Accounting Major

Course Description

The major in Accounting is designed to balance the basic concepts, theories and models in both major areas of study with practical hands-on experiences in the contemporary business environment. The accounting major must be done in conjunction with the Business Administration major.

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates will demonstrate mastery of the basic functional competencies of decision making, risk analysis, measurement, reporting, research, and leveraging technology to enhance functional competencies.
  • Graduates will demonstrate mastery of the basic personal competencies of professional demeanor, problem solving and decision making, interaction, leadership, communication, project management, and leveraging technology to enhance personal competencies.
  • Graduates will demonstrate mastery of the broad business perspective competencies of strategic and critical thinking, industry and sector perspective, international and global perspective, resource management, legal and regulatory perspective, marketing and client forces, and leveraging technology to enhance business competencies.


Part 1: General Education Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)

Part 2: Accounting Major

30 credits: 20 upper division credits in residence, 24 credits total upper division.

BUS 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS 311 Intermediate Accounting I 3
BUS 312 Intermediate Accounting II 3
BUS 314 Cost Accounting 3
BUS 331 Non-Profit Accounting 3
BUSĀ 332 Auditing 3
BUS 411 Advanced Accounting 3
BUS 412 Taxation I 3
BUS 413 Taxation II 3

What Can I do With this Degree?

Accounting is a versatile degree. Students who graduate with a major in accounting may find jobs in many areas of business including: banking, financial planning, sales, production management, client management, product development, procurement, and general management.