Accredited by ACBSP

(Effective Fall 2019)

The Accounting major prepares students for a variety of entry-level accounting positions in all types of business environments, including public accounting, service businesses, manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies. The major also serves to upgrade the skills of those now employed in this field.

Career Opportunities

Public/private accounting business, management consulting, and technology services, such as designing accounting systems, payroll, bookkeeping, and other general accounting services. Industry accounting, including inventory analysis, costing products, budgeting, general accounting (payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial statement preparation, general ledger), financial analysis, and tax return preparation. Also, not-for-profit accounting, as well as government and non-government accounting.

Recommended High School Subjects

English and mathematics courses (including algebra).

Remediation Strategies

All students entering the major are tested for English, reading, and mathematics deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies during their first semester.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:
  • identify and apply generally accepted accounting principles.
  • understand the impact of operating, investing, and financing decisions on the business entity.
  • organize, prepare, analyze, and interpret financial data and statements.
  • interpret and apply federal income tax laws applicable to the individual and sole proprietor.
  • identify, use, and interpret cost accounting information.
  • identify the laws that affect business.
  • use microcomputers (PCs) and related accounting software, including spreadsheet and database, for the preparation and analysis of accounting information and related financial statements.
  • understand the use of accounting information systems and their application in today's business environment.

Curriculum

First Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FYE101 First Year Experience 1 .50 1.50 S REQ
ACC113 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 3 M REQ
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3 3 S REQ
ENL111 English Composition I 3 3 S REQ
MGT115 Principles of Management 3 3 M REQ
MTH113 Business Mathematics 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ACC123 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 3 M REQ
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 3 M REQ
or
ECO112 Principles of Microeconomics 3 3 M REQ
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3 3 S REQ
MIS211 Business Computer Applications Using Spreadsheet 3 3 M REQ
OEE Exploration Electives 3   S OEE
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1   S FIT
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ACC341 Intermediate Accounting I 3 3 M REQ
ACC332 Income Taxation for Individuals 3 1 6 M REQ
MGT301 Business Law I 3 3 M REQ
BAE Directed Business Elective 3   M BAE
ACC201 Computerized Accounting 3 3 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ACC285 Accounting Information Systems 3 3 M REQ
ACC346 Intermediate Accounting II 3 3 M REQ
ACC210 Payroll, State, and Local Taxation 3 3 M REQ
SCI Science Elective 3   S SCI
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Directed Business Elective is any adviser-approved ACC, FIN, LAS, MGT, MKT, or HRM course.