Accounting Major

College of Business – Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with major in Accounting


The General Education Requirement

All students must satisfy a general education requirement consisting of eleven (11) courses outside of the major department. The General Education Domain II-A (Analysis. Modeling, and Problem Solving) requirement is satisfied through the completion of the major in Accounting.


Course Prerequisites

Courses may have specified conditions for enrollment, such as prior completion of less advanced courses, permission of the instructor, or appropriate placement test scores. Students should refer to course descriptions in the department listings for prerequisite requirements.


Related Minors

Students are encouraged but not required to select a minor in another discipline that may enhance the students’ preparation for their individual employment or graduate school goals. Students should discuss these possibilities with their academic advisors.



Requirements for the major in Accounting

Major Required Core courses (14):

  • ACCT 220 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 221 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • BUIS 200 Introduction to Business Systems
  • ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics
  • FINA 248 Managerial Finance
  • MATH 123 Introduction to Functions*
  • MGMT 215 Legal Environment of Business
  • MGMT 280 Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 372 Operations Management
  • MRKT 181 Marketing Principles
  • QUAN 201 Quantitative Modeling for Business and Economics
  • QUAN 202 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics

*Students with a score on the mathematics placement exam which allows them to take MATH 180 Precalculus may substitute MATH 180 Precalculus, MATH 215 Finite Mathematics, or MATH 219 Calculus I for MATH 123 Introduction to Functions.

Required Capstone Course:

  • MGMT 485 Business Policy and Strategy
Accounting Concentration Core courses (UACG) (6):
  • ACCT 303 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT 321 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 322 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 326 Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 428 Taxation
  • ACCT 429 Auditing


Effective as of the 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog