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 CPA Track

Freshman Year

First Semester (16 hrs.)

ENGL 1301College Composition I [TCCN: ENGL 1301]

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

TECH 2323Introduction to Computer Applications

MATH 1324Mathematics for Business and Economics I [TCCN: MATH 1324]


Second Semester (16 hrs.)

ENGL 1302College Composition II [TCCN: ENGL 1302]

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

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

MATH 1325Mathematics for Business and Economics II [TCCN: MATH 1325]


Sophomore Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

POLS 2305Introductory American Government [TCCN: GOVT 2305]

ECON 2301Principles of Economics I [TCCN: ECON 2301]

ENGL 2322English Literature to the 1780's [TCCN: ENGL 2322]

MATH 1342Statistics [TCCN: MATH 1342]

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

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

POLS 2306Introductory Texas Politics [TCCN: GOVT 2306]

ECON 2302Principles of Economics II [TCCN: ECON 2302]

Fine and Performing Arts

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


Junior Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

ACCT 3311Intermediate Accounting I

ACCT 3325Income Tax I

MANA 3370Business Writing and Oral Presentations

MARK 3311Principles of Marketing

BLAW 3301Business Law and Social Responsibility

Second Semester (16 hrs.)

ACCT 3312Intermediate Accounting II

ACCT 3315Cost Accounting

FINA 3311Principles of Finance

MANA 3311Managing People in Organizations

ACCT 3326Income Tax II

MANA 3170How to Get a Job

Senior Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

BLAW 4340Business and Professional Ethics

MANA 3305Operations Management

ACCT 4375International Accounting & Financial Reporting

ACCT 4380Auditing

ACCT 4398Accounting Analysis and Regulations

Second Semester (12 hrs.)

ACCT 4330Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting

ACCT 4391Accounting Information Systems

MANA 4395Strategic Management

Upper-division CBT Elective

Note: Total hours must equal at least 120