Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Total Semester Credit Hours = 120

Professional opportunities in the field of accounting include professional practice as a Certified Public Accountant, corporate accountant, controller, and government sector fiscal officer. The accounting career path often leads to responsible positions in organizations such as comptroller, chief financial officer, or president of the firm. Accounting is also excellent training for graduate business degrees (e.g. the MBA) and for law school. The undergraduate program in accounting provides students with a solid foundation that, upon completion of guided graduate coursework, will meet the requirements necessary to sit for the Uniform CPA exam.


Educational outcomes for students who complete the accounting major include the following:

  1. Complete foundational accounting courses in preparation for graduate study that will meet requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA exam.
  2. Comprehend the policy, environmental, regulatory, and compliance issues of accounting.
  3. Understand and exercise the ethical and professional responsibilities of an accountant.
  4. Understand the content, concepts, structure, and use of internal and external reporting for organizations.
  5. Analyze, anticipate, and meet the information needs of decision makers.
  6. Understand different costing systems and their application to both manufacturing and service organizations.
  7. Comprehend and develop systems to identify, gather, measure, summarize, and analyze financial and non-financial data in organizations.
  8. Understand and apply the concepts, methods, and processes of accounting and administrative control.
  9. Understand the nature of attest services.
  10. Understand and apply the principles of taxation to financial and managerial decisions.

Suggested Four-Year Curriculum for Accounting

Freshman Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

ENGL 1301College Composition I [TCCN: ENGL 1301]

HIST 1301United States History I [TCCN: HIST 1301]

COSC 1307Introduction to Information Systems Software [TCCN: BCIS 1305]

MATH 1332Math for Liberal Arts Majors I [TCCN: MATH 1332]

Life and Physical Sciences (3 hrs.)

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

HIST 1302United States History II [TCCN: HIST 1302]

SPCM 1315Fundamentals of Speech Communication [TCCN: SPCH 1315]

MATH 1342Statistics [TCCN: MATH 1342]

MANA 1300Introduction to Business [TCCN: BUSI 1301]

Life and Physical Sciences (3 hrs.)

Sophomore Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

POLS 2305Introductory American Government [TCCN: GOVT 2305]

ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics [TCCN: ECON 2301]

MANA 3300Critical and Analytical Thinking in Business

ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting [TCCN: ACCT 2301]

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hrs.)

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

POLS 2306Introductory Texas Politics [TCCN: GOVT 2306]

ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics [TCCN: ECON 2302]

ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Accounting [TCCN: ACCT 2302]

MANA 3311Fundamentals of Management

ENGL 1302College Composition II [TCCN: ENGL 1302]


Junior Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

ACCT 3311Intermediate Accounting I

ACCT 3325Federal Income Taxation

MARK 3311Principles of Marketing

BLAW 3301Business Law and Social Responsibility

MANA 3170Build and Manage a Successful Career

Elective (2 hrs.)

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

ACCT 3312Intermediate Accounting II

ACCT 3315Cost Accounting

FINA 3311Principles of Finance

MANA 3370Business Writing and Oral Presentations

MANA 3312International Business

Senior Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

MANA 3305Operations Management

BLAW 4340Business and Professional Ethics

ACCT 3326Income Tax II

Upper-level CBT Elective (3 hrs.)

Upper-level elective (3 hrs.)

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

ACCT 4380Auditing

ACCT 4391Accounting Information Systems

MANA 4395Strategic Management

Creative Arts (3 hrs.)

CBT Elective (3 hrs.)

Note: Total hours must equal at least 120