B.S. In Accounting - Computer Information Systems

Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Computer Information Systems concentration

This dual major enables the student to add significant knowledge of computers to professional training in accounting. This combination is highly sought by employers in both public and management accounting settings. The credits earned for this program can apply to the 150 semester hours required to obtain the CPA designation.

The program objectives for the B.S. Accounting with a concentration in Computer Information Systems require student to:

  • Explain the major concepts in the functional areas of marketing, finance, and management
  • Evaluate the legal, social, and economic environment of business
  • Demonstrate a thorough, technical knowledge of the generally accepted accounting principles and practices tested in the uniform CPA exam
  • Demonstrate knowledge of core business concepts relevant to the accounting profession
  • Apply ethical decision-making skills and integrity in an ever-changing, global environment 
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills, appropriate to the profession
  • Apply critical problem-solving and professional skills in an experiential, learning environment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of computer hardware and software infrastructure
  • Construct appropriate database solutions using computer software
  • Apply project management practices and principles
  • Utilize computer technology solutions to address business policies and practices
General Education Courses
BA 300Business Presentations3
CM 100Speech3
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
IT 214Microcomputer Spreadsheet Applications3
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
MS 141Contemporary College Algebra or Higher4
PY 111General Psychology3
Fine or Performing Arts3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
SC Elective3
Open Electives12
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
IT 207Web Design-Content Layer3
MI 131Intro to Information Systems3
IT 331Networking3
IT 410Database Design3
IT 481Project Management Techniques 3
IT Electives9
Total Hours137

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
AC 1213AC 1223
CM 1003EH 1243
EH 1233IT 2073
HE 111***1IT 2143
MI 1313PY 1113
MS 141, MS 180, MS 181, or MS 1804 
 17 15
Second Year
AC 2013AC 2023
BA 2113BA 2023
BA 3103BA 2123
IT 3313BA 3023
MS 1323Fine Arts Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
AC 3013AC 3023
AC 4413AC 3523
BA 3623AC 4423
IT Elective3IT Elective3
Lab Science Elective3Open Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
BA 3003AC 2513
AC 3313IT Elective3
AC 3713Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
AC 4713Open Elective3
IT 4103Open Elective3
 15 15
Fifth Year
AC 4613 
BA 3213 
IT 4813 
Open Elective3 
BA 111, BA 334, BA 434, BA 437 or BA 4903 
Total Hours: 137

Credit may not be required for degree completion.