Bachelor of Science with a Major in Accountancy
The bachelor science with a major in accountancy degree program offers both specialized knowledge in accounting and a general education leading to a broad understanding of the business world. The program is designed to prepare students for a professional career in accounting in the public or private sector as well as for graduate study in business, finance, information systems, or law. Students are provided with multiple opportunities to gain practical experience, such as the ability to study the stock market in a classroom resembling a Wall Street trading venue.
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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 120 credits, including general education, pre-business, and business core courses.
|General Education courses|
|UW 1020||University Writing|
|One critical analysis course in the humanities. 1|
|One scientific reasoning with lab course. 1|
& BADM 1002
|First-Year Development Course I|
and First-Year Development Course II 2
|or BADM 1003||Transfer Student Development Course|
|BADM 3001||Career Management Strategy 3|
|BADM 4001||Leadership and Career Launch 4|
|DNSC 1001||Business Analytics I: Statistics for Descriptive and Predictive Analytics|
|or STAT 1051||Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics|
|or STAT 1053||Introduction to Statistics in Social Science|
|or STAT 1111||Business and Economic Statistics I|
|or APSC 3115||Engineering Analysis III|
|DNSC 2001||Business Analytics II: Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics|
|or STAT 2112||Business and Economic Statistics II|
|or STAT 2118||Regression Analysis|
|or STAT 2123||Introduction to Econometrics|
|ECON 1011||Principles of Economics I|
|ECON 1012||Principles of Economics II|
|A sequence of mathematics courses from the following: 5|
& MATH 1252
|Finite Mathematics for the Social and Management Sciences|
and Calculus for the Social and Management Sciences
|or MATH 1231|
& MATH 1232
| Single-Variable Calculus I|
and Single-Variable Calculus II
|Business core courses|
|ACCY 2001||Introduction to Financial Accounting|
|ACCY 2002||Introductory Managerial Accounting|
|BADM 2001||Markets and Politics|
|or BADM 2001W||Markets and Politics|
|BADM 2301||Management Information Systems Technology|
|BADM 3103||Human Capital in Organizations|
|BADM 3401||Contemporary Marketing Management|
|or BADM 3401W||Contemporary Marketing Management|
|BADM 3501||Financial Management and Markets|
|BADM 4801||Strategy Formulation and Implementation|
|IBUS 3001||Introduction to International Business|
|Accountancy major courses|
|ACCY 3101||Intermediate Accounting I|
|ACCY 3102||Intermediate Accounting II|
|ACCY 3401||Federal Income Tax: Individuals|
|ACCY 3403||Advanced Tax|
|ACCY 3601||Business Law: Contracts, Torts, and Property|
|ACCY 4107||Advanced Accounting|
|ACCY 4501||Accounting Systems|
|ACCY 4601||Business Law: Enterprise Organization|
|ACCY 4801||Financial Accounting Capstone|
|Students take sufficient credits in elective courses to reach the 120 credits required for the degree. Elective courses may be numbered from 1000 to 4999. Electives may not include LSPA (Lifestyle, Sport, and Physical Activity) courses. They may include one HLWL (Health and Wellness) course.|
|Elective courses may be applied to a minor, a GWSB concentration, or a GWSB or non-GWSB second major.|
1See University General Education Requirement for a list of approved courses.
2 Freshmen are required to take BADM 1001 and BADM 1002, transfer students are required to take BADM 1003.
3BADM 3001 is offered with accounting-specific sections and should be completed during the sophomore year, following successful completion of BADM 1001 and BADM 1002, or BADM 1003.
4BADM 4001 is offered with experiential-specific sections and should be completed in the senior year.
5Students should meet with a GWSB academic advisor to discuss other options for fulfilling the mathematics requirement.
Note: Students who intend to take the CPA examination should be aware that the coursework required for admission to the examination varies from state to state. Students are advised to consult the Board of Accountancy for the state in which they plan to take the examination and choose courses that meet that state’s requirements.
Students in the BS in accountancy program who wish to pursue a double major must declare accountancy as their first major. Each major must include 15 unique credits that do not apply to any other degree requirement, with the exception of a WID requirement. All courses in both majors must be completed with a minimum grade of C-. Students should reference the regulations in this Bulletin and consult their academic advisor for assistance and additional information.