Accounting Major

The program in accounting offers the bachelor of science degree in accounting. Majors receive an excellent foundation for seeking professional certification as a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) or Certified Management Accountant (C.M.A.). The accounting curriculum prepares students for careers in public accounting, government, industry, or finance. The curriculum includes an array of introductory, intermediate, and advanced accounting topics integrated with courses in business and other supporting fields.

Many accounting majors use their free electives to complete a second major in business administration, complete professional internships with one of the numerous public accounting firms or corporations in the area, or study abroad. Working diligently with department faculty serving as their academic advisor, all three of these enhancements to a typical college experience can be accomplished without delaying graduation.

Accounting Course Selection Recommendations Packet  This is a four-page "Getting Started" packet that includes program degree requirements, general education requirements, suggested courses for first semester freshmen, and suggested course sequencing. A valuable tool to assist those interested in majoring in accounting.

Degree Requirements: Bachelor of Science with a major in accounting

Foundation courses:
ACT 161 Financial Accounting
ACT 162 Managerial Accounting
BUS 130 Modern Business Organizations
BUS 160 Computer Applications
ECN 101 Principles of Microeconomics
ECN 102 Principles of Macroeconomics

One of the following:

MAS 111 Analysis I
MAS 150 Finite Mathematics
MAS 161 Calculus I

One of the following:

BUS 170 Business Statistics
MAS 170 Elementary Statistics
MAS 270 Intermediate Statistics
MAS 372 Mathematical Statistics

Core courses:

ACT 251 Intermediate Accounting I
ACT 252 Intermediate Accounting II
ACT 353 Cost Accounting
ACT 451 Individual Income Tax
ACT 455 Auditing
BUS 230 Principles of Management
BUS 285 Organizational Communications
BUS 340 Principles of Marketing
BUS 361 Principles of Finance
BUS 371 Business Law I
BUS 485 Strategic Management

One of the following:
ACT 460 Accounting Information Systems
BUS 460 Management Information Systems

One of the following:

ACT 351 Advanced Accounting
ACT 352 Government and Non-Profit Act.
ACT 452 Corporate Taxation