Accounting degrees and curriculum
There are a few degree options for our Accounting Program. You can major in Accounting, complete a concentration in Accounting or even earn a master's degree.
An Accounting major means you will earn a bachelor of science degree in management with a major in accounting. This requires 124 credit hours, typically spread over four years, although it's not uncommon to go slightly longer.
Accounting majors take a core management curriculum. It includes courses in analysis, economics, accounting and statistics. You'll also take general classes, subjects like English, math and history.
Your first two years you will be in the "lower division." Once you successfully complete the classes in the lower division and meet grade requirements, you'll be admitted to the upper division.
Upper division courses will be noticeably more challenging in the areas of accounting, statistics and business. You'll take courses in human resources, management information systems and law. Upper division is rigorous to ensure that when you graduate you will be ready to succeed in the workplace.
Students who major in Industrial Management, Economics or Management can complete a concentration in Accounting. This means that some of the credit hours designated for electives will be used for accounting classes. A concentration in Accounting requires you to choose four accounting courses. Your choices help tailor your education to your particular strengths and interests.
If, for example, you are a Management major planning to work in the public sector, you might choose courses in international accounting, governmental accounting, financial statement analysis and management accounting. These classes would strengthen your depth of knowledge and help you in your career.
You may complete multiple concentrations, each one requiring about 12 credit hours.
MASTER of SCIENCE (ACCOUNTING)
Many students want to sit for the CPA exam in order to be eligible for additional job opportunities upon graduation. In order to sit for the exam you must have a minimum of 150 credit hours of training. The bachelor's degree program requires about 124 credit hours. So, we offer a master of science in accounting program. In one year (two semesters) you can receive advanced accounting training and earn the credits to sit for your CPA exam upon graduation.
Just like your bachelor's degree, you have options that let you study and work in areas that are of interest to you.