Major in Accounting (B.S.)

Our accounting curriculum provides students the professional expertise and knowledge necessary to meet the demands of the accounting profession and related careers in finance.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants requires applicants to complete 150 academic credits prior to sitting for the C.P.A. examination. While this requirement cannot be achieved within the normal four-year program of study, our five year programs leading to a master’s degree in business administration or management provide a viable option for students wishing to earn C.M.A., C.F.A. or C.P.A. certifications.

To earn the bachelor’s degree in accounting, students take a minimum of 23 courses (72 credits).

Business core requirements:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Business Communication
  • Financial Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Ethics for Business
  • Business Law
  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Quantitative Methods for Business or Applied Calculus
  • Statistical Methods

Other required courses:

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Money and Banking
  • Intermediate Accounting I, II and III
  • Cost Accounting
  • Federal Income Taxes I and II
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Accounting Theory and Practice