Major in Accounting (B.S.)

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Our accounting program provides the professional expertise and knowledge necessary to meet the demands of the accounting profession and related careers in finance. Coursework encourages students to use critical and analytical thinking, make rational decisions, solve problems and understand the ethical implications of reporting and using financial and non-financial information.

An accounting degree provides the foundation from which students may choose to obtain a professional certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). These certifications require further education, professional experience and exams.

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

Business core requirements:

  • ACC101: Financial Accounting
  • ACC104: Managerial Accounting
  • ACC341: Accounting Information Systems
  • ECN101: Introductory Macroeconomics
  • MGT120: Management and Organizational Behavior
  • MGT212: Business Communication
  • MGT270: Financial Management
  • MGT280: Principles of Marketing
  • MGT300: Ethics for Business
  • MGT403: Business Law
  • MGT490: Strategic Business Planning
  • STA201: Statistical Methods

Other required courses:

  • ACC201: Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC311: Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC312: Intermediate Accounting III
  • ACC322: Cost Accounting
  • ACC331: Federal Income Taxes I
  • ACC332: Federal Income Taxes II
  • ACC401: Advanced Accounting
  • ACC404: Auditing
  • ACC405: Accounting Theory and Practice
  • ECN305: Money, Banking in Financial Markets
  • MTH172: Quantitative Methods for Business