2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
    Jan 28, 2020  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Accounting B.B.A.

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An accounting degree provides graduates with a challenging career path clearly pointed toward growth and opportunity. The accounting major can work for companies that range in size from a sole practitioner to small partnerships to international firms. Opportunities for employment exist within both the private and public sectors. Accounting careers include jobs involving extensive interpersonal contact and those involving very little. Other careers could be in the fields of financial planning and investment analysis.

Accounting graduates who take positions with industry and not-for-profit organizations work as part of the management team providing information for decision support and performance evaluation. Accountants can also work within organizations specializing in tax reporting and planning.

It is recognized that students desiring to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) must complete 150 credits and a specified set of courses. In most cases students working toward meeting the CPA requirements will combine a 124 credit undergraduate degree with a graduate degree program, a second degree or additional hours leading to a certification. To sit for the CPA examination, a student needs all courses in this Accounting program along with two additional courses, including production management and an advanced law course.


Bachelor of Business Administration



Total Major Requirements: 60 credit hours

General Education Requirements for the College of Adult and Professional Studies:

  • Composition (w/ grade of “C” or better) - 3 hours
  • Researched Composition (w/ grade of “C” or better) - 3 hours
  • Math * - 3 hours
  • Natural Science w/ lab - 4 hours
  • Speech - 3 hours
  • Religion/Philosophy - 3 hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences - 6 hours
  • Computer Information Systems - 3 hours
  • Liberal Arts/Humanities - 9 hours
    • Select a minimum of 9 hours within at least two categories:
      • History
      • Literature
      • Fine Arts (Art, Music, or Drama - survey courses)
      • Foreign Language/World Culture
  • CAPS 200 Analysis, Principles and Skills of Adult Learning
  • IDST 101 Introduction to Communities of Practice


* Math:

See Math Requirements for specific major sought.

  • Majors within the Bachelor of Arts degree requiring The Nature of Mathematics or Intermediate Algebra or a higher level math course must earn a grade of C or better.
  • Majors within the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Business Administration requiring College Algebra must earn a grade of C or better.

Total General Education Requirements: 37 credit hours

Total Degree Requirements: 124 hours

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