All students contemplating a career in accounting should request an interview with the accounting program adviser during the lower freshman term. To assure completion of the BS (accounting) degree within four years, a full-time student should begin the accounting major sequence in the upper freshman term, if possible, and no later than the lower sophomore term, by registering for ECO 271.
General Education Requirement
Students working for a BS (accounting) degree must complete the General Education Requirement (see General Education Requirement section) except that:
- The Stage 1, Group B Quantitative Reasoning Requirement must be met by MATH 150. This should be done within the first 75 credits of college work. For students already at or beyond this point when they become majors, the course should be taken within the first 12 credits following declaration of the major.
- The foreign language requirement is modified, so that:
- Students who present three or more years of one foreign language are excused from taking additional foreign language courses;
- Students who present two years of one foreign language must take two additional courses of advanced-level work in the same language or, if they do not want to go on with that language in college, they must take four courses in another foreign language at the college level;
- Students who present fewer than two years of one foreign language must take four courses in that or any other foreign language at the college level. (Students must file with the Department of Economics a high school transcript or other evidence of completion of the requisite number of years.)
- In Stage 2, Group B, 3 of the 6 required credits must be in ECO 201. (ECO 200, which must be taken as part of the professional studies requirement, cannot be used to fulfill the Stage 2, Group B requirement for accounting majors.)
- Electives. Any remaining credits needed to complete the 120 credits required for the BS (accounting) degree must be in liberal arts electives.
Accounting (30 cr): ECO 271, 272, 371, 372, 373, 374, 471, 472, 473, 475. An overall average of at least “C” must be maintained in these 30 credits.
Business Law (6 cr): ECO 280, 380.
Statistics (3 cr) ECO 221 should be completed within the first 75 credits of college work. For students already at or beyond this point when they become majors, the course should be taken within the first 12 credits following declaration of the major.
Finance (6 cr) Select two of the following courses: ECO 210, 365, 366, 367.
Business Core-Required (6 cr) ECO 200 and one course in computer science; ECO 476 is recommended.
Business Electives (12 cr) Choose from the following: ECO 260, any 300- or 400-level ECO course (480 is strongly recommended). One additional computer science course may be used as a business elective.