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.
Students pursuing the honors option Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies must satisfy the following requirements. They must complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours, including a mandatory minor or second major, and the required courses in the major. The required courses are LST 301, 302, 311, 401, 421, and the Senior Essay—LST 441—which may represent any discipline and is the basis for the Comprehensive Examination. In addition, three semester credit hours must be selected from LST 241, 242, 251, 252, 331, 332, 351, 352, 431, 432, or 491. The remaining 6 credit hours may be selected from LST 241, 242, 251, 252, or any LST 300- or 400-level course, or from the acceptable liberal studies electives listed below. (LST 491 may be taken twice, and LST preceptorials covering differing topics may be taken twice or more.) Care must be taken to ensure that, together with the required minor (or second major), 42 credit hours of upper division courses are completed.