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Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011 
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Major, BS

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The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in accounting prepares students for careers in the accounting field. The program of study also provides an appropriate background for graduate study in business and accounting, and satisfies educational requirements to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination and the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination.

Students majoring in accounting must complete a total of 122 semester hours (excluding developmental skills course hours) to receive the Bachelor of Science degree: 41 semester hours of General Education Core courses, 45 semester hours in the Business Core, 30 semester hours of course work in the accounting major, and 6 semester hours of electives.

In addition, students may want to combine Accounting with other programs of study. For example, students may want to combine Accounting with Management Information Systems or Finance. Double majors exist to meet the needs of these students.

Accounting students may participate in the Alpha Epsilon Student Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). This organization is designed to give accounting majors a professional focus outside the classroom. Qualified accounting students may also participate in Beta Alpha Psi, a national business and financial information fraternity.

Learning Goals

  1. Students will acquire the skills necessary to obtain entry level positions within the accounting profession.
  2. Students will be able to apply and communicate knowledge gained to real world settings;
  3. Students will be able to apply technical and professional judgment related to ongoing issues and practices in the accounting profession; and
  4. Students will be able to apply technical and professional judgment related to emerging issues in the accounting profession.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting





Total Hours: 122 Semester Hours

(GE) General Education Core Requirements

1. Use Math placement to select the initial Math course. Math Prerequisites in (): MAT 1312 (MAT 1311); MAT 1313 (MAT 1312); MAT 2333 (MAT 1312); MAT 2317 (MAT 1313).

2 . Choose two Social Sciences with different prefixes from: POS 2311, PSY 2301, (HIS 1301, 1302, 3341, or 3342) and SOC 2301. See note 4 below.

3. Choose one from: ART 2306, HUM 2310, REL 3311, PHI 2301, PHI 2303. See note 4 below.

4. One African American Experience (AAE) course should fill a Social Science (HIS 3341, HIS 3342) or Humanities (ART 2306, HUM 2310, REL 3311) requirement. SOC 4311 is also an AAE course.

5. Choose one (1) physical science, with lab, 4 credits total, from: (PHS 2336 and 2136), (PHS 2337 and 2137), or (CHE 1411 or 2411), or (PHY 2421, 2422, 3431, or 3432).

Accounting Electives may be taken from the following: ACC 4317, ACC 4319, BLA 2327. Students who plan to sit for the CPA exam should take ACC 4317 and BLA 2327.

Note: Students who graduate with a double major in MIS may use the program requirements as Accounting electives. Students must receive grades of C or better in required courses prefixed by ACC and in MAT 1312. No grades of D are permitted in required courses prefixed by BCO, BLA, ECO, FIN, MGT, MIS, MKT and QBA.

Departmental Honors Award Requirements:

  1. Eighteen (18) hours of junior and senior level honors courses
  2. Nine (9) hours in the major discipline
  3. Grades of A and B in all honors courses
  4. Junior and Senior Honors Colloquia
  5. Honors Thesis, Research/Creative Project

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