The accounting degree provides students with an understanding of accounting skills and business fundamentals. Emphasis is placed on developing analytical and problem-solving capabilities in businesses. Such skills provide a foundation for students who seek a career in professional accounting. These degrees can also help equip students in other careers which require analytical skills, such as law, FBI or IRS services, as well as not-for-profit and mission organizations. Students wishing to pursue professional accountancy and a CPA certification are encouraged to enroll in the Graduate Pathway for additional accounting credit hours.
The baccalaureate programs in Accounting require 120 minimum total semester hours including courses from three categories: 1) Core Curriculum, 2) the Business Department Core, 3) the Accounting Core, and (4) a minor field of study or electives sufficient to achieve the required minimum total hours.
Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 in all Department of Business course work.
Student Learning Outcomes
Effective Communication: Communicate effectively and professionally in various contexts using diverse techniques and contemporary media.
Critical Reasoning and Research: Conceptualize, apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information to address questions, perform analyses, understand and apply results, reach conclusions, and assess impact.
Business Skills and Knowledge: Demonstrate skills and knowledge relevant to a business focus necessary for professional growth and success in global and culturally diverse contexts.
Ethical and Legal Issues and Christian Worldview: Anticipate, identify, and resolve moral, ethical and legal dilemmas through an understanding and application of the Christian worldview.
Accounting Knowledge and Skills: Apply advanced accounting concepts to financial information in order to analyze and communicate the financial position and performance of organizations.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree with major in Accounting