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Major in Accountancy

Degree Requirement Summary (DRS)

Major Requirements

  • AC 310 Cost Management
  • AC 311 Financial Accounting & Reporting I
  • AC 312 Financial Accounting & Reporting II
  • AC 340 Accounting Information Systems
  • AC 350 Federal Taxation
  • AC 412 Advanced Accounting
  • AC 470 or AC 472 Financial Statement Auditing or Internal Auditing
  • AC Elective


Special Notes

  • Accounting elective choices are:  AC 331 Government and Not for Profit Reporting, AC 332 Fraud Examination, AC 381 International Accounting, AC 421 Internship, AC 440  Design and Control of Data and Systems, AC 450  Advanced Federal Taxation, AC 472 Internal Audit, or AC 475 Info. Technology Auditing

  • AC 311 is a pre- or co-requisite for many courses in the major and is also one of the more difficult courses to master. Students who are considering an accountancy major should take this course as soon as possible to help clarify their interest and ability in this field.

  • Majors, especially those considering sitting for the CPA exam, may want to take additional Business Law courses to fill their unrestricted or business-related Electives.  Many states require 6 credits of business law.

  • Interested in the CPA requirements in your state?  Visit the National Accounting Standards Board of Accountancy website for the specific requirements in every state in the US.

Think you might like to major in accounting?  Speak to professors and mentors in the department to learn more about what your classes might entail, meet with alumni who are currently working in the field, think about potential career possibilities such as auditor, tax analyst, fund accountant or controller.  For further career exploration, visit the Career Services Website.