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Concentration Requirements

Accounting is a professional program that prepares students for careers in industry, public accounting, government (local, state and federal), and not-for-profit institutions (hospitals, schools, etc.).

Students are exposed to areas of the profession through course work, cooperative education and internship opportunities, the study abroad program, guest speakers, and career fairs and events. 

As industry, the economy, and regulatory requirements grow more complex, the demand for accountants continues to grow and the role that the accountant fulfills in the reporting and analysis of financial data becomes increasingly more important and critical.

In addition to satisfying the college’s institutional and distribution requirements and the core requirements for the major in business administration, students concentrating in accounting must complete the following courses:

ACC 3303    Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 3304    Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 3308    Cost Accounting
ACC 4406    Advanced Accounting
ACC 4407    Taxes
ACC 4408    Auditing

Students planning to sit for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam need to obtain 21 semester hours (credits) in specific coursework. Most of the semester hours required are covered in the courses listed above. The 9 credits required across Info Systems, Finance, and Law can be satisfied by taking these non-Accounting courses:  BUS2210 (Management Information Systems), BUS2215 (Managerial Finance) and MGT3330 (Legal Environment of Business). BUS2210 and BUS2215 are required courses for the business major.

For more information on the specific requirements required to sit for the CPA exam, please refer to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) or the American Institute of Certified Public Accounting (AICPA). 

Students should consult with their Faculty Advisor each semester to confirm they are on track to sit for the CPA exam if they are planning to do so.