Accredited by ACBSP

(Effective Fall 2015)

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
FYE101 First Year Experience 1  
ACC113 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3  
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3  
ENL111 English Composition I 3  
MGT115 Principles of Management 3  
MTH113 Business Mathematics 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Second Semester Credits
ACC123 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3  
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3  
or
ECO112 Principles of Microeconomics 3  
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3  
MIS211 Business Computer Applications Using Spreadsheet 3  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3  
or
ART Art Elective 3  
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3  
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3  
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3  
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1  
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Third Semester Credits
ACC341 Intermediate Accounting I 3  
ACC331 Income Taxation of Individuals 3  
MGT301 Business Law I 3  
BAE Directed Business Elective 3  
SPC101 Fundamentals of Speech 3  
or
SPC201 Interpersonal Communication 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fourth Semester Credits
ACC285 Accounting Information Systems 3  
ACC346 Intermediate Accounting II 3  
ACC210 Payroll, State, and Local Taxation 3  
SCI Science Elective 3  
OEA Open Elective / Associate 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15

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

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)