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 – 50 hours

Christian Literacy – 18 hours

  • BI 1315 Biblical Worldview I – 3 hours
  • BI 1316 Biblical Worldview II – 3 hours
  • BI 2318 Understanding the Bible – 3 hours
  • BI 4319 Christian Ethics – 3 hours
  • BI 3311 Marriage and Family – 3 hours
  • BI 4311 Christian Cultural Heritage – 3 hours

Cultural Heritage Literacy – 12 hours

  • HU 1215 Western Tradition I – 3 hours
  • HU 2325 Western Tradition II – 3 hours
  • HY 2320 American Cultural Heritage – 3 hours

Mathematical and Scientific Literacy – 7 hours

  • MH 1338 Finite Math or higher – 3 hours
  • One Natural Science or Physical Science w/ companion lab – 4 hours

Information and Communication Literacy – 9 hours

  • EH 1301 English Composition I – 3 hours
  • EH 1302 English Composition II – 3 hours
  • Choose one of the following:
  • EH 2301 or 2303 or 2304 English/American Literature – 3 hours

Personal and Social Literacy – 7 hours

  • PE 1300 Lifetime Fitness – 3 hours
  • FAF 1111/2111 Freshman or Transfer Experience – 1 hour
  • BA 2303 Macroeconomics – 3 hours

Professional and Major Field Required Business Courses – 63 hours

  • CA 1302 Computer Applications – 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 3310 Business Communication – 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 4380 Business Policy & Strategy
  • MN 3300 Principles of Management – 3 hours
  • MKT 3310 Principles of Marketing – 3 hours
  • MIS 3310 Principles of Information Systems & Technology
  • ACF 4310 Managerial Finance – 3 hours
  • ACF 3310 Intermediate Accounting I – 3 hours
  • ACF 3311 Intermediate Accounting II – 3 hours
  • ACF 3315 Federal Taxation I – 3 hours
  • ACF 3360 Cost Accounting – 3 hours
  • ACF 4380 Auditing – 3 hours
  • Accounting Electives – 2 courses from the following – 6 hours

  • ACF 3316 Federal Taxation II – 3 hours
  • ACF 3340 Accounting Information Systems – 3 hours
  • ACF 4350 Government/Non-profit – 3 hours
  • ACF 4390 Accounting Internship – 3 hours
  • BA 3381 Legal Environment of Business II – 3 hours

General Electives – 9 hours

Total Minimum Hours for Graduation – 122 hours

Note: Computer Applications and Business Mathematics should be completed by the end of the freshman year. Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Principles of Accounting I & II should be completed by the end of the sophomore year.