BS in Accounting
Department of Accounting, Business, and Economics

B.S. in Accounting

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

Degree Requirements

The B.S. in Accounting requires 126 course credits, including:

College Core Requirements 49 credits*
Accounting Major 72 credits
Core Business Requirements 42 credits
BUSN 105 Principles of Management (3 credits)
BUSN 106 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
ECON 220 Microeconomics (3 credits)
ECON 230 Macroeconomics
(counted as Social Science Core)
(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 5 credits
TOTAL 126 credits

*Three core credits in the Social Sciences and three core credits in Math may be satisfied with Major requirements.

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
COMM 210 Public Speaking 3 credits
College Core Course 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
MATH 102 Mathematical Modeling 3 credits
BUSN 105 Principles of Management 3 credits
BUSN 106 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 2

ECON 220 Microeconomic Principles 3 credits
ECON 230 Macroeconomic Principles (Social Science Core) 3 credits
College Core Courses 15 credits
MATH 119 Statistics 3 credits
ACCT 205 Principles of Accounting I 3 credits
ACCT 207 Principles of Accounting II 3 credits
ACCT 313 Intermediate Accounting I 3 credits
TOTAL 33 credits

Year 3

College Core Courses 6 credits
BUSN 300 Quantitative Methods (must be taken prior to year 4) 3 credits
BUSN 301 Business Law I 3 credits
BUSN 302 Business Law II 3 credits
BUSN 303 Fundamentals of Information Systems 3 credits
ACCT 314 Intermediate Accounting II 3 credits
BUSN 317 Principles of Finance 3 credits
ACCT 411 Income Taxation 3 credits
ACCT 412 Cost Accounting 3 credits
Open Electives 3 credits
TOTAL 33 credits

Year 4

BUSN 309 International Business 3 credits
BUSN 316 Operations: Methods and Systems 3 credits
BUSN 318 Human Resource Strategy 3 credits
BUSN 400 Business Strategy 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 credit
Open Electives 5 credits
TOTAL 29 credits

Total Credits for Graduation – 126