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The Bachelor of Science in Accounting will allow you to develop conceptual knowledge of accounting and  specialized skills in financial accounting, managerial accounting, and information systems while learning to integrate a Christian perspective into business settings. You will develop specialized learning in taxation, auditing, non-profit, and governmental accounting.

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting meets the education requirements to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination.

Course of study

You can earn your Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 30–34 months upon completion of a total of 125 semester credits that include major coursework (61 credits), general education and elective requirements. Learn about transferring credits toward your program of study.

After completing your general education and elective requirements, your Accounting program includes the following courses:

Accounting Coursework (61 credits)
ETH4021 Foundations for Ethics (2)
ACT4031 Financial Accounting (4)
ETH4023 Worldview and Ethics (2)
BSM4052 Macroeconomics (2)
ACT4032 Managerial Accounting (4)
BSM4054 Microeconomics (2)
BSM4050 Business Mathematics and Statistics (3)
ACT4131 Intermediate Accounting I (4)
ACT4132 Intermediate Accounting II (4)
BSM4063 Business Law and Contracts (2)
BSM4065 Information Management (2)
BSM4034 Management (3)
BSN4165 Business Law - Partnerships and Corporations (3)
BSM4025 Business Ethics (2)
ACT4335 Cost Accounting (4)
BSN4032 Finance (3)
ACT4337 Income Taxation (4)
ACT4339 Auditing (4)
ACT4235 Advanced Accounting (4)
BSN4067 Corporate Strategies (3)

For a list of course descriptions contact your Admission Counselor. Courses subject to change.

Courses are offered in an on-site or blended format, depending on the course. Students beginning the Accounting program in spring 2014 will attend class one night a week from 6 to 10 p.m. Beginning fall 2014, courses with a BSM or BSN prefix will be offered in a blended format with reduced on-campus time plus online class work. Courses with an ACT prefix will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m., on site only, plus additional online class work and homework.

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Program objectives

Through the FOCUS Adult Undergraduate program in Accounting students will learn to:

  • Understand Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Understand internal control procedures based on auditing standards and risk analysis
  • Understand income tax concepts within the framework of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Integrate knowledge of advanced accounting into the overall understanding of accounting
  • Gain essential knowledge to analyze financial statements and non-financial information
  • Understand the global and economic business environment
  • Acquire the essential knowledge needed to take the Uniform CPA examination (if desired)
  • Prepare financial statements that record business transactions in accordance with GAAP
  • Prepare tax returns based on accurate understanding of tax laws
  • Integrate an ethical and moral perspective into accounting practices
  • Value working with people from diverse populations and perspectives while personally maintaining a Christian perspective