Four Year Plan - B.ACC in Accountancy (Non-CPA track)

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
MATH 103
College Algebra
or Applied Calculus I
or Calculus I
Essential Studies: Fine Arts 3
Essential Studies: Oral Communications 3
Free Elective (ACCT 160 recommended - 2 credits) 3
ACCT 200 Elements of Accounting I 3
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
ISBA 217 Fundamentals of Computer Information Systems 3
Essential Studies: Lab Science 4
Free Elective (ACCT 160 Recommended, if not already taken) 2
Sophomore Year
ACCT 201 Elements of Accounting II 3
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 210 Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics 3
Essential Studies: Diversity of Human Experience 3
Essential Studies: Social Science 3
ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT 300 Advanced Spreadsheet Applications 3
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Essential Studies: Humanities 3
Essential Studies: Analyzing Worldviews 3
Junior Year
ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3
MGMT 300 Principles of Management 3
MRKT 305 Marketing Foundations 3
Essential Studies: Fine Arts or Humanities 3
FIN 310 Principles of Financial Management 3
ACCT 309 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT 320 Cost Accounting 3
MGMT 301 Operations Management 3
ACCT Experiential Elective 1 3
Elective 3
Senior Year
ACCT 405 Assurance Services 3
MGMT 475 Strategic Management 3
Accounting Elective 3
Essential Studies: Advanced Communications 3
Free Elective 3
ACCT 411 Foundations of Federal Taxation 3
ACCT 416 Business Law for Accountants 3
Accounting Elective 3
Free Elective 6
 Total Credits120-121

This four year plan results in graduation with 120 credits, but does NOT satisfy all eligibility requirements for taking the CPA exam (150 credit hours are required)! Students interested in pursuing the CPA certification are encouraged to consider the combined or ABM BAcc/MAcc programs and view the related 4+1 year (i.e., 5-year) plan.

1 The BAcc program requires at least 3 credits of experiential learning which may be satisfied with credits earned in ACCT 160 (intro to Accounting Careers), ACCT 397 (Cooperative Education), ACCT 417 (Service Learning in Accounting with VITA), ACCT 497 (Accounting Internship), and/or other courses with the approval of the Accountancy Department Chair.  These credits may be earned at any time during the accounting program, and by a combination of credits earned in multiple courses. While not required, students are encouraged to consider internship opportunities, including those that may be full-time.  Please contact the Department of Accountancy Internship Director for more information about internships). 

Every student must fulfill all University, Departmental, and Essential Studies requirements.  Please note that some Accounting and College of Business & Public Administration courses included in this plan may satisfy Essential Studies requirements.