Accounting Major

Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting

The accounting major provides a structure within which students gain exposure to the primary area of accounting and receive a basic grounding in statistics, economics, computers, and finance. The major requires eight accounting courses and seven Common Body of Knowledge courses.

Required Accounting Courses 

ACCT 201Introduction to Accounting4
ACCT 301Intermediate Accounting I4
ACCT 302Intermediate Accounting II4
ACCT 311Cost Accounting4
Advanced Accounting Courses
BUS 301Business Communication and Professional Development4
ECON 328Analytics for Business and Government (MATH 328)4
ACCT 411Auditing4
ACCT 410Income Tax Theory and Practice4

Common Body of Knowledge Courses

BUS 215Business Law and Legal Environment4
BUS 243Management Information Systems (CTIS 243)4
BUS 324Marketing Management4
BUS 332Financial Management4
MATH 112Elementary Statistics4
ECON 222Microeconomic Principles: Public Policy4
IDS/BUS 402Business Ethics (BUS 402)4

Total credits required for B.S. degree in accounting – 15 courses (55-60 credits depending on transfer courses)

Basic Math Skills

Students in the program are expected to enter with basic math and computer literacy skills. Students may demonstrate basic math skills in one of the following ways: Math SAT score of 650 or higher, Calculus AP Exam score of 4 or higher, or passing a business math test offered by the business department with a score of 75% or higher. Students are required to pass the business math test even if they transfer in a college-level math course. For a fee students take an online refresher course combined with the business math test. It is expected that most students will be able to pass the test with the online refresher course. Contact the department chair for the registration directions and further information about the business math test.

NOTE: accounting majors may not count courses taken at other institutions to satisfy their ACCT 300 or 400-level requirements unless approved by the department chair.