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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Accounting, BS


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Four-Year Accounting Degree

Within the four-year accounting program, students have the option of completing one of three tracks: General Accounting, Forensic Accounting or Accounting Information Systems.

The General Accounting track provides a solid foundation in business and accounting for students interested in accounting careers in private industry and nonprofit organizations, in pursuing graduate studies (e.g., law), or in preparation for running their own businesses. This program is appropriate for students interested in professional certifications such as Certified Management Accountant and/or Certified Internal Auditor.

The Forensic Accounting track was developed in response to the demand for accounting professionals with specialized knowledge in the areas of fraud examination and litigation support. This track includes course work in fraud examination, criminology and financial statement analysis. This program is appropriate for the student interested in becoming a Certified Fraud Examiner.

The Accounting Information Systems track prepares students to take advantage of the expanding variety of opportunities available to professionals with a strong and integrated knowledge of accounting (the “language of business”) and the evolving information technologies needed to implement and manage accounting information systems (AIS). Opportunities exist in the corporate, public accounting and non-profit sectors for accounting professionals who can assist their organizations or clients in assessing the opportunities and risks associated with specific information-technology deployments. Students in this track are encouraged to pursue professional certifications such as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

To receive a degree in accounting, the student must earn at least a “C” in each of the two accounting principles courses (ACC 251 ACC 252  or equivalent).


Click here for information on the Accelerated Master's Degree and Combined Baccalaureate/Master's Degree Programs .


For more information about the Accounting department, visit its website.


Accounting – General Accounting Track Curriculum


  Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

 First Year

   
 GE S/BH ECO 153 - (S) Principles of Microeconomics  — ECO 154 - (S) Principles of Macroeconomics   3 3
 GE WRTG–GE EP WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition  — BUS 140 - Business Information & Oral Proficiency   3 3
 GE PHIL–T/RS PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  — T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible   3 3
 GE QUAN MATH ELECT - Math Option (two courses)1 3 3
 GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective2 3-4 3-4
 GE FSEM First Year Seminar 5                               
    15-16 15-16

 Second Year

   
 BUS CORE ACC 251 - Financial Accounting I  — ACC 252 - Financial Accounting II   3 3
 BUS CORE STAT 251 - (Q) Statistics for Business I  — STAT 252 - (Q) Statistics for Business II   3 3
 BUS CORE MGT 251 - Legal Environment of Business     3
 GE PHIL–T/RS PHIL 210 - Ethics  — T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3 3
 GE NSCI NSCI ELECT - Natural Science Electives 3 3
 GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
 GE ELECT FREE ELECT - Free Elective3 3  
    18 18

 Third Year

   
 MAJOR ACC 361 - Intermediate Accounting I  — ACC 362 - Intermediate Accounting II   3 3
 MAJOR ACC 363 - Federal Taxes  — ACC 461 - Cost Accounting   3 3
 BUS CORE MGT 351 - Principles of Management I  — MGT 352 - Principles of Management II   3 3
 BUS CORE FIN 251 - Introduction to Finance  — MKT 351 - Principles of Marketing   3 3
 BUS CORE OIM 351 - Introduction to Management Science  — OIM 352 - Introduction to Operations Management   3 3
 BUS CORE ECO/IB 351 - (D) Environment of International Business     3
 GE PHIL or T/RS PHIL or T/RS ELECT — Philosophy or T/RS Elective 3  
    18 18

 Fourth Year

   
 MAJOR ACC 460 - Advanced Accounting I  — ELECT - Major Elective4 3 3
 MAJOR ACC 364 - (EPW) Auditing Theory   3  
 BUS CORE ACC 474 - Accounting Information Systems  — MGT 455 - Business Policy and Strategy   3 3
 GE HUMN HUMN ELECT Humanities Elective   3
 GE ELECT FREE ELECT - Free Electives2 3 3
    12 12

TOTAL: 126-128 Credits  

1 See note on Math Options .

2 If EDUC 113  is required in the first semester, it is taken in place of a humanities elective and is counted as a GE free elective. One GE free elective in the fourth year must then be taken as a humanities elective.

3 If a third math course is required, it replaces this GE elective.

4 Major electives recommended for the CPA examination are

  and  . For meeting New York requirements, the recommended courses are  ,   (or ACC 527),   (or ACC 531) and   (or ACC 538).

5The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.


