B.S. in Accounting

The 120-credit B.S. in Accounting prepares students for acceptance into various master’s programs and for employment in either the public, private, government or not-for-profit sectors in addition to entry-level positions in business, financial and accounting firms. Students learn essential skills in financial and managerial accounting, taxation and auditing. The curriculum provides a systems approach to prepare students to be technically competent, alert to ethical issues and able to adapt to changes in technology, regulation and globalization.

Student clubs for accounting majors include the Accounting Society, which regularly sponsors professional events and host lectures by guest speakers in the accounting profession. The National Association of Black Accountants offers students the opportunity to participate in mentorship and apprenticeship programs, providing them with the hands-on experience that is so critical to future employers.

Accounting students also help low-income, disabled and non-English-speaking individuals in the community with their yearly tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Program Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credits
Required B.S. Accounting Courses
(60 Credits)
ACC 111 Principles of Accounting l 3
ACC 112 Principles of Accounting ll 3
ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting l
ACC 222
Intermediate Accounting ll
ACC 329 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACC 331  Management Accounting 3
ACC 338 Advanced Accounting 3
ACC 442 Auditing 3
ACC 445 Federal Income Tax 3
ACC 454 Contemporary Topics in Accounting 3
BUS 228 Business Statistics l 3
BUS 229 Business Statistics ll 3
FIN 201 Financial Markets and Institutions     3
FIN 202 Introduction to Corporate Finance
FIN 315 Financial Statement Analysis
LAW 211 Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning  
LAW 212 The Legal Environment of Business
MAN 201 Principles of Management 
MAN 231 Managerial Communications 3
MKT 201 The Fundamentals of Marketing 3

 Required B.S. in Accounting Elective Course(s) 
(3 Credits)
Choose one course.

 CS 9B  Spreadsheets 1
 CS 9E  Advanced Word Processing 1
 CS 9K  Advanced Spreadsheets 1
CS 101  Fundamentals of Computer Science and Information Sciences   3
(1 Credit)
 FYS 01  First-Year Seminar 1

Course # Course Name Credits
Required Core Courses
(34-35 Credits)
English Composition
ENG 16/ ENG 16C English Composition 3
English Literature
            Select one (1) course from the following:
ENG 61 European Literatures I 3
ENG 62 European Literatures II 3
ENG 63 American Literatures 3
ENG 64 Global Literatures 3
Select one (1) course from the following:
HIS 1 Perspectives in Pre-modern World History 3
HIS 2 Perspectives in Modern World History 3
PHI 60 Philosophical Explorations 3
SPE 3 Oral Communication 3
                      Select one (1) course from the following, unless major requirements list specific Math courses:
MTH 15 Math Tools and Their Use 4
MTH 16 Finite Mathematics 3
Science Lab-Based Course
        Select one (1) course from the following:
BIO Biology 4
CHM Chemistry 4
PHY Physics 4
                           Foreign Language                                   
Select one (1) course from the following:
SPA 11 Introductory Spanish I 3
SPA 12 Introductory Spanish II 3
ITL 11 Introductory Italian I 3
ITL 12 Introductory Italian II 3
FRE 11 Introductory French I 3
FRE 12 Introductory French II 3
Visual and Performing Arts
             Select one (1) course from the following:
ART 61 Introduction to Visual Art 3
DNC 61 Dance Through Time 3
JOU 61 Journalism, Social Media, and You 3
MA 61 Media Arts and Technology 3
MUS 61 Music and Culture 3
THE 61 The Theatrical Vision 3
Social Sciences I
      Select any introductory course from the following:
Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology 3
Social Sciences II
Select any introductory course from the following:
Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology 3
Required General Elective Credits*
(21-22  Credits from any courses)

Credit Requirements*
Total Major Requirement Credits 60
Total Elective Major Credits 3
Total Orientation Credits 1
Total General Elective Credits* 21-22
Total Core Requirement Credits 34-35
Total Degree Credits 120

* Please note Minimum Advanced Credit Requirement: 48 Credits


School of Business, Public Administration & Information Sciences

Ray Pullaro, Dean