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Develop the professional knowledge, interpersonal skills, and ethical values needed to succeed in a diverse, technology-driven world.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Take part in hands-on projects in our community.
  • Build connections with accomplished alumni and local leaders.
  • Partner with professional mentors.
  • Go beyond the classroom to prepare you for leadership in a local or global business environment.
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Accounting Major (150 Hours)

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Professional Studies & Enhancements

This program requires additional coursework above and beyond regular graduation requirements. The 150 hours fulfill the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) minimum study requirements to obtain a CPA license. Completion of this program does not guarantee licensure since AICPA requires additional work and certification.

Courses and Requirements

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60 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Major Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ECN-200Principles of Economics3 credits
MAT-125Data Analysis and Statistics3 credits
MAT-212Multiple Regression Analysis3 credits
MAT-150Applied Calculus: a Modeling Approach4 credits

Accounting Courses

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ACC-221Financial Accounting3 credits
ACC-222Managerial Accounting3 credits
ACC-318Intermediate Accounting I3 credits
ACC-320Intermediate Accounting II3 credits
ACC-423Auditing3 credits
ACC-424Tax Accounting I3 credits

Upper division electives (6 credits):

Complete 2 upper-division (300- or 400-level) electives in related Accounting topics, which may include the following (or others with Departmental approval).

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ACC-330Accounting Information Systems3 credits
ACC-425Tax Accounting II3 credits
ACC-427Cost Accounting3 credits
ACC-429Advanced Accounting3 credits

Business Courses

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BUS-100Introduction to Business3 credits
BUS-150Business Computer Applications3 credits
BUS-225Principles of Management3 credits
BUS-330Principles of Finance3 credits
BUS-360Principles of Marketing3 credits
BUS-391Legal Environment3 credits
BUS-497Internship1-6 credits
ACC-497Internship1-6 credits

In exceptional cases, BUS-494 or ACC-494 Independent Study may be substituted for BUS-497 or ACC-497 Internship (with department permission).

Quantitative Courses

Complete 1 of the following quantitative courses:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BUS-350Management Science3 credits
BUS-453Principles of Productions and Operations Management3 credits


Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BUS-492Business and Accounting Capstone: Junior Year Experience1 credits
BUS-493Business and Accounting Capstone:Senior Seminar2 credits

It is expected that students will take five years to complete the Accounting (150 Hours) program.  Students choosing this major must complete at least 150 credit hours to graduate, including 74 credits outside of the Business and Accounting Department. 


Students may not earn both the Business Administration Major and the Accounting (150 Hours) Major.



Accounting majors must take both BUS-492 Business and Accounting Capstone: Junior Experience (1 credit, concurrent with BUS-497 or ACC-497 Internship) in their junior year and BUS-493 Business and Accounting Capstone: Senior Seminar in their senior year (final semester preferred).