The Accounting major is intended for students who wish to enter the accounting profession and/or pursue graduate study in accounting. Accounting is the study of methods involved in making a financial record of business transactions and the preparation of statements concerning the assets, liabilities, and operating results of a business. In addition to a solid fundamental business perspective and a broad liberal arts foundation, the accounting curriculum provides students with a comprehensive accounting perspective, as well as technical accounting knowledge. The foundation of study in accounting includes economic and managerial perspectives on the relationships among business activity, economic outcomes, and evaluation of business performance. In-depth study in financial reporting, managerial accounting, taxation, and auditing builds the technical knowledge.
The skills and knowledge developed in the accounting major equip students with tools for intelligent analysis, planning, control, and decision making. In addition to technical expertise, students develop oral and written presentation skills, listening skills, leadership, and career preparedness.
Among the specific career options available to the accounting major are auditing, corporate accounting, accounting positions in government and not-for-profit organizations, and taxation. Furthermore, the accounting curriculum provides an excellent foundation for the student who wants to pursue graduate study in business, public administration, and law.
|Behavioral/Social Science Electives 1||9|
|BUS 204||Financial Wellness||1|
|ENG 114||Critical Reading and Response||3|
|ENG 124||Research and Writing in the Disciplines||3|
|or ENG 134||Literary Genres|
|Science Electives (lab required)||7|
|WEL 100||Empowered as Learners and Leaders||3|
|or WEL 220||Empowered as Learners and Leaders|
|WEL 350||Strategies for Career and Personal Growth||2|
|ACC 100||Introduction to Financial Accounting||3|
|ACC 101||Introduction to Managerial Accounting||3|
|ACC 200||Accounting Information Systems||3|
|ACC 201||Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)||1|
|ACC 300||Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|ACC 301||Intermediate Accounting II||3|
|ACC 302||Cost Management||3|
|ACC 400||Federal Income Tax Concepts||3|
|BUS 120||Business in Society||3|
|BUS 215||Legal Environments of Business||3|
|or LAW 220||Business Law|
|BUS 226||Principles of Marketing||3|
|BUS 235||Dynamics of Management||3|
|BUS 300||Organizational Development and Change||3|
|or LOS 315||Organizational Behavior and Leadership|
|BUS 308||Communicating in Business||3|
|BUS 327||Financial Management||3|
|BUS 491||Strategic Management and Policy||3|
|or ACC 405||Contemporary Issues in Accounting|
|Career Electives 2||6|
|COM 112||Fundamentals of Spreadsheets||3|
|or COM 130||Computer Applications|
|Total Credits Required||120|
Students must take ECO 211 Macroeconomics and ECO 212 Microeconomics OR ECO 240 Economics as a part of their Behavioral/Social Science Elective requirements.
Students may fulfill this requirement by taking 6 credits from the following courses: ACC 498 Accounting Internship, ACC 499 Accounting Internship, ACC 565 Data Analytics & IT for Accountants, ACC 630 Government & Nonprofit Accounting, ACC 650 Controllership, BUS 328 Introduction to Business Analytics, BUS 334 Operations Management, MBA 634 Financial Analysis and Business Valuation.