Accounting Major (B.S.) (Combined B.S./M.S. Accounting)

This program prepares undergraduate Accounting students to be successful in their careers, as well as provides the necessary knowledge to be better prepared for the CPA exam.

Program Benefits:

  • 42 required credits in accounting courses including additional auditing and taxation courses to improve your knowledge and topical coverage for the CPA exam.
  • “Principles of Corporate Controllership” course which addresses the evolving needs of the accounting profession
  • A capstone course in accounting which summarizes and integrates accounting knowledge from previous courses
  • A discount on the CPA Review Class.

120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.70

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Fulfilled by INFO 173 in the major.0
H. Mathematics 0
Fulfilled by INFO 240 in the major.
I. Natural Science Laboratory4
J. Physical Education1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives 0
Fulfilled by ECON 101 in the major.
L. Interdisciplinary Studies 0
Fulfilled by ECON 102 in the major.
Total Credits30

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages3-6
World Cultures0-3
Total Credits3-9

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements30
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-9
Major Requirements + Graduate Swing Courses78
Free Electives9-3
Total Credits120

Undergraduate Requirements

Complete with a minimum 3.300 GPA

Required Business Courses
BSLW 266The Impact of Law on the Business Environment3
BUGN 280Strategic Business Communications3
BUGN 295Elements of Business3
FINC 300Integrated Core: Finance3
INFO 300Integrated Core: Operations Management3
MGMT 300Integrated Core: Management3
MKTG 300Integrated Core: Marketing3
Select one of the following:3
Corporate Finance
International Financial Management
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 312Principles of Corporate Controllership3
ACCT 400Auditing Theory and Practice3
ACCT 401Advanced Accounting3
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
Graduate Courses
ACCT 510Accounting Information Systems 13
ACCT 514Advanced Taxation for Accountants 13
ACCT 539Advanced Audit Analytics 13
Total Credits78


Graduate Requirements

Required Electives
Complete 10 courses from the following:30
Internal Auditing
Governmental and Not For Profit Accounting
Accounting Information Systems 1
Advanced Taxation for Accountants 1
Financial Statement Analysis
International Taxation and International Management Accounting
Fraud Examination
Forensic Accounting
Business Valuation
Advanced Audit Analytics 1
International Accounting and Auditing
Business Law I
Legal Issues in Forensic Accounting
Culminating Experience
ACCT 542Comprehensive Issues in Public Accountancy3
Total Credits33

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

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
 Total Credits10