Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Accounting

Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA both overall and in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to successfully graduate.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

MAT 225Calculus for Business

4

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

BAC 101First-Year Seminar I

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

Total Credit Hours:12

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

SPE 208Speech for Business and the Professions

4

BUS 101Introduction to Global Business

4

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

BAC 102First-Year Seminar II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

BUS 221Business Law and Social Responsibility

4

ACC 202Financial Accounting Information

4

ITM 220Management Information Systems

4

ECO 204Principles of Microeconomics

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

ACC 203Managerial Accounting

4

AWR 201Writing and Research

4

QMB 210Managerial Statistics

4

ECO 205Principles of Macroeconomics

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

ACC 320Intermediate Accounting I

4

ACC 352Federal Tax Accounting I

4

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

ACC 420Intermediate Accounting II

4

ACC 351Accounting Information Systems

4

MGT 330Principles of Management

4

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

ACC 401Auditing and Attestation

4

FIN 310Financial Management

4

MKT 300Principles of Marketing

4

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

ACC 099Non-Credit Service Requirement for Accounting Majors

0

MGT 431Practical Strategic Assessment

4

ACC 304Cost Accounting

4

General Elective

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 124

  • SPE 208 fulfills 4 credit hours of the humanities/fine arts requirement.
  • Natural science courses must be from different areas, one in biology and the other in chemical or physical science.
  • Prerequisites are strictly enforced.
  • Accounting service requirement: All accounting majors must, as a condition of graduation, complete 30 hours of service. At least 30 days prior to graduation, accounting majors must submit the ACC 099 Class Registration form along with documentation of their service hours to the department chair for approval. Acceptable documentation includes a co-curricular transcript issued by the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement, Beta Alpha Psi service hour documentation, Delta Sigma Phi service hour documentation, a letter from an officer of a service organization, and other verifiable documents of service. The department chair will review the documents and submit a passing grade to the registrar for completion of the requirement.  The accounting department provides ways to meet the requirement through the VITA tax program and through Beta Alpha Psi. In addition the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement provides many opportunities for service. If students choose the VITA option, the accounting department recommends they undertake their service requirement in conjunction with ACC 352.