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BS in Accounting

The BSA is designed to prepare students for professional accounting careers in public accounting or in industrial, financial, governmental, not-for-profit, and consulting organizations. Students completing the BSA may be eligible to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination in certain states. However, additional credit hours will be required for the CPA licensure. If you are pursuing the CPA, please review the requirements closely on the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy website.

Students are required to complete the following in order to graduate (* signifies that students must take the courses A-F and earn a C or better, includes General Education courses beginning in Fall 2014):

  • 6 credits of College Writing*
  • 31 General Education Credits*
  • 8 credits of math:
    • Applied Calculus (MATH-211 or MATH-221 or ITEC-320
    • Basic Statistics (STAT-202)
  • Business Core Courses* (36 credit hours)
    • KSB-100 Business 1.0
    • MGMT-201 Global Corporate Citizenship
    • ACCT-240 Principles of Financial Accounting
    • ACCT-241 Principles of Managerial Accounting
    • ACCT-223 Introduction to Business Law (formerly ACCT-301)
    • ITEC-200 Edge of Information Technology
    • IBUS-300 Fundamentals of International Business
    • MKTG-300 Principles of Marketing
    • FIN-365 Business Finance
    • MGMT-353 Organizational Behavior
    • ITEC-355 Productions/Operations Management
    • MGMT-458 Business Policy and Strategy
  • Accounting Requirements* (21 credit hours)
    • ACCT-340 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
    • ACCT-341 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
    • ACCT-345 Cost Accounting & Strategic Cost Management
    • ACCT-443 Federal Income Taxation of Individuals & Businesses
    • ACCT-549 Contemporary Assurance & Audit Services
  • Two of the following:
    • ACCT-547 Advanced Financial Reporting
    • ACCT-550 Accounting Information Systems
    • ACCT-551 Forensic Accounting: Fraud Examination and Litigation Support
    • ACCT-560 Governmental & Not-for-Profit Accounting

Electives (18 credit hours) Electives may include additional accounting or business courses, courses in a double major, study abroad courses, and internships. Nine hours of electives must be taken outside of the business school.