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.