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, five Common Body of Knowledge courses, and one experiential course for a total of 14 courses (minimum of 56 credit hours).

Required Accounting Courses 

ACCT 201Introduction to Accounting4
ACCT 301Intermediate Accounting I4
ACCT 302Intermediate Accounting II4
ACCT 303Intermediate Accounting III4
ACCT 311Cost Accounting4
Select any three 300 or 400-level from the following:12
Taxation of Individuals
Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships
Advanced Accounting
Total Credits32

Common Body of Knowledge Courses

BUS 243Management Information Systems (CTIS 243) (with a grade of C- or better)4
BUS 332Financial Management (with a grade of C- or better)4
ECON 221Macroeconomic Principles: “Global Vision: the U.S. in the World Economy” (with a grade of C- or better)4
or ECON 222 Microeconomic Principles: Public Policy
MATH 112Elementary Statistics (with a grade of C- or better)4
or MATH 212 Discrete Mathematics
IDS 402Business Ethics (BUS 402) (with a grade of C- or better)4
or IDS 417 Ethics of Capitalism
Select one experiential course from the following4
Internship (may be comprised of multiple experiences) Study away with Department Chair approval Study Abroad with Department Chair approval)
Total Credits24

Total credits required for B.S. degree in accounting – 14 courses (minimum of 56 credits)

Basic Math and Computer Literacy 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 may 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.Students are expected to have completed an introduction to computers course or have the equivalent knowledge before taking  BUS 243 Management Information Systems (CTIS 243) .

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.