Accounting - Forensic Accounting Track Curriculum


   Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

 First Year

   
 GE S/BH   ECO 153 - (S) Principles of Microeconomics  — ECO 154 - (S) Principles of Macroeconomics   3 3
 GE WRTG - GE EP   WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition  — BUS 140 - Business Information & Oral Proficiency   3 3
 GE PHIL - T/RS   PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  — T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible   3 3
 GE QUAN  MATH ELECT - Math Option (two courses)1 3-4 3-4
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective2 3 3
 GE FSEM  First Year Seminar3    
    15-16 15-16

 Second Year

                                   
 BUS CORE   ACC 251 - Financial Accounting I   — ACC 252 - Financial Accounting II   3 3
 BUS CORE   STAT 251 - (Q) Statistics for Business I   — STAT 252 - (Q) Statistics for Business II   3 3
 BUS CORE   MGT 251 - Legal Environment of Business     3
 GE PHIL-T/RS   PHIL 210 - Ethics   — T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3 3
 GE NSCI  NSCI ELECT - Natural Science Electives 3 3
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective 3  
 GE ELECT   S/CJ 213 - (S) Criminology  —  S/CJ 225 - White-Collar Crime   3 3
    18 18

 Third Year

   
 MAJOR   ACC 361 - Intermediate Accounting I  —  ACC 362 - Intermediate Accounting II   3 3
 MAJOR   ACC 363 - Federal Taxes  — ACC 461 - Cost Accounting   3 3
 BUS CORE   MGT 351 - Principles of Management I  — MGT 352 - Principles of Management II   3 3
 BUS CORE   FIN 251 - Introduction to Finance   — MKT 351 - Principles of Marketing   3 3
 BUS CORE   OIM 351 - Introduction to Management Science  — OIM 352 - Introduction to Operations Management   3 3
 BUS CORE   ECO/IB 351 - (D) Environment of International Business     3
 GE PHIL or T/RS  PHIL or T/RS ELECT - Philosophy or T/RS Elective 3  
    18 18

 Fourth Year

   
 MAJOR   ACC 460 - Advanced Accounting I  — ACC 370 - Fraud Examination   3 3
 MAJOR   ACC 364 - (EPW) Auditing Theory  — ACC 463 - (EPW) Financial Statement Analysis & Research   3 3
 BUS CORE   ACC 474 - Accounting Information Systems  — MGT 455 - Business Policy and Strategy   3 3
 GE ELECT  FREE ELECT - Free Elective2 3  
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
    15 12
 

Total 129-131 Credits  

1 See note on Math Options .

2 If EDUC 113  is required in the first semester, it is taken in place of a humanities elective and is counted as a GE free elective. One GE free elective in the fourth year must then be taken as a humanities elective.

3The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement. Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester. Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

Accounting - Accounting Information Systems Track Curriculum


   Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

 First Year

       
 BUS CORE   ECO 153 - (S) Principles of Microeconomics  — ECO 154 - (S) Principles of Macroeconomics   3 3
 GE WRTG - GE EP   WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition  — BUS 140 - Business Information & Oral Proficiency   3 3
 GE PHIL - GE T/RS   PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  — T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible   3 3
 GE QUAN  MATH ELECT - Math Option (two courses)1 3-4 3-4
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives2 3 3
 GE FSEM  First Year Seminar4                                   
    15-16 15-16

 Second Year

   
 BUS CORE   ACC 251 - Financial Accounting I  — ACC 252 - Financial Accounting II   3 3
 BUS CORE   STAT 251 - (Q) Statistics for Business I  — STAT 252 - (Q) Statistics for Business II   3 3
 BUS CORE   MGT 251 - Legal Environment of Business     3
 GE PHIL- T/RS   PHIL 210 - Ethics  — T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3 3
 GE NSCI  NSCI ELECT - Natural Science Electives 3 3
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
 GE ELECT   EC 251 - Introduction to Electronic Business   3  
    18 18

 Third Year

   
 MAJOR   ACC 361 - Intermediate Accounting I  — ACC 362 - Intermediate Accounting II   3 3
 MAJOR   ACC 374 - Database Management Systems for Electronic Business   3  
 MAJOR   ACC 461 - Cost Accounting     3
 BUS CORE   ACC 474 - Accounting Information Systems   3  
 BUS CORE   MGT 351 - Principles of Management I  — MGT 352 - Principles of Management II   3 3
 BUS CORE   FIN 251 - Introduction to Finance  — MKT 351 - Principles of Marketing   3 3
 BUS CORE   OIM 351 - Introduction to Management Science  — OIM 352 - Introduction to Operations Management   3 3
 BUS CORE   ECO/IB 351 - (D) Environment of International Business     3
    18 18

 Fourth Year

   
 MAJOR   ACC 363 - Federal Taxes   3  
 MAJOR   ACC 364 - (EPW) Auditing Theory   3  
 MAJOR   ACC 372 - Accounting for Electronic Business   3  
 MAJOR   ACC 460 - Advanced Accounting I   3  
 MAJOR   ACC 477 - Advanced Auditing Issues: Information Systems Auditing     3
 BUS CORE   MGT 455 - Business Policy and Strategy     3
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective   3
 GE PHIL or T/RS  PHIL or T/RS ELECT - Philosophy or T/RS Elective3   3
    12 12
 

Total: 126-128 Credits  

1 See note on Math Options .

2 If EDUC 113  is required in the first semester, it is taken in place of a humanities elective and is counted as a GE free elective. One GE free elective in the fourth year must then be taken as a humanities elective.

3 If a third math course is required, it replaces this GE elective.

4The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

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