The B.S. degree in accounting and finance affords students the opportunity to address individual needs through an interdisciplinary program of study. The flexible nature of this program permits students to integrate courses from two unique but related disciplines for the achievement of personalized educational goals. Those goals may be directed toward the realization of specific career objectives not met by other programs.
This program will result in a single degree with two declared majors; one diploma is awarded and the transcript shows both majors. A double major requires a minimum of 120 credits and the program requirements for both majors must be met. Application to the second major is possible in the sophomore year or later. The student must maintain a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA to continue and to graduate with both majors, and must achieve a minimum 2.50 GPA in the combined major requirements to graduate with the double major. A formal application is required and must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office. A double major may not be declared at the time of admission.
Students earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance must complete 41 credits to fulfill the University Core Curriculum, 30 credits to fulfill the business core, 36 credits of required accounting courses, and 27 credits of required finance courses. In total, students must complete at least 134 credits.
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.