BBA - Accounting Major

Undergrad Major AccountingThe Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting prepares students for careers in business, government and public accounting. It offers a background in business law, information systems and tax issues, giving students a solid foundation for leadership positions in business and industry.

Our students work in public accounting as auditors or tax specialists, at banking and financial institutions and in large Fortune 500 companies as cost accountants, controllers. or internal auditors. Some to provide accounting services to non-profit or governmental entities.

Many students go on to Master's in Accountancy or MBA Programs or to Law School and receive professional licenses in accounting including the CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CMA (Certified Management Accountant), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or CFE (Chartered Fraud Examiner). 


A minimum of 120 credit hours are required to earn the Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting Major. The major program requires completion of 33 credits in accounting, and an additional 6 credits in accounting or other business 300-400 level courses, for 39 total credits.

Required Accounting Courses: 24 Credit Hours
  • ACT 321 Cost Accounting I
  • ACT 331 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACT 332 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACT 361 Tax I
  • ACT 388 Accounting Systems
  • ACT 441 Advanced Accounting
  • ACT 451 Auditing
  • ACT 475 Accounting Analytics
Major Electives: 15 Credit Hours

To complete their degree, students can choose two courses from below (6 credit hours) and three additional 300/400 level Accounting or any Business courses (9 credit hours).

  • ACT 422 Cost Accounting II
  • ACT 453 Information Systems Auditing
  • ACT 455 Internal Auditiing
  • ACT 456 Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • ACT 460 International Accounting
  • ACT 462 Tax II
  • ACT 465 Fraud Examination
  • ACT 484 Governmental and Institutional Accounting
  • ACT 488 Advanced Accounting Information Systems
  • ACT 490 Internship
  • ACT 491 Independent Study
  • ACT 496 Special Topics in Accounting


  • Successful completion of all Business Lower Division requirements.
  • Students must declare a major and meet the departmental requirements in order to be admitted into their major field.
  • Minimum 2.50 grade point average in ACT 221 and ACT 222 

A minimum grade of "C" or higher is required in all level Accounting courses. Accounting core courses in which a grade below "C" was earned must be repeated. Accounting elective courses with a grade below "C" must either be repeated or substituted by completing a different elective.