Benefits of 3-year Degree Program

Designed for exceptionally well prepared students, the University of Sioux Falls 3-year bachelor degree in Accounting & Business reduces the time and cost it normally takes students to earn their degree at the University of Sioux Falls. This fast-track, 3-year program is not for everyone. It is a fit for students who possess strong high school records, high ACT/SAT scores and clear professional goals.

Upon completion of a 3-year degree, you may consider our 1-year MBA in Organizational Leadership to help increase your earning potential and gain a stronger return on investment in your education. As an Accounting & Business major, you can also apply your MBA credits toward the 150 s.h. required to sit for the CPA exam.

For more information on the 3-year degree program in Accounting & Business, or to apply, click here.

LIBERAL ARTS CORE

Student Development Complete the following course.

  • - The USF Experience (1 s.h.)

Technology Complete the following course.

  • - Computer Solutions (2 s.h.)

Communication Complete the following course.

  • - Fundamentals of Communication (3 s.h.)

Writing & Intellectual Traditions Complete the following courses.

  • - Writing and Intellectual Trad I (3 s.h.)
  • - Writing and Intellectual Trad II (3 s.h.)

Theology Complete the following courses.

  • - Introduction to the Bible (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Christian Thought and Practice (3 s.h.)

Fine Arts Complete one of the following courses.

  • - Introduction To Art (3 s.h.)
  • - Art History I: Prehistory-Renaissance (3 s.h.)
  • - Art History II: Renaissance through 20th Century (3 s.h.)
  • - Travel, Culture and Art (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Theatre (3 s.h.)
  • - Intro to Contemporary Drama (3 s.h.)
  • - Humanities Through the Arts (3 s.h.)
  • - Foundations of Music Theory (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Music (3 s.h.)
  • - Music of the Movies (3 s.h.)
  • - History of Blues, Jazz & Rock (3 s.h.)
  • - American Music Styles (3 s.h.)
  • - History of Music I: Ancient to 18th Century (3 s.h.)
  • - History of Music II: 18th Cent. to Present (3 s.h.)

Creative Arts Complete one of the following courses.

  • - Drawing I (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Design (3 s.h.)
  • - Digital Photography (3 s.h.)
  • - Participation in Theatre (1 s.h.)
  • - Theatre Lab:Technical (1 s.h.)
  • - Oral Interpretation of Lit (3 s.h.)
  • - Theatre: Beginning Acting (3 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics in Communication Studies & Theatre (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Creative Writing (3 s.h.)
  • - Applied Music: Voice (1 s.h.)
  • - Applied Music: Piano (1 s.h.)
  • - Guitar Class (1 s.h.)
  • - Applied Music: Organ (1 s.h.)
  • - Applied Music: Instrumental (1 s.h.)
  • - Wind Ensemble (1 s.h.)
  • - Chamber Ensemble (1 s.h.)
  • - Collegiate Choir (1 s.h.)
  • - Concert Chorale (1 s.h.)
  • - Singing Camerata (1 s.h.)
  • - Jazz Ensemble (1 s.h.)
  • - Chamber Orchestra (1 s.h.)
  • - Cougar Band (0-1 s.h.)

Science Complete 4 s.h. from the following courses.

  • - General Biology (4 s.h.)
  • - Environmental Biology (4 s.h.)
  • - Human Biology (4 s.h.)
  • - General Chemistry I (4 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Chemistry (4 s.h.)
  • - Perspectives on Natural Sciences (3 s.h.)
  • - Physical Science (2 s.h.)
  • - Earth Science (2 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Astronomy (4 s.h.)
  • - Introductory College Physics (4 s.h.)
  • - University Physics (4 s.h.)

REQUIRED MAJOR CORE

Mathematics and Statistics Complete the following courses.

  • - Quantitative Reasoning (3 s.h.) or
    • - Precalculus (4 s.h.)
  • - Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • - Calculus for Applications (3 s.h.) or
    • - Finite Math (3 s.h.) or
    • - Calculus I (4 s.h.)

LIBERAL ARTS CORE

Literature Complete one of the following courses.

  • - Introduction to Literature (3 s.h.)
  • - Global Literature Survey (3 s.h.)
  • - Survey of British Literature I (3 s.h.)
  • - American Lit: Survey I (3 s.h.)
  • - British Literature: Survey II (3 s.h.)
  • - American Literature: Survey II (3 s.h.)
  • - Survey of Peninsular Literature and Cultures Through the Golden Age (3 s.h.)
  • - Survey of Peninsular Literature and Cultures: Golden Age to Present (3 s.h.)

Wellness Complete one of the following courses.

  • - Dimensions of Wellness (2 s.h.)
  • - Nutrition (3 s.h.)

REQUIRED MAJOR CORE

Economics Complete the following course.

  • - Principles of Microeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 s.h.)

LIBERAL ARTS CORE

History Complete one of the following courses.

  • - Modern European History 1500-1815 (3 s.h.)
  • - Modern European History Since 1815 (3 s.h.)
  • - World History 1450-Present (3 s.h.)
  • - United States History to 1877 (3 s.h.)
  • - United States History Since 1877 (3 s.h.)

Psychology Complete the following course.

  • - General Psychology (3 s.h.)

Sociology Complete the following course.

  • - Fundamentals of Sociology (3 s.h.)

REQUIRED MAJOR CORE

Accounting Complete the following courses.

  • - Principles of Accounting I (3 s.h.)
  • - Principles of Accounting II (3 s.h.)
  • - Computerized Accounting (2 s.h.) or
    • - Entrepreneurial Sales & Marketing (3 s.h.)
  • - Cost Management (3 s.h.)
  • - Intermediate Accounting I (4 s.h.)
  • - Intermediate Accounting II (4 s.h.)
  • - Individual Income Tax (3 s.h.)
  • - Organizational Tax (3 s.h.)
  • - Advanced Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • - Auditing (3 s.h.)

Management Complete the following course.

  • - Principles of Management (3 s.h.)

Finance Complete the following course.

  • - Managerial Finance (3 s.h.)

Marketing Complete the following course.

  • - Principles of Marketing (3 s.h.)

Personal Development and Strategy Complete the following courses.

  • - Business as a Profession (1 s.h.)
  • - Business Law (3 s.h.)
  • - Advanced Excel for Business App (2 s.h.)
  • - Marketing Research (3 s.h.)
  • - Business Ethics **Designated Honors Course** (3 s.h.)
  • - Strategic Management (3 s.h.)
  • - Professional & Technical Writing (3 s.h.)

SERVICE CORE

Service Complete the following course each semester (6 s.h.).

  • - Business Engagement and Development (1 s.h.) or
    • - Entrepreneurial Engagement and Development (1 s.h.)

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