The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is designed to provide students with a strong professional foundation in the accounting concepts necessary for careers in both public accounting and the private sector. Public accountants work with clients in many different industries. They audit the financial records of organizations, provide tax preparation and advice, work with accounting information systems, and consult on a variety of business problems. While some graduates work within large multinational firms, others 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 governmental entity. They are a key part of the management team and analyze data, recommend ways to increase efficiency and profitability, and help plan for the future. Specialized tasks include internal auditing, financial accounting, cost accounting, tax planning and compliance, planning and budgeting, forensic and investigative accounting, information systems security, and data analytics.

In achieving the intended student learning outcomes for the B.S. Accounting degree, students will:

  • Integrate the core areas of business to inform decision making
  • Apply legal and ethical principles in business to organizational decision making
  • Apply business-related quantitative and qualitative methods and tools to formulate management decision alternatives
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Demonstrate professional business communication
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with diverse colleagues in team situations
  • Demonstrate thorough technical knowledge of the generally accepted accounting principles and practices tested on the uniform CPA exam

The goal of the accounting program is to prepare future business leaders with a knowledge of accounting concepts and their application to the organization. As an accounting major, the graduate will be well-prepared to oversee the preparation, interpretation, and reporting of economic data for both internal and external users of accounting information.

General Education Courses
BA 211Microeconomics3
BA 212Macroeconomics3
BA 302Business Ethics3
BA 490International Business3
EH 105College Writing3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
PY 111General Psychology3
Fine Arts Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Historical Elective 3
Humanities Elective (CM 100 Recomended)3
Lab Science Elective (Must also qualify as a sustainability elective - SC 101 Recomended)3-4
Literature Elective3
Math Elective I Elective4
Philosophical Elective3
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 300Business Presentations3
BA 310Organization and Management3
BA 362Financial Management 3
IT 111Introduction to Microsoft Office 3
IT 214Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications3
MK 220Marketing Fundamentals3
Open Electives12
Total Hours122-123

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
AC 1213AC 1223
EH 1053IT 2143
HE 111***1MS 1323
IT 1113PY 1113
Deductive Math Elective4Philosophical Elective3
Humanities Elective (CM 100 Recomended)3 
 17 15
Second Year
AC 2013AC 2023
BA 2113BA 2023
BA 3003BA 2123
BA 3103Fine Arts Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3Literature Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
AC 3013AC 3023
AC 4413AC 3523
AC 4713AC 4423
BA 3623BA 3023
Lab Science Elective (Must also qualify as a sustainability elective - SC 101 Recomended)3-4Historical Elective 3
 15-16 15
Fourth Year
AC 3313AC 2513
AC 3713Open Elective3
AC 4613Open Elective3
BA 4903Open Elective3
MK 2203Open Elective3
 15 15
Total Hours: 122-123

Credit may not be required for degree completion.