Major in Accounting

 
The Accounting major provides students with the pre-professional training that will enable them to solve tomorrow’s complex problems and to be leaders in business and related fields. Accounting majors have two degree paths from which to choose. Students may complete: (1) a 124-hour degree, which is considered the 4-year private track, or (2) a 150-hour degree, which is the public track. The 150-hour degree qualifies students to take the Certified Public Accounting Exam (CPA).

Another alternative path for Accounting majors is to complete the private track and then complete a Master’s Degree. Beyond this, majors may select from a wide variety of elective courses in order to receive more specific training or to further develop skills and expertise. In addition, depending on career goals and interests, the department has recommended courses offered from other departments to further develop abilities and knowledge.

Requirements For A Major In Accounting

A minimum of 43 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:

ACC111 Principles of Accounting I 4
ACC112 Principles of Accounting II 3
ACC201 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC202 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC221 Tax Accounting I 3
ACC303 Advanced Accounting 3
ACC331W Auditing I 3
BUA340 Business Law 3
BUA360 Business Finance 3
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO112 Principles of Microeconomics 3

One of the following:

MAT161 Finite Math & Statistics for Business 3
MAT260 Statistics 3

One of the following:

MAT121 Precalculus 4
MAT162 Applied Functions & Calculus for Business 3

One of the following:

ACC203 Intermediate Accounting III 3
ACC222 Tax Accounting II 3
ACC302 Cost Accounting 3
ACC332 Auditing II 3
ACC360 Fund Accounting 3
ACC450 Advanced Professional Accounting Problems 4
TOTAL: 43-45

Computer Science Emphasis

Eureka College offers a series of Computer Science courses which can be taken in conjunction with the Accounting sequence to provide the student with an extremely useful and marketable degree. The following sequence of Computer Science courses are suggested to obtain an Accounting major with an emphasis in Computer Science:

CSC165 Computer Science II 3
CSC225 Computer Programming – COBOL 3
CSC265 Introduction to Data Structures 3
CSC286 Programming in Visual Basic 3
CSC325 Computer Networks 3
TOTAL: 15
 

Requirements For A Minor In Accounting

A minimum of 22 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:
ACC111 Principles of Accounting I 4
ACC112 Principles of Accounting II 3
ACC201 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC202 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC221 Tax Accounting I 3
Plus an additional 6 hours of coursework at the 300-level or higher in ACC, BUA, or ECO. 6
TOTAL: 22