The accounting major is selected by students wishing to pursue a career in management accounting or in public accounting leading to the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license. The integration of business law, taxation, and finance into the program requirements provides the necessary academic background to meet the challenges of the accounting profession.
Students earning a B.S. degree in accounting are required to complete 121 credits, including the university core curriculum (41 credits) and the business program core (30 credits). Further clarification and additional requirements are outlined below:
From the University Core Curriculum:
Majors that comply with the College of Business (CoB) core will complete the following courses as part of the 41-credit University Core Curriculum:
Core Competency 3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Literacy
Competency 3.1: MATH 1108 - College Mathematics (or equivalent or higher)
Competency 3.2: BANL 1100 - Introduction to Business Analytics
Core Competency 5 - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Competency 5.1: BUSA 1000 - Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship
Competency 5.2: ECON 1134 - Introduction to Microeconomics
Core Competency 7 - The Individual and Society
Competency 7.2: ECON 1133 - Introduction to Macroeconomics
Majors that comply with the College of Business (CoB) core are not restricted in the way that the Writing Across the Curriculum requirement is satisfied.
26 credits chosen in consultation with the advisor.
These credits can provide advanced material, either in the major or in course work, which reflects emerging issues of importance. Students should consult with their academic adviser for course selection.