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Accounting (BS)

Hours - 58 Credit Hours
Effective Sept. 2017
Last Revised 12/30/2019

Program Requirements


Required Accounting Foundation Courses — 22 Credits

(ACCT 201 and ACCT 203 must be completed with a B-or better, and all others must be completed with a C-or better)

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
MATH 107 Quantitative Reasoning F, W, S 3.0
BUSM 180 Introduction to Business F, W, S 3.0
ACCT 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting F, W, S 3.0
BUSM 230 Business Spreadsheets and Modeling F, W, S 1.0
ACCT 203 Introduction to Managerial Accounting F, W, S 3.0
MATH 121 Principles of Statistics F, W, S 3.0
ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics F, W, S 3.0
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics F, W, S 3.0


Required Business Courses — 9 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
BUSM 301 Business Finance F, W, S 3.0
BUSM 320 Business Communication F, W, S 3.0
BUSM 342 Business Law and Ethics F, W, S 3.0


Elective Business/IS/FIN Course; Complete 1 — 3 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
IS 430 Foundations in IT Services, Enterprise Systems, and ERP Skills F, W 3.0
FIN 360 Corporate Financial Statement Analysis F, W 3.0
BUSM 361 Business Analytics and Operations F, W, S 3.0
BUSM 310 Leadership and Management F, W, S 3.0
BUSM 304 Principles of Marketing Management F, W, S 3.0


    Required Accounting Courses — 21 Credits

    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
    ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I F, W 3.0
    ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II W, S 3.0
    ACCT 312 Managerial Accounting F, W 3.0
    ACCT 321* Federal Taxation I W 3.0
    ACCT 356 Accounting Information Systems F, W 3.0
    ACCT 365 Auditing W, S 3.0
    ACCT 440 International Accounting and Accounting Research F, S 3.0


      Elective Accounting Course; Complete 1 — 3 Credits

      Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
      ACCT 386 Advanced Financial Computing F, W 3.0
      ACCT 400 Intermediate Accounting III F, S 3.0


      1. ACCT 201 and ACCT 203 must be completed with a B-or better, and all other Accounting Foundations Courses must be completed with a C-or better.
      2. No more than one “D” grade may be applied towards the major. Other grades must be C-or better.
      3. One retake is allowed per class, but a total of only two classes on this Major Requirement Sheet may be repeated.

      *Students who are not US citizens can request to be allowed to take a second "Elective Accounting Course" instead of ACCT 321.


      Program Outcomes

      Upon completing a major in Accounting, students will:

      • Demonstrate competence in core accounting knowledge.
      • Demonstrate competence in general business principles.
      • Communicate proficiently in English, both orally and in writing, in accounting situations.
      • Understand the importance of ethics and standards in accounting careers.
      • Understand international accounting standards.
      • Work effectively with others to solve problems.
      • Use critical thinking skills to solve accounting-related problems.
      • Demonstrate proficiency in using computer software in accounting contexts.
      • Demonstrate understanding of accounting regulations using primary source documents.
      • Learn independently and understand the importance of continuous learning.