The accounting major prepares you for a career in accounting, auditing, finance and other business fields.
Preparing You for Success
Our mission in the Department of Accounting is to prepare you for a productive and satisfying career. The highest priority of the department is to provide students like you with the knowledge and skills necessary to commence and continue their careers. Our undergraduate major meets the needs of students seeking accounting careers in private industry and the public sector and, additionally, lays the foundation for those seeking careers in public practice. If you’re entering public practice or are already an experienced accountant, our Master of Science in Accounting program is perfect for furthering your education. Our graduates are productive, act ethically, and are responsible citizens in our increasingly dynamic and interdependent social and economic communities.
Accounting is an extremely flexible major. It helps you look beyond the numbers to assist both people and businesses with shaping their financial futures. You'll learn the principles of accounting as well as business and technology concepts. This broad training opens diverse career paths. Many of our graduates accept positions with public accounting firms and corporations. However, an accounting degree will also allow movement into finance, information systems, management, or consulting positions.
Making Your Mark
Students often use their undergraduate accounting courses to prepare for the certified public accounting, certified management accounting, and certified internal auditor exams. Professional credentials add value to your career and your faculty advisor will help you discern which designation is right for you.
Students are eligible to start taking exams for the certified public accounting (CPA) license after their undergraduate degree. Our Master of Science in Accounting Graduate degree provides additional education that supports you in the CPA exams and completing the 150 credit hours required for the license.
Required Courses - 36 hrs.
- ATG 201: Accounting Principles—Accounting Techniques - 1 hr.
- ATG 268: Business Ethics - 3 hrs.
- ATG 290: Accounting Careers Exploration - 1 hr.
- ATG 301: Intermediate Accounting I - 3 hrs.
- ATG 302: Intermediate Accounting II - 3 hrs.
- ATG 314: Cost Accounting - 3 hrs.
- ATG 383: Accounting Systems and Control - 3 hrs.
- ATG 401: Advanced Accounting I - 3 hrs.
- ATG 447: Internal Auditing - 3 hrs.
- ATG 457: Auditing - 3 hrs.
- ATG 470: Data Analytics for Accounting - 2 hrs.
- ATG 471: Advanced Accounting Techniques - 1 hr.
- ATG 477: Federal Taxes I - 3 hrs.
- ATG 478: Federal Taxes II - 3 hrs.
- ENG 306: Business Communications - 3 hrs. (fulfills W2 Core Curriculum)
- A minimum of 9 semester hours of upper-level accounting course work in residence.
Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in all accounting courses beyond ATG 157, 158 and 201.
This table sets out the teaching schedule for Accounting classes.
Sample program plan information is provided for sample purposes only. Students should consult with their academic advisor about their individual plan for course registration and completion of program requirements.
|First Year - Fall Semester|
|ATG 157||Accounting Principles-Financial||3 hours|
|MTH 114||Applied Finite Mathematics (QR)||3 hours|
|ENG 101||English Composition (WI)||3 hours|
|BUS 100||Contemporary Business||3 hours|
|FA, HUM or NS||University Core||3 hours|
|EHS 120||University Experience||1 hour|
|First Year - Spring Semester|
|ATG 158||Accounting Principles-Managerial||3 hours|
|MIS 173||Introduction to Business Analytics||3 hours|
|COM 103||Speech (OC)||3 hours|
|FA, HUM or NS||Core Electives||6 hours|
|Sophomore - Fall Semester|
|ATG 201||Accounting Principles-Accounting Techniques||1 hour|
|ATG 268||Business Ethics (WI)||3 hours|
|ATG 290||Accounting Careers Exploration||1 hour|
|ECO 221||Microeconomics||3 hours|
|Q M 262||Quantitative Analysis I||3 hours|
|Core Elective||3 hours|
|IB 206||Introduction to International Business||3 hours|
|Sophomore - Spring Semester|
|ATG 301||Intermediate Accounting I||3 hours|
|ECO 222||Macroeconomics||3 hours|
|Core Elective||6 hours|
|M L 350||Managing for Results in Organizations||3 hours|
|Junior - Fall Semester|
|ATG 302||Intermediate Accounting II||3 hours|
|ATG 314||Cost Accounting||3 hours|
|FIN 322||Business Finance||3 hours|
|ENG 306||Business Communication (W2)||3 hours|
|MTG 315||Principles of Marketing||3 hours|
|BUS 220||Career Strategies||1 hour|
|Junior - Spring Semester|
|ATG 383||Accounting Systems and Controls||3 hours|
|ATG 401||Advanced Accounting||3 hours|
|ATG 477||Federal Taxes||3 hours|
|BLW 342||Legal Environment of Business||3 hours|
|M L 353 or QM 263 or ECO 335||Operations Management in Organizations
OR Quantitative Analysis II
OR Managerial Economics
|Senior - Fall Semester|
|ATG 447||Internal Auditing||3 hours|
|ATG 457||Auditing||3 hours|
|ATG 470||Data Analytics for Accounting||2 hours|
|M L 452||Strategic Management in Organizations||2 hours|
|BUS 400||Business Capstone Client Consulting Project||2 hours|
|Senior - Spring Semester|
|ATG 478||Federal Taxes II||3 hours|
|ATG 471||Advanced Accounting Techniques||3 hours|