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2011 - 2012 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Major


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The Accounting major prepares students to embark immediately upon careers as public, industrial or governmental accountants and provides a foundation in accounting and business administration that will enable them to pursue graduate study. Graduates can expect to work in such areas as management advisory services, income tax, auditing, budgeting, cost accounting, and general accounting.

Program Requirements


A student studying Accounting must complete the following requirements:

Liberal Arts Core - Credits: 39


See Liberal Arts Core .

Subtotal Common SOBA Requirements - Total Credits: 41


Subtotal Quantitative Reasoning Requirement - Total Credits: 3-4


Auxiliary Requirement:


Plus a minimum of 13 credits of upper division accounting courses selected from the following:


Subtotal Accounting Major Requirements - Total Credits: 24¹


Total Major Requirements - Credits: 72-73


  • Free Electives (variable)

TOTAL REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION - CREDITS: 120*


* Among the minimum 120 credits required for the degree, 45 credits must be upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses.

1 The 24 credits used to satisfy the accounting major may not be used to satisfy any other major, option, or minor within the School of Business Administration.

Note to transfer and former students: If you have taken any of your major requirements and received a different number of credits than listed above, you may need to complete additional major credit requirements.

For information regarding CMA, CPA, and other professional certifications and requirements in Colorado and other states, please see an accounting professor.

Accounting Major Suggested Course Sequence¹


    

 

  Freshman Fall Semester            Freshman Winter Semester3     
 

COMP 125  or COMP 150  
LIBERAL ARTS CORE (SC1)
LIBERAL ARTS CORE (HI)2
LIBERAL ARTS CORE (AH)2

 

3-4
4
3-4
3-4

  COMP 126  or COMP 150 
LIBERAL ARTS CORE (SC2)
LIBERAL ARTS CORE (AH)2
MATH 110 
ES 100 /PE
  3-4
3-4
3-4
4
1
  Total Credits   13-16   Total Credits   14-17
               
  Sophomore Fall Semester       Sophomore Winter Semester    
  COMP 252 
ACC 225 
ECON 262  (SS)2
BA 253  (MA) 
  4
4
3
4
 

ACC 226 
ECON 272  (SS)2
BA 260 
CSIS 222 
Free Elective

  4
3
3
4
3
  Total Credits   15   Total Credits   17
               
  Junior Fall Semester       Junior Winter Semester    
  BA 301 
MK 350 
ACC 323 
ACC 335 
  4
4
4
3
  ACC 324 
BA 353 
BA 380 
Free Elective
  4
4
4
3
  Total Credits   15   Total Credits   15
               
  Senior Fall Semester       Senior Winter Semester    
  ACC 426 
ACC 430 
EGC
SOBA QR requirement
  4
3
3-4
3-4
  BA 496 
ACC 436 
ACC Elective
EGC
  4
4
2-4
3-4
  Total Credits   13-15   Total Credits   13-16

1 In order to graduate in four years, the recommended number of credits per semester is 15 credits (8 semesters X 15 credits = 120 credits for graduation).

2 There is a specific group of lower level Liberal Arts Core courses. The group contains AH, HI, and SS courses. Students must complete a total of 15 credits in that group with at least 1 course from HI, 2 courses from AH, and 1 from SS (both Econ 262 and 272 will satisfy this SS requirement).

3 By the end of the Freshman year, a student should have completed COMP 150 (or equivalent) and 30 credits.

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