Advisement for the major is available from the Accounting and Legal Studies Department.
Accounting, B.S. Curriculum Guide (Suggested 4-Year Plan of Study)
Students completing the accounting major will be prepared to enter the public accounting profession or pursue accounting careers in government or corporate settings. By fulfilling the major requirements and earning the required 150 credit hours, students will be eligible to sit for the Uniform CPA examination in Maryland.
The undergraduate accounting curriculum consists of a lower-division (pre-professional) core, upper-division (professional) core, special requirements and accounting major requirements. The pre-professional curricular requirements enable majors to acquire a common body on knowledge essential to successful completion of the professional program coursework.
Accounting Policies & Procedures
A student with an intended accounting major will be classiﬁed in a pre-professional track until the student has applied to and been accepted in the accounting B.S. major.
Accounting majors must submit applications for admission to the Professional Program. No accounting student will be allowed to remain in 300/400 level Perdue School courses if s/he has not submitted this application.
All accounting courses (courses with ACCT prefix) need to be completed with a C grade or higher.
Lower division core, upper division core, major and special requirements may be repeated only once. Students desiring to repeat an SU course to improve a grade must repeat that course at SU.
Track courses are to be taken at SU. A maximum of 6 credit hours of comparable courses may be approved if taken at AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited schools.
Admissions Test: Accounting students must pass the Accounting Admissions Test prior to enrolling in ACCT 305 . Information is available from the Accounting and Legal Studies Department.
For Additional Policies and Procedures: Please refer to the Department of Accounting and Legal Studies.
The applied business learning experience (ABLE) requirement is satisfied by ACCT 497 .
This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.
University Undergraduate Major Policies
- Refer to the program page for this major and the Courses section of this catalog for approved prerequisites and General Education courses.
- Requirements may not equal 120 credit hours. Students must register for additional electives to complete 120 credits required for graduation.
- All graduates must have a minimum of 30 credits of 300/400-level courses with C grade or above; at least 15 of those credits must be taken at SU.
- Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for graduation.
- Students must complete at least 30 credit hours by direct classroom instruction and/or laboratory experience.
- Students must take 30 of the last 37 credit hours at SU.
- It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy graduation requirements. Please refer to the program page of this catalog for detailed major requirements.
- Students must apply online for graduation by November 15 for May and by May 15 for December.
General Education Requirements
Please Note: Check Major Requirements section below for a list of General Education requirements that are fulfilled by the major.
Group I: English Composition and Literature (2 Courses)
A. C or Better in One of the Following
B. Select One Course From:
Literature course (from either ENGL or MDFL Depts.) 4 Hour(s) Credit:
Group II: History (2 Courses)
A. Select One Course From:
B. Select One Course From:
Group III: Humanities and Social Sciences (3 Courses)
A. Select One Course from One of the Following 7 Areas:
B. Select One Course from One of the Following 10 Areas:
C. Select One Course from Either Group IIIA or IIIB (Course must be from a different area than previously selected)
- ART, COMM, DANC or THEA, MDFL, MUSC, PHIL, ANTH, CADR, ECON or FINA, EDFN, ENVR, Human GEOG, POSC, PSYC, SOCI 3-4 Hour(s) Credit
- HONR 112 - Issues in the Social Sciences 4 Hour(s) Credit
- HONR 211 - Issues in the Humanities 4 Hour(s) Credit
Group IV: Natural Science, Math and Computer Science (4 courses)
A. Select Courses with Laboratories from at Least Two of the Following Four Areas:
BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or Physical GEOG, PHYS 4 Hour(s) Credit:
B. Select One Course (Need Not be a Lab) from One of the Following Areas:
C. Select One Course From:
MATH 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:
Group V: Health Fitness (1 Course)
Perdue School Pre-Professional Core
Complete 1 of the Following:
Complete 1 of the Following:
Professional Program Admission Requirements
Complete the following for admission into the Professional Program:
- A GPA of 2.5 or higher in the pre-professional core courses is required for admission into the Professional Program, including those courses taken at another institution. Additional students may be admitted by descending order of GPA (in pre-professional core courses) in numbers sufﬁcient to maintain a quality student/faculty ratio. A GPA calculator is available to assist you online.
- Grades of C or higher must be earned in pre-professional courses ACCT 201 , ACCT 202 and ACCT 248 .
- Students may repeat each business course one time only. If students exceed repeats, they will not be admissible to the Professional Program.
- Students must have completed 56 total credit hours of college courses to be admitted into the Professional Program.
- Turn in applications by December 1 for Winter or Spring admission and May 1 for Fall admission.
- Complete at least 9 out of 11 Pre-Professional Courses (26 credits):
Upper Division/Professional Core (6 Courses)
**Prerequisites to MGMT 492
General Education Requirements Fulfilled by Major
IIIA (Humanities), IIIB (Social Science), IVB (Non Lab Science), IVC (Mathematics)
Accounting Requirements (9 Courses)
All ACCT courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Complete the following with a grade of C or higher:
Complete 1 of the following with a grade of C or higher.
Accounting Elective (1 Course)
Accounting Electives must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Complete 1 from the following with a grade of C or higher:
ABLE Requirement (1 Course)
Must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Note: Students who wish to obtain elective credit for an ABLE internship are encouraged to register for ACCT 490 .