Accounting (B.S.)

The BS Accounting program focuses on real-world applications of accounting theories and principles. Students gain the skills they need to identify, analyze, interpret and disseminate financial information. The curriculum provides necessary knowledge to be better prepared for the
CPA exam.
Accounting majors pursue careers in public and corporate accounting, tax preparation, management accounting and financial consulting. In the Accounting profession, you will develop the financial statements that drive business, explain the meaning of these statements and implement strategies to improve them. Accounting professionals who are adept at providing the financial information that backs solid business decisions are always in demand.
Admission Criteria:
● Business Administration Major GPA – 2.7, if transferring from Business Administration Major to this program
● Overall GPA – 3.0, if entering/transferring from any other program

120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.70 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.70 major GPA.


Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements30
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-9
Major Requirements75
Free Electives12-6
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Complete with a minimum 2.70 GPA:

Required Business Courses
BSLW 266The Impact of Law on the Business Environment3
BUGN 280Strategic Business Communications3
FINC 300Integrated Core: Finance3
INFO 300Integrated Core: Operations Management3
MGMT 300Integrated Core: Management3
MKTG 300Integrated Core: Marketing3
Finance Elective
Select one of the following:3
Corporate Finance
International Financial Management
Financial Technology
Securities Industry Essentials
Blockchain and Cryptoassets for Finance
Required Accounting Courses
ACCT 201Fundamentals of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 202Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting3
ACCT 301Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 302Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCT 304Contemporary Issues in Intermediate Accounting3
ACCT 305Taxation for Individuals3
ACCT 307Cost Accounting3
ACCT 309Accounting Information Systems3
ACCT 310Taxation of Business Entities and Advanced Tax Concepts3
ACCT 312Principles of Corporate Controllership3
ACCT 400Auditing Theory and Practice3
ACCT 401Advanced Accounting3
ACCT 403Advanced Auditing3
ACCT 404Senior Seminar in Accounting3
Required Collateral Courses
ECON 101Applied Macroeconomics3
ECON 102Applied Microeconomics3
INFO 173Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions3
INFO 240Statistical Methods in Business3
Total Credits75

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar course.1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions (Fulfilled in the major.)
H. Mathematics
Statistical Methods in Business (Fulfilled in the major.)
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Complete a 4 credit Natural Science Laboratory course.4
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives
Applied Macroeconomics (Fulfilled in the major.)
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Applied Microeconomics (Fulfilled in the major.)
Total Credits30

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on language placement exam, complete one or two sequential courses in the same language. Requirement is automatically fulfilled by language major courses.3-6
World Cultures
Requirement may be fulfilled by course selected in General Education - Social Science: Global Cultural Perspectives. Requirement may also be fulfilled by major coursework. See list of courses.0-3
Total Credits3-9

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar1GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing3GENERAL EDUCATION (K1) Social Science – American and European History3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication3ACCT 2013
ECON 1013BUGN 2803
INFO 1733ECON 1023
INFO 2403 
 16 15
Second Year
GENERAL EDUCATION (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences3ACCT 3023
ACCT 2023FINC 3003
ACCT 3013MGMT 3003
BSLW 2663MKTG 3003
BUGN 2953INFO 3003
 15 15
Third Year
World Language 13GENERAL EDUCATION (I) Natural Science Laboratory4
ACCT 3043GENERAL EDUCATION (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives3
ACCT 3053World Language 23
ACCT 3093ACCT 3073
Free Elective3ACCT 3103
 15 16
Fourth Year
GENERAL EDUCATION (D) Fine and Performing Arts3GENERAL EDUCATION (J) Physical Education1
GENERAL EDUCATION (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3World Cultures3
ACCT 4003ACCT 3123
ACCT 4013ACCT 4033
FINC 322, 326, or 3273ACCT 4043
 15 13
Total Credits 120