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Accounting, B.S.


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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for BS Accounting

Learning Objectives (AACSB)

Business Knowledge: Students can demonstrate a proficiency in financial accounting and governmental accounting concepts, auditing concepts, individual income taxation concepts, cost/managerial accounting, and accounting information system concepts. 

Problem Solving/Critical Thinking: Students can analyze a problem situation and resolve the problem through a demonstrated proficiency in conducting auditing and tax research. 

Understanding Technology: Students can demonstrate the effective use of computers and information technology. 

4

Professional Communication: Students can communicate effectively as business professionals; they can develop a well-organized, written explanation and present a clear, cohesive oral presentation.

General Education Requirements


Science


  • BIOS Credits: 3 3
  • Other Physical Science Credits: 3 3
  • BIOS or same as physical Science Credits: 3 3

Humanities


  • Humanities Elective - Credits: 6 2,3
  • ENGL Literature - Credits: 3 3

Social Sciences


Arts


  • Arts Credits 3 3

Total Credit Hours: 39


Total Credit Hours: 50


Total Credit Hours: 31


Total Credit Hours Required: 120


  1. “C” or better required
  2. Must select either FTA 2650  as a Humanities or MANG 2472 , MANG 3474 as an Elective or Business Elective
  3. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.

Four Year Plan of Study


The B.S. in Accounting, 4 Year Plan of Study.

 

Understanding Your Degree Program of Study 

 

Four Year Plan of Study Key

GE - General education

M - Major coursework

O - Other coursework

FE - Free electives

RE - Restricted electives

UR - University requirements

CR - College requirements

Program requirements - Some degree programs offer an opportunity to complete a Concentration (C) within the major. Some degree programs require that a Concentration (C) or an Option (OP) be completed as a part of the major.

 

First Year of Enrollment


First Year

Code

Course

Credit Hours

GE 

 ENGL 1157    English Composition 1

3

GE

 ENGL 1158    or ENGL 1159    English Composition 2

 (C Grade or Better Required)

3

GE 

 Mathematics - See General Education Menu

 Recommended: MATH 1115    Applied Algebra

 OR MATH 1125    Precalculus Algebra OR Higher1

3

GE

 Mathematics - See General Education Menu

 Recommended:

 MATH 2785    Elementary Statistics for Business & Economics OR

 MATH 2314   Elementary Statistical Methods OR Higher1

3

GE

 Science - Biology2 - See General Education Menu

3

GE

 Social Sciences - See General Education Menu

3

GE

 Social Sciences - See General Education Menu

 Recommended: ECON 1203  Principles of Microeconomics1

3

GE

 Fine Arts - See General Education Menu

3

O-CR

 BA 2780    App Software for Business

3

O

 UNIV 1001   University Success

 (Required of all first-time students)

1

O-FE

 Free Elective

3

Total hours - Year One: 31

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS.

Second Year of Enrollment


Second Year

Code

Course

Credit Hours

GE 

 Science2 - Biology or Physical Science -

 See General Education Menu

3

GE

 Science2 - Physical Science - See General Education Menu

3

GE

 Humanities - See General Education Menu

3

GE

 Humanities - See General Education Menu

3

O-CR

 ECON 1204   Principles of Macroeconomics

3

O-CR

 MANG 2790   Business Communication

3

O-CR

 QMBE 2786  Intermediate Bus & Econ Statistics

3

O-CR

 QMBE 2787  Intermediate Bus & Econ Statistics Lab

1

M

 ACCT 2100   Principles of Accounting

3

M

 ACCT 3120   Accounting Lab

1

M

 ACCT 3121  Intermediate Accounting I

3

M

 ACCT 3141   Accounting Info Systems

3

Total Hours - Year Two: 32

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS and 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be a Physical Science.

Third Year of Enrollment


Year Three

Code

Course

Credit Hours

GE

 Humanities - Literature - See General Education Menu

3

O-CR

 MANG 3401   Intro to Mgmt & Org Behavior

3

O-CR

 MANG 3402   Operations and Systems Management

3

O-CR

 FIN 3300   Principles of Financial Mgmt

3

O-FE

 Free Elective

3

O-FE

 Free Elective

3

M

 ACCT 3122  Intermediate Accounting II

3

M

 ACCT 3131  Cost Accounting I

3

M

 ACCT 3152   Tax Accounting I

3

M

 ACCT 3123   Adv Financial Accounting

3

Total hours - Year Three: 30

 

Fourth Year of Enrollment


Year Four

Code

Course

Credit Hours

O-CR

 BA 3010   Legal Environment of Business

3

O

 BA 3021   Business Law

3

O-CR

 MKT 3501  Principles of Marketing

3

O

MANG 4480  Business Policies & Problems

3

O-RE

 Business Elective

3

O-FE

 Free Elective

3

M

ACCT 3161   Auditing

3

M

 ACCT 3124  Governmental Accounting

3

M-RE

 ACCT Elective 4000-level

3

Year Four - Total Hours: 27

Total degree hours: 120

 

Total Credit Hours Required: 120


  1. “C” or better required
  2. Must select either FTA 2650  as Humanities Elective or MANG 2472 , MANG 3474 as Elective or Business Elective.
  3. Required for all first-time full-time students.

Pre-CPA Program


Purpose

The purpose of the Pre-CPA program is to provide the courses needed to take the CPA exam in Louisiana. The program is intended to be an alternative to rather than a replacement for the Master of Science programs.

Requirements

To be eligible to take the CPA exam in Louisiana an individual must meet the following criteria from a university or college approved by the board:

  1. Possess at least a baccalaureate degree,
  2. Have at least 150 semester hours of post-secondary, graduate, or post-graduate education classes,
  3. Have college/university credit for the specific accounting courses and electives, and
  4. Have college/university credit for twenty-four hours of business courses including a course in commercial law as it affects accountancy.

Accounting courses: 24 hours above Principles

Business Courses: 24 hours including 3 hours of Business Law (BA 3021 ) as it affects accountancy.

See Department for specific courses and limitations. Additional details regarding the requirements to take the CPA exam are listed at: www.cpaboard.state.la.us

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