSE Attributes:
NONE

 

Description:
Explores dynamic nature of business in a changing environment. Cross functional view of business and contribution of functions to accomplish vision. Integrates global, ethical, and technological dimensions. Emphasizes innovation as business, personal skill.
Credit Hours:
3
Last Offered:
Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017
CRSE Attributes:
NONE

 

Description:
Course introduces generally accepted accounting principles and both the creation and analysis of financial statements. Students are exposed to the importance of accounting in making decisions such as those related to business, investing, and financing.
Prerequisites:
VSB 1015 and VSB 1000 (concurrency) and ECO 1001 (concurrency) and ECO 1002 (concurrency)
Credit Hours:
3
Last Offered:
Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
CRSE Attributes:
NONE

 

TOTAL CREDITS 33


 

Sophomore Year

Description:
Study of Christianity with a particular focus on Roman Catholicism, animated by Augustine's concern to relate Christian faith, reason and human culture, using various disciplinary approaches within the fields of theology and religious studies.
Credit Hours:
3
Last Offered:
Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
CRSE Attributes:
NONE

Description:
The theory and techniques of financial management. Financial markets; financial statements and analysis; time value of money; interest rates; bond valuation; risk and return; equity valuation; cost of capital; capital budgeting; working capital management. Restricted to VSB students and Business Minors.
Prerequisites:
VSB 1000 and ECO 1001 and ECO 1002 and VSB 2004 and (MAT 1430 or MAT 1235)
Credit Hours:
3
Last Offered:
Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
CRSE Attributes:
NONE

 

Description:
Professional development program combining class sessions and out-of-class activities focused on career exploration, job search skills, and development of soft skills.
Credit Hours:
1
Last Offered:
Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
CRSE Attributes:
NONE

 

Description:
Explores value creation for stakeholders and establishing competitive advantage; how goods/services are developed to meet customer/consumer needs and are distributed for consumption. Innovating, problem-solving, leading, and controlling through effective use of human capital explored. Satisfies Intro to Management/Intro to Marketing.
Prerequisites:
VSB 1000 and ECO 1001 and ECO 1002 and (VSB 1015 or VSB 1005 or VSB 1002) and VSB 2004 (concurrency)
Credit Hours:
6
Last Offered:
Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
CRSE Attributes:
NONE

 

Behavioral Science: choose from PSY or SOC.

History: Choose from AAH 1101, AAH 1102, or any HIS.

Humanities: choose from Art & Art History, Classical Studies, English, Humanities, *Languages, Philosophy, Studio Art & Music, or Theater. *Please refer to the VSB Undergraduate Handbook for more info on the foreign language policy.

9 cr. 2000 Level Business Courses: Take remaining three 2000 level business core courses choosing from VSB 2004, VSB 2006, VSB 2007, or VSB 2008.

TOTAL CREDITS 31


 

Junior Year

Three Major Courses (9 Credits)
Non Business Elective (3 Credits) 

Description:
Socio-economic conditions, political history, and government policy and the global impact on international trade and monetary relations; regional integration; stability of international economic systems; economic development and transition strategies; role of multinational corporations in the global world.
Prerequisites:
ECO 1001 and ECO 1002
Credit Hours:
3
Last Offered:
Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
CRSE Attributes:
Core Social Science

Description:
Major Western ethical traditions as they apply to selected contemporary ethical problems, with special consideration to Jewish and Christian perspectives.
Credit Hours:
3
Last Offered:
Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
CRSE Attributes:
Writing Enriched Requirement

Description:
Professional development program built around an internal case competition. Topics addressed include written and oral communication; business research; team dynamics and leadership.
Credit Hours:
1
Last Offered:
Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
CRSE Attributes:
NONE

Description:
How management accounting information can be used to help firms achieve strategic goals and profitability objectives. Use of an entrepreneurial perspective to examine how managers apply risk measurement and management techniques to business planning and control systems. Case-based learning to help students develop communication, technology, and team work.
Prerequisites:
VSB 2020 (concurrency) and (VSB 2009 (concurrency) or VSB 2010 or VSB 2030 and VSB 2040)
Credit Hours:
3
Last Offered:
Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
CRSE Attributes:
NONE

 

Description:
Concepts and techniques for problems in manufacturing and service organizations. Topics: decision-making, forecasting, resource allocation, project management, quality, materials management, technology and strategy.
Prerequisites:
(MAT 1430 or MAT 1235) and VSB 2008 and VSB 2020 and (VSB 2009 or VSB 2010 or VSB 2030 and VSB 2040)
Credit Hours:
3
Last Offered:
Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
CRSE Attributes:
NONE

Computer Science: choose from CSC 1010, CSC 1035, CSC 1051, CSC 1052, or CSC 1300; Natural Science: choose from Astronomy & Astrophysics, Biology, Chemistry, Meteorology, Physics, GEV 1050, GEV 1051, or GEV 1052 (a lab is not required).

Computer Science or Social Science or Natural Science: choose from CSC 1010, CSC 1035, CSC 1051, CSC 1052, CSC 1300, Criminology, Geography and the Environment, History, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Social Science, or the Natural Sciences listed above.


TOTAL CREDITS 31


 

Senior Year

Three Major Courses (9 Credits)

THL Elective (3 Credits) 

Description:
Emphasizes strategy concepts to achieve integrative cross-functional solutions for competitive advantage. Application of strategy tools as well as concepts from prior course work. Application of knowledge to global and ethical challenges emphasized through the practice opportunities used in this course.
Prerequisites:
VSB 2006 and VSB 2007 and VSB 2008 and VSB 3006 and VSB 3008 and ECO 3108
Credit Hours:
3
Last Offered:
Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
CRSE Attributes:
NONE

BL 2185: is recommended for ACC majors who want to sit for CPA certification.

TOTAL CREDITS 30

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Honors Program

The Honors Program at Villanova is a rigorous, comprehensive program of challenging seminars, research opportunities, service projects, and cultural and social events designed to bring together exceptional students and dedicated faculty.

  

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