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

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements30
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-9
Major Requirements78
Graduate Swing Courses9
Total Credits120-126

Major Requirements

Requirements for the graduate portion of this combined program can be found here.

Complete with a minimum 2.70 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
Investments
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 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 Credits78

Graduate Swing Courses

A combined degree program allows students to complete 6-12 graduate credits ("graduate swing courses") while enrolled as an undergraduate. These courses count for both their bachelor and master’s degrees.  Graduate swing courses will count toward undergraduate free electives, unless noted otherwise.

The Graduate Swing Courses for this program:

ACCT 510Accounting Information Systems3
ACCT 514Advanced Taxation for Accountants3
ACCT 539Advanced Audit Analytics3

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 (Fulfiled in the major.)
L. Interdisciplinary Studies 0
Applied Microeconomics (Fulfilled in the major.)
Total Credits30

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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

Recommended Roadmap to Degree(s)

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
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
 Credits4
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits10