Bachelor of Science in Accounting

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree is designed to prepare the student for a career in accountancy. It is offered as part of the university’s traditional undergraduate program, with daytime classes.

Program Objectives

Provide exposure to key elements of the common body of knowledge across business disciplines.

Provide an education that incorporates a distinctly Christian perspective on ethical issues and related concerns arising in specific course content areas.

Prepare students to secure employment within the business field, with particular emphasis in the area of accounting.

Prepare students to pursue graduate studies in accounting or an MBA with an emphasis in accounting.

Prepare students to pass the CPA exam.

Prepare students to analyze and interpret financial data vital to  administering a business enterprise.

CPA Requirements

Requirements to sit for the CPA exam vary from state to state. All students interested in sitting for the CPA exam must consult with the authority in their state to determine what educational and experiential requirements are necessary to sit for the exam. This inquiry should be undertaken before enrolling in a course of study in accounting.

Degree Plan

Core Curriculum Requirements – 66-70 hours

Christian Literacy – 18-24 hours

  • BI 1211/1311 Life of Christ – 2-3 hours
  • BI 1214/1314 Book of Acts – 2-3 hours
  • BI 2202/2302 Pentateuch – 2-3 hours
  • Lower Level Bible Elective – 2-3 hours
  • BI 3311 Marriage and Family – 3 hours
  • BI 4311 Christian Cultural Heritage – 3 hours
  • Upper Level Textual Elective – 2-3 hours
  • Upper Level Textual Elective – 2-3 hours

Cultural Heritage Literacy – 12 hours

  • HU 1310 Western Cultural Heritage I – 3 hours
  • HU 1320 Western Cultural Heritage II – 3 hours
  • HU 1330 Western Cultural Heritage III – 3 hours
  • HY 2310 American Cultural Heritage – 3 hours

Mathematical and Scientific Literacy – 11 hours

  • MH 1338 Finite Math or higher – 3 hours
  • Natural Science – 3 hours
  • Natural Science Companion Lab – 1 hour
  • Physical Science – 3 hours
  • Physical Science Companion Lab – 1 hour

Information and Communication Literacy – 15 hours

  • EH 1301 English Composition I – 3 hours
  • EH 1302 English Composition II – 3 hours
  • EH 2301 or 2303 or 2304 English/American Literature – 3 hours
  • EH 1303 Speech Communication – 3 hours
  • CA 1302 Computer Applications – 3 hours

Personal and Social Literacy – 10 hours

  • PE 1300 Lifetime Fitness – 3 hours
  • PE Activity Course – 1 hour
  • PE Activity Course – 1 hour
  • FAFE 1111 or FATE 2111 Freshman or Transfer Experience – 1 hour
  • FASL 1090 Experience in Service Learning I – 0 hours
  • FASL 2090 Experience in Service Learning II – 0 hours
  • FASL 3090 Experience in Service Learning III – 0 hours
  • FASL 4190 Experience in Service Learning IV – 1 hour
  • BA 2303 Macroeconomics – 3 hours

Professional and Major Field Required Business Courses – 63 hours

  • ACF/EC 2310 Personal and Consumer Finance – 3 hours
  • ACF 3302 Managerial Accounting – 3 hours
  • ACF 3310 Intermediate Accounting I – 3 hours
  • ACF 3311 Intermediate Accounting II – 3 hours
  • ACF 3315 Federal Taxation I – 3 hours
  • ACF 3316 Federal Taxation II – 3 hours
  • ACF 3340 Microcomputer Accounting – 3 hours
  • ACF 3360 Cost Accounting – 3 hours
  • ACF 4310 Managerial Finance – 3 hours
  • ACF 4350 Government/Not for Profit Accounting – 3 hours
  • ACF 4380 Auditing – 3 hours
  • BA 2301 Principles of Accounting I – 3 hours
  • BA 2302 Principles of Accounting II – 3 hours
  • BA 2304 Microeconomics – 3 hours
  • BA 2305 Business Mathematics – 3 hours
  • BA 3340 Business Statistics – 3 hours
  • BA 3350 Quantitative Business Analysis – 3 hours
  • BA 3380 Legal Environment of Business I – 3 hours
  • BA 3381 Legal Environment of Business II – 3 hours
  • MN 3300 Principles of Management – 3 hours
  • MKT 3310 Principles of Marketing – 3 hours

Total Minimum Hours for Graduation – 129-133 hours

Note: Finite Math, Business Mathematics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Personal & Consumer Finance, Principles of Accounting I and II should be completed by the end of the sophomore year. Macroeconomics is required for graduation under all business degree plans.