B.S. in Accounting

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is designed to provide a strong professional base in accounting; students may choose electives to specialize in either public accounting or management accounting. Public accountants work with clients in many different industries. They audit organizations’ financial records, provide tax advice, work with information systems, or consult on business problems. Some work within large multinational firms, but most work for regional or local firms. Management accountants work for a single organization, which may be a large corporation, a small business, a not-for-profit organization, or a government entity. They are part of the management team and analyze data, recommend ways to increase profitability, and help plan for the future. Specialized tasks include internal auditing, financial accounting, cost accounting, tax planning and compliance, business planning and budgeting, management consulting and information systems management.

The program objectives for the B.S. Accounting degree are:

  • To explain the major concepts in the functional areas of marketing, finance, and management
  • To evaluate the legal, social, and economic environment of business
  • To demonstrate thorough, technical knowledge of the generally accepted accounting principles and practices tested on the uniform CPA exam
  • To demonstrate knowledge of the core business concepts relevant to the accounting profession
  • To apply ethical decision-making skills and integrity in an ever-changing, global environment
  • To produce and present effective oral and written forms of communication
  • To apply critical problem-solving and professional skills in an experiential, learning environment

The goal of the program is to prepare future leaders with the knowledge of accounting principles and their applications. Data gained from accountants are necessary for planning, decision making, and control. As an accountant, the student will be prepared to supervising the preparation, interpretation, and reporting of economic data for management operations and the general public depending upon the type of work sought.

General Education Courses
BA 300Business Presentations3
CM 100Speech3
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
IT 111Introduction to Microsoft Office 3
IT 214Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications3
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
Choose on of the following:4
Contemporary College Algebra or higher
Precalculus with Trigonometry
Calculus with Applications
Calculus II
PY 111General Psychology3
Fine Arts 3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Lab Science Elective3-4
Open Electives18
Co-curricular activity and/or community service
Accounting and General Business Courses
AC 121Principles of Accounting I3
AC 122Principles of Accounting II3
AC 201Intermediate Accounting I3
AC 202Intermediate Accounting II3
AC 251Accounting Internship3
AC 301Advanced Accounting I3
AC 302Advanced Accounting II3
AC 331Cost Accounting 3
AC 352Forensic and Investigative Accounting3
AC 371Accounting Information Systems3
AC 441Federal Taxation I3
AC 442Federal Taxation II3
AC 461Auditing Concepts and Methods3
AC 471Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations3
BA 202Business Law II3
BA 211Microeconomics3
BA 212Macroeconomics3
BA 245Marketing Fundamentals3
BA 302Business Ethics3
BA 310Organization and Management3
BA 362Financial Management 3
Select one of the following Global Business Electives:3
Economic Geography
International Economics
International Finance
International Marketing
International Business
Total Hours122-123

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
AC 1213AC 1223
CM 1003EH 1243
EH 1233IT 2143
HE 111***1MS 1323
IT 1113PY 1113
MS 141 (OR MS 180, MS 181, MS 182)4 
 17 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
AC 2013AC 2023
BA 2113BA 2023
BA 3003BA 2123
BA 3103BA 3023
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3Fine Arts Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
AC 3013AC 3023
AC 4413AC 3523
AC 4713AC 4423
BA 3623Open Elective3
Lab Science Elective3-4Open Elective3
 15-16 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
AC 3313AC 2513
AC 3713Open Elective3
AC 4613Open Elective3
BA 111 ( (OR BA 334, BA 434, BA 437, BA 490))3Open Elective3
BA 2453Open Elective3
 15 15
Total Hours: 122-123