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, and critical thinking and problem-solving skills to accomplish these objectives.
The Accounting Student will:
1. Demonstrate competencies in the core areas of research, problem solving, statistical analysis, computer skills, mathematics, oral communication and writing.
2. Apply ethical reasoning to decision making and demonstrate personal and team leadership skills.
3. Exhibit knowledge of the legal, regulatory, ethical and technological issues inherent in the global environment of business today.
4. Demonstrate skills necessary to progress in a career and/or pursue advanced studies.
5. Apply fundamental knowledge of economics, finance, information systems, accounting research, law, management, and international business to decision making.
6. Demonstrate an overall perspective of the basic elements of accounting theory, concepts and applications.
Bachelor of Arts Requirements: Minimum of 39 credit hours from the Accounting offerings (ACCT) including ACCT 203, 204, 311, 316, 323, 324, 340, 350, 351, 401, 402, 465, and one of the following: ACCT 317 or ACCT 413. In addition, BUAD 225, 330, 350 (or MATH 210), MIS 220 and ECON 201, 202 are required. The following courses offered by other departments are also required for accounting majors: MATH 200 (or MATH 360 or SOCY 341), WRTG 225, SPEC 111. The Business faculty will certify the general education service component and competencies in computer usage, morals/ethical reasoning, oral communication, research and writing in this major.