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2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, B.A.

This program of study prepares students for a variety of jobs in all sectors of the economy: business enterprises, government, and not-for-profits. Those wishing to enter professional careers in accounting after graduation generally pursue certifications in a number of different areas including but not limited to public accounting (CPA), managerial accounting (CMA), internal auditing (CIA), etc. Consult your advisor for career options available in accounting. Our program is academically rigorous and experiential. The degree is designed to meet the following competencies:

  • Knowlege of Accounting: Gain knowledge in all areas of accounting: financial, managerial, systems and internal control, auditing, and taxation. (KA)
  • Professional Ethical Behavior: Develop attitudes for responsible and ethical social behavior in professional practice. (PEB)
  • Concepts & Principles: Learn to apply concepts and principles to solve complex accounting organizational problems. (CP) 
  • Written & Oral Communication: To become skilled in discussing and defending views in accounting effectively in written and spoken words. (WOC) 
  • Research & Application: Understand the research process and apply it to develop solutions to problems. (R&A) 
  • Critical Thinking: Develop skills in logical thinking, inductive and deductive reasoning, and critical analysis. (CT)

In addition to meeting the Adult Undergraduate general admission criteria the accounting degree students are required to have current or past experience in accounting or business related fields. Further, accounting majors are required to have proficiency in accounting foundation equivalent to at least one year (6 credit hours) of basic college level accounting to be admitted to the program. In the absence of such proficiency students will be required to take AC 20100 - Financial Accounting I , and AC 20200 - Financial Accounting II  or equivalents as determined by the advisor prior to entering the program. Students may also meet this requirement through CLEP, credit by examination, or documented experiential learning using a portfolio.

General University Requirements

  • Introduction to Active Learning (IS 23300 ) (3)
  • Written Communication (LL 20100 ) (3-4)
  • Speech Communication (IS 20600 ) (3)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (IS 24200 ) (4)
  • Humanities (6-8)
  • Languages (4)
  • Laboratory Science (4)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (BAM 21600 ) (4)
  • Ethical and Religious Values (IS 45300 ) (3)

Total Credit Hours: 34-37

Total Credit Hours: 62

  • Electives (varies)

Minimum Graduation Credit Hour Requirement: 128

* Also satisfies GUR’s. † Credits are satisfied by Major Requirements. ** Pending approval.


A grade of “C” or better must be earned on all DCP modules and the Senior Project. A course must be repeated if a grade lower than “C” is earned.

Non-Profit Management Emphasis

A non-profit emphasis in management is available to students in the Accounting degree program. In addition to completing the requirements for the major, students are required to take BAM 20100  before taking any of the 40000 level elective courses. In addition to the required BAM 20100  course, students may select three elective courses from (BAM 42000 , BAM 42100 , BAM 42200 , BAM 42300  and IS 31100 ); a total of 12 credits is required to earn the non-profit emphasis. All courses in this emphasis are offered online.