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Bachelor Degree in Accounting

Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting


Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting focuses on accounting, business and communications skills needed in today’s business environment.  The program provides the unique skills needed in various areas of accounting such as: taxation, auditing, managerial/cost, financial, governmental, and accounting in for Accounting, BA (ACCTG) mation systems as well as general business courses. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting also uses various business and accounting related software programs to enhance students’ knowledge.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet BSU mission and its goals:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of  accounting/tax concepts and standards as they relate to various specialty areas within accounting
  • Use concepts related to the general business environment in professional situations
  • Obtain proficiency in the use of business and accounting/tax software applications
  • Enhance  research and communication skills using professional literature
  • Understand legal, regulatory, and professional standards as they relate to accounting situations

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Microeconomics ( 3.0 credit hours )
  • Macroeconomics ( 3.0 credit hours )
  • Statistics ( 3.0 credit hours )

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting, students must earn 120.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Accounting Lower Division Courses ( 24 credit hours )
* Accounting Principles I 3.0 credit hours
* Accounting Principles II 3.0 credit hours
* Accounting Information for Business Decisions 3.0 credit hours
Business Law 3.0 credit hours
Financial Management 3.0 credit hours
* Integrated Accounting 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Marketing 3.0 credit hours
* Principles of Taxation 3.0 credit hours
Lower Division General Education Courses ( 36.0 credit hours )
Credit hours in parentheses indicate the required number of credit hours in each discipliine
Behavioral/Social Science ( 3.0 credit hours )
American History Pre 1876 3.0 credit hours
American History Since 1876 3.0 credit hours
Political Science 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Sociology 3.0 credit hours
Communications ( 3.0 credit hours )
Speech Communications 3.0 credit hours
Computers ( 3.0 credit hours )
Introduction to Computers 3.0 credit hours
Economics ( 6.0 credit hours )
* Microeconomics 3.0 credit hours
* Macroeconomics 3.0 credit hours
English ( 6.0 credit hours )
* English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
* English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts ( 3.0 credit hours )
American Literature 3.0 credit hours
English Literature 3.0 credit hours
Contemporary World Literature 3.0 credit hours
Mathematics ( 6.0 credit hours )
* College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
* College Mathematics 3.0 credit hours
* Statistics ( required ) 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science ( 6.0 credit hours )
General Biology 3.0 credit hours
General Biology Laboratory 1.0 credit hours
Advanced Biology 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Biology Laboratory 1.0 credit hours
Environmental Science 3.0 credit hours

Note: All lower division major and general education courses should be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken. The Upper Division Accounting Major Courses listed below have been reviewed by the Board of Accountancy and found sufficient for use toward the student’s exam and/or licensure requirement in the State .

Upper Division Accounting Major Courses ( 51.0 credit hours )
* International Financial Reporting 3.0 credit hours
* Intermediate Accounting I 3.0 credit hours
* Intermediate Accounting II 3.0 credit hours
* Advanced Accounting 3.0 credit hours
* Advanced Managerial/Cost Accounting 3.0 credit hours
* Accounting Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
* Governmental and Institutional Accounting 3.0 credit hours
* Auditing I 3.0 credit hours
* Auditing II 3.0 credit hours
Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 3.0 credit hours
Money and Banking 3.0 credit hours
Principles of Managerial Finance 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 3.0 credit hours
Project Management 3.0 credit hours
Management Law and Employee Relations 3.0 credit hours
Quantitative Approach to Business Decisions 3.0 credit hours
* Income Tax Accounting 3.0 credit hours
Upper Division General Education Courses ( 9.0 credit hours )
Management Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
Research Writing 3.0 credit hours
Intermediate Statistics 3.0 credit hours

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Masters Degree are graduate-level programs that typically take two years of additional full-time study after completion of a bachelor’s degree Because most graduate students are already working professionals

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