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Accounting (120 Hours)

The objectives of the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a major in accounting are to provide knowledge about practical and conceptual accounting, basic accounting information systems, and the use of accounting information for managerial decision-making purposes. This provides preparation for careers in private, governmental, and non-profit accounting. It also provides a foundation to enter the Master of Accounting program for those interested in a professional career in public accounting or consulting.
First Year
First TermHours
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]13 or 4
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]3
MATH 2013
Second TermHours
ECONS 101 or 1023
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH 202 [QUAN]3
MIS 2503
Physical Sciences [PSCI] or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]14 or 3
Second Year
First TermHours
ACCTG 2303
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
Diversity [DIVR]3
Second TermHours
ACCTG 2313
B LAW 2103
COM 102, COMSOC 235, or H D 2053 or 4
MGTOP 2154
POL S Elective3
Complete Writing Portfolio
Consider studying abroad this summer
Third Year
First TermHours
ACCTG 3303
ACCTG 335 or 3383
FIN 3253
MGMT 3013
MKTG 3603
Second TermHours
ACCTG 3313
ACCTG 335 or 3383
MGTOP 3403
Fourth Year
First TermHours
400-level ACCTG course33
ACCTG 433 [M]3
Second TermHours
400-level ACCTG course33
ACCTG 438 [M] or ACCTG 439 [M]3
MGMT 491 [CAPS] or ENTRP 492 [CAPS]3

1For a total of 7 units—one Biological Science [BSCI] and one Physical Science [PSCI] course, including one lab course, or 8 units of SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102. SCIENCE 102 is offered Spring semester.
2Required for the major.
3Accounting Upper-Division Business Electives (6 credits): Any 400-level Accounting course, B LAW 411, MGMT 401, 485, 487, MGTOP 470, MKTG 379, or any 300-400-level MIS or FIN course. May not include courses from the business administration core, the set of required accounting courses, or any 498 or 499 courses.
4If approved, ENGLISH 403 may fulfill the UCORE Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG] requirement.

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