The accounting program provides a broad base of study and is designed to ensure that the student is adequately prepared for entry-level positions. Through careful course selection within the department and supporting fields, it is possible for students to prepare themselves for careers in government and private industry. Students aspiring to become certified public accountants (CPAs) need to be aware of the educational requirements of the state in which they intend to sit for the CPA examination. Advisors in the department are available to help students plan their courses to meet the CPA requirements or any specialty within the field of Accounting.
Summary of Requirements
Major and Related Courses
Free Elective Courses
Requirements for a Major in Accounting
Students must complete GSR 150 or the equivalent and must have declared a major in the Accounting program before taking 300-level or above courses in the Department of Business.
For continuation in an accounting major, a student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 in major and nonmajor courses. An accounting major must complete at least one internship in the field and are strongly encouraged to achieve at least one Microsoft Office Specialist certification prior to graduation.
Required pre-major courses 6 hours
Introduction to Business
Business Computer Applications
Required core courses 42 hours
Management and Organizational Behavior
Management Information Systems
Business Law I
Production & Operations Management
Introduction to Economics I
Introduction to Economics II
Required accounting courses 18 hours
Intermediate Accounting I
Intermediate Accounting II
Intermediate Accounting III
Managerial Cost Accounting
Income Tax Accounting
Elective courses 9 hours
Choose three courses:
Non-Profit Organization Accounting
Current Accounting Theory
Advanced Cost Accounting
Accounting Information Systems
* Recommended for those planning to sit for the CPA examination.
** Recommended for those planning to sit for the CMA examination.