Bachelor of Arts
The curriculum for the major in accounting is designed with the principal goal of developing a level of technical competence necessary to prepare the student for a career as a professional accountant. The required course work provides the student with the minimum educational requirements to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant examination and other similar professional accounting certifications.
This program has also been designed to provide the student with a broad educational background which emphasizes social responsibility and professional service. Major course work has been designed to build on the student's liberal arts foundation course work that emphasizes reading, writing, mathematics, research, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to accomplish these objectives.
Upon graduation, students majoring in accounting will be able to demonstrate competencies in the core areas of research, problem solving, statistical analysis, computer skills, mathematics, oral communication and writing, apply ethical reasoning to decision making and demonstrate personal and team leadership skills, exhibit knowledge of the legal, regulatory, ethical and technological issues inherent in the global environment of business today, demonstrate skills necessary to progress in a career and/or pursue advanced studies, apply fundamental knowledge of economics, finance, information systems, accounting research, law, management and international business to decision making, demonstrate an overall perspective of the basic elements of accounting theory, concepts and applications.
Students pursuing a C.P.A. should also take a minimum six credit hours from the following choices: ACCT 317, 370, 413, 420 or ACCT Internship.
Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in this major. No more than 3 credit hours of C-, D+ and D in ACCT courses and no more than 6 credit hours in total of C-, D+ and D in all courses used to satisfy major requirements.
NOTE: MATH 210 is interchangeable with BUAD 350; MATH 360 and SOCY 341 are interchangeable with MATH 200.