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Undergraduate Catalog 2016 - 2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Accounting Major, B.B.A.



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Minimum hours required for degree: 120

Minimum hours required for major: The Accounting Major requires completion of 33 credits in accounting, and an additional 6 credits in accounting or other business 300-400 level courses, for 39 total credits.

Requirements for Admission to Major:

• Successful completion of all Business Lower Division requirements
• Students must declare a major and meet the departmental requirements in order to be admitted into their major field.
• Minimum 2.50 grade point average in ACT 221  and ACT 222  

A minimum grade of "C" or higher is required in all level Accounting courses. Accounting core courses in which a grade below "C" was earned must be repeated. Accounting elective courses with a grade below "C" must either be repeated or substituted by completing a different elective.

Honors Program


The following upper-division requirements apply for honors students who select a major in Accounting in the Monte Ahuja College of Business Administration.

Students will be required to take a minimum of 15 credit hours of upper-division (i.e., 300- and 400-level) honors courses in the College of Business Administration. General guidelines for these credit hours are given below. However, the specific courses that each student takes will be agreed upon by the student and the student's honors advisor.

Honors Courses


A minimum of 15 hours of honors credits will be taken as follows:

  • Honors Thesis (required in senior year, three credit hours). Each honors student will conduct a piece of original research and write and present a thesis in his or her major area under the supervision of a faculty member from that department. This new Honors Thesis course will be available in the department: ACT 499H - Honors Thesis in Accounting  
  • Honors Internship (required in either junior or senior year, three credit hours). Each honors student will engage in an internship experience in which the student will gain work experience in an organizational environment related to the student's area of interest. The student will sign up for the regular internship experience within the department: ACT 490 - Internship  
  • Honors Courses (minimum of nine credits). Honors students in business will also be required to take at least three honors courses within the College of Business Administration, with at least one course (minimum of three credit hours) within the major. These honors courses will be created via a contract between honors student and a cooperating faculty member. The contract allows for any 300- or 400-level business or computer science course to be modified to become an honors course. The honors student and the faculty member agree to a contract that spells out how the course will be modified to provide an appropriate learning experience for the honors student. The contract, including a copy of the revised syllabus and an explanation of how the honors version of the course differs from the regular version, is then submitted to the department chair for approval. The student then registers for the honors version of the course, but attends a regular section of the course that the cooperating faculty is teaching. The honors section of the course is designated with the regular course number with the letter H added to designate that the student is enrolled in the honors version of the course (e.g., MKT 301H, Introduction to Marketing). Only the approved honors student is allowed to register for the course under the honors number. The designation of an H course needs to be approved by the director of the university's honors/scholars program. Honors credits can be used to replace a maximum of 16 credit hours of required major courses, major electives, or free electives, with the approval of the honors advisor.

Honors Advisor


Each honors student will select an advisor from among the approved honors advisors in the department. The advisors will advise honors students and supervise the honors thesis course as well as the honors internship. The honors advisors will assist the students in designing their honors experience, including choosing their honors courses, identifying a thesis topic, and arranging for an internship.

University Scholars Program


The following upper-division requirements apply for scholars students who select a major in Accounting in the Monte Ahuja College of Business Administration.

Students will be required to take a minimum of 12 credit hours of upper-division (i.e., 300- and 400-level) honors courses in the College of Business Administration. General guidelines for these credit hours are given below. However, the specific courses that each student takes will be agreed upon by the student and the student's Scholars advisor.

Scholars Courses


A minimum of 12 hours of honors credits will be taken as follows:

  • Honors Internship (required in either junior or senior year, three credit hours). Each honors student will engage in an internship experience in which the student will gain work experience in an organizational environment related to the student's area of interest. The student will sign up for the regular internship experience within the department: ACT 490 - Internship  
  • Honors Courses (minimum of nine credits). Honors students in business will also be required to take at least three honors courses within the College of Business Administration, with at least one course (minimum of three credit hours) within the major. These honors courses will be created via a contract between honors student and a cooperating faculty member. The contract allows for any 300- or 400-level business or computer science course to be modified to become an honors course. The honors student and the faculty member agree to a contract that spells out how the course will be modified to provide an appropriate learning experience for the honors student. The contract, including a copy of the revised syllabus and an explanation of how the honors version of the course differs from the regular version, is then submitted to the department chair for approval. The student then registers for the honors version of the course, but attends a regular section of the course that the cooperating faculty is teaching. The honors section of the course is designated with the regular course number with the letter H added to designate that the student is enrolled in the honors version of the course (e.g., MKT 301H, Introduction to Marketing). Only the approved honors student is allowed to register for the course under the honors number. The designation of an H course needs to be approved by the director of the university's honors/scholars program. Honors credits can be used to replace a maximum of 16 credit hours of required major courses, major electives, or free electives, with the approval of the scholars advisor.

Scholars Advisor


Each scholars student will select an advisor from among the approved scholars advisors in the department. The advisors will advise scholars students and supervise the honors thesis course as well as the honors internship. The scholars advisors will assist the students in designing their honors experience, including choosing their honors courses, identifying a thesis topic, and arranging for an internship.

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