University Bulletin 2017-2018

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Accounting (BSBA)

Accounting – Undergraduate Degree Requirements

To graduate, students complete a minimum of 122 semester hours with an overall institution grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 (38 hours of general education requirements and 84 hours of business courses). In addition, a grade of at least C is required in each of the Basic Business Techniques courses and a 2.0 GPA is required in the 300-level business core courses, and a 2.0 GPA is required for all courses counted in the Accounting Major, which include the following: 

Accounting (BSBA) Course Title Credit Hours
ACC 331* Taxation of Individuals 3
ACC 341 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACC 371* Financial Accounting I 3
ACC 372 Financial Accounting II 3
ACC 381 Cost Accounting 3
ACC 416 International and Advanced Accounting 3
ACC 451 Auditing 3
Choose two electives from the following:  6
ACC 432 Taxation of Partnerships and Corporations  
ACC 452 Advanced Auditing  
ACC 461 Accounting of Governmental and NFPE  
Total credit hours in Accounting  27
* Those planning to declare Accounting as a major must also complete ACC 371 and ACC 331 with a C or better before declaring Accounting.

Transient course credit

All students majoring in Accounting must receive prior approval from the Chair of the Department before taking courses in the major field at another institution. Failure to obtain prior approval may result in loss of transfer credit for the course work.

Only equivalent courses with grades of "C" or above from a college of business that is accredited by AACSB International will be accepted.

Department of Accounting (251) 460-6144
Chair James Hardin
Professor Emeriti A. Jeannette Sylvestre, Mark A. Segal
Professors Grant, Hardin, Noland
Associate Professor Hsu
Assistant Professors Prescott, Vann
Instructors DeRoy, Madden, Rich

Department of Accounting web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/mcob/accounting/index.html

Department of Accounting Mission

Our mission is to provide value-added accounting education, conduct research that improves accounting practice and instructional development, and provide service to the profession, university, and Gulf Coast Region constituencies. Our graduates should have the requisite accounting and information technology skills to become the future ethical leaders of the accounting profession.