The Business Administration program with a specialization in Accounting prepares students for exciting careers in accounting and also helps to prepare students to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination. The Accounting program provides students with the knowledge and decision-making skills necessary for success in a dynamic and complex global economy. The curriculum’s strong liberal studies component, highly valued by the business community, provides students with a firm foundation for their future careers and lifelong learning.
Graduates in the accounting specialization area will possess the knowledge and skills necessary for a professional accounting position in public accounting, industry, and government in an ever-changing, globally competitive business environment. This program also provides a solid background for students who may want to pursue graduate work in accounting or related areas.
Graduates should be able to:
- Understand and apply principles and practices in the major functional areas of accounting;
- Demonstrate analytical, problem-solving, decision-making, and communication skills.
Curriculum guides are designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA.
Following the sample academic plan and its milestones will help students stay on track to graduate in four years. Students will need to refer to and/or print both the appropriate Liberal Studies Requirements AND the appropriate major sheet in order to view the complete degree program requirements.
- Liberal Studies General Core Requirements
- Liberal Studies Requirements: Whitney Young School Honors Program
- ACC 301: Intermediate Accounting I
- ACC 302: Intermediate Accounting II
- ACC 303: Intermediate Accounting III
- ACC 308: Cost Accounting
- ACC 324: Accounting Information Systems
- ACC 403: Auditing
- ACC 462: Federal Income Taxation
- Professional Elective (3 credits)*
*May be an accounting internship or international experience in Business or any ACC course at the 300 level or higher.