The Lundquist College of Business offers BS and BA degrees in accounting. Accounting students embark on careers in an exciting and prestigious profession pursuing positions in public accounting firms, industry, and government. Accounting majors will complete a set of ten upper-division core courses and seven specific accounting courses.

Upper Division Core
BA 308Leadership and Communication4
MKTG 311Marketing Management4
FIN 311Economic Foundations of Competitive Analysis4
FIN 316Financial Management4
MGMT 311Managing People in Organizations4
BA 325Business Law and Ethics4
OBA 311Business Analytics I4
OBA 312Business Analytics II4
OBA 335Operations Management4
BA 453Business Strategy and Planning4
Total Credits40
Upper Division Accounting Courses
ACTG 350–352Intermediate Accounting I-III12
ACTG 360Cost Accounting4
ACTG 440Auditing4
ACTG 450Advanced Financial Accounting4
ACTG 470Federal Taxation4
Total Credits28
  • The 400-level courses are typically taken in the senior year. Upper-division accounting credits applied toward the major must be taken at the Lundquist College. Exceptions require explicit approval from the accounting department head. 
  • Students pursuing the certified public accountant (CPA) designation are required to take additional course work prior to sitting for the Certified Public Accountant Examination.
  • This course work is provided through a one-year master’s degree program. Contact the School of Accounting for details.

3 + 1 Accounting Pathway (Concurrent Degree Program)

The 3+1 Accounting Pathway is an accelerated program for accounting majors, an opportunity for qualified incoming freshman students interested in accounting to complete within four years the bachelor’s degree in accounting concurrently with the master of accounting degree. Through an evaluation of college-ready credits (e.g., Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs), high-achieving students are fast-tracked for admission to the Lundquist College of Business one full year before their contemporaries. Students in this program may complete their undergraduate degree in three years, with the fourth year used to complete the master of accounting program. Students must submit applications for admission to the 3+1 Accounting Pathway by October 31 of the fall trimester of their freshman year.

For more information, visit the website. For application information, visit the admissions website.