Jul 16, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Accounting, BS


Four-Year Accounting Degree

Within the four-year accounting program, students have the option of completing a variety of minors including a minor in Forensic Accounting , Business Analytics , or Finance . The accounting program provides a solid foundation in business and accounting for students interested in accounting careers in public accounting, private industry, 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 Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and/or Certified Internal Auditor.

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

The Business Analytics  minor or the Accounting Information Systems  minor 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 minor 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).


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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 - (FYDT,FYOC) 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

 BUS CORE

 BUS 150 - Career and Professional Development 

1

 

 GE FSEM

 First Year Seminar5

               

              

 

 

16-17

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

 BUS CORE

 OIM 251 - Excel for Business Applications 

1

 

 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 Elective

 

3

 GE HUMN

 HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective

3

 

 GE ELECT

 FREE ELECT - Free Elective3

3

 

 

 

16

15

 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 - Introduction to 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 - (W,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

 GE NSCI

 NSCI ELECT - Natural Science Electives

3

 

 

 

15

12

TOTAL: 125-127 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 ACC 470 and ACC 472. For meeting New York requirements, the recommended courses are ACC 470, ACC 463 (or ACC 527), ACC 477 (or ACC 531) and ACC 465 (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.