The Associate of Arts in Accounting provides the foundation of an accounting career with core courses in Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting and Individual Taxation. In addition, courses in Computerized Accounting and Excel will assist with the technology required for an accounting career. Students are also provided course options to enhance knowledge in other accounting and business fields.  This degree serves as a base for further study in a four-year program or prepares graduates to more quickly enter the workforce.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to apply major concepts in the functional areas of accounting including financial, managerial and tax.
  • Students will be able to apply decision-support tools to business and accounting decision-making.

LIBERAL ARTS CORE

Complete the following courses.

  • - Fundamentals of Communication (3 s.h.) or
    • - Intercultural Communication (3 s.h.)
  • - Principles of Microeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • - Writing and Intellectual Trad I (3 s.h.)
  • - Quantitative Reasoning (3 s.h.) or
    • - Precalculus (4 s.h.) or
    • - Finite Math (3 s.h.)
  • - General Psychology (3 s.h.) or
    • - Fundamentals of Sociology (3 s.h.)

REQUIRED MAJOR CORE

Complete the following courses.

  • - Principles of Accounting I (3 s.h.)
  • - Principles of Accounting II (3 s.h.)
  • - Computerized Accounting (2 s.h.) or
    • - Computerized Accounting (2 s.h.)
  • - Individual Income Tax (3 s.h.)
  • - Advanced Excel for Business App (2 s.h.) or
    • - Advanced Excel for Business App (2 s.h.)
  • - Intermediate Accounting I (4 s.h.)
  • - Intermediate Accounting II (4 s.h.)

ELECTIVE(S) IN MAJOR

Complete three of the following courses.

  • - Cost Management (3 s.h.)
  • - Financial Statement Analysis and Reporting (3 s.h.) or
    • - Financial Statement Analysis and Reporting (3 s.h.)
  • - Organizational Tax (3 s.h.)
  • - Gov and Non-Profit Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • - Managerial Finance (3 s.h.)
  • - Business Law (3 s.h.)

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