B.Accy. in Accountancy
The primary function of the accountancy program is to provide professional education required to prepare students for careers as professional accountants in financial institutions, government, industry, nonprofit organizations, and public practice. Emphasis is placed upon both theoretical principles and concepts and practical applications to fulfill the need for reliable financial information. Professional courses provide students with the accounting education required to commence and continue to develop in a wide range of professional accounting careers.
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124
General Education Requirements
The general education/core requirements for the B.Accy. degree include the following:
Courses Hours English composition, Writ 100 or Writ 101 and Writ 102 or Liba 102 6 Literature (200-level Engl) or languages (two semesters of the same modern or ancient language) 6 Natural science with laboratory (biology, chemistry, geology, physics, and astronomy) 6-8 Mathematics, Math 267, 268 (or Math 261, 262) 6 Humanities (from among African-American studies, classics, modern languages, history, honors, philosophy, religion, Southern studies, or gender studies) 6 Fine arts (from art, art history, music or theatre) 3 Behavioral science (from among anthropology, geography, journalism, political science, psychology, and sociology) 3
Additional pre-professional course requirements include Math 269 (3 hours); Accy 201, 202 (6); Econ 202, 203 (6); Bus 230, 250, and 271 (or Spch 102/105) (9).
The B.Accy. degree requires a minor, which may be fulfilled by completing the requirements as defined by any department that formally grants a minor. A student may use any of the required courses of the B.Accy. program to meet this minor requirement. For example, Writ 100 or Writ 101 and Writ 102 or Liba 102 may be used for a minor in English.
Requirements for the B.Accy. degree include Accy 303, 304, 309, 310, 401, 402, 405, 407, and 411. Other required courses include Mgmt 371, Mktg 372, Fin 331, Econ 302, Mktg 351, MIS 309, Writ 250, and Mgmt 493.
Other Academic Requirements
To qualify for the B.Accy., a student must earn a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 on the cumulative hours attempted at the university and a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 on 300-level or above accountancy courses completed through the university and must comply with general university requirements for graduation. A student must complete in residence at least 30 semester hours of courses above the 300 level in business or accountancy.