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B.S. in Accounting
ACSBPThe B.S. in Accounting program of the Department of Business and Economics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP accreditation standards are modeled on the Baldridge National Quality Program, which focuses on a student-centered learning approach in the classroom.

Degree Requirements  Sample Program

Course Descriptions Course Schedule

Degree Requirements
The B.S. in Accounting requires 127 course credits, including:
College Core Requirements   43 credits* 
    ECON 120 Microeconomics as a Social Science Core course (3 credits)
    MATH 102 Mathematical Modeling (3 credits)
    MATH 120 Computational Mathematics (3 credits)
Accounting Major 69 credits
    BUSN 105 Principles of Management (3 credits)
    BUSN 106 Principles of Marketing  (3 credits)
    ECON 130 Macroeconomics (3 credits)
    BUSN 300 Quantitative Methods (3 credits)
    BUSN 301 Business Law I  (3 credits)
    BUSN 302 Business Law II (3 credits)
    BUSN 303 Fundamentals of Information Systems I (3 credits)
    BUSN 316 Operations: Methods and Systems (3 credits)
    BUSN 317 Principles of Finance (3 credits)
    BUSN 318 Human Resource Strategy (3 credits)
    BUSN 309 International Business (3 credits)
    BUSN 400 Business Strategy (3 credits)
    COMM 210 Public Speaking (3 credits)


Professional Accountancy Requirements 30 credits
    ACCT 205 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
    ACCT 207 Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
    ACCT 313 Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits)
    ACCT 314 Intermediate Accounting II (3 credits)
    ACCT 411 Income Taxation (3 credits)
    ACCT 412 Cost Accounting (3 credits)
    ACCT 450 Auditing Theory and Practice (3 credits)
    ACCT 451 Advanced Accounting (3 credits)
    ACCT 460 Accounting Research (3 credits)
    ACCT 475 Accounting Internship (3 credits)
Open Electives 15 credits
TOTAL 127 credits

*Six core credits in the Social Sciences satisfied with Major requirements.

NOTE: In completing the College’s Core Curriculum requirements Accounting majors must take ECON 120 Microeconomics as a Social Science Core course; and MATH 102 Mathematical Modeling and MATH 120 Computational Mathematics. The grade requirement for the three required cognate courses in the accounting major (COMM 210, MATH 102, and MATH 120) is a C average overall.

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Sample Program
B.S. in Accounting (126 credits)


Year 1
FYE 101 The First-Year Experience  1 credit 
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring) 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
MATH 102 Mathematical Modeling (Mathematics Core)  3 credits
Humanities Core 3 credits
Introduction to Religion Core 3 credits
BUSN 105 Principles of Management 3 credits
BUSN 106 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 2
ECON 120 Microeconomic Principles (Social Science Core) 3 credits
ECON 130 Macroeconomic Principles 3 credits
Humanities Core 3 credits
Humanities Core 3 credits
Natural Science Core 3 credits
Introduction to Ethics – Philosophy core 3 credits
MATH 120 Computational Mathematics 3 credits
ACCT 205 Principles of Accounting I 3 credits
ACCT 206 Principles of Accounting II 3 credits
ACCT 313 Intermediate Accounting I 3 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 3
Religious Studies Topics Core 3 credits
COMM 210 Public Speaking (Social Science Core) 3 credits
Social Science Core 3 credits
BUSN 301 Business Law I 3 credits
BUSN 302 Business Law II 8 credits
BUSN 300 Quantitative Methods 8 credits
BUSN 317 Principles of Finance 3 credits
BUSN 313 Intermediate Accounting II 3 credits
ACCT 313 Income Taxation 3 credits
ACCT 412 Cost Accounting 3 credits
Open Elective 3 credits
TOTAL 33 credits

Year 4
BUSN 303 Fundamentals of Information Systems I 3 credits
BUSN 305 Operations: Methods and Systems 3 credits
BUSN 318 Human Resource Strategy 3 credits
BUSN 309 International Business 4 credits
BUSN 400 Business Strategy 4 credits
ACCT 450 Auditing Theory and Practice 3 credits
ACCT 451 Advanced Accounting 3 credits
ACCT 460 Accounting Research 3 credits
ACCT 475 Accounting Internship 3 credit
Open Elective 6 credits
TOTAL 33 credits

Total Credits for Graduation: 127

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