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Requirements for the Accounting Major

GEP Signature Courses (See Curricula): six courses

GEP Variable Courses (See Curricula): six to ten courses

Integrated Learning Component (ILC): three courses

ECN 102

Introductory Economics (Macro)

ENG 263

Writing for Organizations

PHL 320

Business, Society, and Ethics

Free electives: five to nine courses

Business Foundation:

ACC 101

Concepts of Financial Accounting

ACC 102

Managerial Accounting

DSS 200

Introduction to Information Systems

DSS 210

Business Statistics

DSS 220

Business Analytics

FIN 200

Introduction to Finance

MGT 110 or 120

Essentials of Organizational Behavior or Essentials of Management

MGT 360

Legal Environment of Business I

MKT 201

Principles of Marketing

BUS 495

Business Policy

General Statement: In order for a student to declare a major in accounting or remain in the major, a grade of C (2.0) or better must be earned in both ACC 101, Concepts of Financial Accounting, and ACC 102, Managerial Accounting.

Major Concentration: six courses

ACC 205

Financial Accounting Information Systems I

ACC 206

Financial Accounting Information Systems II

ACC 212

Management Accounting Information Systems

ACC 307

Financial Accounting Information Systems III

ACC 315

Federal Income Taxation

ACC 317

Auditing and Assurance Services

Advisory Options-Licensure and Specialization in Accounting

Student who intend to enter a career in professional public accounting practice should consider the two advisory options below and discuss program planning needed with their faculty advisor as early as possible in their academic studies in the Department. Additional detail about the Department's program and careers in accounting can be found on the University's web site at

Be Ready in Four

For those students who want to be prepared for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant, special attention is required to earn sufficient credit hours overall and in certain areas. Licensure occurs at the state level, and most jurisdictions now require 150 credit hours of accumulated post-secondary academic work for a license to be granted (after successfully passing the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Examination and satisfying an experience prerequisite). Visit the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy web site to learn all about the CPA examination process, as well as educational and experience requirements for licensure in the various U.S. states and territories. Open access is available for this information at

The Department of Accounting has developed a flexible program for students who want to be certain that they have achieved the appropriate educational credentials by the time their undergraduate degree is granted. Our "Be Ready in Four" Advisory Option track suggests that the students enroll in Summer Sessions, Intersession, and, at the student's option, regular semester course overloads to earn 150 credit hours, including 36 credit hours in accounting-related subjects, within the normal four year undergraduate program.

For those who want to enter a professional career in accountancy and qualify for licensure as soon as the bachelor's degree is earned - i.e., to Be Ready in Four - this is the optimal plan of academic study. See your faculty advisor as soon as you declare your major so that an individualized plan can be developed to meet your needs. Be a CPA .... Be Ready in Four.

Specialization in Accounting

Whether or not a student fully participates in the Department's "Be Ready in Four" Advisory Option, there is ample opportunity in the 4-year program to focus academic studies on a particular specialty area of the accountancy profession. The Department offers upper-level study in the following areas and recommends the courses shown below:

Public Accounting

ACC 312

Accounting and Consulting in the Global Community

ACC 407

Contemporary Topics in Financial Accounting

ACC 417

Advanced Auditing

ACC 418

Contemporary Topics in Auditing and Assurance Services

ACC 420

Fund Accounting

ACC 422

Forensic Accounting

ACC 490

Accounting Internship

MGT 362

Legal Environment of Business II

Financial Services

ACC 410

Financial Statement Analysis

ECN 465

Consumer Economics

FIN 100

Personal Financial Management

FIN 201

Markets and Institutions

FIN 301


FPL 200

Personal Financial Planning

Information Systems and Business Intelligence:

ACC 312

Accounting and Consulting in the Global Community

ACC 422

Forensic Accounting

CSC 110

Building Virtual Worlds

CSC 120

Computer Science I

DSS 310

Systems Theory

DSS 320

Systems Analysis and Design

International Accounting:

ACC 430

International Accounting

ECN 322

International Macroeconomics

FIN 302

International Finance

IBU 363

International Business Law

IBU 420

International Management

MKT 331

International Marketing