Accounting

  • Overview
  • Pathways
An accounting degree designed for students interested in working at the paraprofessional level of the accounting field in industry, retail, and wholesale enterprises or public accounting offices.  Upon completion, students are eligible to earn the National Certification in Bookkeeping.
  • Curriculum documents

    To plan degree completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled.

  • This is just one way you might complete the Accounting program in 4 semesters over 2 years of full-time study, or 8 semesters over 4 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information, download the Accounting program description from our official academic catalog.

    Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

    Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
    Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
    ACC 121 or ACC 151
    BUS 111
    ENG Comp. I
    CIS 140
    PSY 101
    ACC 122 or ACC 152
    BUS 205
    ENG Comp. II
    BUS 105
    Liberal Arts elective
    ACC 203
    ACC 207
    ACC 208
    CIS 145
    Liberal Arts elective
    ACC 210
    ECO course
    BUS 155
    Liberal Arts elective
    BUS 224
    Sample 4 Year Sequence of Courses
    Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
    ACC 121 or ACC 151
    BUS 111
    ENG Comp. I
    ACC 122 or ACC 152
    ENG Comp. II
    BUS 205
    CIS 140
    PSY 101
    BUS 105
    CIS 145
    Fall 3Spring 3Fall 4Spring 4
    ACC 203
    ACC 207
    Liberal Arts elective
    BUS 155
    ACC 210
    ACC 208
    ECO course
    Liberal Arts elective (2)
    BUS 224

Student learning outcomes

Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to:

What’s next

Work in such entry-level positions as accounts payable clerk, junior accountant in a public accounting firm, or full-charge bookkeeper in a service firm.

The Accounting program has associated certificates that can “stack” into the degree. Depending on course selection, if you’re enrolled in this program you can earn one of the following certificates halfway through completing your degree:

These programs are a great way to increase your earning power and job potential with a marketable career certificate while you’re still working toward your degree. Work closely with your advisor to make sure you choose the right classes!

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