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Undergraduate Accounting Degree Program
What is Accounting?
Accounting is defined by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as "the art of recording, classifying, and summarizing in a significant manner and in terms of money, transactions and events which are, in part at least, of financial character, and interpreting the results thereof."
Expectations of Accounting Graduates
The undergraduate Accounting curriculum develops competence in a broad range of accounting skills and practices. The curriculum strives to foster critical thinking and problem solving skills. Accounting students are prepared to enter professional positions in accounting with business, nonprofit, or government organizations. In addition they may continue their education in the Master of Accountancy Program and/or pursue a variety of professional certifications.
Master of Accountancy Program
The Master of Accountancy Program is designed to prepare ethical and informed decision makers with the potential to become leaders in the profession of accountancy. This program has achieved national recognition due to the outstanding performance of our graduates on the uniform CPA examinations. The Master of Accountancy students achieved the highest pass rate in the nation on the May 2000 uniform CPA examinations. Graduates hold positions in some of the most prestigious firms in the world. Students planning to do graduate work in accounting please note that ACTG 203, 321, 305, 306, 307, 410, 401, 411, and 415 are required for the MAcct Program. See MAcct Director Teresa Beed, GBB 315, for further information. Accounting courses are not offered every semester. Talk with your advisor about scheduling. Click here for more information about the Master of Accountancy Program.