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Accounting (B.S.B.A.)

Administered by Department of Accounting

Effective Fall 2008

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.

Among 57 semester hours of general education courses, students must take:

20.101 Composition I

90.333 Business Communications and Report Writing

25.103 Public Speaking

40.121 Principles of Economics I

40.122 Principles of Economics II

40.156 Business and Economic Mathematics (or 53.123 Essentials of Calculus)

40.256 Business and Economics Statistics

53.118 Applied Matrix Algebra

Requirements for the Major - A total of 63 semester hours is required for a major in accounting under the business administration degree program. Required courses include:

Business Core Curriculum (24 semester hours):

91.221 Principles of Accounting I

91.223 Managerial Accounting

92.150 Introduction to Information Technology or 94.175 Intro to BIS

93.244 Principles of Management

93.481 Business Policies and Strategies

96.313 Introduction to Corporate Finance

97.310 Marketing: Principles and Practices

98.331 Law and Legal Environment

Accounting Requirements (27 semester hours):

91.222 Principles of Accounting II

91.310 Accounting Information Systems

91.321 Intermediate Accounting I

91.322 Intermediate Accounting II

91.323 Intermediate Accounting III

91.324 Federal Tax Accounting

91.342 Auditing Theory and Procedure

91.348 Cost Accounting

98.332 Business and Commercial Law

Accounting Electives - (6 credits) must be 400-level accounting courses not to include 91.432 Accounting Internship, 91.456 Computer Forensics and Fraud Examination, or 91.498 Introduction to Health Care.

Elective Courses - Two courses (6 credit hours) are required in upper-level business courses. Most accounting students complete a six-credit internship (91.432) to fulfill part of this requirement.

When selecting an elective, students should be sure they have proper prerequisites and avoid elective courses below that level for which the student has already been prepared in that subject field. Courses designated with a 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 96, 97 or 98 prefix are considered business electives.

General education electives - Select a minimum of 4 semester hours in non-business elective courses. Note: Graduation requires successful completion of a total of 120 semester hours.