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Accounting (B.S.B.A.)

Administered by Department of Accounting

Effective Fall 2009

Students majoring in a B.S.B.A. degree program in the College of Business must take at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree at Bloomsburg University.

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

20.101 Composition I
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
90.333 Business Communications and Report Writing

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.