2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Accounting, B.S.

Departmental Requirements

Accounting majors complete 120 hours of course work, of which 41 hours are general education, 9 are supporting liberal arts, and the remaining 70 are foundation knowledge and major requirement courses. A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in ENGL 101 , ENGL 102 , MATH 109 , and all foundation knowledge and major requirement courses.

Students in the Honors program must select courses in the area of Honors Accounting.


The objectives of the Accounting Program are to:

  • Provide students with an understanding of the concepts, structure and meaning of accounting and financial data with the ability to produce clear and concise financial reports.
  • Provide students with an understanding of the process of identifying, gathering, measuring, summarizing, and analyzing financial data in business organizations.
  • Provide students with an understanding of the concepts, methods and process of control that provides for accuracy and integrity of financial data and safeguarding of business assets.
  • Provide students with an understanding of the nature of attest services and the conceptual and procedural bases for performing them.
  • Provide students with an understanding of taxation and its impact on financial and managerial decisions.
  • Provide students with the skills to enter graduate school and conduct research.

Career Opportunities for Accounting

The accounting program is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in Public Accounting, Corporate Accounting, Government or Not-For-Profit Accounting and related fields. It is also designed to prepare students for advanced study in Accounting and related fields.

Required Courses

General Education Requirements

All students are expected to complete a common body of academic course work. The General Education Requirements are designed to promote the development of a comprehensive educational base which will effectively support a student’s choice of a major concentration. MATH 099  does not meet the General Education Requirement and does not apply toward graduation requirements.

Curriculum Area I - Arts and Humanities: Credits 9

Select two courses from any of the courses within Disciplines A - D, and ENGL 203 from Discipline E:

Curriculum Area II - Social and Behavioral Sciences: Credits 6

Select two courses from any of the courses within Social and Behavioral Sciences:

Curriculum Area IV - Mathematics: Credits 3

Curriculum Area V - English Composition: Credits 9

Curriculum Area VI - Emerging Issues: Credits 7

Additional Courses: Credits 6

In addition, students must take 6 credits from foreign language or approved international liberal arts courses: Languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, American Sign Language, Russian International Liberal Arts:

Total Required for General Education: Credits 41

1Students must pass ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with grade of “C” or above before taking ENGL 203 .

2Honors students should take honors courses.

Supporting Liberal Arts Requirements: Credits 6

Students must complete the following courses with an average GPA of 2.0.

Major Electives: Credits 3

One course in Accounting electives.

Curriculum Guide for Accounting